Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tag - you're it! AND a Never ending surprise!

I have been busy as a beaver over the last several days making more tags for CHA! It seemed like a quick project, but I've figured out that I take about 45 minutes to complete each tag. I guess I'm watching too much TV while I'm! I also spend a lot of time on the computer and skyping my friends. My tags use many of the latest Mini's from Diana and are available here.

So here are the 31 tags I made to add to Diana's collection...

I will not list here the number and names of each image used on these tags, nor can I even begin to list the copics I used (I had a huge pile of them all over my work table.) I can tell you that I edged the tags with a) Walnut Stain b)tattered rose distress ink c) weathered wood distress ink and in places that needed it, Star Dust Stickles.

Now for the SURPRISE...

My friend Millie came over last week and during our visit she showed me how to make a Never Ending Card. I have my proto-type tucked safely in a drawer so that I can remember how it goes. Actually it is SOOOOOO easy!! Probably the most difficult part of the whole thing is planning how to decorate it. For my card I started out with two pieces of card stock measuring 5" X 5".

I decided to make mine a Valentine's Day card. So I went scrounging for some paper and found this awesome paper from Magnolia. It even has hearts on it, though it was sold as a Christmas paper. Again, I can't list the copics I used, but I can give you the #'s and names of each Mini image.

So here we go! The front of the card...This is #129 Kissing Edwin Standing and #341 Tilda Blowing Hearts. The banner in the upper center is #636 Lace Banner from the Raising the Ceiling Collection 2010. The sentiment stamped on it is from SU.

When you fold each panel to the left and right you end up with this....

The planning on this panel didn't work out too well because you can see part of the images of the next layer. Oh well! For this panel I used #151 Rose Edwin and #411 Elegant Heart both from the Raising the Ceiling 2010 Collection. The sentiment in the heart was made by using my Positioning tool and a sentiment from Whipper Snapper March 2010 set.

Now flip this panel away from you horizontally and you get...

For these two images I used #320 Kissing Tilda and #126 Kissing Edwin Sitting.

Now open the panels vertically again and you end up with the final part of this fun and interactive card...

I used #362 Secretive Tilda for the upper portion. The bottom portion uses a digital sentiment from The Cutting Cafe.

All my images are stamped with Memento ink on Cryogen White card stock, cut with my Nestabilities Petite Ovals Dis, the edges are sponged with Tea Dye distress ink and mounted on a Petite Oval scalloped die. The final sentiment by The Cutting Cafe was cut with Large Circle die, Large Circle Scallop die and then backed with another size from a Large Circle die.

Here is a link to the Never Ending Card put out by Lily of the Valley. I hope you'll consider giving this very fun card a try.



  1. Oh my!!!!!!!!! Unbelievable! Ok, first the tags: gorgeous! Just divine.
    Now onto what stopped my heart (just for a sec so it's ok)...THAT CARD!!!! WOW! I am trying to find adjectives but I can' brain can't process because your card blew me away!
    Rene :D

  2. Oh fun. I have wanted to do this kind of a card and now I can do one with the little Maggies. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Oh, Barb, the never ending card and the tags are just lovely! Thank you so much for sharing how to make the card. I think I might be able to make one! Your work is lovely as usual. I love all you did! How lucky to have a tag that was hand made! Beautiful work!

    Chris Christensen

  4. What a fabulous job you've done on the tags Barb!!! Aren't they just the cutest things??!!! Love your never-ending card. The Magnolia paper goes just perfect with all your adorable images. Fantastic work on everything!!!

  5. Hi Barb,

    WOW! Look at all those magnificent tags!!! They are wonderful :o)

    Your never ending card is one I have never seen before. Oh it is really something! Beautifully coloured as always and great paper. I am afraid I don't understand it, but I sure LOVE it! I must look at the tutorial.
    Super work and wonderful images all perfect for a Valentine Card :o)
    Hugs, Candy

  6. Oh my Barb, the Tag You're It tags are simply adorable, but I really love the Never Ending Card.. so adorable.. you have done so much work on all of them and seems like you have done nothing but work, work, work.. and what a beautiful job.. they will be so precious for the CHA and will go over really big.. slow down and take care of yourself...
    Hugs, Jean

  7. Gosh, you've been a busy crafty bee! Wow, love seeing all those tags with all those minis colored up! Awesome. Real eye candy! That never ending card is awesome!!!!!!

  8. Oh boy, I'm gonna have to get back to you on the NEC, too much for my pea brain to handle so late at night. Just have to thank you for the tags. They're adorable and I've saved them to my Maggie file for reference.
    Sue S.

  9. My my my Barb, I see all these pretty tags and coloring here. How fun!! Also, the never ending card is fabulous. I always wanted to try one but never get a chance. Now you inspired to go really need to try one soon :o)

  10. Awesome tags, Barb!! gosh you've got TONS of the minis! I love them all! And that card is flat out amazing!!!! I love all the different combinations of images, and isn't that paper totally delicicious?? I'm using it in a project as I type :) Anyway, gorgeous work as always my friend!
    hugs, Sharon

  11. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! Hollie mollie Barb so many tags!! YOU COLORED THEM SO GORGUSSS!!! What paper are you using to color? I have to say my favorite tag is the cupcake lol!! It looks very scrumptious he he he.
    SO much work but well worth it.

    OK YOUR CARD!!!!!!!!!!! Totally awsome and freakin adorable.THE PAPER IS PERFECT for the images. You certainly gave us some eye candy.Thanks for sharing your MASTERPIECES ((HUGS))RubyM:)

  12. I love this Barb! You have done an excellent job decorating this endless card. Now I want to try it out. TFS


  13. STUNNING DOLL!!! all that work and then you still went ahead and made that never ending card with such great flare. It is positively delightful, love all those images that you used, you sure do have lots of patience, My word you never cease to amaze!!!

  14. You'r tags are simply adorable. Love your never-ending card.
    I have to try it one of these days.
    hugs harma

  15. Wow oh all of them!! You did a great job!! : )

  16. I´ll do the same comment as everyone Barb!!!! No doubt at all!!! The tags and the neverending card are absolutely STUNNING!!!!!! Seu trabalho é sempre maravilhoso. Nem consigo encontrar mais palavras. Muito obrigada por compartilhar seu talento conosco!!!
    Lot of hugs


  17. No wonder your head is fried, that card is so cool and beautiful. It is confusing to get it all covered. I saw the template and now I see what it is all about. You did a wonderful job, I just love it and the colors you used too. Worth all your hard work.

  18. Wow wow WoW Barb this card is amazing and sure looks like a lot of work to me ! Great job and holy cow you have really been on those tags!

  19. Awesome job Barb.... I love your HARD work on the cute cute tags. And WOW that is wonderful on your Valentine card. LOVE IT!!!! Beautiful job....

  20. Barb these are awesome creations! Love all those tags you created! I think I need to pick up that magnolia die - thanks for enabling me ;)... That neverending card looks like it would be so difficult to make. Yours is amazing. Love all the sweet images you chose to you. Really gorgeous! big hugs, Angela

  21. Oh Barb, ALL your projects are just beautiful!!! LOVE, LOVE the tags! Your never-ending card has inspired me to do one SOON! Love the papers and your coloring on all the images is just beautiful!

  22. Wow, someone has been very busy!!! the tags are gorgeous and lovin that never ending card can't wait to give that a try

  23. have been busy! The tags and card are amazing. I'd love to try the card on a birthday card for a friend. Thanks for the inspiration.

  24. Wowzer, I was wondering if you would be posting the things you were creating for the CHA since we couldn’t be there tp see ourselves...hee hee. I’m so glad you could. Gosh, you have been one busy lady. Those tags are just fabulous. But 31!!! Gulp. Have you been getting any sleep?...LOL.
    And your never-ending card is just too marvelous for words. But isn’t it such a fun card? I’ve only made one, after seeing Pam Sparks’ never-ending card, At the time I thought that the minis would be perfect for it, but of course they weren’t available--had to make my card bigger, 7x7, to fit the bigger Maggies...LOL . I just adore yours. Your DP’s are gorgeous. The colours and the designs on them, not to mention the Tilda’s and Edwin’s you’ve chosen, they just seem so perfect for Valentine.


  25. stunning tags! And a stunning neverending card. Don't you love them.

  26. Ohmygosh, Barb, these tags are so darn cute! I don't know how you managed to color all these minis! It would take me forever and you've done a fab job! Not only that, your never-ending card is so beautiful! I'm so glad you always share your wonderful creations! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Cami

  27. hoooly moooly Barb.. those tags are amazing sooo much work!!!
    i can see all the details in your coloring
    thank you hun for swinging to my blog today and dropping me such a sweet message

  28. Hello Barb, MY MY! LOve all those tags, my fav: the cupcake! I just adore cupcakes. YOu made a magnificient endless card. Absolutely Amazing. The paper is so gorgeous.Love that red.

  29. Barb, Barb, Barb, how DO you do it???!!!! Those minis.... oh my gosh!!! I LOVE them!!!!!!!! Would so love to see them in person... how fun!!! And your never-ending card is the best!!!! I've had the directions saved forever somewhere, but have never had the nerve to actually try one!! Yours is, of course, beyond fabulous!!!!!

  30. Wow! you have been busy!! I love your never ending card!! Also, I am salivating over all of the tags! Love the mini's! Beautiful job pseudo-sis! LOL!

  31. Really gorgeous tags! I can see why they took you so long, the coloring is some of the best I've seen using the minis! I hope you have a blast at CHA and thanks for your sweet words you left on my blog =) I saw your cards in the Christmas Magnolia Ink, just beautiful!

  32. I made one a couple of these last year Barb! They truly were fun and not hard at all until it came to fitting stuff on there! lol I followed the You Tube from LOTV stamps. I LOVE this fabulous red paper you used! Wow, so beautiful with the white flourishes through it and damask look! Course the images are so charming and so wonderfully colored, they steal the show! lol TFS!
    Pam Going Postal

  33. Such a Gorgeous Card! I have never seen one like it before. You have done such a WONDERFUL Job of all this folded "ART"
    Thank You do much for sharing.

  34. Thank you for showing how to decorate this card so it flips in a pleasant manner. Your sample is very cute.


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