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Monday, September 9, 2013

Back 2 School / School of Fish Tag

Had used the Back 2 School, School of Fish, theme awhile ago and decided to make a Clean & Simple CAS tag using the theme.

Used Tim Holtz Tag die made of Kraft cardstock for base of Tag.

Recycled 2 paint cards. Used a Glidden Paint Card that has the beach scene on it. Used a Valspar Signature Sandstone Sandcastle Paint Card which has a wonderful grainy feel to it for the Wooden Pier. VersaFine Onyx Black stamps wonderfully on the Valspar Paint Card but not found an ink that will stamp on the Glidden Paint Cards without smudging.

Used Paper Smooches Surf & Turf stamp set. Stamped the fish on blue cardstock. Attached the strip of Fish to the Glidden Paint Card in the water area. Added Enamel accents black to Fish eyes & Crystal stickles to Fish gills.

Stamped the wooden pier on the grainy Paint Card and cut it out. Stamped the Bird on white cardstock & cut out. Positioned the wooden pier on the Glidden Beach Paint Card. Used foam to pop up the Bird on the wooden pier. Added enamel accents white & stickles Yellow to the Bird.

Stamped the sentiment on scrap piece of the grainy Paint Card & cut out. Attached the sentiment to a toothpick. Snipped off at an angle each end of the toothpick. Tied some twine to the toothpick and positioned it on the Glidden Beach Card in the sand area. 

Back to School mural on a local meat store's window:

Supplies List 

Enamel accents: black, white
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
paper: scrap piece of Sky pattern scrapbook paper, cardstock - kraft
recycle: Glidden Beach Paint Card, Valspar Signature Sandstone Sandcastle Paint Card,
ribbon; American Crafts Sea Creatures
stamp: Docerela Creations - sentiment, 
   Paper Smooches Surf & Turf - Bird, Fish, Wooden Pier & sentiment 
stickles: Crystal , Yellow
Tim Holtz: die - Tag
twine: brown/white

Entering this into the following challenges:

9/9 Divas by Design Water themed 2E(#2) 9/4
9/9 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch68 Anything Goes unlim 9/3

9/12 Reasonable Ribbon Ch79 Back to School & Ribbon unlim 9/1

9/13 2 Sisters Ch160 Back to School unlim 9/7

9/14 Digi Darla DDC#79 ATG w/ opt Twist Back to School 3E(#1) 9/9 
9/14 Glitter N Sparkle Ch49 Add a Bow 3E(#3) 9/8

9/14 Pile It On Ch36 Tic-Tac-Toe unlim Diagonal from Left to Right - Patt Paper, Stamped Image, School theme 9/8

9/14 Sentimental Sun Ch171 Something "tweet" Bird or Birds 3E(#1) 9/8 

9/15 Craft Your Passion Ch179 Glitter and/or Gloss 3E(#1) 9/9 
9/15 Kaboodle Doodle Ch188 Back to School 3E(#1) 9/9
9/15 Tammy Scrapin Corner Ch19 Back 2 School 2E(#1) 9/9

9/18 CAS-ual Fri CFC114 Back to School unlim 9/6

9/30 DLART Thankful Thurs Sept Linky Ch Anything Goes unlim 9/5
9/30 Ribbon Carousel Back to School unlim 9/3


  1. So super cute! I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  2. Oh, what a darling tag!! Thanks for joining our Back to School & Ribbon Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  3. A super tag to share with us this week at Divas, Jx

  4. Very cute idea with the "school" of fish.: Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On challenge!!

  5. great back to school tag love the little bird and fish images -thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
    Carol DT x

  6. That tissue box is awesome! Thanks for playing at Divas by design hugs Rebekah xx

  7. Such a fun tag!! :)
    Thanks for joining us for "Anything Goes" @ Loves Rubberstamps!! :) :) :)

  8. This is a fabulous project! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. Lovely tag. I like the CAS style it is in.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

  10. love the tag thanks for sharing with tammy's scraping corner this week
    happy crafting to you
    Rachel DT

  11. This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘BACK TO SCHOOL’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  12. Very cute tag, Melissa, thank you for sharing with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck xxxx

  13. Fabulous project thanks for joining us at Diva's

  14. Hi, Melissa. Very cute! I love your paint card creations. I looked for the Glidden paint cards in the Home Depot here in Canada and they didn't have any (insert sad face here).

    Thank you for linking up in our Add a Bow challenge at Glitter n Sparkle. Best of luck in the draw, and I hope you join us again with some of your makes.

    KT Fit Kitty, DT Glitter n Sparkle

  15. Fab card, thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

  16. Cute tag!
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  17. Cute! Thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  18. What a cute idea! Thanks (again) for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!