Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Scalloped-edge Tag Cards and Tags By Judi Kauffman for The Queen’s Inkling

I ended 2018 with a new die to cut scalloped-edge tag cards and tags. I started 2019 with a wonderful batch of new RubberMoon stamps from artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire - collections called Chaos, Linework, and Grow Wild. What a great combination!

A snowy day and eight sheets of cardstock resulted in a big batch of fun projects. (One 8.5 x 11 sheet is all that’s needed for the folded tag card, tag for the inside of the card, plus an extra tag to use on a gift, as part of an art journal or planner page or other project.)
So easy, so much fun! Here’s the how-to:

1. Hand- or die-cut folded tags and flat tags from cardstock in coordinating colors. If you cut your own tag cards, be sure that there is a score line and fold at the top, and they need a shorter edge for the front. Use decorative scissors or a border die for the shorter edge or leave it straight.

2. Stamp as shown or as you prefer, creating a scene or an abstract design. Add a bit of smudged ink in the same color or in a second color, especially along the scalloped edge, using a craft sponge to apply the ink. 

Note — 
For the cards: mix and match the cardstock colors so the folded card and inside tag look good to your eye. Stamp the two pieces with a coordinating or matching design to ensure that the card and the tag that will go inside the card match in style. 

3. Color with markers and pens. Adhere the coordinating tag inside the folded scalloped-edge tag card. Punch a hole at the top of each card or flat tag and add ribbon, cord, or yarn. Option: No need to punch a hole at the top of the scalloped-edge tag cards. 
4. Add hand-lettering as shown above. 

5. Draw or stamp tiny hearts to turn them into Valentines as shown above.

Here’s a gallery with more ideas and a mix of color combinations:


  • Elizabeth St. Hilaire Chaos Collection (RubberMoon)
  • Elizabeth St. Hillaire Linework Collection (RubberMoon)
  • Elizabeth St. Hillaire Grow Wild Collection (RubberMoon)


  • Cardstock in assorted colors
  • Ink pads in color of choice
  • Pens and markers (Shown: Sakura Pigma Micron and GellyRoll; Winsor & Newton ProMarkers)
  • Ribbon, cord, yarn
  • 1/4-inch hole punch
  • Double sided adhesive tape
  • Scalloped-edge tag die (AccuCut for GrandeMARK machine) *If there is interest, there will be a class for this project and the die will be available during the class!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

New Copic Class with Nancy Sheads - Hello Primrose - January 29, 2019

Join Nancy Sheads for a new Copic marker class featuring the Potted Primrose stamp set from Power Poppy. In this class, you will make two cards, with emphasis on basic Copic skills such as ink blending. There will also be a bonus card that you can make in class if time permits or take home to make at your convenience. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE $25

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that Nancy will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.
  • BV20: Dull Lavender 
  • BV23: Grayish Lavender 
  • RV52: Cotton Candy 
  • RV55: Holly Hock 
  • RV63: Begonia 
  • RV66: Raspberry 
  • Y32: Cashmere 
  • Y38: Honey 
  • YG03: Yellow Green 
  • YG17: Grass Green 
  • YG21: Anise 
  • YG67: Moss 
  • B0000: Porcelain Blue 
  • B00: Frost Blue 
  • B02: Robin's Egg Blue 
  • B06: Peacock Blue 
  • E42: Sand White 
  • W1: Warm Gray No. 1 
  • W3: Warm Gray No. 3 
  • W5: Warm Gray No. 5 
  • 0: Colorless Blender
OTHER SUPPLIES - Please bring:
  • 3 ink blending tools and clean foam refills (such as Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools / Foam Refills or Nuvo Blending Sponges) 
  • Distress Oxides in Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick (can substitute regular Distress Inks) 
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Ranger Multi Medium Matte) 
  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting 
  • Foam adhesive squares 
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape