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!

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