Monday, August 7, 2017

Birthday Goddess Tag

Hello friends!  Welcome to this week's Bitten by the Bug 2 Cricut Challenge. My amazing AND talented Design Team sister, Maureen, selected this week's challenge - Gift Bags and/or Gift Tags! I love this challenge. I confess that normally I would have chosen to create a gift bag, but this week the idea of a feminine gift tag was intriguing.

I used three Cricut Cartridges to create this feminine tag:  Art Nouveau, Bits and Pieces, and Edge to Edge.  

The goddess and the flowers were both cut using Art Nouveau. I confess that Art Nouveau is a cartridge that I have owned for years, but do not use nearly often enough. I truly love the flowers and beautiful women on this cartridge (though there is more to the cartridge than women and flowers).  I love the flowers used on this tag; they are just so pretty.

The intricate lace cut behind my main character is from the Edge to Edge cartridge. This cartridge has so many pretty lace and background cuts. 

The two piece tag (though my tag is three piece as I created a frame for the top) is from the Bits and Pieces cartridge. I like this two color tag - it adds more to the design than a solid single color.

I finished my tag with above mentioned white frame cut as well as pearls and pink binding ribbon. The tag will be perfect on a friend's birthday package!

I do not know if you have been by yet or not, but you NEED to view the projects my design sisters created for the Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge. They have a variety of gift bags and great tags.  They are such a talented group; I feel blessed to have them.


I am hopeful that many of you followed along in my Close To My Heart posts last week.  I enjoyed sharing a few of the new products and sharing my favorites from the 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations Book.  

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  1. Beautiful! That woman is just gorgeous.

  2. This is just gorgeous! The tag is a gift in itself. The flowers are beautiful, love the elegant lady and lace border. Wow!

  3. Stunning. I would frame thus great piece if art!