Monday, June 8, 2015

Power Poppy's June Blog Hop!

Hello there and a very Happy Monday to you!  You know what today is, don't you?!  I'll bet you do, but I'll say it just in is the day of the June Power Poppy Hop and the day that all of Marcella's fabulous new stamps are available for purchase in the Power Poppy Store!  Woo Hoo!  But, before you go a-shoppin, how about we all go a-hoppin' and get one last look at these amazing new sets.  So ladies, let's HOP!  ;)

I just cannot get enough of Sage Advice!  Oh mercy, this set first caught my heart with that sweet colander of herbs, but the more I got to get those images inky......truth....I love each one of them equally....seriously, they are so. much. fun!  This is one of those special sets that just speaks to my soul.  For my project today, I thought that I would make a little trio of tags.  Tags are a great way of using up little bits of paper and ribbons that you just can't bring yourself to throw away....and if you saw the state of my craft table after this week's release, then you would completely appreciate the necessity for some serious table cleanin' and possibly an intervention! ;)   Also, tags work up really quickly, can be mass produced easily, can really dress up an otherwise ho-hum gift bag, and when grouped as a set....make an awesome gift for someone!  So, tags it is today!  :)

Can't you just see one of these on a cute little brown paper gift bag with some green gingham tissue paper?  These really took no time at all to make.....I die cut my tag using a Papertrey Ink tag die then stamped my images and sentiments in a variety of ways to mix them up a bit.  For the green colander tag, that is actually some kraft wrapping paper that I stamped the sentiment on....I crumpled it up first and sponged ink on it to make it look like a scrap from a paper bag.  The most time consuming part is figuring out what stamp to use where.  I stuck with a cream, olive, and brown color scheme for these "herb-y" tags.  Two of the tags could be used for baked goods and I purposely created one that could be used for gifting a plant.  That wee little pot of rosemary was just begging to be on one of these tags, and I happily obliged.  ;)   I think the real fun starts when you can start adding bits of ribbon or buttons or twine to really finish it off.  I have a serious love affair with rick rack and have had to limit myself or I would use it on everything....but this little bit on that tag makes my heart happy!

All of the images got the Wink of Stella Clear pen treatment....I really wish you could see how they shimmer!   Ok, now I'm ready to make a whole bunch of these!  So that is all for my project for today but make sure you check out what all of my uber-talented Bloomie team mates created for your crafting inspiration.....I know you will be amazed!  Leave them a little love while you're there and then, have a blast at the Power Poppy Store making some (or all) of these stamp sets your own!  Thank you so much for your visits this week!  I hope you enjoyed your time here as much as I've enjoyed your company.  I'll be back soon with another project to share and until then, I hope you have a wonderful week!  Until next time, take care!  :)

Cindy Lawrence    
Julie Koerber 
Kathy Jones 
Katie Sims <------You are here
Leslie Miller 
Stacy Morgan 
Tosha Leyendekker
and Marcella Hawley


Supplies not listed above:  Paper- Rustic cream card stock from Papertrey Ink, scraps of patterned papers; Ink- Stampin' Up! inks in Old Olive and Early Espresso, Papertrey Ink's Chai and Chamomile distress inks, Vintage Cream ink from PTI.  Other- Cream grosgrain ribbon from Michael's, green and olive twine from  Stampin' Up!, hemp cord, button and  rick rack from stash, other ribbons from scrap.


  1. Oh, Katie, this is all fabulous and so sweet!! I LOVE them and know just the right friend who is recovering from surgery right now who would love a set of these! Oh, my, I agree...this is one really dear set! These little elements that come with the set too (that I finally saw...squee!) are really perfect! Beautiful color choices, and I too love rick-rack and don't use enough of it...hmmm...what's up with that? I'm a sewer! Hehe! Thanks for the inspiration, my friend, and I hope you get some much-needed intervention...haha! Not! You just have fun! Hugs!

  2. SQUEEE!!!! Oh Katie, how sweet are these!!! They are so beautifully country and showcase this set to perfection!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  3. I LOVE how creative you were with all of these bits and pieces Katie! So warm and inviting, and I love the trims too! Fabulous tags!

  4. BRILLIANT, Katie!! Your tags are soooo beautiful! You always inspire me! I ordered 'Sage Advice' very early this morning. I just couldn't wait! Ever since the 'Lavender' set, I've been hoping for herb stamps. So this is a dream-come-true set for me. So happy that you are one of the Power Poppy Bloomies, Katie!! ♡Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes

  5. Katie these tags are gorgeous. Clever idea, beautiful work girlie!

  6. Ha! I was thinking what great tags this set would make! Don't you love how fabulous these images work without even any coloring? What a darling, warm and wonderful trio of tags, Katie!

  7. ACK! OMG Katie these are beautiful. What a great idea to make tags using this image. Love your colour palette you used, so soft and pretty. again thanks for the inspiration, you rock girl! Hugs,

  8. Beautiful tags! Such lovely ideas for placing on gifts.

  9. These are so stinkin cute. I love how much detail you've packed into those tags. They'll be such a highlight to your packages. Hugs!