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Tag Box Holder

Apologies for the lack of posts to my blog. In between a nice little 18 hour power cut due to the storms, no internet connection because the ISP had no power and a garage roof ending up in our garden, all’s well with the world.

A true crafter lets nothing interfere with her creativity and this little make was made mostly by torch light … hubby really thinks I’ve lost the plot. Hands up those of you who have really wanted to make something so badly that nothing will stand in your way, not even having no electric. They managed it years ago!!!

Haven’t finished the ends of the doweling yet because I need to find something that will fit them. The plain tags displayed at the moment are cut from the Sizzix Tag & Bookplate die which fit perfectly.

I first saw this on the fabulous Anne’s blog here and just knew that I wanted to make one as well. So I duly followed all the links which Anne provided (thanks sweets) and bought the instructions. Click here if you want to make one too. Anne also has more info about how the the tag holder works than I do.

Sorry Helen but I tweaked mine just a teensy bit differently to yours in the front opening and didn’t do all those fiddly scores in the paper. Made mine flush instead of standing proud of the front which means that it doesn’t really need anything to hold it shut. Put two tiny clips either side just in case it gets a bit loose with use.

For the sides I made little pockets and the little tag hanging from the middle fits inside these.

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Chose some beautiful Graphic 45 papers to cover which you can see more of when the front is pulled down. Cotton reels for the feet but left them unpainted because I thought they matched better with the papers. Painted all the edges with a dark brown also distressed the edges and used crackle glaze for a more aged look.

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This sits beautifully on my shelf in the craft room and when I eventually fill with finished tags I won’t have far to look for inspiration.


12 Responses to “Tag Box Holder”

  1. Anne R says:

    Oh wow Shirl, yours is just stunning! Those papers are fabulous. I had to smile at you crafting away in the near dark – yes, I would do exactly the same… I guess that makes us true crafters. Helen’s design is so very clever and doesn’t it go together so easily…….. I did the same as you with the door on my second one, I can’t really do fiddly things very well and it worked. Your doweling looks much thicker than my BBQ sticks and they look much firmer. I wonder if you could make some paper beads for the ends of yours? Anyway, thanks for the shout out and I love your holder – a lot! Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Shirl says:

    Just thumped my head Anne, why didn’t I think of the paper beads, thanks for the heads up. My doweling is thicker because I found the BBQ sticks bent a little. Helen is definitely one very clever lady and it certainly did go together with ease. Again another huge thank you for sharing. Shirl x x x

  3. Irene Chillman says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous Shirl, can see why you were so excited about it, I so need to make one of these. Well done love on such a beautiful piece of crafting.
    Irene xx

  4. butterfly says:

    It’s absolutely gorgeous, Shirl – beautiful papers, and so very chic with the black base and rail. Crafting in the dark… well, why the heck not?! So glad you’re all back up and running again.
    Alison xx

  5. Meggymay says:

    Gorgeous project and a wonderful way to display and store your tags. Good to see you back blogging.
    Yvonne x

  6. coco says:

    Wow, this is a fabulous project and tags holder!!!! Thank you for sharing also the link for the detailed how-to and to see another gorgeous version of this. I love yours Shirl, and as I love tags too, I will keep that in mind, as well as your box of ATCs! 😀 Hugs Coco xx

  7. Ellie Knol says:

    Shirl, you outdid yourself! Had to smile about crafting without electricity. I think people went to bed in earlier days after daylight had gone 🙂

  8. Silvia says:

    How cool, that’s a gorgeous idea. A fantastic project.

  9. Astrid says:

    Sorry to hear about all your power problem Shirl, but I know I would have done the same!
    Love your tag box holder! I remember seeing it on Anne’s blog, your is a stunner too and it’s such a good idea!

  10. Donna Ellis says:

    Hi, Shirl! Sorry to have been MIA these past several weeks. Am so glad to be back visiting your blog. Just in time, too! with this beautiful tag holder! Wow! Rich earth tones and gorgeous elements for texture and dimension! thanks for sharing! hugs, de

  11. Lauren says:

    Excellent blog here! Also your web site loads up fast!
    What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?

    I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

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