Have any of you ever heard of/gone to a store called ‘Tuesday Morning’? According to their website, they “offer the finest in closeout product, never seconds or damages. Home decor, bedding, collectibles, pets and toys are just some of the areas where you can find top brands for unbelievable deals.” It’s kind of like TJ Maxx/Marshalls, but with a much less classy vibe, rather more warehouse like. Well anyway, I ended up finding this there:
Tim Holtz grungeboard variety pack for $2.99 and button jars for $2.99 each. Believe it or not, I have never owned any grungeboard, so I thought this was a great deal to try it out. And buttons aren’t cheap (although I don’t understand why, they’re just plastic pieces made in China), so I scooped these up.
I wanted to create a tag for my hubby’s birthday – which of course he walked in my craft room while I was creating it, which he never pokes around in there except for the time I’m making him something…
I tried really hard you guys to make something masculine (I couldn’t help putting glitter on it…but he said he liked it so ) I started with a tag that I embossed with a Cuttlebug houndstooth pattern, then inked in Broken China Distress Ink. I roughed up the edges a bit and inked them in Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I took those weird grungeboard circles and inked them in Barn Door (maybe?), then accentuated the swirls with a metallic liquid marker. Scuffed em up a bit with sandpaper and adhered them behind my stamp. The stamp came from a Stampers Anonymous set, which I filled in a bit with colored pencil and a yellow rain dot embellishment on the gas gauge.
I felt something was missing in the upper right corner and asked Jeff what I should do. He said, put a price there. I didn’t have any price stickers exactly, so I just stamped out 10 cents per gal. using individual letters (using a ‘c’ and ‘l’ to make the cents). I added some ribbon, and finished with some Sequin Glitz Stickles along the sides.
All those individual font alphabet stamps for only $0.97 each at WalMart of all places!
Close ups of the grungeboard and the happy service attendant.
Some pics from when I convinced Jeff to craft with me <3 I think the pic on the right gives it away that he was making me a Valentine If you’re wondering what the SHMILY is and what it is doing on my Festive Berries Distress Ink: SHMILY stands for See How Much I Love You. We handwrite them or print on label tape and put them in various places for the other to find. Never fails to bring a smile, and the wonderful feeling of knowing you are someone’s beloved.