Friday, January 13, 2012

Paper Crafts Magazine presents: Cool Tools Blog Hop

Hello, fellow paper crafters! I was thrilled to be asked to participate in a blog hop with Paper Crafts Magazine to promote their brand new Cool Tools special issue!

Today each of us are going to show you a fun way to use PUNCHES on your projects, one of my favorite paper crafting tools!
See the tiny tags on this card? I made them myself using a scalloped border punch!

Create your own TINY TAGS:

1. Punch cardstock with a scalloped border punch. Cut out a rectangle from the cardstock.

2. Using your scissors, trim off slices of the cardstock to create tiny tags.

3. You can create little banner shapes to them by trimming the bottoms of the tiny tags in a V shape with your scissors. 
I decided to hang these cute little tags on a floral pin and add a punched heart in the center. You can make these tiny tags longer or shorter. You can also add little sentiments to each of them if you'd like!

A simple technique that's fun too! I love getting more use out of my punches!

Tenderness of Heart card supplies:
Stamps: Simply Jane by Papertrey Ink
Ink: True Black by Papertrey Ink
Paper: Cardstock - white, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz by Papertrey Ink, 
patterned paper - Pink Paislee's Soiree line (gray), Echo Park Dots & Stripes (yellow)
Dies: Limitless Layers by Papertrey Ink (oval), scalloped punch by Fiskars, 
heart punch by McGill, corner rounder
Other: pin by Oasis Floral, ticket by Pink Paislee,
ribbon by Papertrey Ink (Harvest Gold Grosgrain 5/8"), pop dots adhesive.
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Need more tool ideas? There are 3 ways to win a copy of Cool Tools:

1. Leave a comment here on this blog post by midnight MDT on Sunday, January 15th.
 
2. Visit the Paper Crafts Connection and leave a comment for your chance to win a HUGE pack of crafting tools!

3. Visit the other crafters in this blog hop to see how they used punches!
Heidi Van Laar
Vanessa Menhorn
Kim Hughes
You are here ---> Danielle Flanders                      
Amber Daigre
Kalyn Kepner
Emily Branch
Laura Williams
Stephanie Halinski

Have fun hopping!

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~amy~ said...

i.love.it! What a GREAT technique to make some super sweet tags! LOVE your card.

Manasa said...

Cutttttte ! Love it...its beautiful !

Cin Cin said...

I love when I learn to use something I already own in a new way, thanks Danielle!

Laura Williams said...

Danielle - that is sheer BRILLIANCE!!! i LOVE that!

Maureen Merritt said...

Another fabulous idea!

Craftilicious said...

Your tiny tags are so clever!

Irene said...

Ooooh! I have that punch....I never would have thought about making tiny tags. What a fun idea. Thanks for the inspiration with your wonderful card!

Hussena said...

the way you have made those tags so creative i love your card so beautiful!!!

Carole said...

So cute and creative!

Helene said...

Love those bright colors! And a very creative way of using your punches!

Ange Kelly said...

What an awesome technique, and your card is very sweet!

Patti Jo said...

Cute card and love the mini tags!!!

vanlikethecar said...

Thanks for a fantastic new way to use my border punch!!!

Luanne said...

Wonderful card! love those tiny tags learned new things using border punches.

Wendy said...
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Wendy said...

How cute and cool. I LOVE banners.

Laura B. said...

So beautiful, love how you made those little hanging tags!

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

gorgeous card!!!! I love how you used the punch! great idea!

Nancy said...

I love your cards especially the one with the little "self-made" tags from a scallop punch...how clever of you. Congrat's too on being part of the blog hop for the magazine, great job. I also love all of your "goodie" items for kids, such as the felt valentine bag filled with candy, too sweet!

Mary-Anne V said...

This issue looks so useful... love how you create your cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lee said...

the tiny tags are sweet - just like your card! thanks!

Nicole said...

So adorable! Your creativity really astounds me! :)

Brenda C said...

So glad I found your site - so much inspiration here! I love the cute tags. Very clever idea and it's so easy!

Scrappin4kim said...

What an awesome idea to make tags!! I even have that punch- thanks for the inspiration!!

Bethany said...

That is such a pretty card! I love those little tags!

maria f. said...

Fabby idea. So many possibilities with so many cool border punches.

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a fun and wonderful idea!!! I TOTALLY feel inspired!!!

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Amrita said...

Very cute card! Love how you created the tiny tags! Thanks for the tip!

marianne-g said...

Who knew you could do that? Clever.

tape said...

Very clever and pretty!

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh! That is so clever!!! Darling card.

Dwita said...

TFS for the one with that Fiskars punch. I have the same punch, but have no idea of doing the same you did. Fabulous creation!

Miriam Prantner said...

You're a genius! LOVE how you created those tiny tags! I'm pinning this card!

Unknown said...

What a fun way to create the little tags. I would have never thought of that.

papercraftstyle said...

Love those tiny tags! Such a great idea for scrapbooking too. Will have to remember this technique. Fun blog-hopping with you, have a great weekend! ~Stephanie Halinski (P.S. Make sure you pick someone else to win the issue if you pick this comment first!)

Beth said...

Lovely little tags! Punches are such fun tools.

:corinne: said...

Super fun and creative! Thanks for sharing.

scrappygirl said...

what a great idea Danielle...thanks for sharing. I have this punch and am going to try this!!

sandee said...

wow, love this idea, and I am sure I will use it!!

veronica b. said...

what a great idea! your card is beautiful! all of the little details really make it pop!!

Tammy said...

Danielle, awesome idea making mini tags with that scallop punch. Love it!! Going to try that right now. Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie S. said...

Great idea !! TFS. I love your card.

Colleen said...

You are so clever..what a great idea...thinking outside the box!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Love your use of many tools and such an adorable design

Ellen said...

OMG! so simple but so effective! You smart girl, you!

hellen5 said...

Another wonderful border punch idea!! I have a lacy border punch that would work really well with this idea!!1

calamity jane said...

This is a great idea!!! I have this punch & now a new way to use it!! I want this issue so much!!

Stacy B said...

What a great idea...I love the great tips I pick up on blog hops...but this one is going to the top of my "must try" pile. Never would have thought to use a punch to make tiny tags....how great! Thanks.

Cassidy said...

You make beautiful stuff! Keep up the good work! I love this blog!

Sue McRae said...

How fun and creative idea!

princess-peaches said...

Very creative idea!!! Beautiful card!

Jessica Strider said...

Neat idea. Thanks for sharing it. :)

Kimberley said...

Argghhh...I totally missed this one. I am so lame! I love this card and the adorable tags! I never thought of using my punches this way!

Tina Johnson said...

I love how you created your own tags from a punch. So easy yet i never would have thought of that. Super cute card!!

marla said...

I have so many border punches and now I have learned how I can use them in SO MANY NEW ways!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Judith said...

Thank you, this is such a great idea! I'll keep this in mind
Have a nice weekend,
greetings Judith

Robin Gibson said...

Very cute card! Love how you used the punch, but that's a great color combo, as well! Very inspiring!

Auntie Em said...

What a great idea! I love the mini tags hanging off that pretty pin in the scalloped circle. It really punches them up with the way you varied the length and the end of them. Love your pretty card.
Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to try this technique! :)

mea5798 said...

wowwwww danielle! i was looking at your other projects!! i got side tracked! what beautiful work you do and i love the little tags hanging from the hat pin..!! thank you for sharing the technique as well!
marie

diana said...

Great card and tiny tag idea! Thanks for the ideas & inspiration! ;-)

marylouh said...

Great idea for making tags. The hanging tags card is really cute. I love border punches.

paperella said...

What a great idea! And I actually have that punch, yayyy! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win a copy of this fab issue :)

Gerdine said...

What a great idea using this punch for making tags! Love it!

Linda Harris said...

Love this idea!!! Great card!!!

RachelB said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing!

Marie / Legojenta said...

What a great card! TFS =)

Cheryl said...

Very clever! What a great idea. Love the card and I love your other items at the top of the blog. Also, I enjoyed reading about you on PC blog this week. Thanks for a chance to win!

Dorothy C. said...

You are so clever! I had to go check out my punches and found a couple more I could use to make tiny tags.Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I would have never thought of using this tool in this manner. I'm excited because I own this punch and am going to try it right away. Thank you.

isabelzito at verizon dot net

Emily Todd said...

Your card is crazy adorable! I am going to try this right now!

Ally said...

Holy Cannoli. That's brilliant!

luvmymariners@gmail.com said...

Sweet idea for small tags--love your blog and ideas.

Message Keeper said...

Thanks for sharing the little tips and tutorial on the tiny tags! This card is brilliant!

TenSGal said...

Great tip on the teensy tags made with the punch. Very cute! And thanks for the chance to win!

debb said...

What a great use of a punch!

coco said...

Such a clever way to make wee, tiny tags-- love it!

Tanya said...

Ah, clever way to get the tiny tags, love this idea!

Sonia said...

LOVE your tip for tiny tags, Danielle! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Lillian Child said...

I know I can always come to your blog and be inspired with a new tip or technique. Awesome card!

Pam said...

Love your card creations and thanks for the tiny tag idea! A cool tool!

Ullen said...

Nice idea how to make tiny tags

Toni K said...

What an awesome idea! Why didn't I think of that? ;)

Peggy B said...

Your card is very charming - and clever! Thanks for sharing!

reddbudd said...

Thanks for the inspiration.luv it.

Sue D said...

Great way to use this border punch!

lostinpaper said...

Those little tags are the cutest! Thanks for the inspriation!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! What a fantastic card!! Absolutely lovely Danielle! Awesome idea!!

Chunyuan said...

love the tiny tag idea. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

Jessica Wekenman said...

I love how you made those tiny tags from that border punch and hung them from the florist pin! And what a perfect sentiment! Love it!

Krystal said...

I love the idea for these tags! What a unique way to use the punch!

lady strawberry said...

Tiny tag idea is so perfectly cute!

Ravengirl said...

No way! I love those cute little tiny tags and it's so doable!!!

Melissa said...

I love how you used the punch. THanks for sharing!!!!

Sheri said...

I love this idea. You always inspire me!

cindy said...

What a cool idea! I am always amazed how creative people are! Thanks for the great idea and design.

hodgins said...

Great idea! Love the effect....

Katie said...

How neat! And a great way to do a banner without buying new punches or dies! Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Susan said...

Oooh - thanks for the cool use of your border punch to make tags! I think I even have that punch - how creative!

Chris D. said...

Awww! What a super cute card! Love it!
cdring at comcast dot net

Karen Beldon said...

I LOVE that card idea!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Kristen said...

Danielle, what a great card! Love all the colors and design. :)

Kristen said...

Danielle, what a great card! Love all the colors and design. :)

Kristen said...

Danielle, what a great card! Love all the colors and design. :)

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, gosh, that is SO clever! I am *totally* going to use that tiny tag idea. :)

Noreen said...

Very fun - the way you hung all the little tags on the pin!

Meghan said...

Such a clever idea! Love it!

Yaya said...

Oooooh how wonderful ... great idea and beautiful colors! is the first step here but I think that I will often ... ^ _ ^
Yaya

Melinda said...

Wow! I never would've thought of that! Thanks for sharing!

Mariana Grigsby said...

I love the idea of those mini tags! Thanks for the inspiration!

Andrea R said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Shelly said...

Love the tags on the pins. Great job!

Lisa Lara said...

This is just the cutest idea Danielle. Oh my gosh...I love it.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

AMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMAZING as always! LOVE your creations and the papers you use....love love love! Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Sandi said...

I love the way you made that little banner....GENIUS!!

Renee said...

This is one of the most creative uses I have seen for punches, thanks!

MaxineD said...

Great use of the punch - very innovative!
Blessings
Maxine

Debbie B. said...

What an absolutely cool idea, I love it!! Your brilliant! Thanks for the idea. Love the card too. Ciao db:)

Susan said...

Awesome idea! I love it!

Moosisk said...

What a cool idea! Those make adorable little tags. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Yvette said...

You are brilliant!

Marla said...

I would never have thought of this!

wilcoxdesigns said...

I love learning cool tricks like these little tags

wilcoxdesigns said...

I love learning cool tricks like these little tags

Velvet said...

I love that idea of cutting up the scalloped edge for mini tags!

Emily H said...

Your work is so fun. Thank you for sharing!

Miss Kathy said...

Love the tiny tags! I have that punch so I will definitely be trying this. Thanks for a chance to win the magazine.

Stephinka said...

Ah! What a fantastic idea to get some tiny tags from a punch! Love this and how your threaded them though!

Julianne N said...

I love how you layer intricate patterns with basic elements and create a textured card that stands out for all the right reasons! You make the sweetest valentines! 10 things I like about you and Homemade Hodgepodge--what an adorable package of sweets! Sure to inspire many! thanks for sharing your idea! Thanks to this blog hop I'm going to have to figure out a way to make more hours in the day to craft and try out these ideas!

crazyoldsyd said...

Such a simple idea. Love the Charm idea. Thanks for sharing, gotta get my punches out and play!

Pam said...

Great card, great ideas, just love this.

Connie said...

See, and I thought I had to have all those fancy punches-lol! You sure are an amazing talent. I always pop in when I see your designs on PTI. Thanks for sharing this genius idea. I will have to pick up this issue for sure. I'm off hoping to see what other creative ways to use punches.

Sharon said...

What an ingenius idea.. I'm running to my craft room right now!

Betty (Bammin' Designs) said...

I agree!!!! What a cool way to make those tags - thank goodness we have creative people like yourself showing us these neat tricks. I can't wait to try this tomorrow. Thank you so much! Your card is just so cute.

Helen L said...

My goodness: what a clever way to make tiny tags!! (And I'm so happy that I have that punch!!) Your card is so cute: love it!!

Helen L said...

My goodness: what a clever way to make tiny tags!! (And I'm so happy that I have that punch!!) Your card is so cute: love it!!

Kris said...

Great idea! I'm getting such fabulous ideas from you all!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sus said...

I love these!!! And I have the same punch!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a neat idea with that border punch! Fun card, Danielle.

Anonymous said...

How versatile a border punch can be. Love your projects!

justasiam said...

I love to learn new and interesting ways to use my punches! Thanks so much, Danielle!

mandalj said...

What a fabulous way to make tags! I love your card!

Tricia said...

Your little tags are brilliant, Danielle!

Tricia said...

Your little tags are brilliant, Danielle!

FrancineB said...

Cute card. The tiny tags are so clever!! I need to remember that technique.

Sharron said...

Quite a clever idea! I would have never thought of this. Thank you for sharing. :)

Carol said...

Love the way those cute little tags came out. Your card is so sweet as well. Thanks for sharing.

Emily said...

Ahhh, clever!

HR said...

Genius idea! So very clever! Thanks!

HR said...

Genius idea! So very clever! Thanks!

Ange said...

Your card is really cute! Love the tags hanging from the pin and the stitching and ribbon up top.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! I love it- seems like a great inspirational issue.
Thanks
Kisha

Anonymous said...

Danielle I love your fresh,crisp approach to making cards.
Just love the little tags and that pin is fabulous.

Christine D.

Anonymous said...

Danielle I love your fresh,crisp approach to making cards.
Just love the little tags and that pin is fabulous.

Christine D.

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! =)
You are so darn clever!! LOVE the card and the idea on a NEW way to use my border punches!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

jen said...

love to see new ways of using old tools! such a sweet card!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love those little "tags" hanging from that hat pin! I think I will be adding lots of little "tags" in the near future. Thanks for the inspiration.

N@ said...

such a great idea! thank you for sharing!

tinamarie said...

I LOVE to see new things!!!! Love your projects!!!!

Connie B said...

what a clever idea! love it!

Barb King said...

That is unbelievably simple and eye catching, thanks for sharing! I will try this.

Conniecrafter said...

cute idea to use them for a banner too, I have used this idea of yours a couple of times that I have wanted a small tag, thanks so much for sharing!

Barbara said...

I have this punch and love it, you gave me some great ideas.

JaxandAsyMom said...

Wow! I really like this idea. Thanks for sharing.

JaxandAsyMom said...

Wow! I really like this idea. Thanks for sharing.

NatQuebec said...

what a great idea and it's so cute :-)

Samantha Mann said...

Love it!! I think the tags hanging are genius and wonderful!

Jeni said...

Cute card! I love how you hung the tags from the stick pin.

Cara G said...

What a beautiful, sweet card Danielle. Love the tag idea!

lynda said...

I really like your style. Please enter me in the giveaway!

sharon g said...

I love to learn what I can do with all of my expensive punches!

B. Poteraj said...

I really like the little tags hanging from the pin. Nice.

Nancy said...

What a stunning card and FUN technique! Thank you for the inspiration!

BettyBee said...

Holy Cow! What a clever idea!!! I have this punch, and would never have thought of making such adorable tags with it without your inspiration! Thanks, so much!!!

Scrapcollectr said...

Love the idea.. Yay. Thanks! *smile*

Lynne in NI said...

Cool card, I love your little punched tags, what a great idea!

Nicki S said...

THis is such a beautiful card! Love the colors, and those creative tags you made on the pin!

cgargus said...

Great idea! Such a cute card. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

Isha said...

Superb ideas. TFS

veronica said...

very cool idea! thanks for sharing it, i would like to try it.

Scrapping Galaxy said...

Never thought of that as a way to make a banner. Great idea

Janet Zeppa said...

Very clever idea! TFS!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Very clever idea! I love unconventional ideas! And the card is so cute!

Kelly Massman said...

adorable! TFS! thanks for a chance to win! And, have a GREAT day!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Denise Bryant said...

Great punch idea! I love the tiny tags!
DeniseB

Indy said...

So cute. Love how you used the pin to hang those cute tags!

SouthernMrs said...

Love your tiny tags. Sooo cute!

Tanja said...

Great idea! I have this same punch at home so will have to try these mini tags one day.

Vicki said...

Wow. Love the card. Those tiny tags are awesome. So clever and yet so simple. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Michelle (mla1111) said...

What a cool idea for using your punches...adorable card!

Unknown said...

This idea is very creative, tks for sharing !

Sharon J said...

This idea is very reative, tks for sharing!!

m said...

Super cute idea! Thanks for the tips! Loving getting new ideas for all of my tools!

DanielleMW said...

A very clever idea to get more use out of a punch. Love it! (And you have a very nice first name, too!) ;)

Shawninaz said...

What an awesome tip, I'm definitely using this one!

bevyb said...

Cool tip! Thanks for sharing how to get more use out of our tools.

Yelowflower said...

now That is a very useful technique. thank you for sharing it

Izzyb said...

That's a really fun trick with one of my favorite punches. Thanks for the tip!

Maya said...

Wow! I LOVE it. I have to remember this, using the pin for hanging little tags, just soooo cute!

Tammy said...

I love the idea of making little tags like that! Cute card!

Diane said...

Soo cute! What a great idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

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