Friday, December 4, 2009

Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Tag Challenge Meets JustRite

A car template tag sporting a Happy Holidays JustRite auto license plate!
Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge this week is to make a pretty tag(s) for a gift, bag handle, or a box, just a handmade bit of loveliness to show the recipient how special they are! Well, this isn't the prettiest of tags, but I would take a guess that this recipient will be thrilled to find a car tag on the Christmas tree with her name on it!!! The car trunk holds a Yankee Candle car freshener and a gas card! This gift tag is especially suited for older teens, college age drivers, or just any driver on your list! To personalize the car tag, I wanted to create a name license plate! And with JustRite fonts, it's a snap to do! Above you see my horizontal wooden block set with Small Letters and Brayton 50pt font. (My block and fonts are well loved and used!!!) Closeup of license plate. It is cut one side at a time, using my Spellbinders Tags5 die. I turned the tag end around to cut the opposite side to create the plate. The car bumper is also cut from the same Spellbinders Tags5 die and attached with thin foam tape. I placed brads in each end tag hole to simulate lights! The trunk handle is created with a slot punch. Brayton Font is one of my favorites...I feel it compliments most stamping and images I want to personalize. Just a personal preference! I also attached one of the Tags5 on the top back of car. This allows the tag to hang nicely on the Christmas tree! It could also be attached to a gift bag, box, etc. After creating my car template, I cut two, one blue and one gray. The blue car cut out stays as is, and with the top gray car, I cut the window and trunk openings using an xacto knife. My Scor-It mini is used for the trunk scor line, enabling it to open easily. The two car cut outs are machine sewn together. Really easy! A great way to hold the car freshener and gift card in the trunk! No tape or glue! So...when I was shopping and spied these, of course I thought of a car, then a gas card paired with the freshener for gift giving. That is how the thought process began! In the mall, in the candle store! Which led to this sketch, then drawing a pattern on scratch paper. I drew one side of the rear facing car, then folded to get a match for the opposite side! The more I look at this car tag, I vision so many possibilities! This would be an adorable "Just Married" card, Drivers license congrats, or a police car! The ideas are endless! I tell ya, just not enough hours in the day! LOL We would love to see what you create! You may play the Stamp Simply challenge any time, as many times as you want! If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use keyword snnotime116. If you upload on your blog, please leave a comment and we will come visit! Check out the other STAMP SIMPLY team designers fabulous tag creations: Sharon Johnson Michelle Woerner, December Guest Designer Deb Saaranen Jennifer Buck Janine Orchard Barbara Anders Jenny Gropp AJ Otto Julie Koerber Tammy Hershberger

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Barb! What a cute idea--I'm going to "borrow" it for my granddaughter's Christmas present! Oh, and I just saw the post from yesterday with your grandson--how adorable he is! What a special Christmastime you will have this year!
Take care and keep sharing those wonderful ideas with us.
Gail S.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my gosh, Barb -- you are just too, too clever! This is over the top FABULOUS and we all know how much it will be appreciated!!! GREAT tag idea!

Julia Aston said...

How cute, cute, cute Barb!!! love your creative thought process and your wonderful little car! the license plate just tops it all off!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Just fabulous Barb! So unique and creative! Wowzers!

Barbara said...

Hi Barb

I just saw this posted on Splitcoast and came over to the blog. This is adorable and a great gift for those what do I get someone who has everything. Making something by hand shows that you are thinking about someone. thanks for sharing. Love the license plate

Melanie said...

that is so adorable Barb! did you get my email just now? please email me so I cna be sure I have your current email addy!

Lisa Somerville said...

Super clever idea Barb! Those Handbag Hangers you asked about, they are on a Free Standing Endcap thing by the electronic gizmos they are selling during the holidays - on sale this week for $9.99

Angela said...

very cute idea Barb!! I might have to "lift" this idea.

TFS,
Angela

Tammy Hershberger said...

Barb, that is absolutely fabulous! What a spectacular design idea!

Donna said...

omgosh Barb! this is so cute! I love your pattern & personalized license plate! TFS!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey Barb, this is just the cutest -that license plate is PERFECTION!! I am so excited to be designing with you this month. Hugs,

- - Sheryl - - said...

this is so adorable!!!! What a nice card.

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh...how creative and clever, Barb!! Your talent amazes me!!

lisa808 said...

OMGosh--this is so creative! What a great way to give a gas or car wash gift card.

DJ said...

I just love you car and the license plate toooo cute, I wish I was as talented to case your idea. I would love to make one for my husband.

Loydene said...

This is very clever! Thanks!

Conniecrafter said...

so cool and very creative way of giving a gift card, like the air freshner idea too!

Barbara said...

This is just over the top CUTE, Barb!!! And I love how you made the license plate image--how stinkin' clever!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

How totally creative and inventive you were with this project!!! I love it! A++++++++++

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... how cleverly creative are you!!!! This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing it! Have a great weekend!!

Janine said...

Hi Barb!! Love this project!! What a wonderful idea!!

Debbie Olson said...

Oh, my WORD! Is this ever creative! Barb, you rock!

Sarah Schram (Your daughter) said...

I wonder who that could be for ;)
Don't worry I will act suprised...but that is really cool...good job Mom! :):):)

Julie Koerber said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Only you lady, only you! This is just too thoughtful and cute for words. I agree with Sharon -- over the top fabulous-- for sure!!!

Megan said...

Love these! Would you be willing to make 18 of them for me to buy?