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Friday, April 12, 2013

Clay Tag Fun

The other day I shared with you the bird's eggs that I've been busy making from polymer clay. Well, today I'd like to show you the clay tags that I have been creating.  I know that Sculpy has been around for quite some time, but for some reason I never had worked with it til now.  I've been having so much fun playing with it, it is addictive!
 The other day I purchased a cute set of tiny little scalloped edge cutters.  I thought they would be the perfect shapes and sizes for fun little clay tags.  I've used some of my favorite rubber stamps to add imprints to the tags.  Isn't this little birdie sweet?
 I love the nest tags as well.
 I can think of so many fun ways to use the tags.  Here I displayed it on a glass cloche (notice my little pink clay eggs inside?).

 I also had alot of fun creating this set of Frenchy tags, that I'll be putting in my Etsy shop.
 I just happened to have the perfect blue and white baker's twine.
 You can't tell in the photos, but this particular blue clay has tiny bits of shimmery glitter.  'Cause you know how much I love glitter:)
 Wouldn't this make a great hostess gift?  A nice bottle of wine presented with a cute tag!

 Or you could embellish a basket with a pretty tag.  How about adding one to a gift, for a little gift within a gift:)  So many possibilities.  So, I will be making lots more tags, to have on hand as little gifts, to add to my shop, and some to keep for myself!
 Ok, I know the below photo is blurry, but I couldn't resist sharing with you!  Little Katie was playing with one of her favorite toys, but she decided she wanted to lunge for the camera rather than sweetly pose!
 My, she sure is growing fast:)
Enjoy your weekend!
Sharing over at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday


Bente said...

Dear Donna. The tags look so great. Beautiful colors.
Love your little Katie. She is so cute, and I can see she has been growing.

Have a great weekend

Joyce Mayer said...

You need to name that picture of Katie "airplane ear". Too cute.

Craft pictures are wonderful but pictures of the little one wins every time. (o:

Susie said...

Donna, Your clay tags are really cute. I would think the tag is as good as a gift.:):) That is one cute puppy. Have fun this weekend. xoxo,Susie

Blondie's Journal said...

Your tags are so cute and they look so fun to make! The possibilities are endless!

Katie is as cute as ever!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Little Katie is so darn cute! I also love the tags and of course the 'frenchy' one's are calling my name!

Tete said...

LOL- love the clay creations and I love Katie. Looks like you found a couple of things to keep you busy. She is going to be such a pretty adult. Just look at her markings. Loved her bath photo. I know she has the best home ever. I hope she knows how lucky she is.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, WOW are your clay tags ever wonderful. I love them. How perfect to hang on almost anything.
You are so talented my friend and so great to see you creating away.
Little Katie is so darling. She has the best mommy!!

Have a great weekend.
Hugs, CM

Musings from Kim K. said...

Another medium I have to try. Your tags are fantastic. Especially love them on a wine bottle. Katie is so precious. I want to kiss her sweet little face.

NanaDiana said...

Okay- I don't know what is cuter here--the pink or the blue tags but the absolute winner is that baby at the end. My Gosh- is she cute, or what? Love to you, Donna- xo Diana

20 North Ora said...

Darling tags. They look so cute on so many things. Love your pink vignette!


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Cute tags! Love the wine idea! Looks like a fun project to create! That last photo is adorable!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Your tags are great. I haven't worked with Sculpey either. Now I want to try it after seeing your tags. Katie is adorable.

Brenda said...

Thank you for sharing your tags! I too have not used Sculpy before. I see such wonderful projects using and and always intend on trying it. Maybe soon!