I made this tag with my favorite alphabet die, the Word Play die from Sizzix and Tim Holtz.


I started out with this 3″ X 12″ piece of manila card stock that I painted, stamped, and inked (it was a runner up for my website banner).


I cut a tag using the Sizzix Tag & Bookplates die and then  ran the leftover piece through my Xyron® 5” Creative Station.


I attached the leftover piece to Grunge Paper, cut it into pieces that would fit my five letters, and arranged the pieces to cover the right letters:


I inked up the edges to make the letters pop more.


I ran the letters through my  Xyron® 1.5” Create-a-Sticker:


Then I decided to cut the word from black card stock too, to make the letters stand out from the tag itself. I repeated the process with the small sticker maker and had letters like this:


I went to my ribbon stash and pulled some beauties, then added a bit of turquoise paint to an old Tim Holtz Philosophy tag which I attached with a hinge clasp.


Thanks so much for the visit!  Be sure to visit the Xyron blog for more ideas.


Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Great colors here, Marjie! I’m always completely gobsmacked at the layers you create with stencils. Someday, I’m gonna figure out how to do that. In the meantime, I’ll drool over your art.

  2. A gorgeous tag.

  3. Lynn Stevens says:

    The black behind the letters really make this POP!
    hugs Lynn

  4. I love how this turned out Marjie…oh you have that amazing letter die, wow is that great. I keep eyeing it but it is pricy….love the hanging bit, makes the tag. xox

  5. Great idea to give “black shadows” to the letters! That looks awesome!

    die amelie x

  6. So beautiful! I love that you used the same paper for the letters and the background…it’s striking and doesn’t camouflage at all. On the contrary, it stands out! I would never even think of doing anything like that! You are daring and so free with your Art! Gorgeous tag!

  7. It is nice to relax, but this tag wakes up my soul! Love this, GF! Hugs!

  8. That’s a great idea! Love the colours, on the bold and bright tag!
    Runner up you say? Looking at that one compared to the one that you chose, I would have a difficult time choosing which one I liked the best. They both rock! (And that’s a fab idea! I just may see what I can whip up and change my banner!)

  9. This is great! Thank you so much for the birthday message!

    Lucy x

  10. This is beautiful and exactly the reminder I need for today. Thank you!

  11. Wonderful use of the sticker maker and layering onto the black cardstock certainly made those letters pop!

  12. Fabulous tag, I can see why it was runner-up for your website banner, it is so you! I love how the letters are tone on tone and the arrows give a feeling of pointing to somewhere relaxing….. love it! Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne x

  13. so very you Marjie! I absolutely love it when you get hold of blue paint/ink and create – with some black, yellow, white and green mixed in – I know we are always in for a treat. Thanks so much for your recent visits to my blog too; your support is appreciated very much.
    Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

  14. Those blues and greens remind me of the ocean- such a perfect reminder to relax! The arrows are hinting to me- this way to relax!

  15. Gorgeous! Makes me want to get inky!
    Happy Easter Marjie x

  16. What a fabulous tag – it has such a serene vibe! Hope you get some time to relax, and have a happy Easter weekend!
    Alison x

  17. Lovely tag and wonderful, happy colours! Happy Easter! Hugs, Valerie

  18. Victoria Sturdevant says:

    Beautiful! The colors are fab!

  19. Love beautiful. I need some new play toys.

  20. Hi Marjie…Think I have finally managed to link your new site up correctly on my blog list. Love this colourful tag and the use of the wordplay die. Its one of my favourites too.

    Have a great weekend

    Annie x

  21. This is gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and loving the metal tag!!

  22. Such a vibrant tag Marjie. Love the layering of the letters. Hugs, Jenny x