Monday, April 28, 2014

Smeared Ink DT April Blog Hop

Yes, it is the last Monday of the month of April and we are at it again with the monthly 
Smeared Ink Design Team Blog Hop.  

Shoni / Crafty Inknik - YOU ARE HERE
Theme this month is DO YOUR OWN THING.

I have made a Tag book to show off Smeared Ink's rubber stamps.  Check out the Smeared Ink Rubber Club for more information on how to get your crafty hands on these wonderful sets.  There are 8 pages and each have pockets to hold tags.  In the folding of this, there are also 2 extra pockets that are in between pages.  A total of 10 tags have been completed for this project.

There are a lot of pictures for this project so I will not keep you reading long.  That will be saved for after the picts.  You all know how much I like the deets!  Enjoy and happy hopping.

Hello again!  
I wanted to keep the front and back pretty plain since there is so much going on in the inside.  I was going to try to stick to one stamp set, but as the theme was, Do Your Own Thing. So, I tried to use as many stamps from as many sets as I possibly could.  
I love to layer and had so much fun mixing and matching sets.

I am going to give the gist of the deets and then the supplies and stamp sets listed below.
Thanks again for hopping and hope this was some inspiration for you for the week.  Now, go get crafty!

Taggin' and Deetin'

Book was scored and cut from one single sheet of 12" x 12" piece of Designer Paper from set Pick Your Poison (retired SU!).  Book measures 4" x 3 1/4".
Sticky Strips was used to help adhere pages and back binding.  Backing is also from the same DP set.
I used the Scallop Trim Edge Punch and adhered the ribbon before adding the backing onto the book.
Black dots were made using a black Sharpie.
Ribbon is:  1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Linen Thread, Black Hemp Twine, and Silver Baker's Twine.
Extra strips of DP, from same set, was also used to highlight pockets.

Tags are all DP, from Pick Your Poison set.  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake are card stocks used.

Punches used are:  Scallop Trim Edge, Scallop Tag Topper, Curly Label, Corner Rounder, 1 1/16" Circle, and Horizontal Slot.

Ribbon is:  Silver Baker's Twine, Gold Baker's Twine, 1 /8" Basic Black and Early EspressoTaffeta, Crochet Trim, Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, 1/4" Early Espresso Grosgrain (retired), Basic Gray 1/4" Stitched, Linen Thread, and Burlap.

Accessories are:  Large Pearl Jewels, Silver and Gold Smooch Spritz, Sponges, Versa Mark ink, Black StazOn, SU! inks, heat gun, stapler, and Crystal Effects.

Embossing Powders:  Smoky Gray, Pewter, Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango, and Clear.

As Death (Oct 2012)                                               
Femdom (Jan 2013)
Quoth The Raven (Feb 2013)
Prints (Mar 2013)
Urban Decay (April 2013)
Holy City (May 2013)
Morte (Jun 2013)
Holy City 2 (July 2013)
Voodoo (Aug 2013)
Creepy Lil' Grumpies (Aug set #2, 2013)
Haunted Places #1 (Sept 2013)
Haunted Places #2 (Sept 2013)
Inky Dreams (Oct 2013)
Chicks Dig Guns (Nov 2013)
Carnies (Dec 2013)
Dedicated to Art (Dec 2013)
Danse Macabre (Jan 2014)
Killer Bo Peep Build-A-Garden (March 2014)
Build A Zombie Alphabet (March 2014)
All materials used are current Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.


  1. Fabulous tag book you made and great that you managed to show so many stamps in one book! Great layering! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  2. This is a fab tag book and the use of all the awesome stamps. you rock!
    beautiful project and wow what a lot of work.
    susan s

  3. wowza what a tag book! :) so many stamps to look at, great job on this! xx

  4. Whoa! What a killer project! I love me some handmade books, and this tag book is no exception! What a brilliant way to spotlight so many wonderful SI stamps. Love it!

  5. I have found me next inspiration piece. I love it because I can keep all of it, sell some , or whatever. I'm on it. Really like how the ribbons pop out the top