Card Recognition

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

1000th post


Cheers my friend, we've got something to celebrate...  this post marks my 1000th blog post, wow.  I wanted to do something a little special to celebrate this milestone (since I missed my blog's third birthday earlier this month).  So I've got a fun tutorial on one of my favorite go-to projects, wine labels. And... because I wanted to share in the love, I've got a little challenge and some goodies to give away to celebrate, so scroll down for all the details.


Burlap is seriously one of my favorite ribbons, so here are a few simple steps on how to recreate this look at home (and be that person people awe at when you head to your next dinner party).  Start with a 4 inch piece of May Arts burlap.  Measure the diameter of your wine bottle and cut a piece to be slightly longer then you need.  I used some scor-tape to adhere the ribbon directly on to the bottle, just tape one end and then wrap the ribbon around and tape the top layer.  I then added a 2 1/2 inch piece of  May Arts sheer organza to the top.  So once you've got the bottle decorated next step is to create a tag to match.


There are some great wine tag dies out there, but if you don't have one here's how you can create your own.  I started with a piece of kraft card stock and cut it 3 inches by 7 inches.  I used a PTI Edgers die on the bottom to give it a decorative edge, used a circle punch to cut out the center and a corner rounder punch on the top corners.  I love the rustic feel of burlap so I wanted to keep that feel with the tag, so for this one I used a piece of cardboard packaging, added some distress with picket fence distress stain and then added a May Arts frayed sheer chiffon flower with a wood veneer heart in the center.  The background is a Hero Arts background stamp.


This tag uses WPlus9 defining words for the background, then I added more cardboard, a piece of May Arts faux burlap and finally some May Arts sheer flower.  I wrapped the center with a combination of woven burlap ribbon and burlap string and added a banner for the sentiment.


And my final tag utilitzes a fun fabric flower (compliments of Jen).  I cut a piece of Tim Holtz Coredinations card stock a bit longer then the first tag, embossed with a woodgrain embossing folder, then sanded it down for more texture.  I used a piece of May Arts 2 1/2 inch burlap for the background and added the flower to a tag, with some May Arts jumbo leaves, and woven burlap ribbon and burlap string.

So there you go, three fun wine tags with matching burlap wine bottle covers...  Cheers!  Now, I'd really love to see you guys pull out some of your May Arts stash....  so come join me in celebrating, please post a link to any newly created project with May Arts ribbon and I'll draw one random winner to win a free spool of May Arts ribbon plus their choice of a $20 gift certificate to either Papertrey Ink, Hero Arts or WPlus9.

And since I'm such a challenge junkie... I'm going to add this to the Moxie Fab World tag and gift wrap challenge, the Simon Says Stamp Challenge "anything goes" and the City Crafter burlap challenge.

24 comments:

jen said...

You go girl!!! 1000!!!! 😉Love the tags!

~amy~ said...

happy happy 1k!!!

Katy said...

Very cool wine tags! Burlap is so awesome! Congrats on 1000! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Erin 1000 posts, you rock girl! Congrats and thanks for the fabby tutorial!

Lynn said...

Happy 1000th post! Love, love, love this tutorial! I'll be playing along with your challenge soon!

maria f. said...

Let's see, 1000 posts and 887 of 'em were wine tags?!?!?! Congrats Erin!

Ros Crawford said...

Congrats on your 1000th posting! Love your dressed up wine bottle ... absolutely fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Bethney said...

Happy 1000th post, Erin!!!

kiwihana said...

The wine tags are great! Oh so creative!

Kara Lynne said...

So elegant and detailed. Happy 1000!

Fena S said...

LOve the tags...very creative!!

Jane Franklin said...

Happy 1K, and many more! Love your projects - very cool. (And I have many bottles to practice on!)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous creation! Thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Julie A. Shearer said...

Your wine labels and tags are fantastic !! Thank you for sharing !

Karen L K said...

Congrats and thanks for sharing the wine labels, very cute.

Charlene said...

So cute and cleaver!!Congrats on your 1000 post WOW!! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

Jingle said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts! These looks so fabulous! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Congrats Erin~! What a milestone! I love your work. TFS

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Love these!! Fabulous bottle tags. With some recycled cardboard, yay, happy! Isn't that just a perfect match with the burlap? I love those textures. Happy anniversary! Thank you for joining us at CCCB! Hugs and happy day, Wendy

Cath said...

Hey Erin! Thanks for linking this up to the Gift Tag Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

...and congratulations on your milestone post! That is QUITE an accomplishment! :)

Cath said...

Hey Erin! Thanks also for linking this up to the Gift Packaging Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun there as well! :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Congratulations! 1000 is huge!

Ravengirl said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful milestone!

Samantha T. said...

Congrats on a great milestone! Thanks for the beautiful project inspiration, too. http://www.taylorstamped.blogspot.com/2013/04/farm-life.html