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Happy Spring Tag ~ Celebrate Life!

Yes, today is Vernal/Spring Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere.... It is also first official day of Spring for most as well ~ even though the weather might not reflect it.

What better time than now to Celebrate Life!

And since Altered Pages has teamed up with The Robin's Nest this month they make the perfect pair for this pair....  

A card in a tag!

So I figured this would be the best of both worlds ~ a card and a tag meshed together in one.  The tag base is from Altered Pages which I colored using Gelatos; I then cut and mounted a piece of Kiwi Sorbet cardstock.  I created a little pocket using the stripe side of the Bunny Cardstock.  The paper lace and card were both constructed from The Robin's Nest Purple Ants Glitter Cardstock.

I embellished the tag pocket with a bit of brown ink along the edges; rub-ons from the Viva sheet of rub-ons; a bit of pen work (using a Micron .05 pen) and a few pearly Dew Drops.   I finished the tag off with a bit of vintage seam binding.

To make the card I used the beautiful little Spring girl from the Easter Children collage sheet which was inked then matted and mounted on the mini purple card.  To help coordinate with the tag I added a bit of pen work and a few dots of Stickles Glitter Glue to the flowers.

The Robin's Nest Supply List: 

Altered Pages Supply List:

Other Supplies:
Paper Punch (to create the paper lace)
Vintage Seam Binding

Happy Spring Everyone!!!
Ink Stained Roni

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