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Birthday tag featuring Robert Jackson Vintage Hats 2 digital stamp

Birthday tag with Robert Jackson Vintage Hats 2 digital stamp, design by Paperesse.

The focal image on this tag going to my great-aunt for her birthday, is Robert Jackson's Vintage Hats 2 digital stamp If you're a hat lover (and I am!) be sure and check out his 'Just Hats' section. He's designed an amazing selection of hat digital stamps.

For the sentiment I've used Kim's Digi Stamps Round Greetings Mixed digital stamp from Cuddly Buddly. The tag paper is from BasicGrey's Stella Ruby #768 tag sheet (retired, but still available on the net).

I wanted to add some frilly embellishments to the tag, but keep it relatively light so I could afford to mail it. Several different dies gave me the look I wanted, without too much weight. My cards have lightened up over the years, but my tags still seem to like frills, like this vintage tag from last year.

*Crafty Tip* Re-think your holiday dies, could be they'd work for more than just the Holidays! The flowers on this card are from Sizzix Winter Elements die strip, but they don't look 'Christmasy' at all.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, BasicGrey's Stella Ruby #768 tag sheet
Digital stamp – Robert Jackson Vintage Hats 2
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Die/punch – Fiskars border punch, Sizzix Winter Elements die strip and Scribbles die #3, Toga Feuille sur Tige (leaves), Die-namics circle stax, Artemio butterfly (retired)
Embellishments – pearls, twine

I'm linking up with: Come and Get It Challenge – Bright Colors, Stamping Sensations April – One For the Girls, Corrosive Challenge #4 April – Girls, Ladies, Women, Quick Quotes #62 – Tag it!, and Robyn's Fetish #311 – Add a Sentiment.


  1. Delightful Shani! I really like that you used red & green for a birthday - too often it is compartmentalized for Christmas and it is beautiful for this occasion too! This is such a celebratory, happy tag - I like the red streamers[?]that you have managed to elevate! And that image is wonderful with her hat! I need to go check out Robt. Jackson's images! Beautifully colored and well executed toots!

  2. A beautiful birthday tag Shani. I love the image. That combination of hat & earrings is just too fabulous! Clare x

  3. A fabulous feminine creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!

  4. A lovely feminine creation and such an unusual image, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x

  5. Gorgeous colouring! So cool that you used Christmas dies!

  6. A very pretty card tagt. Great color combination of paper Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  7. Quel magnifique tag Shani !! Ta grand tante sera très contente !! L'image est très belle et les embellissements magnifiques. Tout est beau !!

  8. It's always fun to discover a new use and stretch our crafting products. Your tag is gorgeous and striking with the rich and vibrant colors.

  9. Shani, I had never seen these images before, I'm going to purchase a few of them, absolutely gorgeous! And your tag, AMAZING! You are right, the dies do not look christmas-y at all. As always, your coloring is perfection.

  10. Loving the Kim's digis stamps site too..I think you are the go-to person when I'm looking for new digi companies!

  11. Great project - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  12. I absolutely love this! So many layers and details - now that's a tag! Thanks so much for playing along with our monthly challenge over at Quick Quotes!

  13. Beautiful creation!! Love the women tag:) Thanks for joining us Quick Quotes!

  14. Beautiful project, I love every detail !!!
    Thank you very much for playing with us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog !!!
    Hope to see you again in the next challenge.
    Lidia DT

  15. A fab tag!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "bright colours” challenge over at Come and Get it.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very hectic the past couple of weeks…


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