It’s a new year, and a new challenge at SOG!

Happy 2014, everybody! We are wrapping up our holiday break at Some Odd Girl, by kicking off a new challenge for January! Our theme this month is “Tag, You’re It!,” and we want to see how you use tags in your crafting!

Today’s project is a tag with a secret! I altered the tag by embossing the background with the hearts in the “I Do” clear set, making a background with different colored inks, and dressing up the owl from the “Owl-Days” set.

While this may look like an ordinary tag for a birthday…

The back of the tag hides a secret compartment that’s perfect for a gift card! I trimmed a mini paper bag to make a pouch for the back of the tag. To make it easier to snag the card, I punched a half circle in the middle of the open end of the pouch before sticking it down.

Because I wanted to show you how it all came together, I don’t have a picture of the card secured in the envelope with a strip of washi tape. (That way the card doesn’t fall out.)
Now, it’s your turn! We want to see how creative you can be with tags in your projects! For all the details on this month’s challenge, and to link up your entry, visit the Some Odd Girl blog!
On a side note, I’ll be heading to CHA in Anaheim, CA in a few days. I can’t wait to see my friends again and meet new ones! I’ll also be spending some time in the Some Odd Girl booth, and I’m so excited!
Hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday season, and I wish you all the best in 2014!

SOG New Release: I Do

Hi, everybody! So glad you could stop by for today’s featured stamp set from the newest release at Some Odd Girl! Today’s featured set, “I Do,” has five sentiments and two images, all perfect for expressing your love! 
My card features a custom background made with the mini hearts included in the set, and I used the Love x3 sentiment to make some customized patterned paper. And, I couldn’t resist including a cute raccoon and a sentiment from the “Love Bandit” set:
We’re also celebrating the release of two new digi stamps today, and I made a card with “Pajama Tobie” to share with you! The sentiment is from the “Grow” clear stamp set.
My layout is based on the current sketch at Mojo Monday (#322):
Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you tomorrow for the final day of our clear stamp release celebration! Get your dancing shoes ready as we feature “First Dance Mae”!
Also, don’t forget that we kicked off a new challenge at Some Odd Girl… we want to see all the creative ways you “create your own background”! Pop over to the SOG blog for all the deets and to link up your entry! We can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with for this challenge!