Tuesday, November 26, 2013

IPA Bottle Tags

Happy Tuesday!

I do hope you all are having a fantastic day!

A little about my project:  my sweet husband brews his own beer and he just started entering his beer into competitions.  His second beer went into competition on Saturday.  It was an American IPA.  For the competition he had to submit 5 bottles of his beer and had to add a tag to the neck with information such as his name, phone number, etc.  He told me he wanted a cool tag for the bottles and asked if I had any ideas.   I was not sure what to do because I do not drink any alcohol and the only things I know about alcohol is what he has told me about his homemade brews (such as his hops used, yeasts used, etc)...and that it smells funny.  LOL.  I asked him to show me the color of the beer and asked about the history of American IPA.  This tag idea just popped into my head and he loved it!

The tag base was made using the cardboard from the base of a paper pad.  It was die cut from Sizzix' Tags, Scallops Combo #2.  Tim Holtz' Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade stains were used on white card stock (those colors were chosen to match the color of the beer).  I used brown pigment ink to heat emboss Stampabilities Woodgrain Background stamp on the stained card stock.  It was cut to size and applied onto white card stock that had Spiced Marmalade applied.  The edges were distressed and Walnut Stain was applied on the distressed edges.  I then heat embossed I, P and A in navy blue as shown.  Two red stars were also heat embossed.  The back had my husband's information applied.  Twine rope was assembled.

Thanks for stopping by to see my first beer project. Perhaps one of these days he will be able to make a tea flavored beer that I may actually try to sip.  ;)

Have a wonderful day!
Kathy Jo

This tag is entered into the following challenge:
Craftin Desert Divas: Tag You're It!


  1. The tags are gorgeous!! You did a fabulous job with them!! They look so cool on the bottles!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Tea flavored beer ! LOL !! I'll bet he has the coolest tags in the competition. Hope it scores him some extra points !

  3. Oh gosh, these are awesome!!! Love the texture!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craftin Desert Divas

  4. Without sounding like a LUSH…I'll just tell you that at my house brew is right up there! Love these darling IPA tags, Kathy Jo! I know your hubby loves giving these goodies away decked out with these tags. Glad I noticed these on the Craftin Desert Divas party! Have a great holiday!! Donna K

  5. These are so AWESOME! And I totally volunteer as taster ;) I really love the textured effect, and I can guarantee he had the most amazing tags of any entry!

  6. Your tags are fabulous!!! I really LOVE how they turned out!! I don't think I could have come up with something for a beer tag! LOL!! I hope your husband wins his competition. :)

    Thanks for playing along at the Craftin Desert Diva's Tag Linky Party.


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