I had a good crafting day because I got to play with some new Hero Arts stamps and dies AND the tag that I created actually looked almost exactly like the one in my mind's eye. Yay me! I started by cutting a large tag using a die from the Infinity tag set. Although it is barely visible, I added a small hole embellishment by cutting a scrap of gold paper with the die that comes with the tag set. I think this little touch really gives the appearance of a metal eyelet. The Hero Arts layering color stamp set makes coloring the chipmunk and acorn a snap especially if you use a Misti tool to align the parts. Also the matching chipmunk die saved me lots of time so I could easily make multiple tags.
This close-up photo shows what I really love about the stamped coloration which sort of looks like old fashion printed book illustrations. Also, you can see the detail of the Fancy die cut Hero Arts leaf which was cut from some hand dyed and gold speckled paper that I had in my scrap pile. (I think I chose the right leaf...acorns become oak trees right?) Finally, I had fun choosing just the right fancy yarn that would give the tag a woodsy, natural look. I hope this post inspires you to create your own autumnal tags and cards. Happy Fall Y'all!