"Everything we buy has packaging, some of it excessive, some of it beautifully designed. Tags, labels, stickers... all sorts of bits and bobs that we can recycle onto cards.I dare you to make a card using a tag, label, sticker or anything else you can find, that's from packaging and would normally end up in the bin. Of course you can ink it, change it, distress it and add anything else you like! If you're feeling brave, I DOUBLE DARE you to make it a card for a man!"
I've been saving this tag from my new Crumpler camera bag -- it was just too cool to throw away. So when I saw the dare, I was reminded that sometimes it's a good thing to be a "bits and bobs" packrat. If you look closely, you'll see that the robot is made of Crumpler bags. I wouldn't call this a "manly" card, but since it's designed for a boy, maybe that counts. This was actually a triple dare for me, because I challenged myself to not use rubber stamps, which I always use on my cards.
For this card I simply corrugated a piece of silver metallic paper, punched holes in another, added a border around my tag, and applied eyelets and soft wire to my laser-printed greeting.