It’s a well-known fact that I hate to throw small scraps of card, Designer Series Paper (DSP), ribbon etc. away. I’m one of those crafters who always thinks I’ll find a use for it. The trick to using it up is having a system to find it when you need it. So for my patterned paper I always keep the scraps in the package with the full sheets. That’s how I found this 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ square of Well-Suited DSP with a striking diagonal pattern. It didn’t take long to turn it into a masculine birthday gift tag.
The tag began with the scrap of paper and from it I took the colours to create the tag. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored a 3″ x 6″ piece of Basic Black Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
After opening up the tag I punched an oval hole just to the left of the crease using the Detailed Trio Punch. Then I threaded some Whisper White baker’s twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack through the hole and tied it in a simple knot.
Next I cut two pieces of Whisper White Card, each one 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I first fixed one piece inside the tag base. Then I mounted my 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ scrap of Well-Suited DSP onto the other white piece, before using Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach it to the front of the tag.
In no time at all I was ready for the sentiment and for that I turned to the Handsomely Suited Stamp Set. I chose “A happy birthday to you” and stamped it onto Whisper White Card using Tuxedo Black ink.
Rather than punching or die-cutting the sentiment, I decided to keep things simple and cut around the words using Paper Snips. Then with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back I attached it to the front of the tag and I was done.
There’s something really satisfying in making something from a scrap that might otherwise have been overlooked. What do you think?
In case you missed it, I created a full-size card using an even smaller small scrap of patterned paper. You’ll find that in my blog post Scripty 3D Embossing Folder’s last chapter.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Handsomely Suited Stamp Set in a bundle with the Suit & Tie Dies (not used today). This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you’re interested in exploring this option.