As someone who crafts every day, I need to be able to find things quickly. One of the key things for me is keeping my scraps organised and easily accessible. I have a number of ways that I do that, but more importantly I make a conscious effort to use them. Today’s project is chock full of scraps, including some of the pearlised leaves I created a few days ago.
My Night of Navy tag base started out as a piece of card from my card scraps tin. I only needed to trim 1/4″ off the side to make it 2″ x 4″.
Next I pulled out the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. In there I found a strip 1-1/2″ wide, and trimmed that down to 4″ long.
Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached the DSP to the centre of the tag base. Then using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch punched the top of the tag.
From the pile of pearlised leaves created during a recent experiment with Shimmer Paint, I pulled out two on Pool Party Card. These were attached to the front of the tag with liquid glue.
In case you missed it, here’s the video showing how I created these pretty pearlised pieces.
Next I went looking for a sentiment, and I had ‘happy birthday’ in mind. After looking at a number of stamp sets I eventually settled on a large sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.
That all changed however when I opened up the stamp case. Inside was the ‘It’s Your Day’ sentiment already stamped onto Whisper White Card with Night Of Navy ink. What’s more it was even punched out using the Pretty Label Punch. That would most certainly do!
All I needed to do was put a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back and add it to the gift tag.
As the tag base was a dark colour I would need to add some lighter coloured card on the back to write on.
I’d already used one Pretty Label punched piece so I thought I might as well see if I had any more of this shape pre-punched. It was obviously meant to be, as I found two, and one of them was Pool Party Card! A few seconds later and it was fixed to the back of the tag with liquid glue.
All that was left was to cut a length of Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine, thread it through the slot at the top of the tag, and then tie it in a simple knot. One masculine tag finished.
Well I think that was a very successful scrappy project. The only thing that wasn’t from my scraps was the baker’s twine. It just goes to show how my craft studio organisation makes it ridiculously easy to find and use my scraps.
If you’ve not seen my scrap solutions before, here’s a quick video explaining them. I’ve been using this system for over 4 years years now so I can tell you they definitely work. I still use the same containers for my scraps and I’ve never had more than they can handle.
The In The Woods Framelits Dies used to cut out my pearlised leaves is now available from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalogue.
You might like to know that there is also a stamp set that coordinates with the Framelits called Winter Woods. These items can be bought separately, but if you want both here’s how to save 10%. Simply order them together using the ‘bundle’ item number. You’ll find a link to the bundle in the product list below in case you want to look at this in more detail.