With all the card making I do I inevitably end up with small scraps of patterned paper and card. For the most part I keep these pieces as I hate to waste anything. So when I find my scrap collection getting out of control I often turn them into a tag or two, or three.
For today’s tag project I began with a 2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Misty Moonlight Card. Using the Fancy Tag Topper Punch I shaped one end and set it aside. Then I punched the top of a 1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Card. Finally using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the white piece onto the Misty Moonlight piece lining up the holes.
For the next layer I cut a 1″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Misty Moonlight Card and a 3/4″ x 3-3/4″ scrap from the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper (DSP). I punched the top of these two pieces and then glued the DSP to the card, before attaching the layers to my tag base.
With all four layers assembled I threaded some 3/8″ Denim Ribbon through the slot and fixed it into place with Mini Glue Dots.
At this point my tag could be for any occasion but I decided to make it for a birthday. The scrap of paper had actually been left over from a birthday card I’d made earlier so it seemed appropriate.
Using Misty Moonlight ink I stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Many Mates Stamp Set onto Whisper White Card. Then using the Label Me Fancy Punch I punched it out.
All I had left to do was attach the sentiment to the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals and my quick project was complete.
I do enjoy seeing my scraps being put to good use. Especially if I can make a project that coordinates with something else. You can see the birthday card I made using this paper in my blog post Z-fold cards really aren’t that difficult.