March 24, 2011

vintage style tag

Hey everyone. We're in the midst of Spring Break....which by the sounds of our forecast we might call it Winter Break by the time it's over.......but we're having fun and I've taken a little bloggo break to enjoy the reds.

The other day I headed to my crafty room to work on my Project Life album. Jordy had taken over and piles of stuff everywhere. She was cutting felt flowers with dies to create adorable little head bands for her and Josey + all her little friends. So while she was die cutting I decided to join in on the fun.

I ended up creating this double layered tag + a ledger pocket envelope. So pretty and purply, a perfect little ensemble for tucking in a card or fabric or handmade gift.
For the ledger paper pocket I used two sheets of old ledger paper from my stash, sewing up the edges. I've got some samplings of ledger paper here.
And here's my colorful tags. I used papers from Sassafras, a large manila parcel tag, a medium purple parcel tag, and a die cut label from Label Basics. Words on label are from Button Boutique. Label was cut with an Angled Labels Die. A small clothespin attaches the tags to the ribbon.
For my die cut flower, I used lots of layers of Papertrey flowers. Bottom layer is PTI felt, then vintage lace, then sheet music, then sewing pattern scraps, then a crocheted flower then a vintage button. Scrunch up all the layers for a worn look. Love.
Here's a closeup of my vintage looking label that I stitched onto my tag. Oh golly how I love these labels. Such a basic concept but oh-so-versatile.

A tip I learned from Erin Lincoln: Stamp the labels first, THEN die cut. Simply layer the die cut over the stamped image, centering the best you can, then run through your die cutting machine. Backwards from the way we usually die cut but it works great for these dies. Thanks Erin!
Okay now, back to some more Spring Break fun! Eric got the full series of Grizzly Adams for his birthday so there's a Grizzly Adams marathon going on here. Remember Ben? NaKoma? Mad Jack? Oh ya, good stuff.

Stay tuned to my blog for more goodies to come.......updated Project Life pages, more super duper cute button cards and a fabulous prize drawing for some Moda Bliss fabric. Hope you'll join me. :)

18 comments:

Sarah Martina said...

Cute, Mish! :)

Regina C. said...

I have to ask, what color PTI felt did you use??

Felicitas said...

gorgeous tag. love the colors and the layering!

greetings from germany
Felicitas

Vio said...

sweet, sweet! :o) I ~love~ your tag!!

Linda said...

Love love love your tag. Enjoy youre spring break with the girls.

Chelsea said...

Love the spring colors!

Sue said...

What's the source for the crocheted flower? don't tell me you (your mom?) made it? gotta have it!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Awesome, I like n love it.

Donna K said...

love, love, love your tag. now, you know we're going to ask how to make it, floss type, hook#. that's just your loyal fans wanting to be like you.

Lynn said...

that flower is beautiful!

Sarah O. in TN said...

Great tag! I'm usually not a purple gal, but I love this one. AND LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE VINTAGE BUTTON! There's a shop in CO that I go to that has THE BEST vintage buttons for sale...I DIE OF HAPPINESS everytime I'm there to visit! Fabulous tag.

Anonymous said...

so cute, love the purple on these

Anne said...

Oh! You make the cutest embellishments, tags and layered flowers! LOVE your inspirations! Thank you!

Linda Beeson said...

I so love that wonderful, little tag! I would want to look at it forever, so many neat details.

Heather Jensen said...

Such a sweet tag. I love the crochet flower.

Enjoy Spring Break with the girls. It is getting cold here again too. Depressig! :)
Hugs~

Joy said...

Love this, so adorable and those colours and elements work so well together, have a great rest of the weekend, hugs!

Anonymous said...

cute! would love to see Jordan's headbands when she finishes them.

Cele Schaffer said...

Love your tags!! The crochet flower is to die for! We miss you when your gone but have fun spring break. But-HURRY BACK!! When your away I always go through your and Michelle's 12 days of Christmas and get excited about creating all over again. Maybe we need a 12 days of summer too!

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