September 21, 2012

October Afternoon Embellished Labels...

Hey there, today I have a post up at the October Afternoon blog showing you how to use Label Stickers, stamps and other OA embellishments to create fun accents for cards, scrapbook pages and packaging.  I used Label Stickers from the Midway collection and all of the other stamps and embellishments are from the Woodland Park collection.  
 I started out by cutting my Label Stickers sheet into three separate pieces to create 3 smaller sheets to work with.  I selected small bits and pieces from my collection of buttons, brands and small paper embellishments.  I also selected stamps that would fit perfectly in the label shapes.
I ended up with three colorful sheets of stamped and layered labels that use die cuts, tied buttons and brads.  These can be used to create accents for cards, small journaling blocks for scrapbook pages and Project Life inserts or instant name tags to attach to wrapped gift boxes or bags.
Just peel off the label and stick it to whatever you want.  For the labels that have brads, just remove the brad from the sheet, peel off the label and reattach the brad to the finished project. 
You can create all flat labels by using stamps only.  If you want a dimensional look, add details like brads, stitching, tied buttons and pop dots to attach embellishments.
This is a great way to use all the little tidbits and small items from your stash of October Afternoon goodies.
Here's a card and coordinating envelope that I created with one of my embellished labels.  I created my card base using Woodland Park papers, a chipboard accent and Washi tape.  The postage stamp piece is stamped with images from the Woodland Park stamps. I added some small staples to my embellished label and then added it as a finishing touch along with some baker's twine.  I love to create coordinating envelopes so I used Washi tape and more stamps on the front of the envelope.  Washi tape is great for envelopes because it stays adhered and is very flat for mailing. 
 I love all the dimensional details on my card and the embellished labels make it so easy to assemble a set of cards.
 I think the labels are so darn cute that they'd make a great gift for a crafty friend.  I gathered up my three label sheets along with some blank cards & envelopes, some small sacks for gift giving, some doilies and a little bundle of baker's twine.  The recipient will be well on their way to creating some fun cards and small gift sacks.
 I tucked all the goodies inside a clear card box and tied on some aqua seam binding.
 I created a large layered piece to top the box using a Miscellany piece layered with a doily and chipboard bunnies from the Printed Chip Shapes.  I machine stitched over a small stamped tag and added a little tidbit flag beneath the bunnies.
Hope you enjoy my projects today.  You can find the Woodland Park line over at 2Peas here.  If you'd like to try out making some labels of your own, the Woodland Park labels are here.  The new Witch Hazel labels are here. The new line of Witch Hazel is here.  Have fun!


Mary said...

Michelle, your creativity blows me away! I just love all the little bits you put together! I have some OA label sheets and I love them, but stare at them alot instead of use them! Now I am going to try some of your suggestions to USE them up!! Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

What a great idea! When I saw the finished product of the label sheets it looked like you bought them that way. So professional looking. Definately see these sticker sheets in a new way. I also like the idea of washi tape on envelopes, I am always looking for ways to use my tape, I have collected quite a few:)
I am looking forward to seeing a new card kit in your store, meal planning AND saw on your twitter feed about doing a December Daily. I am going to do one too this year, so I am going to be looking for some great "Mish" inspiration. Thank you for your wonderful blog posts and the time it takes to get these up to all your groupies, have a great Friday--Diana F.

Mette said...

Love these and such a great idea for using up odds and ends too.
Thank you for showing me how to be more creative :).

Hugs, Mette

Patricia Roebuck said...

Oh I love this idea! Thanks for sharing. It has inspired me!

blurooferika said...

Just lovely, Michelle! I do something like this "on demand," i.e. to spiff up an otherwise-lacking card. It totally makes sense to do a bunch at once, especially if they are going to be used for gift tags, project life, etc. Great idea!

Lydia said...

Love this, what a great gift, idea, love the idea of premade layers

Lynn M said...

So cute. I need to order the Witch Hazel washi tape!

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