Sunday, December 11, 2011

Stay Away Hoarders People. Wherein I Use My Paper Scraps.

I wonder if the Hoarders producers have ever thought of doing a crafter’s edition? Specifically paper crafters. I always have scraps left over from making cards and there’s no way I’m just going to throw them away. Not after I fell in love with all of that paper in the first place. But I confess, the scraps add up. Tags are the perfect way to use them.
Christmas Tag Supplies (2)
I cut tags out using my Cricut Expression ( Plantin Schoolbook cart) and gathered up some scraps from my Christmas cards to cover the tags with and punched shapes from other scraps to use. I usually have a stash of tags from the office supply store but I actually ran out and had to remember which cartridge had a tag shape!
Christmas Tag Step 1
Trimmed my scraps and laid out two pieces for each tag.
Christmas Tags Step 2
I tore some of the pieces and left the others as they were cut because I was also going to use up some scrapbook borders I used in my cards.
Recollections Borders
Then I just played with different combinations and added some of my punched shapes, glitter glue, self adhesive rhinestones etc.
Christmas Tags Closeup

The one on the right actually used a scrap of glittered ribbon that was left over.

Christmas Tags 2

Christmas Tags 3

This is also a great way to use up those onesie twosie embellishments.

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The Messy Roost said...

I love them. They are so festive. What an inspiration. I have a ton of paper scraps.


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

These are great, Carol...I am a secret ephemera hoarder... (or maybe everyone already knows lol)

Maggie Massey said...

So fantastic, Carol! And don't you dare send those Hoarder people to my house...there's nothing to see here...I swear...

Unknown said...

These are beautiful!
I have to make some tags as well, yours are so inspirational!

lindalou said...

These are just lovely. I haven't started my Christmas tags yet, although they are in my mind.

Please come over to my blog because I did my versions of your holiday candles. It was great fun to make these. Thanks for the inspiration.


Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Brilliant, Carol! The tags are spectacular! I'm a paper scrap hoarder, too. :( But they certainly do come in handy!!

Marilyn said...

HOW FANCY.. SO crafty and creative..I really HEART these.. Sooo cute .. I really want to give them a shot.. VERY creative.. : )) Wishing you a great start to your week.. ~Marilyn

the cape on the corner said...

laugh out loud!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

They are lovely Carol. And scraps are important! (at least that's what i tell myself when the pile just grows and grows) lol

Whitney Cypert said...

These are SO cute! You did a great job. I would have never thought of making my own tags. Such a great idea!

Michelle said...

Very Cute and what a great and thrifty way to use up all those scraps! I too tend to hoard even the littlest bit of scrap thinking in my head I will use that one day, now I have somewhere I can use mine! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jocelyn said...

LOL to a crafters hoarders...none of that over here I promise;-) Your scrap tags turned out adorable!!!

Jenn Erickson said...

Fellow craft hoarder here...thank you so much for inspiring me to delve in to my stash and make something wonderful. I love your tags, Carol!

Thank you so much for being a part of the holiday spirit at Rook No. 17 last Tuesday. Can't wait to see what you have to share today!

Warmest wishes,