I can’t bear to waste anything so I often end up with little off cuts of things getting gathered in a box.. not big enough for anything really not even a luggage size tag.
So when Helen sent us all a few little sheets each of the “mini paper packs” by Vintage Decor, I added them to this box. They are a good size for those who make ATCs, excellent for crafting patchwork and mosaic, and useful for small gift tags (when I say small, I mean the size everyone used to use before we all got into making altered luggage tags). I don’t make ATCs any more but I still have a love of large tags. So by combining the paper scraps and using more than one pattern, I was able to put together some very pretty and effective tags.
Cut a large luggage tag shape from card stock and simply layer your offcuts on to it. By cutting round distinct shapes or pattern, you can overlap the papers so its hardly noticeable and, as ever, I have distressed every possible edge I can see.
I used paper from three different pieces, the bottom half is a simple rectangle that didnt quite reach the top of the tag. The top half had a lovely large pattern on it that I partially cut around so it overlapped the first piece. Lastly I cut some flowers and leaves from a scrap that was a very irregular shape and wouldn’t have fitted on the tag. The flowers also have distressed edges so they are slightly lifting off the paper which makes it a bit more 3D.
I glued on a couple of embellishments and inked around the edges just to add to the aged look. It’s now fit to be used as a tag to accompany any gift…
Supplies used from Calico Crafts
Vintage Decor Mini Paper Packs HERE
Bird Charm (the one on the top half of the tag) HERE
The other paper scraps used are also from the Vintage Decor papers ranges available from Calico Crafts