August 7, 2012

Utilize Your Scraps To Make Tags


Good day. I thought I would share with you what I have been doing as of late... My scraps are accumulating so I have decided to use the scraps up when I make them to make another project. I just made a birthday card for my grandson Justin with the paper that you see, and had a 6x6 scrap sheet left from the card I cut. so I decided to make a couple of tags with the left overs.


Emma from My Creative Time has a few die sets and I actually utilized them as I had already shut off my machine. My Cuttlebug was sitting right behind me so I finally used the tag set I bought and the little flower set. Boy was it easy, in no time at all my pieces were cut and I was stamping to finish it up.


Now wasn't that easy? I didn't get really creative I just stuck with the basic tag as one was for a little boy and the other can be used for any birthday occasion. I just placed it in my stash. I really think that I am going to make a tag stash to go along with my card stash. Tags are something I always have to stop and make or they just don't get any. Yup, scraps will be great for this.
Along with my scrap paper I used the Card Chatter - Birthday stamp set and some Moonstruck ink from Close To My Heart.


This is what the tags looked like when they were completed. I love that the paper and ribbon were just scraps that I was able to put to use right away. Justin's tag is the one on the right. Just a simple tag that I can sign our names on that will go along with his gift. And the one on the left is the one that I am starting my stash with. I think I will start making my Christmas tags out of scraps that I have on hand now.... that sure will put me ahead of the game as you know we all use a ton of them for Christmas!

Here is a close up of the flowered tag....
I hope you enjoyed today's post and that I inspired you to look at your scraps in a new creative way.
Thank you for your sweet sweet words of encouragement. Your comments inspire me to continue sharing with you. Have a blessed day.

9 comments:

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Fabulous Sheila and a great way to use up those small pieces. Have a great day.

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

What a great idea! I have way too many scraps. off to try this. Thanks for the inspiration!

Audrey Frelx said...

Sheila, I have an accumulation of scraps and what a good idea for using them up -- tags for all occassions!!!

Yours look great!

Pam said...

What a great idea to use all the scraps. The tag looks lovely and the flower is just perfect on it. Great video. Thank you so much for sharing.

Angi said...

Love these gorgeous tags! Great idea to use scraps for these!

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Love the tip.I will have to take my scraps to make some Christmas tags.

Sandi Cl~ said...

I love tags, they make any occasion more festive somehow .. these are so awesome!

Boopster said...

Thanks - I am always looking for ways to use up my scraps!

Cricut Couple said...

Oh Sheila... you shouldn't have done this! Now I am going to have to order that stamp set. You aren't supposed to use stamps that I don't have yet. Hee! Hee! What a great design and we all need to use up those scraps! Love it!