Sunday, 2 October 2011

Vintage Tag Book

I was looking for some pretty paper yesterday in my craft room
and turned to a plastic tub containing K & Co papers.
Inside, along with the pretty papers was this tag book
 I made a few years ago.

I made it from a DVD by Wendie Rhodes called
'Cards, Boxes, Bags & Tags The EAZI Way'
She describes it as being similar to a
four fold concertina card.

Anyway, I made the basic book and naked tags which I cut by
hand as at that time I never had a Big Shot or any tag dies.
Once made, I just filed the book away in the tub.

So, being the easily distracted and fickle type of crafter that I am,
I totally forgot why I was looking for the papers yesterday and decided
to decorate the naked tags instead!

This gave me an opportunity to pull out loads of images
and scraps I've accumulated over the years
and to do some simple collage.

I think I always ponder too long over what should go where
whenever I attempt collage, but keeping it simple,
I quite like the results of the tags.

Here's what the back of the book looks like.

It's a nice feeling to complete something I started years ago!
Shame I can't do that with several pieces of cross stitches
I have stashed away somewhere!

Now, I really should go outside to the glorious sunshine
while it's still here!

Hope your day is sunny too x


Bibi said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I really love how your tag book turned out, and seein it made me want to make one, too. TFS! :-)

mercedes scott said...

love LOVE this project! I smiled when I read that you forgot why you were looking for paper in the first place... I too start going thru "stuff" looking for a particular item and get side-tracked... Your tag book looks like it would be fun to make (might need to try it myself) :)

Nina Lise Moen said...

Lol, I stopped worrying about being scatter brained years ago and just enjoy what comes out of all the creative distractions.
I love the soft muted colours of your project!
Sure you can finish old cross stitch projects; if you don't want to do the stitching, you can use bits and pieces in your artwork; scissors and glue are great tools you know.-)

JoAnne said...

Lovely tag book Sherry! And better late than never....

Barbara said...

Oh my, that's just beautiful! Glad you found it and shared!

Hugs XX

Meggymay said...

Its gorgeous Sherry, love all your vintage tags as well. Yvonne x

PeggyR said...

That is gorgeous!

Lesley said...

Hi there Sherry, what a great post. I think we all get easily distracted with projects, I know i do a lot lately. I want to make everything right now.....
Thanks for sharing and sometimes simple is the best way, I think sometimes too much collaging looks like a dog's breakfast. Your book is stunningly beautful.

Terry said...

I just love your vintage tag book! All the collages elements look beautiful! It is nice to finish something! Sadly, we all jump from project to project way to often. I have so many unfinished painting pieces and it is because of my complete addiction to ink and rubber! Have a great week!

Ira said...

Such a sweet little book with beautiful tags inside, fabulous images!! Have a great new week, hugs, Ira

Createology said...

Your tag book is beautiful. The joy of finding something and then finishing it is just the best. I have done this very same thing and can relate to being so very "focused"! Wonderful week and enjoy your sunshine. We are hoping for rain and enjoying some clouds.

Mrs A. said...

This is adorable. Fancy forgetting you had it! Love the images on the tags. Hugs Mrs A.

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Awesome tags, Sherri!

Sandra Foster said...

I love what you have done here. The tags are lovely too.

Gez said...

Gorgeous! Enjoy!

Oooo don't mention ufo's.. I have lots unfinished, it's sad really isn't it! I keep thinking I'll take a pic and blog them to shame me into getting some finished!!!!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Love how you got distracted Sherry (Sounds sooo much like me LOL)
What a wonderful tag book! Love those vintage style tags :)
Jan x