Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
Decorate a recycled clothing tag with Washi tape, and rub-ons
Using up your stash is a great excuse for going out and getting more stuff so this recycled clothing price tag project is a great way to do just that. I’ve been able to use things that I like but that I just haven’t found a use for before.
For this tag I used a big rub on letter from a pack of rub on letters – I just took the letter and I removed the extra words that went with it – well that wasn’t in the plan but since it didn’t stick to the tag properly and it sort of scrunched itself up into an untidy mess – I just got to it with an eXacto knife and carved it off.
I covered the back of the tag with striped washi tape – I did this on an angle so a small piece would fold over the top of the tag. I added some rub on elements behind the rub on letter too and that’s it.
This tag would make a great addition to a birthday or Christmas gift if you use the first letter of the person’s name.
Labels: cardboard tag, clothing tag, green, hanging tag, initial letter, letter, price tag, recycle, repurpose, rub-ons, rubons, swing tag, travel rub ons., washi, washi tape
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Give a recycled tag a ‘taped on’ art effect with washi tape and printable art
This year I fell in love with the free Easter printables from Fun.kyti.me. Here I’ve used one of the printable rabbits for one of my recycled tag projects.
The tag has been covered with pink patterned washi tape I just lined up lots of pieces side by side so they look like a single vintage background sort of wallpaper. Then I cut out the rabbit from the printables leaving a small margin of white around him – that makes it simpler to cut out as you don’t have to get into every nook and cranny with your scissors.
I glued the cut out to the tag then cut very thin pieces of red washi tape and taped them over the rabbit to give the impression that he is taped to the tag.
Labels: cardboard tag, clothing tag, cut out, easter printable, green, hanging tag, pink pattern, price tag, rabbit, recycle, repurpose, swing tag, taped on, washi, washi tape
Sunday, May 12th, 2013
Get creative with scissors and paint to make this recycled tag
Some of the old clothing price tags I have are folded in two and so they lend themselves to more advanced projects – question is just what to do with them? This one came together pretty quickly. The tag itself was green and I had some really cute felt animal stickers from Sassafras Lass – a company that has change direction but before they did so they used to make some really amazingly fun stuff.
Here I drew a tree on the front of the tag and cut it out and painted it with green paint. It was all just a bit too big so I cut half of the tree off and then adhered it back onto the tag. Then I added the felt giraffe over a piece of brown printed Washi tape.
This was a fun project which displays a lot of dimension for a tag – there is the back of the tag, a tree branch, the felt giraffe and then the tree itself. I like that the giraffe’s head is behind the tree – just enough to suggest that he is peeking out from behind it.
Labels: cardboard tag, clothing tag, cut out, cutout, dimensional, felt sticker, giraffe, green, hanging tag, paint, price tag, recycle, repurpose, swing tag, tree, washi, washi tape
Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
Recycled kraft tags make a fun background for lots of cool effects
Like the last recycled tag project this one uses a recycled kraft cardboard tag. Here it is combined with a metallic rub-on set of lips and some metallic text.
I wanted something to add to this tag to cover the text on it and a perfect foil (excuse the pun) for a foil rub-on is something flat and textured – here I used some 7 Gypsies Gaffer tape – I have had this roll of tape forever and I am so not looking forward to the day it runs out – it is one I love and I use a lot.
Labels: cardboard tag, clothing tag, foil rubons, gaffer tape, green, hanging tag, kraft, price tag, recycle, repurpose, rub-ons, seven gypsies, swing tag
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Looking for something a little different for your digi scrapbooking project – check out these Italy buildings
Whether you are looking for backgrounds for your next digi scrapbooking project celebrating a trip to Italy or you want to make a card or calendar, these photos of Italian buildings are just what you need.
There are 16 full size 3600 x 3600 px high res jpeg images all ready for you to use. they are beautifully presented with gorgeous colors and textures and each of them suggests warm balmy days in Italy.
Find them for purchase at MyMemories.com
Labels: backgrounds, digi scrapbooking, full size, italy buildings, photos
Monday, May 6th, 2013
digi scrapping scrapbooking grunge graffiti edgy backgrounds
CraftingGoodness offers graffiti grunge backgrounds for digi scrapbooking
If you’re looking for something just a little more edgy than your typical digital scrapbook offerings then this might be the ticket. I’ve put together 16 awesome pieces of graffiti and street art for you to use for your digi scrapbooking and other projects. They are for sale at MyMemories.com
The images are a full 3600 x 3600 in size and are high res jpegs. The images are great for digi scrapbooking and for digital collage and art projects.
Labels: backgrounds, digi scrapbooking, full size, graffiti, photo, urban grunge
Saturday, May 4th, 2013
Rub-ons and felt stickers meet in this cute recycled tag project
Today’s recycled tag project combines dimensional felt stickers with a recycled clothing price tag, washi tape and rub-ons. It is another project that I loved doing because it is so simple to make and I really love these dimensional felt stickers but haven’t found a use for them until now.
The tag is a recycled one from ColdWater Creek – I added blue Washi tape to the front of it to cover the writing on it and because it didn’t cover it particularly well I added some small flowery rub-ons to the tape. I also added a single flower rub-on to the top right of the tag. then it is a simple ‘peel and stick’ process to add the dimensional cloud sticker.
You can write a message on the tag or just swing it from a gift along side a card. It’s simple but effective and would look good made up as a matching pair or threesome.
Labels: cardboard tag, clothing tag, felt dimensional stickers, green, hanging tag, kraft tag, price tag, recycle, repurpose, rub-ons, swing tag, washi, washi tape
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
Dust off your chalk and duster and make these reusable recyclable mini chalkboard tags
Today’s post in the series on recycling clothing tags looks at making chalkboard tags – simple and fun and everyone probably has a container of chalkboard paint these days. If you don’t then check out your local store – companies like Plaid sell it in 2oz containers perfect for small craft projects like these. The paint is really nice and pretty opaque so it goes on thick and gives good coverage.
Here I took three identical tags and just gave them two good coats of chalkboard paint. I chose tags that were mat cardboard with a sort of porous surface as the paint sticks to them. The tag that was shiny coated cardstock hit the bin really quickly as the paint just didn’t adhere and it came off as quickly as it went on. I guess you could sand the surface or gesso it but these are recycled tags and you don’t want to get too fussy with them.
Once dry you can write or draw your message in chalk. If you use the side of the tag that has embossed text on it from the manufacturer you will get the pattern through the chalk. You can see here that my tags were from Mossimo!
These tags could be used for gifts or to hang from baskets or jars to tell you what is in them. Lots of uses – tons of fun and Oh! so simple to make. For a special touch, cut a piece of burlap or linen just a bit larger than the tag and adhere the tag to the fabric. Make a hole through the tag and the fabric and loop the string through that.
Labels: acrylic paint, black chalkboard paint, burlap, cardboard tag, chalk, chalk board, chalkboard, clothing tag, folk art, green, green chalk board paint, hanging tag, linen, paint, price tag, recycle, repurpose, swing tag
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Collage a recycled clothing tag
Today’s I have a set of cuted recycled clothing tags – these are collaged with some printed elements from ArtChix studio. These crowns came on a letter size sheet of cute crowns and I found two that fit perfectly on the tags. The tags are covered on the back with Washi tape – one of my fave crafting supplies – it is so handy and fun to use.
On the front is some more Washi tape this time from a supply I purchased at Sekaido in Tokyo – Sekaido is a huge 5-6 floor craft and art store that I spend hours in every time I get to Tokyo – they have awesome things there that you don’t find anywhere else. And the gum machines, instead of gum have capsules that contain little plaster Greek gods and famous composers. But I digress!
I cut out a couple of crowns and adhered them to the Washi tape surface on the tags. Then I added some trim on the base – to make sure it stuck quickly and effectively I used Ranger Glossy Accents – it’s a great way to glue stuff on so it stays in place.
When you look at clothing and pricing tags as mini canvases there is so much you can do with them and mini collage pieces are just one of them. Stay tuned for more…
Labels: artchix, cardboard tag, clothing tag, collage, fiber, fibre, green, hanging tag, mini collage, price tag, ranger glossy accents, recycle, repurpose, swing tag, trim, washi, washi tape
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Recycled clothing tag project – adding fun with color me stickers
These tags just put themselves together. The pair were striped in three colors with just a little bit of text on them. This was simple to cover up with stickers and for this set I just had to use these Heidi Grace Doodle Cat stickers. I have a few collections of these fun stickers but haven’t found a use for them before.
That’s what I love about this project – it’s a great way to use up stuff from your stash – particularly things you love but haven’t yet found a use for. I would never but never go out and buy anything for this project – for it to be a success it really should be a time to use wonderful stuff that you love.
I think these are two of my favorite tags – making a pigeon pair always makes a project look more cohesive. I’d have loved more than two – but that was all in my stash! And this is a recycled project so I can hardly go out and buy more lunch bags just to use the tags, can I?
Labels: cardboard tag, cats, clothing tag, color me doodle stickers, green, hanging tag, heidi grace, price tag, recycle, repurpose, reuse, swing tag, washi, washi tape