Monday, May 4, 2015

Seams to me, May Crafty Secrets Anything goes

 The May Crafty Secrets linky party theme is "anything goes" using the new digital scraps pages! I decided to have a little vintage sewing fun! I love all the colorful and delicate images on the mini vintage scraps pages, so many ways to use these tiny bits to create a big look!

I adore sewing ephemera, as a once upon a time clothing designer I still have lots of labels and tags in my stash like this dry clean only tag that I tucked under a paper flower. You can easily snip the size or care labels from tag sale items and use them on your projects for a little extra element!

I made two embellished tags also made using the mini vintage scrap pages to slip into this kraft pillow box from SRM , what a perfect little sleeve for tags! To highlight an image or section of your scraps, frame them with a library tag or a mini resin frame! the eye goes directly to the beautiful girl in the scene!

To create the flower on my package I punched out several circles and inked the entire edge with brown ink. I crumpled up the circles and peeled the cradstock apart to make think papery circles layered them by adding a glue dot in between the circles and adhering them together. Let them be wonky and crumpled for a vintage look, top with a button or a snap to add to the sewing theme, place over a bow of ribbon and gold elastic tuck in a pin, and a tag and your all set!

I invite you to join our challenge to make something new and to add your link here to play along! Be sure to visit the entire team ad the Crafty Secrets blog to see tons of fun ideas using the new digital scraps!

Teresa Horner
Kathy Clement
Darlene Pavlick
Diane Hover
Ginny Nemchack
Elizabeth Lincoln 
Melody Clement
Sheila Rumney

I have to say that I think these Digital scrap pages are pretty fantastic I love that you can print them and use just what you want!....... and you can print one or a hundred and one!


Shantaie said...

Does anyone else dislike the "I'm not a robot" box as much as I do?!

Unknown said...

Your tags are fabulous! And I squealed a little when I saw the "dry clean only" tag...what a great idea!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, I'm so happy I'm clapping my hands! These sweet tags are filled with so many delightful using a clothing tag as an ephemera bit...Girl, you are smart! I love your hand made flower, the precious framed image and all the wonderful tips you shared here. You are such a great addition to our team, Shantaie! Thanks for another wonderful Linky project! xo

Anonymous said...

Well done girl!!! These little cuties are super charming and adorable..and they come in a pocket which makes everything better!!!! Love it. Hugs from Ginny : )

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Diane said...

OMGoodness, these are so dang SWEET!! I love sewing ephemera too, so these "talk to me" a creative idea with the clothing tags, too...oh no, something else I can "hoard"...!!

Teresa said...

I just love all the crafty goodness that you create and share with all of us... All those tags are amazing with all the products that you used for them. Hope you week is going well and happy Tuesday!!