Saturday, 31 August 2013

Tags

Happy Saturday,

Sorry guys no new en-john-eering today as have ben mopping and drying out the apartment from the rain on Thursday night!  When it decides to rain over here it rains!  I can't complain as we haven't seen any decent rain since May! 

I feel quite bad as I haven't really used much of the new craft stash I bought in the U.K. nor shared it with you.  I don't know about you guys but whenever I buy new stash I seem to spend more time looking at it than actually using it!

Also Mr Next Door flew over this week so crafty time has been limited.

I have decided to show a selection of my tags, these I make as I go along with the offcuts from my cards.  I hate waste and so if I cut a bit of card off (usually to make it square) I use what's leftover to make a tag.

This is also a way to use leftover die cuts and to use up test pieces
This blue and white tag was a test piece for a text background stamp and some blue embossing powder I found when laying out my craft room.


The remainder are simply made using scraps, what  do you do with yours?


Enjoy...


























14 comments:

  1. Morning John, hope the mopping and drying out is finished now. I love your tags (especially the blue one) ~ it's a super way to use up your odds and ends. I keep mine in boxes, according to colour with the intention of using at a future date. When the boxes get full I take them down the road to a nursery group where the children use them for their pictures and collage.
    Maggie x

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  2. Hi John, these are all so lovely and very cleverly put together from your left overs, great creativity.

    Hope the house is getting back to normal after the flooding, Kate x

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  3. Hi John. Sorry to hear that you are still mopping up! Love the tags, the blue one is my favourite. Take care.

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  4. You are certainly inspiring me today John. All my bits, like Maggie, go into the relevant colour box and get pulled out for bits and pieces or matts but I think some tags would be a great idea for using up some of the bits and would be a change for my table at the church fayre this Autumn. I hope by the time you are reading this that you have dried out and can start playing with some of your new bits. Best wishes Jackie

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  5. Hola John
    Sorry you're still clearing up. Hope you get sorted soon.
    Ooh, answering a question seems to be a risky business these days but I'll chance it as its you hahaha!
    Like Maggie above, I keep my scraps in plastic wallets according to colour. . . . .I never throw anything away. I keep even the smallest pieces to stamp sentiments onto if I just want a small strip rather than a die cut. Never thought about tags but yours are stunning, especially the blue one.
    Here's hoping for sunny days for you two and no more mopping!
    Ang x

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  6. Hi John. Hope things are gradually getting back to normal after the flood.
    These are lovely tags and a great idea. I must admit I put all the left over bits in a box which is now overflowing but never seem to do anything with them - I just hate throwing anything away.
    Love Val x

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  7. your tags are great ,nice so see greta ways of using scraps.Laura O

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  8. Gorgeous, xxxx Tags not you LOL. xxxx

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  9. John, you are so good using up your scraps to make tags. I'm afraid I don't keep any bits now. It got to the stage where I was keeping everything left over until my scraps were more than the good bits. Also when I decided to use the scraps I use to discover that there wasn't enough left over for what I wanted to do !!!!! So frustrating which is why I threw them all away. I should have posted them to you !!!!!. Hope your apartment dries out soon with little damage. Janice x

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  10. Hi John,
    A lovely array of tags, great way to use left over pieces, I am quite good I put mine into colour coded plastic wallets use them on flowers etc.
    Hope you have finished with the clearing up.
    Lydia
    X

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  11. Hi John what a great idea making tags with the off cuts and they are lovely tags.I would never thought of doing this,and make the tag as you are making a card anyway.My craft stuff badly needs to be sorted as I spend half of my time looking for things.I need a craft room..Hope that you will not get anymore flooding.
    Smiles
    Ita

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  12. Great Tags John, I love them all.
    So glad to hear of someone else using up all their off cuts.
    Hope you get everything dried out soon
    Have a Great Weekend
    Hugs

    Patricia x

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  13. Very inventive John I don't make that many square cards, so I seem to have narrower left overs, but I could still organise some like these. Thanks for the ideas.

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  14. Beautiful presentation! Great idea with all those scraps. In fact, I have a few butterfly silhouettes that I didn't know what to do with and now will be making a lot of tags. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

    Misty
    http://cardsbygeyda.blogspot.com/

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