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When someone says “paper craft”, most people just think of cards.  But it is so much more. Paper craft encompasses scrap book or memory keeping pages, artist trading cards (ATCs) notebooks and journals, home decor such as decorated frames, pictures, handmade paper flowers and bouquets, origami, or even party decorations. The possibilities are endless.

Paper craft is the art of making things from paper.

A paper craft project doesn’t need to be a huge big off-the-page item or a fancy card. it can be as simple as a gift tag or a book mark. Which is why today, I’m sharing a little tag that might double as a book mark that I made from scraps I had in my stash.  As you can imagine, after preparing for classes I have lots of card stock and ribbon scraps.

Here’s the tag:

I made this tag for my husband, Steve.  After Valentine’s Day, I know he will slip it in his work organizer (diary) so he can glance at it when he’s having a tough time at work and it will make him smile.  (For someone who pretends to be a grumpy old man, he’s got a huge sentimental streak that he likes to keep hidden. He kept a betting slip from our first trip to the races in his wallet for years! )

As you can see I kept the Hey Love cling stamps theme going. If you missed the previous projects here are the links:

Once again, Hey Love cling stamps were teamed up with the Artisan Textures stamp set and I introduced the Touches of Texture stamp set as well. (It was on the table so I had to use it!)

This project uses two scraps of thick white card stock- one strip that is 5cm x 14cm (approximately 2″x 5½”) and a piece that was big enough to punch a 1″ circle from (approx 1¾” x 2½”). I love it when I can use those smaller pieces.

What I did

  1. For the tag base, I used the scalloped tag topper punch to punch the scallop tag top 5cm strip of whisper white.
  2. The background was randomly stamped different stamps from the Artisan Textures and Touches of Texture stamp set in Pineapple Punch, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze.
  3. The edges were subtly sponged using a sponge dauber with both cajun craze and pumpkin pie.
  4.  Two 5cm scraps of whisper white ribbon were coloured using the Stampin Blends – one ribbon was Cajun Craze and the other Pumpkin Pie. A third scrap of whisper white ribbon  (approx 18cm long) was coloured with the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend. These ribbons were set aside to dry.
  5. The tag was rubbed over with the embossing buddy and “Hey Valentine” was stamped in Versamark (approximately 1.5cm up from the bottom edge), then sprinkled with white embossing powder and heated with the heat tool.
  6. The cajun craze and pumpkin pie ribbons were attached under the words using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  7. The Daffodil Delight Ribbon was folded in half and threaded through the punched hole at the top of the tag.
  8. Towards one end of the small whisper white scrap, the critter (Is it a Gopher? Prairie Dog? Not sure so I’m calling it a critter) was stamped in black memento ink and coloured with the Stampin Blends.  I didn’t try to blend it – it was a “quick and dirty” colour job.
  9. The critter was punched out using the 1″ circle punch and the left edge of the circle was trimmed off to make it straight.
  10. The edges of the “circle were sponged in Cajun Craze using the sponge dauber and the critter was adhered to the card using dimensionals.

Voila! It’s done.

In 10 easy steps, I created a bright fun Valentine’s tag that is a not traditional colours. Here take a closer look:

Hey Love is the perfect Valentine's Day set if you like cute and cuddly. Team it with Artisan Textures and Touches of Texture for grunge look Valentine's tag. Check out the details at www.TheCreativeEclectic.com

The background stamping creates a “grunge” or even little bit “industrial” look that is perfect for those who aren’t into the traditional Valentine’s Day red and white theme. It’s very masculine.  Don’t forget a tag can double as a book mark too.  Of course, you can change the words and colours to suit any occasion.

Hope you enjoyed this paper craft project. All the supplies you need to recreate it are listed below. Just click on the picture and it will take you to my Online Stampin’ Up store.  Don’t forget The Creative Eclectic Exclusive offer when you place an order with of $50 or more during February 2019,  you will get a free class at home kit (value $17.00) AND for every $90 you spend during Sale-a-Bration  (ends 31st March 2019) you can choose an awesome Sale-a-Bration reward.

Until next time… Happy creating

Chrissy x

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