Altered tags

I have never been a tag maker.  The thought of giving something so beautiful away that someone would possibly throw away makes my insides shrivel up at the thought.  I am like that with cards too.  Any cards I make are only strategically given to people that A. I like and B. I know will appreciate the effort and cost and c. WON’T THROW THEM AWAY.  But I decided that I wanted to give them a go.  I might frame them rather than attach them to a gift just so I know they are safe.

I have been working on a few different ideas for tags and these are the first two I made.  I found one on pinterest that used the frame in a similar way that I really liked so I thought I would give it a go.

I recently tidied up my D-lish stash so these tags are just full of bits from the D-lish store along with other bits and bobs that I have been hoarding.

For the first tag – I use the dress mannequin from Dusty Attic as my main focus and built the tag around that.

I used an old dress pattern on the background because you can’t make a dress without a pattern as well as a button and the word create.  The wooden frame is from the D-lish store and adds a really nice feminine touch to the tag.  I wanted a Vintage shabby chic feel so I kept all the colours pretty muted and only added a few soft pink flowers and some Maya Road Leaf pins, oh and a gold sequin bow because as it turns out I have an addiction. Here it is close up:

For the second tag, I used a Deer wood Veneer as my base to build the tag around.  Again, I wanted to keep a shabby chic feel to the tag but I decided to add a bit of colour to this one with some random paper flowers I had floating round in the bottom of my D-lish box.

For a bit more colour I also added an XO flair button from one of the past Just Add Paper Packs.  Throw in a bit of stamped tissue paper, some Maya Road Leaf pins and a random Studio Calico Wood Veneer banner that says Morning and I was happy.  (I chose the banner because teamed up with the deer it says “Morning Dear” – which I thought was a cute greeting – do you get it or am I a bit cray?)

Heres a close up of all the details:

There is a process video up on POPLEOPOD YouTube channel so let me know what you think.



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One thought on “Altered tags”

  1. I, like you, only make cards for special occasions (not for every birthday) and only give them to people who I know will appreciate all the effort and cost that goes into making them and who won’t throw them away.
    I never used to make cards for that reason, I generally stick to pages so I can keep them, but will make cards for milestone birthdays and christenings, etc..
    I love seeing your work, keep them coming! 🙂


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