Friday, 14 November 2014

Stickeroos and gift tags

I recently succumbed and bought Stampin' Up's Scalloped Gift Tag punch.

The other day, with only an hour spare to play, I was flicking through my Penny Black Christmas Stickeroos and realised I had loads of half used sheets. Some with small images and others with larger images that were unlikely to ever be used. Bingo - an idea!


I used:

- white card strips, 2" wide x 4" long

- with some of the strips I punched the tag shape first and then added some small stickers - there's one tag like that in each of the above photos - and then rounded off the bottom corners

- and the other strips I just covered the whole front with all or part of a Stickeroo and trimmed away any excess with a sharp pair of scissors (do this from the back, and preferably with non-stick scissors), before punching the tag shapes and rounding the bottom corners

- last thing, just some matching metallic cord threaded thorough the top of the tags

And as a result, a total of 20 Christmas tags, made in under an hour :)

Even if you don't have a tag shaped punch, these could have been made with just the top corners cut across and then a hole pinched for the cord, or ribbon of course. In fact, some of these might find their way onto cards - in which case I'd probably change the cord for some pretty ribbon.

Di
x

30 comments:

Cathy said...

Brilliant idea Di,fantastic use of snippets, Cathy x

jimlynn said...

Great way to use stickers, plus they're as cute and pretty as can be!
Lynn

vinita jain said...

Lovely use of stickers as a snippets, a quick and fast way to made ton of pretty tags!!!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic tags
wish you lovely Friday
hugs :)

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely tags Di.

susiestacey said...

Lovely Tags Di - l think l need to dedicate a day to tags x Susan x

Kath said...

Lovely tags and a great way to use your snippets!
Kath x

Pippa said...

They are gorgeous tags Di x

Viv's Visuals said...

Love these tags Di! Sorry been AWOL again - just madness here. Hope you (and himself) are recovering after the needles..... xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful variety in these tags. Fab results for an hour's work.

KT Fit Kitty said...

These look so pretty, Di!

Brenda in IN said...

This is a "why didn't I think of that" idea. I have tons of stickers too that are just stuck in a drawer. Duh! Your tags are just beautiful and will be appreciated when wrapping gifts.

Brenda B said...

These are beautiful Di and a great way to use up some of those smaller stickers. You can also use the top edge of the smaller Spellbinder dies to make tags, buy cutting out a small rectangle and then positioning the top only under the die, you can get lots of nice shaped tags that way.

Hugs
Brenda

PS. Blogger and Wordpress aren't talking again so I'm using my Google ID for comments at the moment!

Jacee said...

Beautiful tags Diane.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Brenda said...

Your tags are adorable Di! What a great use for Penny Black Christmas Stickeroos! I so want the SU Scalloped Gift Tag punch myself, but haven't broken down to buy it yet. Projects like these just help to enable me just a little more each time! lol Hugs, Brenda

Elizabeth said...

I like this idea, Di. Very clever. Such a good way of using up those lovely Stickeroos. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Jean said...

Lovely tags Di, great way to use up those stickers. I like to make nice gift tags but usually leave it till the last minute.
Jean x

Jean said...

Lovely tags Di, great way to use up those stickers. I like to make nice gift tags but usually leave it till the last minute.
Jean x

Gail Townsend said...

great labels, love how you have used up your little bits. Gail

Hettie said...

Great idea for using those stickeroos Di. Lovely tags now.
Hugs
xx

Sandra H said...

Aww Di your tags are gorgeous and so many of them too! xx

Kathleen said...

Oh Di, I am so very pleased that I am a follower of yours, what a brill idea, I shall very soon be hot footing it to my PB draw and sorting through the images that I really can't see me using on a card but may make a fab tag, Christmas or Birthday.
Oops, it is not only for this post that I am so pleased that I am a follower of yours.

Have a great weekend.

Kath x

MaryH said...

Clever girl! What a fantastic way to use some white snippets & the delightful PB stickers. You have a wonderful supply of gift tags that all look so super special. TFS the idea and the lovely tags. Hugs

Pat said...

These are lovely Di and a great way of using up these left over stickeroos. I love that bottom one with th poinsettias and the music in the background. x

Carol L said...

You and I are on the same page - I recently caved and bought the same punch after pondering for months! LOL Your tags all turned out so cute!

SARN said...

BRRRRR-illiant tags Di.

I LOVE that punch . .. definitely a "must have" item.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, great minds and sisters-from-another-mother, Di! I just pulled all my remaining Stickeroos out yesterday to turn them into cards and tags!! You've arranged yours so perfectly! I will definitely be copying these for my gifts, but I won't post them. This way, I won't have to turn them this way and that way, I can just follow your lead!! Thank you!! I hope you're having a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a fabulous assortment, Di! I actually have an order for 12 tags, and I will be keeping these in mind!

Karen Petitt said...

These are gorgeous! I have never been interested in the PB Stickeroo's before but I would love them now! Karen xx

Greta said...

Oh for crying out loud, Di! These are absolutely fabulous! I have a bunch of PB stickers & now I have a way to start using some of them--thank you!