Pretty Petaloo Tags

Pretty Petaloo Tags: An Upcycling Project with Petaloo & Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime

Hello, Friends!  I have a true confession to make: I adore Petaloo products!  I even adore their pretty packaging. The background colors and patterns are so lovely, I can never quite bring myself to toss them in the recycle bin.   I have been saving the chipboard bases from my Botanica Mini Blossoms for a while now, and decided it would be a fun “upcycling” project if I turned them into whimsical  upcycled gift tags.  So I dug into my stash of coral Petaloo posies, broke out my Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime paper collection and started to play. The end result is this trio of pretty Petaloo tags.

Pretty Petaloo Tags

You’d never believe that these darling little tags started out as Petaloo packaging, would you? The wonderful thing about the chipboard bases, aside from the fact that they are pretty, is how sturdy they are.  They are just the right thickness for mixed media projects, and the size is perfect for a gift tag.

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I have always loved this precious images from Once Upon a Springtime.  And, I super love the fact that the Coral range of Petaloo flowers are a picture perfect match for the color palette of these enchanting papers.  It’s so nice when products work together seamlessly, isn’t it?


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Each tag is built with the same basic “recipe” which I will share with you below in a Snapguide tutorial so you can make your own pretty Petaloo tags!


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I left the packaging hole uncovered, so you can just slip ribbon through the top and attach to your gift.  Or, string all three together to make a sweet banner!



Check out How to Make Once Upon a Springtime Tags W/Petaloo &G45 by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.


I hope you enjoy this little Snapguide tutorial I prepared for you.  I don’t know about you, but I’ll never toss Petaloo packaging in the recycle bin again! Instead, I’ll turn them into more pretty Petaloo tags!

Thanks for stopping by!




Petaloo Products Used in this Project

Coral Botanica Minis 1101-105

Penny Lane Antique Peach Mini Wild Roses 1838-051

Sienna Chantilly Velvet Hydrangeas 1272-212

Beaded Hat Pins

Other Products Used:

Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime Collector’s Edition

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Light Coral Stitched Satin Ribbon, Moss Green Gingham Ribbon, Pearl Pink Satin Ribbon, Ivory Burlap String

Spellbinder Doily Art 3-D Embossing Folder

Tattered Angels Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist

Crop-A-Dile Corner Rounder, Corner Chomper

Studio Gesso

Distress Ink: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Tea Dye

Sand paper or sanding grip



6 thoughts on “Pretty Petaloo Tags

  1. Mary Meckling

    I always saved those cards but didn’t know what to do with them. Now I do!! Thanks, Kathy!

  2. Carol

    I mean how could you throw away such lovely backing items? Especially when you can turn them into such a great project. You have changed them to perfection Kathy. Loving the snapshot guide too. X

  3. Pattie Jns

    WOW! thanks Kathy, These are gorgeous, keep and maybe even frame them. So specially made. Love them. thanks for the tutorial. Good ideas. ….hugs

  4. Pam

    Gorgeous tags with one of my all time favorite collections from G45. G45 & Petaloo were made for each other. Love these! Thanks for the Snapguide.

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