Upcycled Tag Mini Book for 613 Avenue Create
Hello, Friends! It’s time for another great challenge at 613 Avenue Create! Challenge #95 is “Anything Goes” and the optional twist is “Bags, Tags, Boxes and More.” Now, I love a good tag, and because of this, I can’t seem to bring myself to throw away the tags that come as part of the packaging for embellishments. So many of them are made from a nice weight of chipboard and have a really pretty shape, too. I had squirreled away a few of these in the Closet of Shame, and knew that I wanted to use them to make an upcycled tag mini book for this challenge. Here’s what I came up with:
These 3 Bo Bunny tags were slightly different in size, but they all had the same shape and a pretty scalloped bottom edge. I sanded them lightly, painted the edges with Antique Linen Distress Paint and then used pretty vintage images from Crafty Secrets to decorate. I stayed with a simple blue, white and silver color palette to unify the pages, and used papers from an old K and Company paper stack that I found in my stash.
This sweet little angel was treated with UTEE before she received her sparkly wings. I tucked in some velvet leaves and berries that I tapped with white pigment ink to give them a frosty feel. The icicles were die cut from vellum. All the edges of the tag were embossed with Zing Silver Glitter Embossing powder.
My upcycled tag mini book opens from the bottom because the holes were already punched into the packaging I used. Here, I’ve included the words to one of my favorite Christmas Carols typed out in a fancy font. The shimmery ribbon is Stiched Sheer/Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon. it ties the dreamiest bows!
I’ve added rub-ons, metal brads that I’ve embossed with Bridal embossing tinsel, sequins and little bitty snowflakes. The silver metallic ribbon is from RRR as well.
The back cover is sort of upside down, but I love the way it looks resting on all those delicious ribbons! The best thing about this upcycled mini book is that it doesn’t take very long to make. Once you’ve picked your papers and images, it goes together really fast. And it will make a sweet hostess gift during the holidays, don’t you think?
There are prizes for this challenge:
is offering a prize of 7 digital stamps!
is also offering a prize. You can get this info from the 613 Avenue Create blog.
I’m also entering this project into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin’ Christmas (use Snowflakes)
Word Art Wednesday (Anything Goes)
Divas by Design (Christmas with flowers)
Nutcrafters Challenge #79 (winter weather)
Thanks so much for stopping by! If you have any questions or comments on this project, I’d love to hear from you!