National Pet Adoption Weekend: Who Saved Who Tags

National Pet Adoption Weekend: Who Saved Who Tags From the Scrap Drawer

Hello Friends!  Did you know that February is the month when National Pet Adoption Weekend takes place?  Sadly, severe allergies prevent me from enjoying a furry companion, but I thought I would participate by creating this pair of Who Saved Who Tags.

Creative ways to use your scraps

Who Sazved Who Tags by Kathy Clement of Kathy by Design Photo 1After making my larger Shabby Chic Dog Folio and Cat Mini Albums this month, my work table was loaded with little bits and pieces of paper.  As you know, I’ve been using my scraps to make quick little cards.  But these scraps were too small even for that.  What’s the answer?  Tags, of course!

Who Sazved Who Tags by Kathy Clement of Kathy by Design Photo 2Create a tag base by cutting the corners from a rectangle of leftover cardstock.  This one measures about 5.75″ tall by 3.5″ wide.  I had fussy cut this sweet little doggie image from Authentique’s Devoted paper collection earlier, and just layered it up with patterned papers from that same collection.  A bow tied with brown plaid ribbon provided just the right color contrast for the blue tones in these papers.  I topped this with natural burlap string to add just a bit more texture and a rustic feel to the tag.

Who Sazved Who Tags by Kathy Clement of Kathy by Design Photo 3Another great way to use scraps is to cut them into banner flags and die cut with small doily or flower dies.

Who Sazved Who Tags by Kathy Clement of Kathy by Design Photo 4This sweet little kitty cat tag measures just 2.5″ x 5″.  Once again, the tag base is made from scrap cardstock.  The image was fussy cut from one of the patterned papers in the collection.

Who Sazved Who Tags by Kathy Clement of Kathy by Design Photo 5I love the way this 3.8″ Light Blue Micro Gingham Ribbon frames the focal image.  It’s just the right width for this petite tag.  Blue hemp twine adds just the right amount of texture.

I’m a firm believer that nothing in this life should be wasted, I hope I’ve shared some ideas with you that you’ll be able to use in your own crafting. Please consider adoption the next time you decide to add a furry friend to your family.  You’ll be glad you did!

Thanks for stopping by!




12 thoughts on “National Pet Adoption Weekend: Who Saved Who Tags

  1. Sara Emily Barker

    First let me say I LOVE your title! Your tags are super sweet, and iIm partial to the kitty one, because I have two of my own. And yours looks just like Roger and Biskit when they were kittens except Biskit has crossed eyes. The sweet little blue gingham bow with the blue twine is so sweet and just perfect for this sweet tag! Of course you puppy adoption tag is adorable, too, but I just love kitties! Both of mine were adopted–one from Adopt an Angel and one from Craigslist Lauren did her senior project on pet adoption. It was so much fun, and I learned so much from her. Sending hugs!

  2. CraftDee Handmade Cards

    First of all, your tags are FABULOUS!!!! I was actively involved German Shepherd Rescue for 20 years. Unfortunately “Age” related disabilities (Grrrrrr) has limited my activity now.
    With that said, I can’t express enough how important and close to my heart Pet Adoption is to me! Saving the lives of these wonderful God’s Creations is a passion for me and promoting Pet Adoption is GREATLY APPRECIATED! BIG Thanks to You and All the folks that are getting the message out!
    Dee Starr

  3. Judy B

    Your tags are adorable Kathy. Love the little fussy cut images of the pup and the kitten. Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. soozyb2013

    Of course I love these tags as I have dogs and cats of my own. Great job putting these little works of art together! The ol’ paper collection you used for the dog and cat, is it still available in stores or ….? Love vintage! Thanks for sharing this one Kathy, really love them.

  5. Barb Macaskill

    We were hoping to adopt 2 kittens this month but just found out that they won’t be ready till the beginning of March! I am heartbroken! We have been waiting since October when our cat, Jax, came up missing and are getting very excited to welcome them to our family! If the person we have been trying to get them from doesn’t come through this tie we are going to go elsewhere but the kittens she has are just perfect! We have had several people get kittens from her and they all have such amazing personalities! They come litter trained, first shots and she checks on the people who want kittens through her to make sure they are going to a good home. Sometimes it just takes a while to get them though! 😮 Will keep you posted on our kitty quest!
    Love these gorgeous tags! TFS!

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