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Collage Your Labels

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Collage Your Labels

A different motif There are a lot of different things you can do with labels as shown in previous posts.  Here, I demonstrate just one way to collage with labels from that first post.  I’ve done this before for a masculine gift card tag and with many different types of labels and stamps. Since the idea seemed a natural for using Tim Holtz paper dolls at first I thought that is what I would do but then I decided to use some Tim Holtz tissue paper instead. I also chose to use the tonal sets from 273 Vintage Labels rather than the...

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Dress Up Your Labels

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Dress Up Your Labels

Embellish Labels If you are like me you have tons of labels. I just made a short video in the last post of ten things I could think of to do with labels other than just glue them.  One of the ideas I like best was to create mini tags. I can hang these in multiples on a large pin, add them to tags or attach them to lace or fabric on a page.  I chose my 451 French Vintage Labels for this project but any labels will do. I already have them in mini but since I wanted some even tinier...

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Faux Junk Journal Jewelry

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Faux Junk Journal Jewelry

Hidden Paper Clip - Bobbi Pin Brooches I have a previous post on making these faux junk journal brooches by using a hidden paper clip and I didn’t like the bulk the paper clip and extra layers of paper were adding so I came up with a new idea using bobbi pins. This works so much better so I decided to do a video of the process.  I did use one of my ladies in hats from My Fair Lady ephemera to create one of the paper clip designs, shown on the mini journal.  This is also part of my use it...

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Hidden Paperclip Brooches

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Hidden Paperclip Brooches

Necessity Is the mother of invention I couldn’t find a clip on earring that was suitable enough for a closure for one of my journals so I decided to try making a closure of my own fashioned after a brooch. I chose some women’s flower faces from Nostalgic Greetings. I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with these images but they were perfect for this project. These are just circle hidden paper clips with some fake jewels and sequins glued on to them. I did these with 4 layers but I don’t think it was necessary so 3...

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More Pretty Little Tags Without A Punch Or Die

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More Pretty Little Tags Without A Punch Or Die

A Quick Little Tag As I was coming up with shape designs for the last post on tag making without a tag paper punch or die I quickly whipped up these little tags. It’s simply a square with only two edges rounded from a corner round punch and a topper created with a circle die and a standard paper punch. If you need a gift tag in a hurry but want it to be a little special this will do. I think the design would be especially nice at Christmas as it resembles an ornament. It’s also a great way to use...

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