Do you have a minute . . .

If you do, you can make a few Christmas gift tags using leftovers from your

Graphic 45 Card Club Kit - Nutcracker Sweet Collection

Vol 12 - 2021

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Nothing fancy here, these tags will take just a few minutes to create

and look adorable on your packages.

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Adding a bit of glitz goes a long way.

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Here's what I used:

Staples – Artist Trading Tags, Kraft: 4500847

Staples – Artist Trading Tags, Ivory: 4500846

Large tag, ATC tag and Flowers Dies – SKU: 4501687

Did you know these Graphic 45 tag dies

are just a tad bit smaller than the actual tags,

allowing for a border all around the tag including the grommet hole.

Genius! And a must have for crafters.

Leftover pieces from

Nutcracker Sweet Collection 8x8 paper pad

Stay tuned for more ideas with the leftovers from your

Graphic 45 Card Club Kit.


Do You Have A Minute, Part 3 . . .

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What is a junk journal? According to google, "a Junk Journal is a handmade book of recycled and found materials and ephemera. The pages can be used to write, draw, paint or record memories, thoughts, ideas, and inspiration. The finished junk journal can become anything you want." 

Since I'm using up these gorgeous Graphic 45 Cottage Life papers, I'm calling this a "junque" journal. Everything sounds fancier in French! Below you'll find photos of the last couple of pages.

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I decided to keep a space for photos.

When I design a page, I like to repeat

a little something I did on the page prior

thus

the fussy cut roses.

If I'm using a belly band on a page, 

I don't want my tickets, cards, tags to fall through the bottom,

so I make a "ledge"

by cutting a strip and raising the bottom of the strip

with pop-ups.

It's a "catch-all".

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On to the next page.

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Tags, note cards, etc through a belly band again.

The  blue tag is cut in 1/3 and decorated with Dare To Dream

then glued to the belly band.

Hanging tickets are skinny and fun to do!

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I decided to cut off the side of the last page

so that it also would measure 8" wide.

Then added papers to the 3 pockets

and a bit of vintage lace.

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Not sure what I'm going to use this for yet,

but ready for the next trip,

outing with the girls,

or reminders that I need.

Thanks for visiting!

 


Do you have a minute . . .

This post features ideas using

leftover bits and pieces from your

Graphic 45 Card Kit

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  1.  Begin with a piece of cardstock cut 5" W x 8-1/4" T. Trim the two top corners to resemble a tag.
  2. Fold up the bottom of the tag about 3" to create a pocket. 
  3. Locate two pieces of leftover Time To Flourish from your kit. They should be about 3" T x 8" W. I used the two shown in the photo below and cut to 3" T x 5" W. Cover the bottom pocket with one piece and the top of the tag with another piece. 
  4. Keeping the pocket folded up, staple the pocket closed at the top right and left corner of the pocket. 

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        5.  Next go through your leftovers and find any cut-aparts that have months and notation lines. I used these:

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        6.  Go through the Time To Flourish scraps again and choose some of your favorite images.

        7.  Using contrasting leftovers and your favorite border punch, add a border  at the top of the pocket and at the top of the  tag.  Use a piece of ribbon from the kit to adhere to the pocket border. Add two images to the lower right pocket and a flower from your own stash and the pocket is complete!

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        8.  Add the cut apart tags back into the pocket and your "stuffed pocket" is complete.

Use it to send to someone special,

as a page in your art book or junk journal,

or in your planner.

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OH . . . speaking of planners, don't miss my next 

"Do you have a minute"

Thanks for visiting today!


Halloween tags display booklet . . . .

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Today is the 1st of the month and that means a new set of Mini Album Makers Challenge blog posts from the Design Team.

I'm featuring a set of Super-X tags from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.

But this is a mini-album blog so I'm turning them into a mini-book of sorts.

I wanted them staggered so I cut a 2" piece off the bottom of the first tag and 1.5" off the bottom of the second tag.

Then created a binding as follows:

  1.  Cut a piece of cardstock 5" wide (the width of the tags) X 11".
  2. Score as follows: 1" -  1-1/8" -  2-1/8" -  3-1/8"  -  3-5/8" -  4-5/8" -  5-5/8"  -  5-3/4" -  6-3/4" -  7-3/4" -  8-1/4" -   8-3/4"  -  9-3/4" -  9-7/8"

Each tag is 1/8" thick.

Here's the goal:

Tag 1

Begin with the shortest tag:

  • Glue the very bottom (the 1/8" width) of the tag to the 1/8" margin
  • Tag 2

 

  • Glue the 1" first margin to the bottom front of the tag.

Tag 3

  • Glue the next 1" margin to the back of the tag.

Tag 4

  • Fold the next 1" margin down on top of the last 1" and glue down.

Tag 5

  • The next gusset is the 1/2" margin between the two tags. Do not glue this!
  • Continue glueing the second 1/8" wide tag to the 1/8" wide margin and then the front 1" and the back 1" to the 2nd tag until all 3 tags are glued in.

Cut a piece of chipboard (I used the chip from the cut tags):  5" X 1.5". Glue to the bottom of the assembly, stabilizing the tags.

Tag 6

Ready to decorate!

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 I wrapped a piece of cardstock around the bottom of the tag booklet and created a pocket for tag #1.  Details of the 1st tag:

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Tag #2:

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Tag #3:

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And when all finished and tied with black & cream striped ribbon, this tag booklet stands up by itself:

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Take a look at what my fellow Design Team Members have created

for the

Mini Album Makers Challenge blog.

And while there, why not play along for a chance to win

this fabulous prize

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from this month's sponsor:

Seth Apter

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Layer, layer and then layer some more . . .

As promised, here's more from Frank Garcia's Sweet Peppermint Prima Marketing workshops. We took his tag class and wow was it fabulous. Here's what we made:

Look at all those luscious layers. 

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I added silver eyelets to each tag, whitewashed the edges and finished off the backs.

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If you ever have an opportunity to take Frank's classes, don't hesitate. He's a fabulous teacher with beautiful projects! And he has lots of complimentary workshops on his blog. You can find them here: Free Project Sheets.