Wednesday, 4 December 2013

You're Going to Love This One!

Oh happy day, my friends!

Wait 'til you see what I have for you today!! Can you tell that I'm excited?? Well, I am VERY excited! :o)

Today is my very first post as a Design Team member of Ephemera's Vintage Garden! Why are YOU going to love this one? It's because each of you will be able to make this project using the fabulous FREEBIE that Debbie is sharing today on her blog HERE!

For those of you that aren't familiar with what Ephemera's Vintage Garden is,'s all about digital art! Debbie creates these beautiful digital kits that you can buy and print out at home. They are amazing kits full of lots of goodness to play with and create! The beauty of digital art is that you can buy it from anywhere in the world and not have to pay shipping fees. You also don't need a lot of fancy equipment to use the kits. I have just a regular old inkjet printer, and these images work beautifully. I have a button to the store in my sidebar, and I'm including all the links throughout this post. You're going to want to make sure you head over to the Ephemera's Vintage Garden blog and join the mailing list. Debbie generously shares a freebie every week for us to play with! I would encourage you to join the blog, as well!

This is going to be a fairly length and photo full post but I hope you'll enjoy it!

This freebie is called "A Place for Lace" and it makes these four wonderful tags to wrap your lace and trims around. I didn't take a photo of my printout but you'll see how it works when you get your own. I printed it out on a regular old Recollections 8 1/2 X 11 white cardstock. Then I printed out another one because I decided I wanted my tags to be the same front and back. I also added chipboard. Here they are...aren't they pretty?

I do have a few tips for you if you also want to make chipboard tags:
After printing out your tags cut them out in a rectangle shape. 
They print with rounded corners on the bottom and a rounded top. 
Cut them in a rectangle shape, 
then measure them and cut rectangles of chipboard in the same size. 
Adhere the rectangle tags to the rectangle chipboard. 
I like to use Scotch Quick Dry adhesive. 
Now cover the back, either with another printout or plain cardstock. 
Once the glue is dry you can trim the corners. 
I used my 1/4" corner chomper for the bottom and cut the top with scissors. 
It was very easy to do on my medium weight chipboard. 
When they were all cut out, I inked them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Then I decided to try the same printout using cream colored cardstock. 
This photo shows the difference between the two:

Then I went on to try a few other things with my tags. 
To the first one I just added an eyelet on the top. 
The second one I cut out into more of a spool shape. 
I drew my line, cut it out, and then used the cutout as a template on the other side. 
For the third tag, I notched grooves into the side using my big bite. 
That makes it perfect for twine and skinny fibers.
The fourth one was just left plain for ribbon.

Here are the white tags all finished and wrapped. 
Do you see now what that empty space at the top is for? 
It's to label your tags as to what they're holding! Isn't that a great idea?

Here are the cream colored tags all finished. 
I tied a ribbon through the eyelet on the first one.
Wouldn't that make a beautiful tag in a mini or pocket card?

Now I have just a couple of ideas of what you can do with them once their finished. 
Wouldn't this make a fantastic Christmas gift? This little pail holds four tags perfectly!
The name of the printout is so pretty! 
I had to add that to the front of the pail, along with a bow.

Finally, here's what I'm doing with all my pretty tags. 
I've filed them all in this little antique wood box!

So there you have it! 
My very long...but hopefully inspiring...first post for Ephemera's Vintage Garden!
Now head on over to the blog and pick this beauty up for yourself! 
Then go visit the Ephemera's Vintage Garden and take a look at the gorgeous kits available!
I will be sharing much more with you in January!

Have fun! :o)

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Tfriday said...

Gorgeous Nancy. I absolutely love. Fabulous job too. That box is perfect. Congrats on being on her DT. Can't wait to see more. Hugs! said...

Oh Nancy these are absolutely gorgeous! I'm off to check it out and jump on that mailing list! Thanks so much. I just love Vintage! I also love how you put those beautiful tags in that vintage box and doilies...don't get me started. Can you tell I'm a bit excited? LOL

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love your tags and the presentation is gorgeous too!

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

Gorgeous! I just love her designs! Congrats on the DT! I know you'll have fun!

Paula said...

Absolutely F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S !! ..... Love your "spools" and display... so charming! :)

Jennifer said...

This is so gorgeously wonderful Nancy! I'm so excited for you to be able to be on this team! I look forward to more of your creations!

Kat W said...

I was paying very close attention to this post as OMG, this is just gorgeous! I love how you did each tag slightly differently and they are all stunning! A fantastic way to store lace and ribbon too :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Christine L said...

How beautiful are these Nancy!!! FABULOUS!! And well done on your new DT position too.. well deserved I think!

Christine x

Kelly said...

I want you to share more of this now!! I love it, I have papers like this printed out but never touched them, I love what you did with the cards. Gorgeous, love the wrapped ribbons in the box, WOW!!! Gorgeous set!
You are going to be teasing me with this new DT now!! Love this type of stuff.
Hugs KElly

Anonymous said...

Ooooooh. This is fabulous! Awesome idea to use with those bits of ribbon cut from a spool and not used...because it didn't look right, not the best color, too big for the project, too small for the project....AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME.

Love you my friend - Leslie

Tracy said...

You have made my crafty day with these gorgeous tags Nancy. Such a wonderful idea to use them for storage. I'm really looking forward to your future projects for EVG. Hugs!

alexandra s.m. said...

so so beautiful! Love what you did with these gorgeous Victorian roses Nancy!

Penny said...

Really beautiful and very clever, Nancy! Great way to store your embellies, and I love that little box! :^)
Hugs, Penny

papercrafter45 said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! So excited & happy for you, Nancy! Well done! :)

Ardilla said...

I am speechless... gorgeous work, Nancy!
Ardilla :)

Susan M said...

Such gorgeous projects Nancy ,congratulations on becoming a design team member. You are going to inspire so many of us to "beautify " our stash !

Natalie said...

Congrats Nancy!! So happy for you! Great vintage tags, very pretty!

Marilyn said...

Congrats Nancy! This vintage project is just beautiful and I love how you have displayed it!

Geri said...

Eeeek...they're perfect in that box! LOVE it!!!

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