Monday, October 22, 2012

Tattered Angels & Gift Giving

Geesh...I thought that I would post more last week after having 3 weeks of LIFE CHAOS but it just didn't happen. You know the old saying...something about the best laid! Today I want to share 3 projects created for Tattered, fast and fabulous gift giving ideas.

In my world today gifts have come down to either gift cards or money. Although this is the most personal but sometimes the most welcome. I hate using a store bought card to put these gifts in so I came up with an alternative method that can be so easily personalized for the recipient.

I have several boxes of mop tags, left over scraps of paper, left over embellishments…actually it’s my junk drawer that I keep just for this type of project!

I love the new sizes of manila tags that are available from Ranger and this project was created on the new #10 size {4-1/8” x 8-1/2”}. Using scraps from my scrap box of embossed 7 Dots paper, May Arts lace trim, quatrefoil shapes cut from Spellbinders Labels #24, Prima flowers, Tim Holtz Ideaology & 7Gypsies metal embellishments in no time I put together this rather lovely tag. To pull together all the different colors on my scrap pieces they all received a heavy misting of Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist.  On the back I glued a small manila envelope from Maya Roads that I’ve had for several years.

How about another tag created from your standard size manila shipping tag, left over papers and embellishments and a quote from Balzer Designs Stencil MINI-POPPIES misted with Tattered Angels Marmalade Glimmer Mist. Wrapping the tag with Canvas Corp twine gives it a finished look along with a gift envelope attached with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. Another quick and easy gift tag to present as a gift.

How about a simple frame made from a manila tag for favorite photo of the gift recipient. Using the NEW size #12 {5-1/8”x10-1/2”} manila shipping tags from Ranger Inkssentials and an Instagram photo {4”x4”} in no time you can put together a cute, inexpensive mini frame with your gift enclosed using one of the fabulous mini envelopes found in so many different paper lines. With left over Pink Paislee wood letters arrow misted with Tattered Angels Boogie Board Chalkboard, Mallard Glimmer Mist and an overcoat of Guilded Gold Glimmer Mist, some Helmar 450 Quick Dry Glue I have a gift ready to go! Because I used one of my Mop Tags {because I hate to waste any of the Tattered Angels goodness} I can’t give a color description but I did use a heavy misting of Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist as an over coating!

Thanks for stopping by!!! Hopefully I'll do better this week with posting ;)


  1. These are all GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and the textures!!!!!!!

  2. You do amazing things with colour Martha!
    Love thes projects <3


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