I got sidetracked.
My intention was to get in my craft room and begin purging. Clear out the massive amount of crap I have in there so I can find a home for the new paper cutter Joe got me.
I did make a start. I have several 13″ x 13″ pocket folders chock full of sticker sheets. Most of them are missing stickers. While going through the file pockets and trying to sort the stuff I could purge…an idea struck.
Here is a sample of the condition of my sticker sheets.
I didn’t feel right in putting that in a pile to give to someone. Frankly, if I received this sticker sheet from someone I think I might have thoughts of passing it on to someone else. The images are photo quality. Burlap images. Button images, quite a number of them are stuck to the inside of the plastic file pocket I had this stored in. I bought this sheet somewhere around 2007. I don’t even know what I have used it on.
I have a challenge for you. Nay. I dare you! I dare you to do the following:
Paw through your stash of sticker sheets and select one. Any one.
Locate your stash of chipboard. Haul out your stash of saved cereal boxes.
Grab a spool of lace trim. This is the only lace trim that I have so I have used it.
I have a small stash of burlap that has been crammed away in a drawer for about 5 years.
Get your stash of small flowers. No bigger than 1-1/4 inches. This is just a tray that was easy for me to get to and it has a mix of flowers in it.
If you have made decorative pins, bring them out.
Do you have some glittered up chipboard embellishments? Well, what’s taking you so long? Get them located.
Use some acrylic paint. I’ve chosen to use my long neglected Acrylic Paint Daubers from Ranger Industries.
While you are digging around in your sticker stash find some other long forgotten pieces, too.
Last thing is some 1/4″ ribbon. If you don’t have the eyelets to punch and adhere to the tags, you can always use a trusty stapler.
Okay. Are you ready? Need some inspiration? Need a gift tag or two? In desperate need of having some decorative tags that coordinate with the mini album or scrapbook layouts you are working on? Out of money and can’t go to the store to buy some ready made tags? Alright, alright. I’ll shut up and show you what I’ve done.
Here they are.
This is all that remains of the sticker sheet.
I even made the buttons 😀 I used a 1 inch circle punch and a 3/4 inch circle punch.
Not bad for about four hours work. Any fun distraction is always helpful after I have finished my daily business paperwork mess I’m nearly finished with July. Woo Hoo.