Friday, June 8, 2012

Simple tags, clean and easy

One of my favorite quotes is from artist Joan Miro.
"The simplest things give me ideas." 
How true.  And I like keeping it simple. 

Here is a simple tag tutorial for the beginner stamper or just for a little creative pick-me-up. 

Recipe for simple tags:

  •         Small  pieces of white card stock (3” x 5”)
  •         Colorful scraps of paper and ribbon
  •         Glue stick
  •         Rubber stamps (these are all from Stampotique)
  •         Copic markers or color tools of choice
  •         Hole punch/ grommets if desired
Select a scrap of paper and trim to create edge of tag.  Glue in place.  For an option add an additional layer of paper and or ribbon. 

Stamp an  image on the tag.

Use the paper to guide you in color choice, add a pop of contrast or keep it monochromatic.
Punch a hole in the top center of tag, add grommet and color coordinated ribbon.  These can be further embellished but just sweet and simple as is.

If you want to “upcycle” repurpose the inside cover of greeting cards for your white cardstock. 

Make a stack of cards and set the materials out for the kids.  Decoupage a little box to store your homemade tags or package to give as a gift.   Simple?  Quite!

Happy Friday everyone!   J  

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