Lots of paper, lots of great cards, but lots of scraps. I just… ummm…donated some various size pieces to my daughter who wanted to use some of it for scrap booking and I still have plenty. I’ve been trying to use up smaller pieces but then sometimes you just have itty bitty scraps and then what?


 Making handcrafted gift tags and embellishments is a great way to use up bits and pieces that linger in your scrap stash.

Small pieces of your favorite patterned papers need not go to waste and you can put together many of these in a short time.

Grab the foam tape, Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue and your cutting machine.  Punches, stamps, embossing folders, buttons and even some machine stitiching also work wonderful for this project. How about a little washi tape or even stickers from the Dollar Tree to help you out? I’ve even used the patterned paper on the inside of safety envelops.

Start with a basic tag template or any shape you choose. As you can see in the photo, I’ve used some layering to make these tags bright and interesting. Imagine giving a gift with one of your own handcrafted embellishments. Something about it says, “You’re special!”

Take care, have a great rest of the day!


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