Turning Hoarded Goodies into Lovely Tags | Crate Paper

Hello, It's Andrea, and today I want to share with you some tags I made using the Bloom collection by Maggie Holmes. I absolutely love Bloom and I've had so much fun making things with it. But because I love it so much, I have to be honest and say that there are a few things in it that I've been hoarding. You know when there are goodies that are just so cute to you, like patterned paper or an embellishment that you just can't bring yourself to use? 

I finally told myself that it was time. I needed to stop hoarding and start making! Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet...lol! So I decided to make some tags. This way I could use my favorite things to make something that I can collect in a different way. I made a tag with my die-cut swan that says “laugh and cheer” and has a cute little rose paperclip on it.

I made a tag with some of the fussy-cut butterflies from the patterned paper, all sewn in a row down the middle to look like they are fluttering. I made a “love” tag with the bird paper, using scalloped paper from the collection to cut and layer up at the bottom of the tag for a cool effect. On that one I also stamped a bow, colored it in with a gold pen and then fussy cut it out and sewed it down to a punched out heart. I really love the details on that tag!

And for my last hoarded item, my adorable doe...a deer...a female deer...I just added her on top of a gold glitter heart transparency (which coincidentally I'd been hoarding from Shine by Maggie Holmes). :-)

I really love the way my tags came out! I might hang them up on a banner or put them in my planner or I could write little notes on the back for my hubby (but then make him give them back to me for safekeeping...hehehe.

Whatever I decide to do with them it will be great! They make me so happy and now I can continue to save, stare at and collect my favorite things from Bloom...but I also used them to make something...so it's a win, win!