Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dig Out The Old...

Hello everyone.  I have today four gift tags using the theme, Dig Out The Old, for our challenge happening at Top Tip Tuesday.  This is the first time I've ever made tags and I'll be honest, these are more difficult than cards and my desk was buried when I finished.  How something so small can trash a place is beyond me! Anyway, here they are, each with several common elements.  They all contain a handmade crochet item at the top, images from Nicecrane Designs are Vintage Fashion Pages and Beautiful Ladies, old matchbooks used for little banner tags, and lace.  I also dug out my 1998 Fiskar scissors to border some of the background newspaper images and also the pink rick rack seen on the first tag that I turned into a rose.

Tag One
Tag Two
I've added some gold glitter to the image for a little vintage appeal. I've included tip too.  When applying glitter to anything, it's always a mess.  To avoid this, rub Versamark over desired area, then add clear embossing powder and heat dry.  You'll have the glitter but without the mess for the recipient.
I dyed the ribbon blue inside an ink pad lid where I'd squeezed out some ink and then spritzed a bit of water into it.
 Tag Three
 Tag Four
Because this theme is about digging out the old stuff, I wanted to show you just how old this rick rack is that I found at a local flea market.  I looked for a date on the package and couldn't find one, but when I opened the wrapper up, here's what is says inside....
Just below the bold letters, Does Your Child Sew?  It says, "Send 3 labels and 15 cents to cover postage and handling..."  WOW 15 pennies.I googled it and found that postage was this much back in 1978!! 

So hop on over and show us what you found that was old to use on your projects and be sure to let us know what it is you used. ;)

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I appreciate your visit and comments very much. Thank you!
Hugs to you,
Lisa xx

27 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow .. these are fabulous .. i love all the different textures. The crochet flowers are so pretty too.
Lisa x

Shahrul Niza said...

GORGEOUS tags. No kidding!!. Fabulous work Lisa.

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous. So much great detail.

Chrissy said...

Love them all Lisa, such gorgeous tags...love the crocheted flowers, and all the details...wonderful..

luv CHRISSYxx

Karen said...

These are so gorgeous honey!! Very beautiful and well worth the mess! (Hehehe.) Wow.xx

Tracy said...

AH ha ha! I'm not the only one who does "everything but the kitchen sink" tags! :-) For such small projects it looks like I've pulled every single crafting item I own out. You seriously need to do more tags girl. These are awesome. You have the gift of mixing and matching elements so well and that's what makes a great tag. Each one is unique. I think #3 is my fave. I just love the colors, that gorgeous crochet piece, just all the bits and bobs. Please don't be afraid to try more of these. They're stunners! Hugs to ya Twang!

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

WOW! so beautiful Lisa. So many intricate little details ~ they're amazing. Love them all!! Sarah xx

Sandy said...

Lisa your tags are gorgeous - not anything funny I can say about this, that's for sure. Absolutely gorgeous - you were born to make romantic tags!!!! I love the crochet embellishments and your rickrack rose is fantastic!
sandy

Mitra Pratt said...

YOU are not kidding. Tags look simple and sometimes they are, other times a tornado has hit.

I almost feel like I'd be cheating to do this challenge, since um...I have a lot of stuff from the around that same time period of your rick rack!

Donna Phelan said...

Wow! Those tags are fabulous AND fully loaded! I was reading your info about the postage from 1978 and being from Massachusetts I was more interested in the Company that made your rick rack, here's what I found: Wrights is a manufacturer of trim and other textiles for home sewing, located in West Warren, Massachusetts.

The company was founded as William Wright and Sons in 1897 and remained independent until 1986, when the company was sold to Newell Industries. Newell spun off Wrights and Boye Needle in 1989 under the name William E. Wright Ltd. Partnership. In 2001 Conso International Corporation, a South Carolina manufacturer of trims to the wholesale trade, and owners of the Simplicity Pattern brand, bought the company and renamed it Wm. Wright Co. Its official trademark name is now Wrights.


We learn something everyday! :) TFS!!!

Annie said...

Hi Lisa thanks for visiting my blog earlier today and leaving such kind comments. I totally agree that there is more work in smaller cards/ATC's. My craft room currently looks like a disaster area! Your tags are gorgeous and very vintage. Maybe next week I will have a go at something romantic and vintage.....it's finding the time Lisa, that's always the problem. Thank You for sharing........Crafty hugs x

angelwhispers said...

Good Grief this is the first time you have made tags!!! Well my goodness girl these are simply gorgeous and such stunning detail to each one!! Love them just beautiful! Chanelle xxx

Rene said...

Oh la la! You know, I've never been able to master this look...mine always look a little like a bird pooped on it! Lol! But these are fabulus and I really really really love the third one!
Rene :D

Lisa S. said...

These are superb Lisa, love all of the vintage goodness on your tags. They are works of art and you did an incredible job. The images are beautiful!
Hugs,
L1

Margaret said...

These are fantastic! Love the different textures from the crochet, rick rack, lace, and twill embellishments! Once again, you've taken something basic like a tag and turned them into works of art!

Jeanne J said...

Where to begin! I think my mouth is still hanging open!! WOW WOW WOW! I love your vintage tags - each one is a mini work of art - with so much to take in! You added just the right embellishments to each one - a real feast for the eyes!!! PS great tip on making my glitter stay put! Gotta have that bling but don't want to have everybody wearing it !! :)

Anita Houston said...

Now that a tag!!! WOW!!! Love all the layers and embellishments! Great images as well!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW such awesome beautiful gorgeous creations--running out of adjectives!!
Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Oh wow! I love each of these. The layers, textures and mix of elements is just gorgeous!

Ann English said...

They are all beautiful and so labor intensive! I can imagine that they are harder than cards!

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my giraffe - monkey card. I really love your creations: they are very delicate and very beautiful.

Pat K said...

Thank you so much Lisa for the lovely comments left on my blog. I've just had a look thru your blog and your creations are amazing. So much talent and these tags are gorgeous - everyone different but eyecatching. Pat K. xx

Lori said...

Oh, my...oh, my! GORGEOUS! The images, the lace, the trims... absolutely perfect!

Samantha said...

Totally Fabulous all of them are stunning and I LOVE the vintage feel and love the way you have them all different too! your Crochet flowers are awesome too! well done with those!!! and I love your Ric Rac story and the roses! I am gob smacked that you have not made tags before but these truly rock! and Next time you make a huge mess on your deck I expect photo's tehhehhee!!
AWESOME work hunny! love them all! xxx

Michelle said...

Oh Wow Lisa, these tags are beyond gorgeous, they are amazing!! I love your crochet trim too.

How cool is that old packaging for the ric rac. Don't see too many companies doing that these days!

Michelle :o)

Shelby said...

Now that is some old stuff! All of these tags are fantastic and I just absolutely love how do vintage...you capture the genre perfectly.

Shelby

Marie Gamber said...

OMG - What gorgeous creations from Ignacio's images. I love the vintage look your created. Gorgeous!
Hugs,
Marie