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.
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.
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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