I find a lot of times I end up with scraps from various paper pads/digi kits that need using up. They are usually too small to do something with like die cut. But too big to just throw out. In this case I had a lot of scraps from a few of Sarah Hurleys digital kits. So I decided to make a fun tag matching up papers that didn’t necessarily co-ordinate in patterns etc but the colours tied them all in together. I did a quick mini tutorial on this just to show you how simple it is!
Die cut (or hand cut or take out of a packet!) two tags. One will be a base layer so I used cream card for this one as you will only see it from the back.
Cut your scraps into neat edged squares/rectangles. Lay them out on the cream card until you see you have enough to mostly cover it.
On the kraft tag I die cut some hexagon shapes out of it. I used different sized dies and let some hang off the edge. I then stamped over the kraft with a crackle background stamp from Sarah Hurley. I really love this stamp and use it a lot!! It just adds some nice interest to the top layer of the tag.
Glue the kraft layer onto the patchwork layer. Again I used glossy accents. Make sure to be careful to get all the edges glued down firmly, especially the parts where the hexagons are cut from at the edge.
Add some ribbon to the top. I added a little ticket from one of the kits and stamped a simple hello greeting onto it. I stapled it onto the tag for a fun effect.
This is a very simple technique that you could do with any shape die or even punches. I find any way I can use up my scraps makes me very happy!
I hope you have a go and have fun!