Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the April Pals Blog Hop! To celebrate Earth Day, this month we are showcasing projects that feature recycled, re-purposed or earthy/recycling themed elements.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from Dawn Tidd's Tiddbits From Dawn, #13 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog to see all of the amazing creations.

I re-used these clothing tags from a recent purchase. I have been doing this for YEARS! Some of the tags are SO cute and the color combinations are fun, too!

Here are the tags when I had only added the Bermuda Bay and Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta ribbon on top. I considered cutting the bottom off of the tags, but then I didn't want to compromise the four corners remaining the same shape. So, I decided to go over the words with my own sentiment stamp from Sweet Essentials.

I chose a similar color card stock (Crumb Cake) that would match my card base. I used the same type of inking they used, which was Embossed White lettering. I added an off-set button in the same color scheme as the dots above. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to lift the tag portion over my mats in Pool Party and Old Olive.

I really like how it turned out and I know my friends will, too! I hope you will leave me your comments below before you Hop On!!

Next stop is Goldie Shaul at Punch And Stamp With Goldie, #15 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting today and I hope to see you next month!

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  1. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  2. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  3. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  4. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  5. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  11. Martie Pollard at Crafty Bandit
  12. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  13. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  14. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  15. Goldie Shaul at Punch and Stamp with Goldie
  16. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  17. Christie Crosby at Stampin' Creativity
  18. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  19. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  20. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  21. Amanda at Inkflair
  22. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  23. Brian King at Stamp with Brian

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Linda Callahan said...

Totally adorable!

Natalie Bradley said...

Too cute and so simple!!

Debbie Mageed said...

Patti, I have often looked at those clothing tags and wondered how to use them. You showed me how cute they would be if I did. Great cards!

RnR Stamping said...

Patti, I never would have thought of using those tags - thanks for the inspiration!

Lynn G said...

Great use of the tags Patti! Love them. I do have a few tags saved and have forgotten all about them. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Susan Itell said...

These are adorable and wow - what a great idea! Super cute!

Diane Roberts said...

Wow, what a wonderful idea, Patti! Thanks for sharing; I will be doing this is the future!

Unknown said...

Cool idea! I need to pull the tags from my husband's new shirts to see what I can do with them. Great job with yours!!!

mary fish said...

too darn clever!
paper hugs,

Brian King said...

Patti - These are really wonderful! Before reading the post, I searched your cards to see if I could pick out the recycled items. I failed. So cute!

Rae said...

Love these Patti! What a cool idea. TFS!

Dawn Tidd said...

Awesome idea, Patti! I don't think I've ever seen tags that cute on clothes I've purchased. I'm going to have to pay more attention to tags!

Carol Carriveau said...

What a very smart idea...I have saved a few years ago and then said why am I saving these? Now I realize why - especially when they look as cool as yours do!

Michelle Quinno said...

Fabulous recycle!!

Unknown said...

Fabulous idea! These worked perfectly!