Sunday, 15 May 2016

Leftover fun

Hi al and like always, thank you for taking the time to drop in.
As my crafty/arty journey is slowly starting to change, I am increasingly wondering what to do with all the supplies I have collected over the years....
Well, here was a fun little idea I found on Pinterest. A tag accordion booklet created with some of those endless left over papers and collage bits that I have and that are filling up boxes and drawers...

I cut the tags with the Tim Holtz die, connected two at a time with wide double sided tape and then covered the backs with further tags cut from design/ scrapbook papers. Below some close ups:
A mix of Prima paper and Kaisercraft ephemera pieces.
More Prima and image from Paper Whimsy.
More of the same
A few words were added here and there using Tim Holtz word stickers.
Here the back of the booklet, using up further papers.
The whole booklet folds together accordion style of course, and can be held together with a book ring.
Or opened up and decorate a shelf or mantle piece somewhere.

Well, that's it, quick, easy, fun to do and good to use up some of those leftovers we all have collected.

Thank you for visiting and have a happy week!
xxx

45 comments:

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Liked this idea, Astrid. We all sure have lot of scraps which we keep to use in future projects :)
Love this tag book!

miranda said...

Love your left overpapers haha Beautifull booklet
Gr miranda

Matilde said...

Lovely collection!

Sue Marrazzo said...

WOW! These are super cool!

Glennis said...

looks a wonderful project - I love your leftover pieces!

chrissie said...

Such a great idea to use up things no longer needed Astrid. This is stunning

Love Chrissie xx

Annie said...

Wish I had seen this post last week as I just got rid of scrap papers, many that I had kept for future use xx
Your tags are fabulous and I love them all x

Hugs hugs
Annie x

Mrs.B said...

A great idea, it's always good to use up some of the horded/left over items that keep accumulating.
Avril xx

Joi at RR said...

Each one of these was a great treat to see Astrid. They are all so unique and so lovely. What a wonderful idea to keep them so nice and together too! The Destination one and the Thankful one are my favorites!! Xj.

Meggymay said...

A fantastic idea, we all have stored many such boxes and they never seem to diminish in size.
Yvonne xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful idea, that booklet really looks good. I am using my scarps in my new journal. Hugs, Valerie

Fliss said...

These are all so pretty Astrid and such a lovely idea which I might have to try with my growing pile of scraps :D
Fliss xx

rachel said...

beautiful way to use up those leftover bits - really fabulous! Hugs Rachel x

Rita said...

Hello Dear Astrid. Your tags are so pretty and papers are just so beautiful. Super idea too. Hugs Rita xxx

Debi said...

fabulous !! great idea for left overs ! Debi x

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous idea and such a beautiful collection of tags altogether, love them xxx

brenda said...

You are not alone there Astrid, I think we all change directions as time goes on, I often have pangs of guilt when I looks at things that sit unused for so long.

Your accordion tag book is a delight and each element a little work of art.

B x

Maryann Laursen said...

Another little masterpiece here from your hands, and what a beautiful piece it is. I love your little tagfolder, it´s sooo beautiful and such a great idea to use some of those scrap pieces, even though I don´t have that many anymore, as the girls are getting older, as they just love it, when they´re allwoed to use papers from the scrapbox, when they´re here making their stuff too, and they can soon use a lot, which I´m sure, you´ll learn, when your grandkids grow a little older too ha ha ha. I love your idea here and keep it in mind for a later time when I need a little something for someone. Thanks sooo much for sharing it with us here. Have a wonderful day here the last day of the Whitsun, if you celebrate that.

Redanne said...

This really made me smile Astrid, you took a few scraps and turned them into a wonderful little work of art - I could never get things to match up so beautifully - lol! Hugs, Anne xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Definitely going to give this a go Astrid as I can never get rid of any collaged pieces or bits of beautiful paper. They are all squirrelled away in my bit boxes but they just might be seeing the light of day soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Patty O'Malley said...

This is a wonderful idea, Astrid! I love tags, and these are beautiful!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Astrid, I love your beautiful 'tag book', very creative. Thanks for all your inspiration, it's a joy to see your art. Take care, Shirleyxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

What an amazing line up of tags Astrid!! I love that you used all of your leftover bits, I really must try to do something like this to use up mine. hugs :)

Marisa Job said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love all the pretty details and colors!

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid - gorgeous tag book and gorgeous tags. What a wonderful idea to use up bits and bobs that are piling up! Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

Wonderful little book made up of gorgeous tags! Your work is always so romantic.
Sandy xx

Juliz Design Post said...

A super way to use your leftover bits with stunning results and fab details.
Julie x

Helen Wallace said...

Such a charming way to use the precious little saved pieces and create a work of art. I can see a little project with my Grand daughter coming up very soon. She loves to get into all the pretty bits and make "precious" things. Thanks for the inspiration :D

Anita Houston said...

What a great idea to use up leftovers...I totally need to do the same! LOVE this so much! Each tag is gorgeous victorian-esque beauty!

sally said...

What lovely tags and so good to use up some of the bits & bobs that we are all inundated with no matter how hard we try to use them up. Yes, we are all guilty of needing that latest "whatever" that is the very latest trend lol. Good luck with the using/ rehoming

Sally

Julia Aston said...

what a great idea and lovely project Astrid! each tag is so wonderfully done- so beautiful to look at! Julia xx

Diana Taylor said...

What a gorgeous little booklet and also a fab idea to use up your leftover bits. It's totally delightful and far too lovely to keep folded up - it would look wonderful full length on a mantle piece. Such an inspiring blog post.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful idea and a wonderful booklet in the end with all your amazing leftovers Astrid!
oxo Susi

Team Clark said...

I suppose we all go through these phases where we question everything. It is both a sign of spring and growth! Just embrace it and ride the waves. This is a great stash-buster project, absolutely beautiful!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love your accordian tag book Astrid and brilliant idea to use the book ring to keep it closed! Wonderful way to utilize all those bits and bobs we can't bear to part with even when we know we should ;O) Deb xo

pearshapedcrafting said...

A fabulous little tag book, you have used up some of your scraps in a most beautiful way! Hugs, Chrisx

Jackie P Neal said...

What a cool idea and gorgeous leftover book!!
xx

Dorthe said...

Such a lovely idea, they are so beautiful each, and collected, to your tiny book, a most wonderful display. Love all your soft mooted tones , and images.
Dorthe, oxox

Barbara Schiassi said...

LOve this idea, love all your tags , great work, the subtle tones you used are wonderful! BArbara

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a marvellous collection of grandiose bookmarks!
Hugs Anja

Tamara said...

what lovely tags and a creative way to showcase them.. Always love seeing your work. I have recently made some tags. You've inspired me to share them! Thanks for sharing. It's always a pleasure. Have a great day week.

Tamara

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous make from leftovers... each tag is fab on its own and the set makes for a beautiful mini album.

butterfly said...

What a lovely way to use up collage scraps, ephemera and papers... you'll soon have such a streamlined craft room that you'll be able to fill it up all over again with the tools of your newer trades! Gorgeous accordion album.
Alison x

A Pink said...

Inspiring ! Astrid if only my scraps were as lovely as yours I would give this a go . A wonderful collection of tags x

Lynn Price said...

What a fantastic idea, and I LOVE your take on it!! Will definitely keep this in mind - such a wonderful memory book of past creative work. xxx Lynn

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