Monday, 29 April 2013

Bird On Wire Tags

I haven’t treated myself to anything of a crafty type nature for ages,  but recently decided to have a bit of a splurge …… the first thing I bought was the Martha Stewart “Bird on Wire” edge punch
Birds on a wite tags
At the moment I am rubbish at punching a long edge, but there again, I am not very patient.  A single punchie is small, but perfect for tags and small cards …. but I know it will be a punch that will be used over and over again, I am already thinking Christmas …. and punching them out in brown for robins!
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Which brings me to the tags, made using Kraft card and scraps of Papermania Bookprint papers  …… I know I am very guilty of wasting a lot of card when I cut card blanks ……
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…… but,  I am now keeping my much under used Cropodile permanently on my desk,  and making a concerted effort to get at least two tags from the remnants of each card I make …. and then when I have a whole pile of them will send them to the local charity shop or RNLI.

5 comments:

Circle said...

Love love love love love love love these!! So smart and clever, you could really use them year round for any occasion. The idea for robins at Christmas is just brillo, I can just see lots of glitter on the tags too. Will have to resist very hard not to buy this, never would have thought to use it was anything but an 'edger', when in fact it can be a sort of die cutter too!

Barb Cady said...

Brilliant idea, and I'm very impressed with the business like look of your desk! I keep filing my end bits away in my ' too good to throw out box' which is assuming huge proportions, I must make up some little tags! Great idea . X

Dianne said...

Birds on a wire are always classic and a truly beloved image.....love the music background..just right in every way....Dianne

regency jean said...

Well ... I have this punch and am so pleased I popped by your blog today as the idea is fab. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

marc said...

rick will be in contact about tags these and all your tags are fab love that punch i have a diy like it but just might need the punch tobig love marc and as circle said before icould love love love love love