I recently needed to attend event where I knew there would be some downtime, so I packed up a project to do on the road.
I began with the following:
pages from an old bird watcher's book
vellum shipping tag shape
My goal was to cut out pictures of various birds and use them to make gift tags. In order to see the pictures as I cut I copied the shape of a shipping tag onto vellum and cut out a vellum tag. That way I could line up the tag and the picture and not have to worry about cutting off a wing or a beak.
After cutting out the pictures I used my adhesive to attach the pictures to shipping tags. The pages from the book are thin so I wanted to attach them to tags to give them some strength.
Here are the tags after I completed those two steps:
Next I plan to punch holes at the top of each tag using the shipping tag as a guide; then I'll add some coordinating ribbon. Then I plan to cut out some more tag shapes using the word portions of the book. Last I'll add a sentiment - Happy Birthday, Thank You and Thinking of You - for that I will use rub ons.
Once these are complete they will be perfect to use with gifts - hanging from a gift bag or attached to a wrapped gift. They would also work well tied on to a wrapped food item, such as banana bread.
I have a custom order for these tags but once that is done I think I'll make some more and list them in my Etsy shop. I also have a bird mini album to finish and list in the shop.