Sunday, May 26, 2013

Envelope Liner Tags

A holiday weekend means a quickie check-in with a quickie creation:  gift tags made from that ubiquitous craft material--the business envelope liner. 
Envelope liners are so perfect for collage projects and art journaling layouts, but much more simply than that, they can be cut into the shape of shipping tags to create gift and message tags in green, blue, grey, and red.
Sometimes it doesn't hurt to point out the obvious, does it?
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For me, it is easy to imagine that this Memorial Day weekend is about cookouts and an extra day home from work for my husband.  But I know that for many people it means SO much more.  Please take a moment to consider the true significance of this Monday holiday, and offer a prayer for those who have given their lives for the freedom that we enjoy, and especially a prayer for those left behind to mourn them.

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Come back later this week, because I have hand-carved stamps to share, as well as the Outsider Art exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the latest spreads in my Art Journal Round Robin, and my treasures and findings from my trip to Texas!

13 comments:

Beansieleigh said...

Gee, I've recycled envelopes for scrapbooking, but it never crossed my mind for tags!! LOVE the idea!

millicent said...

Nice message, thank you for that. Now...don't you just LOVE those darn envelopes?

Janet said...

You definitely get a lot of mileage from an envelope! Makes me almost wish for more bills!!

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Great idea! i just love security papers. I was just going through some a friend sent from Australia and they have entirely different patterns there that are very cool. She only sent me small squares unfortunately...love your tags.

Patty said...

I never thought of using envelope liners Andria. How cool!

Caatje said...

Lovely! I love all those patterns in security envelopes. Unfortunately here they are hard to come by. Well, plenty of envelopes, but all dull grey inside. Luckily a nice lady from the States sent me a big stash of them, so I have some for collage and such. Makes me happy to see what you do with these.

VivJM said...

What a creative use of these envelope liners. You clever girl, you!

uncustomary said...

Excited about the Outsider art exhibit!

storybeader said...

love your tags! Hadn't thought of doing that! I have a bunch of envelopes from businesses that I've saved to use for collages {:-Deb

April said...

Genius idea! Do you glue the envelope liner to something else to make it thicker?

Naomi said...

Such a clever idea and they look amazing!

Robin said...

Those envelope tags are adorable!!!

Cal said...

I've been repurposing all my bill envelopes too. I use various shaped punches to cut out circles, flowers, leaves, ovals, tag shapes, etc.