Monday, March 9, 2015

Spring Paper Tag Project

Scrapbook tag frame project by Jeanne Selep
Framed tag holder with Spring tags

While waiting for spring to appear in Wisconsin, I recently started and completed the "framed paper tag holder" project above.  It was a fast and fun project that allowed me to play with and combine many of my loves - a vintage frame find, vintage linens, buttons, photography, and scrap booking papers and supplies. 

Spring scrapbook paper gift tags by Jeanne Selep
My Spring Tag Collection featuring my photography

I started with a fantastic frame purchased at an estate sale that I have been wanting to use for a long time.  I used a section of a stained vintage tablecloth for background fabric, and attached vintage clam shell buttons in rows as shown.  (I had purchased the bag of shell buttons some time ago and had never used even one of the buttons.)

Framed gift tag holder project
The Framed tag holder without tags

Then came the fun part.  Creating a spring set of paper tags with my stash of scrap booking supplies, buttons and vintage linens and lace. 

Creating paper gift tags
Playing with supplies while creating tags

I wanted my paper tags to use my photographs, since I take many photos and can't display most of them.  Using small bits of existing photos reminds me of some of my favorites. 

paper gift tags with buttons by Jeanne Selep
Spring tags

Using the bright colored photography in the tags definitely makes the tags seem contemporary, so I interspersed the tags with lace, buttons and stitchery.

Scrapbook Spring tags by Jeanne Selep
Spring tag details

The great thing about this project is that I can create so many seasonal sets of tags and change them out throughout the year.  I am already envisioning a set of beach tags, birthday tags, autumn tags, and of course Christmas and Valentines tag sets.  I also want to create sets of travel tags from France and other places I have been.  A set of family tags for Thanksgiving might also be lovely, and could feature vintage black and white photos as well.

Scrapbook tag frame project by Jeanne Selep
Alternate tag ideas

The different tag sets and colors will result in a changing work of art throughout the year.

I hope you enjoyed the results of my project.  If you have made one of these holders, link it in the comments section below to share it with others.  

I was inspired by Rebecca Sower's project and her tag sets.  She gave instructions for her tag holder here in June 2008.  She posted her fantastic Christmas tag collection from December 2014 here, and an Autumn tag collection from September 2011 is shown here.  An ancestors tag collection from February 2007 is shown here.  I am inspired by her designs and indebted to her for her inspiration.  Some day I hope to meet her.

Click on the images to see them enlarged.

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Christmas tags from Trader Joe


Donna Wilkes said...

Thanks for commenting on my post and sending me over here. I love this idea. I have something similar for smaller frames planned. Beautiful set of tags!

Ana Love Craft said...

Beautiful project! Colorful like spring! I love all details! Visiting from Homework Link Party! Thank you for sharing!
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

Cheri the Quilting Nanny said...

visiting from ...forget the name as I have visited many others..but todays linky party! Your tags are goregous. I used to scrapbook but don't longer. But..these would be a perfect embellishment to my new passion...lace fabric memory books. I did one with a picture on one side, journaling on the other and a large lace flower as the "pull out here" part. So many uses for such pretty creations!

Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket said...

This is great! I love the idea of using buttons to hang the tags.

Nicole said...

Oh pretty! It's a "springboard" ;)

Karen @ karensuponthehill said...

I think this has to be one of the sweetest, prettiest things I have ever seen! I just adore it! And your photos are great too!
I would love for you to stop by my blog and join our Something to Talk About link party each week!
Have a great day!

Curtains in My Tree said...

what a great idea to make the board with the shell buttons to attached your tags, love it

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a beautiful creation and so full of spring colors. I love the idea of being able to change out your tags for different seasons and occasions. Thanks from sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Home Romance said...

What a good idea!

This projet can be done for many celebrations!

Hugs from Brazil,


Dreaming of Vintage said...

Beautiful project! I've been wanting to do something like this. Thank you for the inspiration!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

This is such a fun idea! I love making tags. I have 2 Christmas advent calendars that are tags. Love the lace and button embellishments! Changing it up for different seasons is going to be so fun! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Jennelise said...

Gorgeous! I love all of the pretty buttons- what a beautiful detail!!

Decosurvintage said...

A great idea!!!
We love buttons,tags...
A nice day

Unknown said...

I like this post ... it´s wonderfull... the colors, the clothes, the papers, the buttons... Congratulations!!

See you at Finde Frugal


Wonderful project, so cute!!!

Un Pedacito de Luna

Unknown said...

Really beautiful! and I like that it has a lot of possibilities! ;)

Unknown said...

Hermoso !
No he visto un marco tan bello.

DiyDetodounpoco said...

Have a nice "finde frugal"!

Home on the Corner said...

This is really cute! I have lots of scrapbooking stuff too. This would be kind of cool to make stuff ahead of time and then display it until you put it in a scrapbook. Thanks for the idea! I am visiting from Flaunt it Friday.

Anna said...

That's really unusual. I love how each tag is like a mini work of art.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Beautiful! You did a great job!

Josie said...

What a fantastic idea, love, love, love it!

Isabel para ALROMASAR said...

This is great! Fantastic composition!!
Huggs from Spain

marcela cavaglieri said...

This is a great inspiration board and a great way to keep close those photographs that we are happy with. Thank you so mucho for sharing your cute project today!

Laura said...

Oh wow that is SUCH a cool way to make a changing piece of art! Never would have thought of it myself though : ) it's lovely!

The Charm of Home said...

Cute project! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Elena said...

Excellent! I loved it! (espero que se entienda mi inglés) jajaja!

Rebecca said...

It's beautiful!! So glad you shared with me.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

This is a great idea! Love the vintage buttons. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

Katherines Corner said...

creative and so pretty! I'm hopping over from What to do weekend. hugs!

Maria said...

Hope you can stop by Fabulous Friday again and share more of your very unique posts... love the Spring
Post that you shared at my last party
Thanks Maria

Coastal Bohemian said...

Fabulous. I'm in love.

Pam said...

This is so beautiful! I love how it turned out and how you incorporated bits of your photos. Just perfect.