23 March 2012

Butterflied Birthday!

Hello! Just popping by with a tag I made for a truly lovely colleague’s birthday. As always on a Thursday I have no time at all to craft (I run a Cub pack and last night I was also running a session for Scouts!) so I needed to make something quick and easy and so raided my ‘spare’ paper drawer. You know the one. It’s the one where you keep scraps of your favourite papers that you can’t quite bear to throw away despite the fact that the scrap is really no use at all but that you think you might, one day, cut out the smallest Tattered Floral flower from it! 
Anyway I found enough left over paper to make the tag (I love this paper, I bought it from Craft Emporium but can’t remember who designed it – sorry!), a scrap from a sheet of music, a little of my favourite Stampin’ Up paper (that’s the dictionary piece) and some cream card. I stamped the butterflies in Jet Black Archival Ink and sanded the edges of the card and then edged everything in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 
The ric rak ribbon was bought when the rather lovely Jo and I met for coffee here the other week and were unable to resist a bounty of beautiful ribbons and buttons for sale! I hope I might have inspired you to raid your ‘spare’ paper – I really need to thin mine down as I’m not sure I can close the drawer now…! Have a wonderful weekend!

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17 comments:

Jacqui said...

A lovely tag Gabrielle - can't beat those colours for a classy look

CraftygasheadZo said...

Blooming gorgeous, love it. Zo xx

Michaela said...

Gorgeous Tag,Gabrielle!
Michaela xx

Bella said...

Love the simplicity of the colour scheme and the butterflies are one of my best stamps. Great layering too.

snazzyoriginal said...

Stunning tag, classic cream & black is so elegant. Always a great relief to find someone else who has to keep the smallest scrap of beautiful paper just in case lol xx

Elaine said...

What a pretty Tag I love it Well done Hugs Elaine

Helen said...

what a fabulous tag - I have a large box of scraps too - wonder what I'll do with them all but can't throw them away either!
Have a great weekend - off to Kew again tomorrow - at least this time it should be sunny!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag Gabrielle, love the paper in the background, perfect with the butterflies. Tracy x

Bev said...

Absolutely lovely and so sophisicated (is that how you spell it?) I love the colour scheme!

Carol said...

Oh what a beautiful tag - I just love that paper as well! Fantastic design Gabrielle. X

Sara said...

Most of the comments have said it but I think it's rather classy too and it's good to dig out those scraps as it allows us to justify keeping them when "someone" queries why:0)

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hazel said...

A gorgeous tag Gabrielle.
xxx Hazel.

Jo said...

Layers! Love the colours very classy.

jo
xx

victoria h said...

Gorgeous layering of papers and the ric rac ribbon looks lovely too.

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Striking and stunning Gabrielle.
Siobhan x

Kitty said...

Striking colours, simple design, made from leftovers - love it. X