I just adore making tags. They are very inexpensive, so I always have a variety of them on hand, and they stand up to many different mediums. Their relatively small size also means I can make them fairly quickly, providing that instant gratification I’m often seeking. When I saw the new Typed Ledger sets from Dina Wakley Media, I instantly new I’d like to use some of the sentiments on small gift tags. I also noticed that my stash of itty-bitty scraps was starting to get a little out of hand, so I set out to use those as well.
I began by dry-brushing cream-colored acrylic paint onto kraft tags. While that was drying, I gathered an assortment of torn paper scraps. On each tag, I layered bits of vintage ledger paper, glassine, and an old label. When satisfied with the arrangement, I glued everything down. Next, I cut out the sentiments I wanted to use from the Typed Ledgers, and adhered them to the tags. To finish, I glued pressed flowers or leaves to the tag. From start to finish, this set of tags took less than 10 minutes, and I can’t wait to make some more.
Christen Hammons is the Director of Publishing for Stampington & Company and Editor-in-Chief of Somerset Studio, Bella Grace, Book of Lists, Field Guide to Everyday Magic, The Cozy Issue, and GreenCraft. She lives in Orange County with her husband and their two rescue dogs.