Tag Book

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Yay!  It's Monday!  That means that there's a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  This week the challenge is to "make the cut". Use your die cutting system and/or punches to create a project.  This week I used my Avery Elle "Simply Tags" die to create a vintage inspired mini book.
 I love to use vintage ephemera in my projects whenever possible, so when I found a damaged old children's reader, I knew that I could repurpose some of the pages. And that's what I did!
I cut the pages using the tag die.  This worked beautifully!  I was able to cut sections that had images on both sides.  I collaged the pages with papers and stenciling.  (This also help cover some of the crayon marks and imperfections on the original page.)
When I was pleased with the tags, I arranged them accordion style on a double sided paper that I scored.  And bound them with a cover.  A simple piece of twine was all that was needed for the books closure. 
I love that sweet Jenni Bowlin flair!
 
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38 comments:

  1. Incredible! Just one word: amazing! this mini is fabulous, vintage images are fantastic and binding very clever! BArbaryaya

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  2. Wow - that's not a mini book, that's a work of art! So beautifully made!

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  3. loving this tag book....the papers are fab.

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  4. Another work of art... makes my heart warm.

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  5. Hi Michelle, what a fantastic project, I love how your repurposed a childrens book, such a great idea and beautifully executed too. Love the design and concept and the images are just wonderful. Took me back to my childhood, thank you. Love it. Tracy x x

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  6. FABULOUS!!! LOVING those vintage goodies!!

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  7. Love the vintage look of your tag book, awesome job!

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  8. Michelle...this is so fun! I love your little tag book and what a really cool idea and way to repurpose a vintage childrens' book. Those images are fantastic and your die cutting them on to tags that turn into book pages is brilliant! Love it! <3 Candy

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  9. What a fabulous project to breathe 'new life' into some old children's books! Love this!
    c

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  10. Awesome way to use something that could be destined for the trash bin! (though I ...like you ...just can't see letting a beautiful little piece of art in itself go to waste like that!) Now it becomes a new piece!! TFS

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  11. What a fun project, Michelle. Love those beautiful images on the cute tags. Such a brilliant idea! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

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  12. Gorgeous tag book, Michelle!! Fabulous idea and I love that you included photos of how you made it :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  13. OHHHHHHHH! I love the idea of making a tag book-- totally CASING this! LOVE those papers- VINTAGE fun:) LOVE the tut-- thanks for sharing:)

    ps.. thanks for your comments on my blog! I saw you asked about the blue ink that I used on my Whisker Graphics bitty bag. It's from A*Muse Studio. :) Hope that helps! HUGS!

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  14. This is so adorable Michelle. Those cute vintage papers are so fun! Oh and your mail box projest below is simply stunning!!! I want one of those!
    Thanks also for your sweet comment on my blog today - you really made my week!

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  15. Awww....this is cute! What a fabulous idea!

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  16. What a wonderful way to use the pages from the book... you've created such a fabulous retro-look mini album - it's a complete delight!
    Alison x

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  17. Well you are sure a girl after my own heart! I love vintage (just went to the best flea market in our area on Sunday) and I love recycling. What a perfect mix this is! Wonderful mini : )

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  18. What a fun little mini Michelle! Love all the vintage pages! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. How wonderful that you 'saved' the wonderful vintage children's book and what a great transformation - love this project! Anne x

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  20. You know how in those old Batman movies they'd say things like, "Holy skyscraper, Batman!" or "Holy Rocket Launcher, Batman!" to show just how stunned they were at something? Well I am shouting you a "Holy favorite project ever, Batman!!" I absolutely ADORE everything about this piece! I am such a diehard fan of illustrated books from this era and the way you made your tag book just blows me away. I want to make the pictures of this into a poster-sized collage and hang it in every room of my house! This one just really struck a chord with me and I truly thank you for sharing it.

    And on an unrelated side note, your comment on my blog about your situation with the magazine-folding mail lady has cracked me up for two days straight. Too funny! Love your art and your stories!

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  21. Love how you've completely rescued that children's book and made it into such a fun project. Great colours with such a vintage feel. Hugs, Jenny x

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  22. What a cute tag book! Love the vintage children's images! So cool how you made it too! Hugs, Sandra

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  23. Wow always amazed when I see your artistry!!

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  24. This is so very creative and I love how it turned out!

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  25. What a fun book Michelle! So fabulously vintage!

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  26. I am such a big fan of these vintage images! My first love was books and these images remind me of all of the books I read as a child. Fabulous design!

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  27. EEEK! I just love this project. The vintage image are perfect!

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  28. Seeing the vintage images make me feel warm and fuzzy...you have done an awesome job putting them together!! How fun to play with the mini accordion tag book! LOVE this so much, Michelle!

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  29. This is super cool! Love the papers you used!

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  30. Adorable tag book...love those vintage papers!

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  31. This is such an adorable projects, what a sweet size, love the vintage images, so fun!

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  32. Oh, this is so cool, Michelle! I love it!

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  33. What a wonderful little book!

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  34. Super cute...love those vintage pages!

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  35. This really neat!! Love the tag idea and loving the JBS flat backs!

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  36. This is soooo cool! I love this to bits!!!!!

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