Bonus Post – May Arts / Little Yellow Bicycle Blog Week!
What could clothing tags, ribbon and paper all have in common? Well, you're about to find out. If you guessed bookmarks you get an A on your test today. Hi, it's Andrea, you are in for an exciting time with May Arts, Little Yellow Bicycle, and Me. Let's get started!
Can I just tell you how absolutely gorgeous these ribbons are from May Arts? Unfortunately I'm not a professional photographer so these pictures do not give the ribbon proper justice. When I got the ribbon in the mail, opening the box was like walking into a candy store. Mmmm, Mmmm! All of them are so fun, but I think my favorite of these would have to be MN41; orange, pink, turquoise and yellow checks combined made my heart skip a beat.
Yes, old clothing tags make great book marks! Not only do you get great book marks by embellishing them, you are going green and being Eco-friendly. (You can also use cereal boxes, etc.) With the help of The Little Yellow Bicycle's Elizabeth Park Collection (EP102-Bloom Bands/ Lattice paper, EP185 Epoxy stickers, the 6×6 decorative edge paper) and luscious May Arts ribbon, the bookmarks turned out great!
The directions for are very simple:
- Choose which adhesive best suits you
- Cut your paper and embellishments
- Apply it to the clothing tag
- Place your paper and embellishments
- Use your favorite hole punch
- Laminate with clear self laminate
- Re-punch your hole
- Tie your ribbons
Voila!! They can be used by you, given as a gift, make a great kid friendly project, and are easy to make in minutes or keep on hand for that last minute grab. I got playing with the photo shop and loved the picture above, so I thought I'd share it with you.
Here are a few more pictures………
I had so much fun making the book marks that I grabbed some spare paper and embellishments from our last blog swap week with Bella Blvd and made a few more.
The ribbons I used were….