Friday, June 15, 2012

Just File It Under FRESH!

Friday Greetings, Authentique lovers!
Shellye here with you today to share a fully functional and pretty cool(if I do say so myself) way to store all of those yummy tags that you love to make. In conjunction with our EARTH FRIENDLY FRIDAY, I wanted to re-purpose something from around the house, so I chose a used manila file folder.  By trimming away the top tab, I had a brand new slate to begin with.


I cut three strips of {Fresh} patterned paper, inked around the edges and then machine-stitched
to the folder (leaving the top portion open).  I then embellished with a bit of roping at the top, scalloped borders and cotton trim, adhesive pearls and a pieced plaque hung by a wooden clothespin.
If you love distressing with ink like I do, then you will love how beautiful the effect looks over the texture of Authentique paper.  


A row of the adhesive tags from the {Fresh} Details 12x12 Sticker Sheet completes the bottom.


For the inside of my fully-functional-file-folder-holder?  Why, handmade {Fresh} tags of course!
I went online to svgcuts.com and found these really great layered tags.  Tag making has never been easier...or more fun.

Here are samples of the tags that I created for the inside of the folder:


I think that canvas and burlap and jute look great paired up with beachy sorts of projects...so if you have those items in your stash, grab 'em up for this project :)


I machine stitch just.about.everything.  Even sticker letters. Wanting to take the sticky off of those stickers?  Just apply a little baby powder to the back...voila!


Oh and I forgot to mention corrugated clouds...why not?  
Wooden buttons?  yes, please!
And isn't the subway-art look of this (above) sticker just the coolest? I could literally make a card using each and every Details Stickers on the sheet...the graphics are that beautiful...even down to the tiniest of seashells. 


Grab those nautical stamps and scalloped punches...they're perfect for
tag topping!


And for this final tag: I cut the wonderful sentiment from the bottom sheet 
of a {Fresh} patterned paper! I love that you can use every square inch of Authentique product.

This was such a tremendously FUN project for me...I hope that you've 
enjoyed it too!

Products used:
Authentique: Fresh- Details 12x12 Stickers, "Clean, Free, Light, Clear, Crisp and Pure" Patterned Papers, Elements Stickers
Canvas Corp: Canvas Star, Burlap Banner, Wooden Clothespins, Jute, Cording and Cotton String
May Arts: Jute String, Ribbons
Jillibean Soup: Corrugated Cloud
Maya Road: Stick Pin
Misc: Buttons, Paper Flowers, Trim, Adhesive Pearls

13 comments:

  1. Shellye...this projects is absolutely amazing! I love all the layers and detail!

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  2. incredibly beautiful!! Thank you for creating and sharing

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  3. I am just in love with that aqua colored ribbon-The color combo is amazing! You wouldn't by chance have a video tutorial on this? Love though that you can customize this
    Thanks for sharing
    Lynda in ca

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  4. Great project! I have lots of misc file folders laying around and this gives me some great ideas!

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  5. Great color combination too !

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  6. A sweet little project Shellye...love all your details:)

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  7. Amazing project! You have such an eye for detail!! Love it Shellye! <3

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  8. great idea to re-use old folders and what a fun gift it would make for your scrpabooking friends.

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  9. Amazing project, tfs with us!

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  10. Love these! Awesome door hanger!

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  11. EEEK! this is absolutely FABULOUS!!! love your tags! and I'm totally making one of these :)

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