As readers of this blog know, I’ve crafted a lot with magazine pages in the past, including making gift tags and cards. Recently I was going through some of my stash of magazine pages when I decided to pull out some images to create a card and some gift tags. I had used up a lot of my gift tags since the last time I had made a bunch of them.
What inspired my handmade card was this street food festival ad:
I loved the graphics and colors and thought the ad would make a nice decorative backdrop for some food images. After all, the ad was for street food. I removed the ad and trimmed it down.
I chose green cardstock for my card base and added the magazine ad for the top layer of my card.
I found a page of small images of sweet treats and glued the sheet to a piece of cardstock, following the techniques I used here.
I fussy cut the images and selected a few that I thought would look good on my card.
I added foam pop dots to the backs of the images and added them to my card.
Looking at the card, I kind of feel the background layer was a tad too muted for the pop of color provided by the images, but maybe that’s a good thing? What do you think?
For the gift tags, I used food images that measured approximately 2 to 3 inches in size, so that they would each provide enough room to write people’s names on the back. As I had done for the embellishments I created for the preceding card, I glued the images to (light colored) cardstock and fussy-cut them out. I punched a small hole in each tag for the ribbon, but held off on actually adding ribbon until I was ready to use the tags.
These are perfect for adding to the boxes of baked goods I give away as gifts to friends.
Stay tuned. Starting with my next post, I will unveil what my latest crafting obsession is :0)
Do you craft with magazine pages? What are some things you’ve made with them? Please share in the comments.