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Friday, July 31, 2015

Monthly Challenge # 37: Chalk it Up: Paper-Organizer Tags

Dear Scrappers,

I am not an expert doing tag, but I thought I give it a trial for my take to our DT challenge:

You can see all the other DT project and more details about this fun challenge here at Connie Can Crop. The sponsor for this challenge is: Paper Nest Dolls

I needed a label for a paper organizer I've bought for my husband and decided to use this one to give him something nice to look at while doing boring paperwork.

Besides using the chalk(board) inspiration from Connie, I decided to do a front part of the tag using altered letters following the Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge 33:

"Altered surfaces"

I can get into details about the technique, but you can find it in page 45 of this book.
The sponsor of this wonderful CC3-challenge 33 is:

"The wonderful Joy and her family at Inspiration Emporium sponsor all our odd-numbered challenges, and they’re back with another fantastic FIFTY DOLLAR SHOPPING SPREE for one lucky CC3C entrant! "

The finished label:

Here is how I upcycled a tag from a Cold Water Creek label:



 I added some stenciling to the background of the already cool and very vintage tag.

 The back.

The back was more plain, so i decided to use some background stamping as well.

 I cut some "chalkboard" vinyl labels I had in my stash

 I embossed stamped letters some letters using archival ink and sprinkled some pearl embossing powder.

Then, I added a greater chalking using a chalk pen from also my stash. you can find it here.

The front, I kept simple to highlight the "altered" letters and added some numbers and a "+" sign using some cut stickers.

 I stamped some numbers into the smaller tags and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.
 The final front tag with the smaller number tags.

 The paper organizer with improvised post-it tags.

 Now with the new tags:
 Each division gets a number...

The back of the tag in case it turns around...

I still need to make 2 larger tags for the other 2 bigger sections and I should be done with this fun project.

I hope you enjoy this organization project and give me some sugar ;-)
Have a very blessed weekend,


  1. I love seeing tags made from something else...what a great label and sized perfectly too! Good idea to make an ASAP sign for important stuff! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CC3C!!!

  2. Hi Vicky. Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C for the altered surfaces challenge. Your label is wonderful! Talk about repurposing something and turning it into not only a very cool piece of art but also something useful! This is such a clever idea! Love it! <3 Candy

  3. So cool, Vicky! I love that you upcycled this tag! I've got dozens of commercial tags I just can't part with and now I know why. Thanks for sharing this with us at CC3C!

  4. Thank you ladies. I really appreciate your kind comments and will miss you and CC3C. I'm following all of your blogs to avoid missing any of your wonderful creative ideas.

  5. Hi that you are repurposing! Fabulous idea! I too have many of those tags laying around...just can't seem to throw them away, wink. Thanks for inspiring us at CC3C!