Nametags Recyled

 Last weekend we had our Spring Fling Event, and I was assigned to make the name tags for everyone.  I wanted to use one of the flags from the banner that we made at the event for my inspiration.  It had a butterfly and a doily at the top, and that's where the idea sprouted from.  I used a stamp from Days of Gratitude that is one of my favorite stamps.  I am very sorry to see that it is being retired.  I stamped it off the edge to mimic the doily folded on top of our banner.  The butterflies were cut on the Big Shot, and then embossed with the Brocade EF.  I added a saying from Trust God stamp set that says "Each one of us is God's special work of art."  I stamped the curly frame from Four Frames stamp set on white paper which I had printed up the guest list on, carefully framing and punching out each one.  I attached the nametags with glue dots, so they could remove the name tag and reuse the little banner for a scrapbook or card embellishment.  I was so tickled to see this week that the Crafty Boots Challenge was looking for "recycled pieces", and I wanted to show off how I used the extra nametags to make some cards.  I think they turned out pretty cute and could be used for a confirmation or graduation card.  I hope that everyone else from Spring Fling finds a fun use for their nametags, too.  The SUO Challenge #69 was to use "Anything Sizzix", and I made the butterflies so beautiful with my Big Shot. 
Love to find anything that I can recycle.  How about you?
Have a fabulous day, and come back again soon.

Mary Alice


  1. Gorgeous, I love your chalkboard effect, it looks stunning with the butterflies.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. Love the chalkboard effect...and the textured butterflies pop on the black background. Thanks for sharing your project with SUO Challenges.

  3. What a great idea!! Love the use of Day of Gratitude as the doily along with the embossed die cut butterflies!! Thanks so much for joining in at SUO Challenges :-)

  4. LOVE your chalkboard look! I would have never thought to use that set but it is just wonderful! Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!


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