I’m so excited to bring you this week’s project using papers and embellishments from Riddersholm Designs, a wonderful Danish paper company. Riddersholm specializes in a charming vintage look with patterned papers, diecut tags, ribbons, and charms. The product itself is designed by Connie, produced in Denmark and marked with the Scandinavian environmental seal ‘Svanemaerket’ meaning it is produced to protect our environment.
My package of papers are called Sweet Valerian and were all colors of soft pinks and greens. I counted a total of six different paper patterns that I could work with so I decided to create a tag mini book. Vintage is a natural style to work with for me so I was thrilled to use every scrap of papers, ribbons, diecuts and flower embellishments. The only items I added were some pearls, gems, mica, glitter, tulle flowers and a couple of diecut flourishes.
The cover was my favorite paper design and the word Sweet was my cover inspiration. I had a metal tag from Pottery Barn that I had saved and it worked perfectly to add the Riddersholm Designs logo to it. With such pretty paper, decorating the cover was accomplished by clustering a focal point over to the right.
Tag page 2 was designed using an embossing folder. Since the tag size (4″ x 7″) is larger than the embossing folder, I just ran it through again to cover the rest of the tag. There is a slight imperfection where I did that but the added borders cover up the gap nicely. Some antique linen distress ink was added to create depth. Each tag “page” has either a pocket or envie to hold a tag. Page 2 has a mini coin envelope made from a template.
Tag page 3 is actually a square envelope template with a highly decorated flap. I had a doiley that I scrunched up into a flower shape and then layered a tulle flower and a Riddersholm diecut encircled with mica. I added the vintage pink tag cut away from the diecut sheet.
Tag page 4 is a library pocket decorated with some diagonal torn strips, ribbon and lace trims. A tag inside the pocket is decorated with a diecut. Bella Pastello was cut away from the diecut sheet.
Tag page 5 are two pockets torn hand torn on the diagonal. More diecuts decorate the tags along with a diecut label added on the lower portion of the tag wrapped with a piece of lace trim and flower embellishments.
Tag page 6 is a simple pocket with a border punch strip and a diecut tucked under the ribbon trim. A tag is tucked inside the pocket with another diecut decoration at the top.
I hope you enjoyed my tag mini book. Any one of the tag pages make a darling gift package tag as well. I do hope you have found some inspiration and thanks so much for joining me today. Come back each Saturday for a new project featuring Riddersholm Designs. Be sure to visit Riddersholm Designs website to view all of their wonderful products.
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