Saturday, 12 November 2011

A Host of Recycled Angels

I've been busy making more and more angels this week. Although they are a bit fiddly I really enjoy creating them and like the fact that apart from a bit of white and cream cardstock, ink and vellum, they are made from the contents of my recycling box. I've used lots of cereal-type boxes, the silvery package my loose tea comes in, and the copper coloured inside of tomato paste tubes - all of which cut really easily in my Cuttlebug.  And they will hang on crochet yarn I found in a charity shop.  As this angel stamp is symmetrical it was easy to "back-to-back" the card bases and images, with the wings and halos sandwiched in the middle.
Some of these angels will be crossing the English Channel soon as my very good blog friend Baukje, a knitter and stitcher extraordinaire living in France, will be giving them to her family this Christmas. So that she can add her own greetings and messages we came up with the idea of packaging and attaching them to a tag. I've put the angels in little cello bags and stapled them to the tag top, while leaving the bag open - that way the angel will slip out easily.  I like how I was able to make up each one differently so all will get their very own angel.

Supplies: Lots of recycled packaging; Papertrey Ink Love Lives Here Holiday stamp set; various Distress Inks; Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #3 die


  1. Oh, Ann, these are SO SPECIAL! LOVE your wreath - you've just added this stamp set to my wishlist!! Beautifully done, my friend!

  2. They are GORGEOUS, I cannot wait to see them in real.

  3. Oh Ann - they are truly beautiful! I love how they can work as both ornaments or tags...very versatile design. :)

  4. These are really special. Only you could think of using the inside of a tomato paste tube!!!!
    Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Wow, this is stunning Ann and made so much more special by having each angel be different. I love the fact that everythink is recycled too!
    Carol x

  6. These are just gorgeous - well worth all your hard work, I'd say! I love the idea of turning them into tags, but so the recipients can still use them as decorations, too. Clever, clever!


  7. Ann, these are just the most beautiful angels! Love all the different colours, and the fact that you have used recycled products is fantastic!

  8. A Heavenly Host! What a lovely idea to ring the wreath with these sweet angels. Thanks for visiting my blog and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations. Apparently, you and I have PTI in common! :-)

  9. Well, I'm a bit late but loving catching up on everything you have been creating. These angels are so colorful! Your sachet heart and birds from another blog post are so pretty too. Can't believe it is the end of the year almost. Have a wonderful holiday!


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