It’s Back-to-School time once again, so I thought I would make some cute personalized canvas tags my girls could use either on their backpacks or lunch bags. Here’s what I came up with:
I started with this 6” x 3” Maya Road 3-Ring Rectangle Canvas Album and removed two of the “pages” to use for the base of the tags:
Next, I opened Ellen’s Seasonal Alphabet Download (letter A -- both of my girls’ first name initials) in Photoshop and changed the colors … one to a bright pink & green combo, the other to orange & green. I added the monogram letters to each of my girls photographs and then printed them (approximately 2” x 2.5”) onto Claudine Hellmuth’s 8.5” x 11” Studio Sticky-Back Canvas.
I trimmed the photos, removed the backing from them, and stuck them to the canvas tags. After machine stitching the photos to the canvas tags, I chose some Prima Iron On Butterflies and Iron On Daisies to add to the tags and ironed them on the fronts as well as the backs of the tags:
Lastly, I finished the fronts of the tags with some pretty natural colored lace, pom-pom, and tiny rose trims (either machine stitched on or held with Fabri-Tac). Two of the three binder rings that came with the album will be used to attach the tags to whatever my girls would like to use them on. I like that the holes in the tags are sturdy and reinforced with metal -- they should last a long time and I don’t think their backpacks or lunch bags will be mistaken for anyone else’s now!
I hope you’ll try some of the great canvas and iron-on items Ellen carries -- they can make some very unique, fun projects! ~Sharon
Paper: Ranger Claudine Hellmuth’s 8.5” x 11” Studio Sticky-Back Canvas,
Accessories: Maya Road 3-Ring Rectangle Canvas Album, Prima Donna Downey Iron On Butterflies and Iron On Daisies, Ellen’s Seasonal Alphabet Download, Prima Cream Crocheted Lace, Maya Road Ecru Pom-Pom and Small Organza Cream Roses, Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac,