I finished this project some days ago and wanted to share. Ever since I picked up these Seven Gypsies tags, and these too, I wanted to do this project. The designs on the tags are so gorgeous that I wanted to be able to display them so you could view them in one seeing without having to look at them separately. The solution was to lay them out on an inspiration board.
I used an art board from Michael's, similar to this one, that came pre-gessoed. I then adhered Seven Gypsies patterned paper from the Notting Hill Collection to the board. My project took two 12x12 sheets. Then the fun part! Start out by laying out all your tags on the board in the order you want. Then start adding embellies, Sarah Lugg style, and once you have everything looking the way you want, assemble the tags individually doing whatever is necessary to secure each embellishment to its tag. Finally, lightly draw out pencil lines and line up the tags spaced apart equally and then adhere them to the artboard. I loved the little hinge corners that Seven Gypsies makes that I put on the corners of the project. Gives a truly professional look. You can do this with any type of tag, or cover the tags in other patterned papers. I really loved embellishing each of the tags - it's a great way to showcase those special embellies you've been saving. My project was family themed. Each tag has meaning to me for some aspect of my family and the hopes and dreams I have for them. You could certainly add family photos to the tags; I chose to keep mine sort of abstract - the family theme is implied but the deeper meaning of each tag is personal and known just to me. I will hang this in my studio for inspiration. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!