This month by popular demand we bring you an "Oriental" theme. Scattering Sweetness June 2012 is "Oriental Tags".
Tags have been used throughout history for identifying many things. Paper tags were used to label botanical samples brought back by early explorers. Back then paper was more like parchment.They have been used to label goods and clothing for many years.
The Civil War saw American soldiers using tags In 1863 they wrote their name and unit onto paper tags and pinned them to their clothes so they could be identified should they die on the battlefield.
Fur buyers supplied trappers with tags so they could document the contents of fur parcels that were being sent to auction. How many skins and from which animal etc.
In 1882 the first train tag was used. The ticket showed the issuing station and destination and had an identification number. The lower half was given to the passenger and the top half was inserted into a brass sleeve and attached to the baggage with a strap. Initially they were made of brass at some point later reinforced paper tags were introduced.
Tags today are replaced by sticky or printed labels and barcodes but are still a very popular crafting item used by many.
For our swap this month you need to make between 2 and 4 tags and a card or folder into which they fit. Oriental in theme and of course with a vintage look.
Sign up are open until 15th June and partners will be posted on the 16th. Remember these swaps are designed to fit in a standard envelope. Have fun and look forward to having you join us.
Lyn Received and Diana Lee Hammond Received
Jill Received and Marie Received
Sandy Received and Josie Received
Lilian Received and Mary A Smith Received
You know how it works ladies try to have your swap in the mail by the 26th June and post to let your partner and myself know that it is on its way and then come back to show it off when you receive it.
Make sure you come back for a different, challenging and fun swap I am planning for July. I promise to get you thinking.
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Once again1 Love the story!!!
Please sign me up.
I always have you in mind when I write them Sandy. Thanks for joining in.
I love the simplicity of the tags Karen and they are very much in the oriental style. Your papers are lovely! I can't wait to begin this project!
Hi Karen,Love your tags. I have some suitable papers so should mange to make some tags with them without having to download anything. Sign me up please
Excellent Lilian the papers I used are some I had too that just took on oriental nicely.
Hi Lilian, I will need your address. :) YOu'll need mine as well. SEnd a friend request and I can send it to you that way if you like.
Thanks Lyn, I find oriental quite challenging because of its simplicity.
Funny thing happened today Karen, I was rummaging through my stuff in search of entirely something else and came upon a Japanese booklet of papers that someone sent me a long time ago. I can't tell you how PERFECTLY timed this was for your SS challenge!!!!! Happy dance...
Haha.......Now how often does that happen ???? Can't wait to see what you make with it.
I would like to try this. Just returned from a trip to Japan and was also there in 1945/46. Sure has changed! Marie
How exciting Marie and I bet it has changed. Great to have you join us this month.
I am soooooo in for this one. Please sign me up. Thanks