Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Vintage Cat Tags

Hello, everybody!  I hope all of the cat lovers have noticed that there is a celebration at Show Us Your Pussycats this month. Congratulations to my friend Fikreta on the 100th Challenge! The theme over there is "Furrything Goes with Cats as the Main Feature," so I hope you don't miss it.   

I love cats and am happy to share a set of 8 vintage tags that I made. I've already used some for gifts and the rest will probably go in my journals. I won the cat digital called Cats Tucks and Sons Post Cards from Caroline's Craft Tree Etsy shop (thank you!) and decided to make some tags with these adorable vintage images.  I tore the edges around the cats, inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and then decorated with tickets, paper flowers, butterflies, lace, and twine from my stash.  Scroll down for close-ups of the tags.

Digital Images:  Vintage cats (Cats Tucks and Sons Post Cards - Caroline's Craft Tree Etsy shop)
Background:  Self-made masterboard using old book pages (see below)
Other:  Flowers, gems, lace, baker's twine, tickets from my stash, self-made sentiments (Microsoft Word), hole reinforcer labels (thrift store find, distressed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink), Bira tag punch for the two smaller tags

Here are some closer looks at my tags:

Here's the neutral background (masterboard) measuring 8.5" x 11" that I made using old book pages found at second-hand/thrift shops. I cut the background into tag shapes and then had fun decorating them.

I would also like to join the following 9 challenges, for a total of 10:
Allsorts 782 AG or Blast from the Past (See pink tag in first close-up photo called "Good things") 1/3
Crafty Calendar May AG 3/3
Simon Says Stamp Monday Lots of Texture 1/5
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Fur or Feathers (fur) 1/5
Snippets Playground 481 Snippets (used old book pages to make a collaged background) 1E C10
Word Art Wednesday 649-650 AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 1/5

For those who enjoy cat cartoons, here you go:

Thank you for being here!  Wishing you a wonderful day!


Alyson Mayo said...

Aww - these are so cute and I love the vintage feel!

brenda said...

A lovely collection of Cat themed tags Kitty, you don't say which one is your Allsorts entry but thank you for joining in.

B x

Sarn said...

Fabulous vintage-style tags. Love the collage you added to your masterboard tags.

Thanks for entering a piece of homework to the Snippets Playground. See you up in the treehouse for cheese and wine later. Don't worry about getting down to the ground after a few glasses . . . we've pushed the slide up to the door. Wheeeeee! xxx

Donna said...

Fabulous kitten tags and I like that each is a bit different and includes a butterfly. Enjoyed the comic too dear friend!

Ellibelle said...

It's a great assortment of tags with these cute cats, perfect for our optional theme at Allsorts challenge. But I do need to ask please can you specify which one you would select for Allsorts? As per our rules only one particular project from a collection (unless they are 100% identical) can be entered and entrant does need to specify which one is being used for the challenge entry.
Woudl really appreciate if you could update the post.

Di said...

Really lovely vintage tags - perfect way to use up snippets as well!

Di xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

what cute tags Kitty.....gr karin

Barbara Godden said...

So adorable, awesome job with your background paper,love those vintage kitties.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow these are absolutely beautiful what a wonderful array of vintage pussy cat images they are a pure delight a brilliant project thank you for joining us at Allsorts
lolo x

Liz said...

Super collection of tags, Kitty.
Liz xx

Catnip and Kitty Whiskers said...

These are so sweet Kitty! Love them! Hope you are doing well and having a great week!
Thanks for showing us how to make a masterboard! I had never heard of one before.
The funny you shared is hillarious!

Christine Nandrup said...

Lovely vintage tags. Love how you made the backgrounds.
Thank yoi for playing along at the Polkadoodles challenge blog.
Hugs, Christine Polkadoodles DT

Debi said...

Hi Kitty! These tags are so cute! I can see how much work you put into making them. I love the way you cut the cats out and distressed the edges. They look wonderfully vintage! Thanks for reminding me that May and the challenge at SUYP are almost over. Big Hug! Debi

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi dear friend! So glad seeing you popping out! :D Love how you made the collage masterboard, so creative! And all your vintage tags look wonderful! The kitties are so cute and fun!! Love so much the lace you used, it seems really very old and just perfect for the vintage style! Lots of details to see here, the butterflies catch my eyes!!
Sending big hugs, love and prayers on your way!!

papierelle said...

Such a beautiful variety and selection and I love the design. You can discover something different on every tag. Enchanting!! Have a nice time!! Hugs Gundi

wannabcre8tive said...

These tags are as cute as can be. You did a great job making the master board. I love the kitty cartoon you added to your post.

Lena said...

I'm cracking up at your kitty cartoon :-) Love the background you created for your tags. Beautiful and so creative. Your tags are lovely! The recipients are going to love them and treasure them for sure!
Have a wonderful day.

Gail said...

Your tags are per-fect--- nice job! Hope your life is going well. Have a blessed weekend.

terrie said...

Kitty, these cat tags are just fantastic, your master board is perfectly done. Way to go.
Thanks for sharing them I'm somewhat behind in your post, life is just not the same since I lost Vince. I'm taking life one day at a time and even that is hard.
I hope you are well. Take care Kitty.