Wednesday, April 29, 2009

MSCE April- Gift Tags

I love, love, love to wrap presents. I'm one of those odd people who actually enjoys having a mountain of boxes to wrap at Christmas.

In fact on a complete side note- There are quite a few things I really love to do that I think most people don't enjoy in the least.
  • Wrapping presents
  • Counting and rolling change
  • Stuffing envelopes

The list goes on (really, it does) but I'll return to the topic at hand- Gift wrapping or gift tagging I guess.

I don't actually have anything to wrap at the moment but Mother's Day is soon and I've been thinking about birthdays a lot recently- hubby's is coming up (and note to hubby- yes, not having anything to wrap yet means that your gift isn't here yet). Mom's birthday is soon too. All of a sudden there is also a plethora of babies waiting to be born around me and I've been wondering when they will arrive and what to get the new parents.

All of this has me really wishing I had a gifts to wrap- so I've done the next best thing (in my mind) and made some gift tags! Now I fully admit- these tags may not be useful for any of the gift giving occasions I've listed- but it was fun and I'll use them for something.

For this one I used a bit of tye-dye coffee filter between a solid tag and one that I've punched a flower out of.

This tag didn't turn out well at all- 

That silver pattern I drew just doesn't look right- but I wanted to show this close-up because I mod podged over the coffee filter which gave this a totally different look. It brought out depth in the color and made the filter look like a really cool handmade paper instead of the cheap filter it really is. (I'm definitely going to experiment with this more.)

And I couldn't resist this. 

I'm still obsessed with this cupcake paper punch. This time I put some yellow cardstock through a paper crimper, then punched out the bottom "wrapper". (Are you tired of seeing the cupcake yet?)

This little bit of dimension really makes the punch stand out.

Here's an older post you might enjoy- Getting To Know You

1 comment:

  1. love these!

    Thanks for playing Make Something Cool Everyday in April! I had a great time and met some cool new friends, hope you did too! Please come read this. I'm planning to do a wrap up.



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