Yesterday I mentioned I was going to show you how I made these gift tags - and well here it is as promised. It's super easy and really not a DIY but maybe more on the idea/inspiration side of things? Making a gift tag is fairly simple, in fact I've been known to just freehand cut one when I'm in a pinch, but if you'd like to make one that looks a little more special –grabbing a template and some nice card stock is a good little trick and one I used for my Mom's gift this year. I never really thought about templates until recently and now I'm wondering what I did without them.
Materials I used:
X-ACTO Designer Series Basic Shapes Template
X-ACTO's Designer Series self-healing mat
Gripster Crafting Knife
Black Card Stock (I recycled the back of the X-ACTO templates packaging - nice, black, shiny - kind of card stock like - perfect)!
Calligraphy Painter Marker (White)
What I did:
After choosing a size from the different template choices, I traced the wrong side of the black card stock (which was white on the other side) and then using an x-acto crafting knife I traced the lines and straightened any edges using the scissors. Afterwards I added an initial and flourish (freehand) using the white painter marker (which I love by the way - it paints on anything from ceramic to fabric) and then I tied it with a bit of twine. Other products shown. Twine and kraft wrapping paper (IKEA), Office Metal Label (Martha Stewart for Avery). Letterpress Card (bottom photo) from a.favorite design.
(Below) Red and white gingham fabric masking tape (I got mine at Daiso) and red and white twine from IKEA + a sprig of spruce. Letterpress Card from a.favorite design.
Elmer's and X-ACTO provided us with product in exchange for this post. All opinions, concept and photographs are our own.