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Internet issues  earlier, sorry for the late posting. First a thank you to Seth Apter, where a link to my work was published on his blog yesterday. I took part in his art colaboration The Pulse, this latest section of which is called; Technique & Tool and is about what techniques and tools you cannot live without. Head over to seth’s Blog to find out more.

Also today I’d like to share a download and a couple of  video tutorials to help you create your own handmade Holiday Gift tags. They are quick and simple to make, if you have crafting CDs with images you would love to get more use from, dig out your favorites and try these out.

  • Quick & Easy Tags Part 1. VIDEO. In this film I’ll show you how to make a selection of gift tags. Follow the link for written details of the project.

Decorate the front of the tags using your favorite designs of papers & stamps. You could also use printed toppers from a craft CD. Here are my finished tags, decorated with images from Joanna Sheen’s Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady CD.

My Finished Christmas tags for 2010

Hand made, elegant and not that time-consuming ;)

  • Quick & Easy Tags Part 2. VIDEO. In this film I’ll show you how to decorate the plain tags created in part 1. Follow the link for written details of items used, from my original post. 

    Decorating your tags for gifts

    Decorating your tags

  • Gift Tag BackersThese are Christmas themed backers to print. The co-ordinate with the Quick n Easy Tag video.

 I created a printable sheet for the back of the tags, which you fill in. It looks pretty good so I thought you might like to use it too.

Elegant Tag Backers to Download
Elegant Tag Backers to Download

Christmas Gift Tag Backers 2010 There are nine tag backers to an A4 page.

BTW: Your tag backers won’t have my copyright logo on the tags themselves ;)

All you do is click on the link and it will open a new window, the backer opens up a PDF which you can print immediately or save to your computer for later. The greeting on this backer is green, as my tags were green, if you ask me REAL nicely I might make you a set with the greeting in red.

These backers co-ordinate with the gift tags created in the film; Quick and Easy Tags Part 1.

Hope you find these useful, and I’d love to see what you make with them. The downloads are for your personal use only and not for re-sale.

Links

An early heads up, check out the free download of Craft Artist software over on Daisy Trail. I adore Craft Artist and will be sharing projects made with it, very soon. Download it now, for some great crafting fun for the long winter evenings. Don’t forget to add some of the wonderful digikits to play with too ;)

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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A special free gift for you today. The tutorial for gift tags from a few weeks ago seems to have been very popular. I spent the weekend putting the finishing touches to my own gift tags, and decided my handwriting might not be as elegant as I would like, so I created a printable sheet for the back of the tags, which I could fill in. It looks pretty good so I thought you might like to use it too.

Elegant Tag Backers to Download

Elegant Tag Backers to Download

Christmas Gift Tag Backers 2010 There are nine tag backers to an A4 page.

BTW: Your tag backers won’t have my copyright logo on the tags themselves ;)

All you do is click on the link and it will open a new window, the backer opens up a PDF which you can print immediately or save to your computer for later. The greeting on this backer is green, as my tags were green, if you ask me REAL nicely I might make you a set with the greeting in red.

These backers co-ordinate with the gift tags created in the following film;

Decorate the front of the tags using your favorite designs of papers & stamps. You could also use printed toppers from a craft CD. Here are my finished tags, decorated with images from Joanna Sheen’s Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady CD.

My Finished Christmas tags for 2010

My Finished Christmas tags for 2010

Hand made, elegant and not that time-consuming ;)

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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After spending time making wonderful handmade cards, wouldn’t it be nice to finish the package with a co-ordinating tag? In last weeks video I showed how to make a selection of tag bases, in today’s post I’d like to share a tutorial for how to decorate those tags for your gifts. If you missed last weeks film, check out the links at the end of the article.

Decorating your tags for gifts

Decorating your tags

You Will Need

  • A4 Card stock, plain or decorative
  • Cutting Mat
  • Craft knife
  • Metal Ruler
  • Rubber stamps to match/co-ordinate with your card design
  • Inks
  • Cut n dry foam (optional)
  • Crop A Dile or other hole punch
  • Thread or ribbon in co-ordinating colours.
  • Corner rounder
  • Cuttlebug & Embossing folders (optional)

Method

  • Cut your A4 cardstock to 4 1/8″ x 2 1/4″. You will get ten tags this size from A4 card
  • To add decorative panels to your base tags, trim 1/4″ from one short side and one long side
  • Using the grid on your cutting mat as a guide trim off the corners from the two top edges of your cardstock panel, to correspond to the base tag.
  • If you wish to ink, stamp and layer card onto your tag, do this next.
  • Stamp your images and greeting onto the back panel of the tag, and attach them.
  • Finally use your hole punch to punch a hole at the top of the tag, and use pretty ribbon or baker’s Twine for a retro style to finish your tag.

Optional Extra’s

  • Add dimension or highlight colours by matting your finished tag on to coloured or metallic cardstock.
  • Create a boarder to your tag by running metallic pen around the edges of your tag.
  • If you are short on time, print decorative papers or designs from your computer and layer those on to heavier card.
  • For fancy shaped tags, cut your base tag using Spellbinder dies, or your favorite die design. Create your decorative layer and layer to write on from a smaller sized die.

Add your personal message to the back of your tag, including who the gift is for and who it is from ;)

Links

Quick & Easy Tags; Part 1   In this film I showed how to create your base tags. Which are the one’s I decorated in today’s film.

I hope you have enjoyed this film and project. Do leave me a comment to let me know what you think. Have you made tags with this tutorial?  Add a link to your finished tags with your comment, it would be nice to see what you make.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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In today’s post I’d like to share a tutorial for how to make quick n simple tags for your gifts. After spending time making wonderful handmade cards, wouldn’t it be nice to finish the package with a co-ordinating tag? Here are a few ideas for how to create tags for your gifts.

Base Tags

Base Tags

You Will Need

  • A4 Card stock
  • Cutting Mat
  • Craft knife
  • Metal Ruler
  • Crop A Dile or other hole punch
  • Thread or ribbon in co-ordinating colours.
  • Corner rounder

 

Method

This weeks film is all about creating some base tag shapes on which to create. Once you learn the concept you can alter the dimensions to create tags of any size. You can now create tags from your favorite cardstocks, in your favorite colours too.

  • Cut a rectangle of card to the size and width of your choice
  • Using the grid on your cutting mat as a guide trim off the corners from the two top edges of your cardstock
  • Use a corner rounder for a smooth finish to the ends of your tag.
  • Finally use your hole punch to punch a hole at the top of the tag, and use pretty ribbon or baker’s Twine for a retro style to finish your tag.

Coming up in Part 2; Decorating your tags

This weeks film was all about creating some base tag shapes on which to create. In Part Two of Quick & Easy Tags, I’ll show to add a selection of toppings for adding decoration and dimension to your tags.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial, do leave me a comment with a link to your finished tags it would be nice to see what you make.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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