Today started off with a wonderful surprise: I won the Spot Prize over at Bah! Humbug! This is a generous and random drawing for loyal contributors. BH one of my favorite blogs, not just because Max, Irene and Ann are fun and creative ladies, but because I am getting a good jump on Christmas projects each week! I don't know what the prize is yet so I will be eagerly watching my mailbox then will post my pressies. Oh, I'm like a kid at Christmas!
Now, on to the challenge for this week: labels and tags. Tags are the last thing I think about at Christmas so while wrapping presents I end up slapping on leftover stickers. Tacky!! Ugh! I actually found that making tags was a bit challenging at first, trying to make them fancy, sort of like miniature cards. Then I went through my scraps from the K&Co Christmas Cheer collection and the wheels started turning!
I made four tags in about an hour. The first two took 55 minutes; the remaining two took 5 minutes!
These two tags started with a couple of bird sets that I colored a very long time ago with water color pencils --- way back before I discovered Copics! But they are so cute and I don't like to throw anything away. Taking bits of the scrap DP and some pretty ribbons I now have two pretty package tags. There are spaces for the To/From on the backs. Now these tags took so long because of the creative mode.
While going through the scraps I found this great portrait of Santa that was too large for a greeting card. But, cut just right and folded in half and voila! --- a tag! But wait! Here's a nifty scrap of DP with music for "We wish you a Merry Christmas"! Snip, fold, punch --- another tag!
I promise that the presents for Christmas and Holidays 2010 will not have tacky stickers! In fact, why not make a couple of quick tags at the same time as the cards? Hmmm?
Thanks for stopping by today and for checking on me while I was away. Your visits and comments are much appreciated. Now, spread the love and hop on over to Bah! Humbug! for a peek at the DT's projects and the participants, too. Even better, join us! You never know when you might get a nice surprise along with having fun!