Monday, October 27, 2008

Playing tag...

Before it became "too dangerous" to be played in schools, playing tag was one of our favorite activities...and still is! Adapted to our older years, our new version of tagging (gift tags, that is) does not include running or an open space. But just like our childhood game does not require any special training, connects you with friends and it's a lot of fun!

This is the perfect project if you are new in the paper-glitter-scissor (sounds like another fave game) world or if you are trying to entertain the kids during a raining afternoon. The blank tags can be purchased in several stores from Michael's to Office Depot and pretty much any method or supply can be used to embellish them: pretty paper scraps, stamps, trims, buttons, rhinestones, decoupage.....Gifts tags don't only finish a pretty wrapping they also can be used around the house as little pieces of handmade love.

A tag given to our friend Ana Laura for her B-day now embellishes a lampshade.

A Thankgiving tag decorates now a Fall vignette while reminding us of the friend that made it.

Clara made sweet personalized tags and used them as place settings during our Valentine's Lunch. She paired them up with a fabric envelope full of candies, of course, I still display mine on my desk area.

So next time you need to present someone with a gift, grab all your supplies, come out and play tag! Ditch the Hallmark card and let the Art Fairy inspire you. The recipient will love it as much as the gift itsef!

I would thank you from the bottom of my heart,
but for you, my heart has no bottom.
~Author Unknown~


Charmingdesigns said...

I love your blog!! Laurie

Couture de Papier said...

I am so honored that so many enjoyed the tag tutorial! I wish I could get into the group but have not been able to for months?! enjoy! Denise

Couture de Papier said...

PS check back on my blog I have a couple other tutorials I am posting that I sent to Stampington Magazine!

TheTatums said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE making tags!!!


Tara said...

So much fun!! I love them and your store has the best little tags for sale, if I only had an ounce of creativity like you girls do! I also spy some pom pom trim on those tags...Love it!!

Thanks for the inspiration!

~ Tara ~