handmage tags and box

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

As you can probably tell, my blog posts have been slowly trickling in again.  I have long ago given up on setting up some type of blogging schedule, and instead just blog when I have time.  I'm not gonna lie, it feels like a newfound freedom!  ANYWAYS, I have quite a few projects to share, but just haven't had time to edit the photos and write the content.  So here's the first!


I made a handful of gifts this past year for Christmas since money was a bit tight (...and because, well, all of us crafters love making handmade gifts).  This one served as a hostess gift for Alex's cousin, who hosted us on Christmas Eve.  I came across this tag set on the We R Memory Keepers blog and knew they'd be perfect for a hostess gift!  (We R is one of my favorite spots for papercrafting/non-scrapbooking projects.  They share some cool stuff on there!)

The tags I created are a bit smaller than the ones in the link.  (I'll have to add the measurements later because for some reason, I cannot for the life of me find the dang notebook that has the measurements I wrote down).  Let me just say that I am NOT  fan of gold, but for some reason, used lots of gold on Christmas gifts.  I guess gold and Christmas go hand in hand!

These were super easy to make.  I literally just:
  • die cut four tags;
  • layered them with paper;
  • used my Crop-O-Dile to add a hole and eyelet;
  • layered 1/4 of a doily and the glitter border.
The "for you" is a stamp (one of my favs!), then I just tied some string on.
The box was the hardest to make and if I remember correctly, I messed up the first time and had to toss if out and start over.  Like in the link, I used my envelope punch board by We R to make the box.  (LOVE THAT THING!)  Thanks for checking these out!

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