Dec 13, 2012

Christmas Gift Tags Using Repurposed Business Cards

Well it is that time of year when things start to get REALLY crazy!  Shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking and then when you mix in all of the party events............. well ya know! I recently lost my job due to a company merger.  This has given me a "little" bit more time AND a  WHOLE box of business cards that will NOT be used. LOL!     I was trying to find some way to use these. I really try hard to repurpose items when I can. I decided to use some for gift tags.

 I made some with pictures and some with names. I have included  several examples but the sky is the limit. I was in a time crunch to get mine done but I think you could really get creative. I may try out some other ideas when things calm down a bit.

I used two business cards for each gift tag.  I glued the fronts of the cards together giving me blank sides on the front and back of the tag.  For the picture tags I printed them out on regular printer paper and  applied them to the tag using a thin layer of Mod Podge. Once dry I applied another coat to cover the photo and give it a finished look.  When the tag is completely dry I punched a hole in the top of the tag and used an eyelet to give it a finished look.  I think they turned out really great.  I put their name on the back too.  I also used some distress ink on some of these to give them an aged look.
On the name tags I just printed their name out using my printer in a size that would fit on the tag.  I then attached to the tag using a thin layer of Mod Podge. I set these under my craft light for quicker drying time.  I embellished the names using a variety of things but I thought the Liquid Pearls by Ranger did well.  Once the Liquid Pearls was dry I applied another thin layer of Mod Podge over the top and then allowed it to dry once again.

 Hope you give this a shot some time.  If you do please share your ideas!  Happy wrapping!

Dec 2, 2012

So many things to do and so little time!

Well this is that crazy time of year where the lists seems get longer and the days get shorter.  How in the world do we get it all done before Christmas?  I ask myself this same question every year but it always seems to come out in the end so I try not to let it stress me out too much.  This year I am actually ALMOST done with my shopping.  MOST of the decorating has been done.... now if I could just squeeze some time in for baking!!

On a side note I made this birthday card below for my son. He loves his dogs so much.  I thought he would appreciate this card.  This little rascal is adorable. This is a digi stamp by Karens Doodles.  She has adorable images.  I've had this stamp a long time and I actually believe it was a freebie so you can't beat that!  You can find her images HERE .

This was a really cute image to color and it works well for a "guy" card too.

Well that's it for me today. Short and sweet.

Hope you have a fantastic day!

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