Monday, 23 January 2012

Gingham Tags

I just LOVE gingham …..
Wooden gingham gift tags
….. and as soon as I saw the Creative Paper Strips (below) – in  pastel colours(£1.99 pack 20) they just screamed Spring, Easter and Mothers Day at me.  The colours are beautiful and quite subtle, and the paper quality is lovely and packs are available from  http://www.handyhippo.co.uk/p7246-creative-paper-strips-pastel-gingham-20-pack.html
003….. And following on from the success of all the wooden tags I made for Christmas, I am really keen to keep them coming in a wide of variety of designs for all sorts of occasions.  These wooden flower jug embellishments were ideal for continuing the idea and a perfect match for the orange gingham in the paper pack http://www.handyhippo.co.uk/p6194-wooden-flower-jugs.html
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I covered children’s wooden dominoes with the paper and then took the red dot pattern on the watering can onto the edge of the tag. I know I could use card for the tags, but the domino really makes them feel that bit more special, and I reckon that each domino (bought from e-bay) costs just 10p each, which is a bargain!
Handy HippoTo carry the theme through I made two 4.5in x 4.5ins cards using white linen card, with the gingham paper mat and layered on Kraft and red card, the largest of the watering cans and a good dollop of faux stitching for good measure.
Gingham watering can card
I was determined that I was going to use up all the embellishments, but have plenty of the gingham paper left …. which I think you will be seeing quite a bit of in the coming weeks because as I said the colours are so right for Easter etc.
If you're not as keen on gingham as I am  Handy Hippo also have Creative Paper Strips in pastel and bold stripes and dots, which I  also purchased for other projects in the future http://www.handyhippo.co.uk/s253-1-paper-pads-and-packs.html

4 comments:

Sue said...

Really like these.

marc said...

love them and gingham really does shout spring these would be so good for easter you could just buy seeds or add this to a spring bulb basket or pot for mothersday and even fathersday big love marc

Lou said...

I love your tags - I am going to be looking out for boxes of dominos, once the boot sales start, they look really special, love the matching card too.

morequirkythancrafty said...

I love the gingham look too. I agree the wooden dominoes give them an extra special feel.