Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Do Not Open Before Christmas Gift Tags

The tags measure 10.5cms x 4cms and are made using a brownish red leather affect card.
My quest to use up as much as my existing humungous collection of festive “stuff” continues for Christmas 2014 …….
Do Not Open Till Chirstmas TagsI found these East of India paper chains reduced from £4 to £2 last year, but as I have said before a bargain isn’t a bargain ‘till you’ve used them!  The card I have had forever and the twine came from some other tags that I have used for something else. The only thing I did have to buy from new were the wooden beads, found in a charity shop for 99p the other day.
Do not open till Christmas Tags.All I have done is make a template for the tag, then using it cut out a pile of tags, adding a “proper” gold or silver eyelet with my Cropodile to make them look “professional”, through which I threaded the twine and added the bead. This was followed by cutting the paper chain links in half and sticking them on front of the tag.  Et voila!
I have managed to get 80 tags from one pack of paperchains,  so no bad going!!