Wednesday 26 November 2014

GD: Lelainia Lloyd #3 Very Merry Gift Tags

Hello everyone, Lelainia here with my final project for this year.  I’m the kind of person who likes wrapping gifts. I think it’s the handmade touches that make giving so enjoyable for me. Here’s how I made some handmade tags to add that little something special.

I began by cutting a sheet of Smoothy Heavy weight cardstock into 1 inch strips x the width of the paper.

I chose my paint colours and painted two  strips in each colour on one side only.  I used Paper Artsy Frescos in Cherry Red, Ice Blue, Hyde Park and Hey Pesto. (I did two shade of green because I wasn’t sure how dark Hyde Park would turn out to be.)

Once the strips were dry, I folded each one in half and creased the fold with my bone folder

I used UHU glue stick to glue the strip to itself.

I found some old German script book pages and cut some 1 inch strips.

 I cross cut the strips into 1 inch squares and then folded the squares in half and trimmed them down a bit using my pinking shears to give them a nice edge. I applied glue stick to the book paper and glued it over the fold of my strips.

On the opposite end of the tags I either rounded the two corners with my corner rounder or I cut a triangle notch with my scissors.

Next, I stamped my tags using a variety of stamps from Lin Brown ELB10 and ELB11 and Staz-On inks in Black and Midnight Blue and Martha Stewart Snowflake.

On some of the tags, I embellished various details with Stickels glitter in Silver and Xmas Red. I allowed the glitter plenty of time to dry.

It was fun figuring out what stamps to combine. I like how the images bleed off the edges of some of the tags. I think it makes them interesting

I punched a hole through the book page end of each of the tags and threaded a  length of matching Baker’s Twine through, knotting the ends.

There’s plenty of room to write the recipient’s name & a message on the back of each tag. I hope you have fun making these, thanks for looking. 


A huge thanks to Lelainia from all at PaperArtsy. These tags are so effective! We love pinking shears! Creating art in such a small space can be difficult but these are just perfect. Your projects this month have been such fun and so inspiring, thankyou!

We would love you to join in with our monthly challenge. If you are inspired by any of this month's guests who have blogged between Nov 1st 2014 and Nov 30th 2014 then join in and link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. You need to add your link by 19:00 (London time) Nov 30th 2014


Julie Lee said...

Very effective little tags. They must make the gifts look so bright and colourful under the tree! x

Helen said...

I love these tags. They are perfect!

Craftyfield said...

Very unique designs, great tags!

Hazel Agnew said...

These are so neat. Love the script on one end. Great idea! Xx

sally said...

Wonderful tags!


By Neymes said...

Lindo projeto,parabéns.Valéria.(Brasil).

laury55 said...

so pretty, they will be perfect on your gifts

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

Thanks everyone! I appreciate all the kind words & I hope you were inspired!

Kirsten said...

Terrific tags!