Saturday, February 16, 2008

Gift Tag Blues

All the gift tags above were made out of recycled cards. I do this with all the cards I receive. Using a gift tag punch, I punch out the tags from the cards. If you can get in the habit of doing this with all your cards, you'll have a tag that matches just about anything. You can make about 4-7 tags from one card depending on its size.

21 comments:

missmoxie@mac.com said...

This is really a great idea!! Takes no time and it's easy to do!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a great idea.
Alison

Rosehaven Cottage said...

I LOVE this idea! I always hate throwing away the cards I get. Now I know what to do with them.

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Oiyi said...

This is a really good idea. I was going to a baby shower today and I was scrounging around for a gift label or tag that matched the wrapping paper.

Indigo Blue said...

Clever idea. Ideal way to recycle and re-use!

Fuji Mama said...

Great idea! I just threw a couple of cards away, and I'm going to go dig them out of the trash right now. Thanks!

Michelle said...

good idea!

found this site, thought you might like it.
http://whipup.net/?cat=12

I'm on the look out on how to make fabric wrapped button hair pins...

Crafty Gardener said...

I like the gift tag punch, I'll have to look and see if I can find one. Much better than scissors LOL

Jocelan Thiessen said...

I never knew about these! Thanks!

Little Paris said...

I also use boxes from chocolate. They are also pretty!

Do said...

That's such a great idea! I should go looking for such gift tag punchers..

aschlee said...

I gotta say I never thought of that (making tags from old cards)... but it's rather nifty. They're really cute. You should check out a site that has all kinds of hand made tags 'n stuff like that; it's called etsy or you can use the link I posted on my blog. Anywho, keep up the good work... I like your blog.

Avlor said...

Such a spiffy idea. Will be looking for a tag punch. But I think I'll start with using the scrapbooking punches I have. Thanks for the cool idea!

RecycleCindy said...

What a wonderful recycled craft project this is! I love it and was thinking about doing something like that with my old Christmas cards. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

kawaii crafter said...

Aschlee,

love etsy, you're right they have great items

Hurrayic said...

Wow! You are a treasure house of ideas. I'm trying to recycle more and more. This is so simple. Thanks.

Ren said...

i finally found a tag punch so i can use this great idea! now i won't feel so guilty about throwing cards away. thanks! : )

hyllested said...

Thank you for a great idea - but does anyone know where you can get a tag puncher? (In Europe or in a webshop)

kawaii crafter said...

wish I could help you on that one hllyested, I'm sure someone must know so please share

Maureen said...

Great ideas! I just found a FABULOUS Tag Punch that's brand new from Creative Memories! I've made a ton of tags for my scrapbooks with it and now I'm going to recycle my cards too!

Avogana said...

I've just discovered doing this too. It's so addictive.

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