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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Craft Project: Spring Gift Tags

"Every spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment"
~ Ellis Peters ~

I've been experimenting lately with different shapes for gift tags. This was the final design after my craft R & D (research and development). Simple directions plus clip art for the tags if you would like to make one or more.

Right click, copy, save, and print images on heavy card stock. To cut out I used scissors for the outside circle and an exacto knife for the inside circle.

Punch a hole at the top of the tag. Using mizuhiki cord, tie a knot similar to a reef knot on the tag. It ends up looking more fancy than it really is because of the three cords. You could also use ribbon or string.

Glue an embellishment onto the tag. I used a foil butterfly I purchased at Castle in the Air. Done.


mushroommeadows said...

so pretty!

Bel said...

Oh lovely! I like the knot and foil butterfly :)

Ayie said...

what a lovely gift tag! the knot and butterfly give a certain touch to it

OmMama and KraftyKatina said...

Oh those are wonderful! Thanks for sharing Castle in the Sky...I think I found my new favorite store!

babalisme said...

aaaw this is soooo cute! The butterfly is really something!

Alexander said...

Very sweet and nice. It would be a great gift!

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Stickers and Stuff said...

these look totally fantastic and I really like the knot - beautiful

Alison said...

so stinkin' cute!!!

Ashlee said...

These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing them.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, I love the circle! I'll be linking.

Debbie said...

The circle tag is so simple and so elegant. Thank you for sharing it.

I love your work.

debbie peysen

Nancy Ward said...


Yesterday I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

Would you let me know if that's OK?


Nancy Ward

Rizwan said...

Quiet gift tags i love it so much butterfly give me heart beat touch thanks foe sharing

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