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Topic: My first papercraft project -- handmade gift tags  (Read 3727 times)
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« on: September 16, 2008 03:41:15 PM »

(Okay, I guess I've done a fair amount of layout and graphic design before, but this is the first time I've made something that isn't just a piece of paper. :-) )

This isn't nearly as fancy as most of the stuff in this forum, but I'm pretty happy with how well it turned out. My mom, from whom I inherited my crafting tendencies, likes to make jewelry and sew little things that she gives away as gifts. She's retiring in a few weeks, which means that she'll have even more time to devote to her crafts. For her upcoming birthday I wanted to get her some personalized gift tags, and after searching far and wide online (where everything was either sophisticated-looking but too huge, or the right size but too cutesy), I decided to make them myself! Click the photos below to see bigger versions. I blurred out her last name in them because I figured she might not be too keen on my posting her full name all over the Internet. (This isn't all of the tags -- just a sample of all the different colors.)

They were really easy to make; I designed them in Pages (a Mac OSX layout program), and printed them out on linen-textured business card stock with a photo printer. Then I trimmed them into a tag shape, and used a 1/8" hole punch and scrapbooking eyelets for the holes. I hope she likes them!

« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2008 04:59:30 PM »

I think they're really cute, and it's a very thoughtful gift!

« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2008 05:44:41 PM »

those are sooo nice.

Don't sweat the small stuff.

You can always find room for pie!

« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2008 06:25:27 PM »

I love the font for the big letters and that is such a clever idea!
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2008 06:49:51 PM »

Thanks for the kind words!  Smiley

FYI, the font for the big letters is Lilith Initials, which is available for free here. I think it's so beautiful and Art Nouveau-y...

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