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WOYWW 598 – little tag book giftie

Happy WOYWW y’all! STILL not Good as Hell but creeping closer every day….

Today I have a tiny little tag book on my desk, destined as a gift. There is a photo I will hide but I won’t hide some shockingly old throwback supplies there:

When was the last time you used Silkies or Smooch pearlized paints? I am using them on my Gelli plate and they work very well. Here’s the close-up:

The poem is by my favourite poet, E.E. Cummings and is called [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] . Yep. Weird, I know. You can click the link and read the whole thing if you like. Your should check out r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r as well. You have to read it carefully:

and when you do:

grasshopper who as we look up now gathering into the grasshopper leaps arriving grasshopper to become rearrangingly grasshopper.

Another throwback – remember when circle journals were a massive thing? One of my first spreads in a circle journal was of this poem. I wish I had a copy of it to share but I cast it into the wild and have no idea where it might be. Ah well….

Have a wonderful arty day, and I’ll be popping round to yours any minute now…


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As requested, Merry and Happy Elf tags

I can always count on my followers to let me know when they want something specific. While I am not always able to comply (like doing tons of specific font single letter downloads for book folding – sorry) I do my best, especially when it is reasonably easy to accomplish.

As I ever, being a Yank in the UK, I managed to please neither side. To remedy that, here are two full sheets – one only Merry and one only Happy. I think that is likely to be better than the mix of the two, except in the odd case where someone might have relatives across the pond.

Get the MERRY CHRISTMAS elf sheet here.

Get the HAPPY CHRISTMAS elf sheet here. As you can see I matched the round tags to the main choice as well. 

It has been so long since I have done downloadable tags, but I hope you enjoy using them.


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Cute Christmas Tags to Download

OMG, I am out of practice! It seems to have been so long since I did any digital designing. But as I am feeling in a Christmas-y mood at the moment – mostly because some of my knitting friends have been doing Christmas stuff for MONTHS now, I am guessing it’s cause they are NOT American and have neither the Thanksgiving holiday nor the election distraction in the middle! I though I would dust off my skill set and see what I might come up with.

I am trying something slightly different this time.  If you can see, the circles at the bottom have no framing lines.  For those, I figured no lines mean people can use a punch or a die in a few different sizes to cut them out.  That seems more helpful to me.  That PDF is downloadable here.

Now, that made me think – what if people wanted a slightly different tag shape than the one I made? what if they wanted a straight rather than curved top, or straight corners? Both would be easier to cut. So I decided to add another version where there are no lines at all!

If you prefer THAT PDF, you can download it here.

So I think these are pretty cute. If you do use them, as always, I would love to see how you do – if you have a die that works perfectly or if a trimmer, guillotine or scissors is how you did it. I haven’t done the more British Happy Christmas this year, but might do, if requested.

Honestly, those images look a little fuzzy to me – can’t tell if it is my tired, election watching eyes, old age, or my struggles with the unavoidable WordPress changes recently. And the TO/FROM black is THIN but darker than the image shows. Reports back on how it prints for you would be welcome.


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Cute Christmas Tags – easy cut for a change!

Hello and Happy Holidays!

Every year I create Christmas tags for my own wrapping.  I often create circles, because I have the punches and they are easy.  But some people have told me that not everyone has a circle punch of the right size, and dies are too hard to do many cuts quickly.

SO, this year, I made a simple grid of tags.  Not a lot of white space except at the edges, and it should print on any size paper, A4, US Letter, even smaller, if you want teeny tiny tags.

Cute, hummm? You can download the sheet here

Hope they help with your holiday wrapping!

 


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Just a few Xmas tags for 2017

I tend to design things I need then share.  Here is a sheet of Xmas tags for you.  Hopefully you will find them useful!

You can download them here.

There are a few different styles so hopefully one of them will appeal! If not, I do have a ton of Xmas stuff in the menu under Freebies & Project Life Printables at the top.  Lots of tags there – here are a few (links to all, and more, in the menu link):

There are also some ornaments, a few cards, and more.

And although I showed this as a holder for swapping ATCs, I think it words perfectly as a gift card holder.  You can find the post on Twisted Cards here and here. You can see in the second link how to adjust the folding to accommodate a sideways card, which would pretty much equal a gift card.

 


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Trees for 2016 – ornaments, tags, whatever.

As I mentioned, I usually do some sort of card that incorporates an ornament.  Most years I do some sort of tree.  The simple version is to print them and stick two back-to-back. The more fiddly, but 3D version is to stick three (or even four) in a ring. The flat one obviously works best if you want to mail it.

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Here are some new ones for 2016!

Colourful trees

Green Trees

Red Tress

These are 3d versions, and I’ve streamlined the process a bit.

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After you print and cut three of any set, just crease slightly at the bottom

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Just a bit of a pinch is all you need, rather than the full top to bottom centre score

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Add a strip of double-sided tape like so, with a fat strip in the middle of one tree

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Stick your hanger string/yarn/twine to the fat piece

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then stick the sides.  If there is a gap at the top, you can stick a button or a pom-pom or a punched star over it.

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Of course you can punch a hole at the top and use them for tags, writing the To: and From: on the back.

The back-to-back sticking is super easy, so very quick for kids!

Enjoy.

 


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I can’t avoid it any longer! The C-word….. (and a bit of a tag round-up)

Traditionally, Black Friday kicks off the Christmas season for many.  I made these little sets of tags for those who buy and wrap this weekend.  That isn’t me, to be honest, but I tip my hat to those of you who are that organized!

A set of roly poly Santa’s first. Grab them here:

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And a set of colourful trees next. Grab them HERE:

 

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I tried to minimize the cutting, but you can round the corners, or cut them to a more tag-like shape.

You can also go back and grab any of the previous tags.  I have been sorting out some little gifts myself and used these tags, which I still like a lot:

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And if punching is your thing, these circle ones are perfect! They work well as card toppers too.

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And these  are still a particular favourite:

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And for quick cards, these are still cute:

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I’m working on some 2016 3D-trees, like these I’ve done for past years.  I might have an easier method for assembly, I just need to play with them a bit more…

This post  has the Scandi-style ones and links to three different printable versions.

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The flat ones make up in minutes and give you a card and a small gift!

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The WOYWW crop is tomorrow – and although  have not really been able to take part recently, I am still planning on going!  Maybe I’ll see some of you there? I should see if I can comment on blogger/blogspot blogs again, maybe it was just glitch that’s been fixed?

 


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Hats done – on to Christmas!

I have my 100 hats boxed up and ready to go, a package full of preemie beanies ready to mail (including a few Santa hats!) and something I made as a gift that needs to get in the mail pronto.  And so my thoughts turn to holiday packaging.  I always like to make a few tags and toppers, handy for wrapping and last-minute surprise cards.  It can save the day when someone stops by with a gift I wasn’t expecting – a decent bottle of wine, in a wine-bottle bag, and a few simple cards with their envelopes (and a pen stashed in the pantry) is perfect for quick scribbling of holiday greetings!  It doesn’t happen often, but when it DOES, I’m always happy when I’m prepared LOL!

So these are both tags and toppers, as yo prefer.  Only the actual tags are single use – the toppers can be Project Life filler cards, card toppers, or tags, if you write the To:/From: on the back.  The round tags work the same – toppers for a small card, with a brad or button hiding the hole, or an eyelet and a bit of ribbon, or as a tag, with the To:/From: on the back

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Grab the 2-page PDF here.

Now with Thanksgiving out of the way, it’s time to focus on the Big Day in December. {sigh} I guess I can’t put it off any longer…


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Early Christmas tags

I made a quick set of tags, in two colourways, for those of you who, unlike me, get your shopping and wrapping done before the week of Christmas.  I envy you all and every year try to get a little bit better, a little earlier.  I usually fail miserably.  But there is no reason you should be delayed.

One simple and plain:

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Download the plain set here.

 

 

one a bit more colourful:

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Some early Christmas tags

Yes, yes, I know.  Long-time readers will be well aware that I generally tend to leave every bit of my Christmas shopping and wrapping till the last minute.  Well, this year I have vowed to change my wicked ways.  I’ve made some little tags for Christmas and am adding them for those who like to get ahead of the game.  Not early enough for those who make cards over the summer (or heaven forbid on 1 January!) but hopefully useful.

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You can grab them here.