Wednesday, November 25, 2009
PTI November Blog Hop: Quick & Inexpensive Tags
This month's PTI Blog Hop Challenge: create a quick & inexpensive wrap or tag that can be the perfect solution for "grab & go" gifts! Since most of our family live in far-away states, my main "wrapping" is baskets of fruits/nuts/candy with cellophane & a fun tag for friends or neighbors. Sooooo fun, quick & simple to create tags using Nesties and PTI's 2009 Holiday Tag Collection. I used a package of large tags I'd picked up years ago on clearance for $.50 and placed my circle Nestie just above the "hole" in the tag, cut & embossed. I inked up "Joyeux Noel" with Ripe Avocado & Dark Chocolate Palette cubes (so easy with the cubes). Stamped that & the "to/from" dotted line stamp, added a little ribbon & done! For my next two tags I used my Labels 1 Nesties. Cut/embossed a tag from the left-over bottom portion of the purchased tag. Left the die on after embossing and stamped the Spring Rain snowflakes just inside the embossed frame on the right & added "to/from" in Dark Chocolate @ lower left! Next, cut my Labels 1 in PTI's Shimmer CS, inked & stamped my "to/from", holly & dotted border Vintage Labels stamps in Dark Avocado & added Xmas Red Stickles to the berries. I could punch a hole in these tags too. Lastly used Labels 4, PTI's Shimmer CS and the new Flurries Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Let It Snow sentiment & PSX Diamond Sparkles. That's my quick/inexpensive Christmas tags ready to add to my last-minute gift baskets and it's not even December -- now that's planning ahead!