Nov 03 2010

Quick Quilled Christmas Tag

Published by at 2:22 pm under quilling

candycanetagI don’t own all the paper crafting tools and gadgets I would like.  For the type of crafting I do, I find I need variety more than quantity and it is hard for me to justify spending the money on a new punch, die cut, etc., when I only want a few pieces.  That’s why I keep my eyes open for ready-made items I can embellish with quilling.
I spotted several packages of Martha Stewart’s tags last year in my local Scrapbook outlet store.  (Alas, I discovered a few days ago it had closed — sigh!).  There are 8 tags in each package and since they were on sale, each package cost less than a dollar.  What a bargain.  The tags even have the “To” and “From” printed on the back.
I added my own ribbon (also from various bargain bins), a square of scrap card stock, a quilled candy cane, and … Voila!  I now have a custom gift tag worthy of any present.
candycanetagblankIf you keep your eyes open, you can find lots of ready-made packaging just waiting for a touch of quilling to turn it from ho-hum to Ho-Ho-Ho!  (Sorry, I just couldn’t resist).
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4 Responses to “Quick Quilled Christmas Tag”

  1. annon 03 Nov 2010 at 9:35 pm

    If I had every tool and gadget that I wanted I would probably be in the poor house…lol I can’t tell you how many times I’ve picked things up in a craft store and then put them back because I just couldn’t justify spending the money on it. Then I go home all bummed out.
    Love the tags, they look so pretty. That’s a really great idea too.

  2. Charlotteon 05 Nov 2010 at 11:02 am

    Thanks, Ann. Always so nice to hear from you.

    My husband peeked his head into my craft room the other day, looked around, and told me I had too much stuff. I just looked at him and said, “I want more.” LOL!!!

  3. Antonellaon 07 Nov 2010 at 4:10 am

    Hi Charlotte! Love the Tags… If there were only enough time to get all those projects done 🙂 My husband tries not to judge and groans when I start taking my stuff out to work on projects… I am leaving for Japan on Monday and worry that he may collect my stashes from around the house and take them to the trash… lol.
    Always love stopping by and checking out your projects.
    Hugs, antonella 🙂

  4. Lisaon 15 Nov 2010 at 6:08 pm

    I love to see what you have new on here. What a perfect idea.
    Thanks so much!

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