Nov 03 2010
I 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.
If 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).