Craft Inside my Crazy Head! {And Random Stamping Tips!}

Happy Black Friday! I kept my tradition of staying AWAY from ANY stores alive today:D I just can’t deal with crowds but I have to admit it looks like it might be fun to get together with girlfriends and hit the stores at midnight when they open…getting up at 4am is not for me, I’d have to stay awake LOL! If you braved the stores I hope you got what you were after, now you deserve to relax and look down upon the rest of us sorry lot who still have shopping to do. Well, I stayed home today and worked on some handmade gifts, well packaging them anyway…

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My husband took one look at that ands  said “so, you’re giving away yarn for Christmas?” Nope, it is a cleverly packaged scarf that looks like a ball of yarn, neat huh! “yes, dear, looks great” Well, I’m sure my auntie who does not read my blog will love it:) While I was at it I made tags, and tags and more tags!

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I was beginning to worry that my stamps and ink were feeling left out lately due to my obsession with paint and yarn so I had to play with them. In the midst of my madness I turned on my video camera…

I was also worried that you might think I was a “put-together” organized crafter so to put those ideas to rest I thought I’s let you see my mayhem and offer my tips for making fun gift tags.

  1.  Pick a theme, I chose knitting/sewing but you could pick “birthday”, “Christmas”, Halloween” or what have you:) Grab stamp sets that fit the theme and waterproof black ink.
  2.  Pick a color combo. I chose purple, olive and turquoise, you might look at paint chips or magazine ads for inspiration. These are the color you pick for markers, inkpads or pencils. Neutrals like brown and grey are OK to add to the mix!
  3.  Cut up some light-colored or white cardstock or watercolor paper and get to it already!

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To make the slip on bread tags (I had a die from Sizzix to make mine but it is old and probably discontinued) you can punch a hole with any small hole punch like a heart or flower then cut a slit from the edge of the tag to the hole, easy peasy and you can make it whatever size you like!

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You can make a batch of tags for upcoming birthdays, Christmas or any holiday and always have a tag on hand AND it is a great way to get to know your stamps too! Thanks for “visiting” with me tonight and til next time happy crafting!

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