My First Tutorial!
Thank you for all the lovely comments last week about my gift tags. I realise that many of you have paper crafting skills that far exceed my own but Gertie asked how I had made them so here is a mini tutorial:
This is a selection of free papers that came with Craftseller magazine early this year. Each page is double sided and you get one side with greetings. I chose which greetings I wanted to use and carefully cut them out, and then chose which paper I was going to use.
I bought some plain parcel labels from Amazon and my Mum kindly gave me this sticky stuff dispenser that she uses in her card making. As you can just about see in this picture, I ran the glue around the edges of the label.
You then place the label sticky side down onto the paper that you want to use. As I said, these pages are double sided so although this pattern is lovely, I'm actually using the other side. You then carefully cut around the label.
I then put the glue along the edges of the greeting that I wanted to use.
Voila! Couldn't be simpler really although I was surprised when Mum showed me just how easy this was.
You could obviously embellish the labels further with crystals, buttons, ribbons - whatever your stash allows. And I have a stamp that I will use on the back that says "To.......... From..........". I just need to finish making the presents now, then I can wrap and label them!
In other crafty news, for Think Pink week at work, we've been wearing Pink shirts and eating pink cakes so I made a contribution.....
I intended to make some cakes with pink butter icing but I was a little heavy handed with the food colouring!
The boys didn't care though.
I also made a quick bag for a friend to go with her Halloween costume - she's going as Cruella De Ville!
It's just a quick and easy drawstring bag for her to keep her camera in. I can't wait to see her fully dressed - I managed to get myself invited to the party too and will look gorgeous in a pumpkin outfit!
It being Sunday, I'll be linking up with the other crafters at Handmade Monday (
http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/). Lets all gather around the Internet to think lovely, crafty thoughts while the storm is in full swing!