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Jennifer’s gift tag

April 30, 2008

A co-worker let me wrap a present that she got for someone named Jennifer.  I love wrapping presents so I happily agreed.  After I wrapped it, I made this gift tag for it…

I drew a straight line in pencil on the tag with a ruler and then stamped it with Stampendous alphabet clear stamps, which makes placement super easy.  I love making gift tags to match the wrapping paper! 

Gift tag info:
Stamps: Stampin’ Up!’s Happiness
              Stampendous Calligraphy alphabet set
              Michel & Company (All Night Media) (little guy with gift)
Paper: Neenah’s Paper Classic Linen (Baronial Ivory), pink, dark brown
Ink: Memories Black, Stampin’ Up!’s Pixie Pink, Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
Accessories: Copper brads, flower punches, watercolours (for the little guy)

Gift tags

December 14, 2007

A co-worker asked if I could wrap a couple of birthday presents for his wife, and of course I said YES because I love wrapping presents!  I picked out some paper that matched the grosgrain ribbon that I recently bought at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Then I wanted to make gift tags that matched the wrapping paper.  I used watercolours and a really fine-tipped brush to paint the tag on the smaller present, but before making the second tag, I thought for the umpteenth time, “boy, it sure would be neat and a lot easier if I could somehow use my fine-point calligraphy nib instead of a brush!  Previously, I had tried to mix paint in with some water in a little container so I could dip the nib into the mixture – that got good results but that resulted in a huge waste of pigment if I only wanted to write a tiny bit.  Then I wondered if I could load up the brush and just wipe it off on the side of the nib like this…
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And it worked!!  It left enough on the nib for me to write just a little bit!  If the colour was too concentrated, I found I could simply add maybe half a drop more of water to lighten the colour. 

 I applied watercolour to the second tag on the larger present using the nib.  Here are the tags (the green words on the right one are painted with a brush, and everything else was done with a nib):
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and here are the finished presents…
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I hope his wife enjoys them!