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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…

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):

and here are the finished presents…

I hope his wife enjoys them!