The kids and I were wrapping daddy's presents in secret yesterday and realized we needed gift tags. I'd seen an idea on Cathy Z's blog and figured that I could make something similar from scratch.
I used snippets of lyrics from Christmas carols for an accent and made 12 different versions in either red or green. I used Word Art in Microsoft Word to create the text and played around with the size a bit. I laid out 12 copies on a page and printed on plain white cardstock. The white part is 1.5" x 3.5" and the green (or red) is 2" x 4.25". The border is a little longer on one end for punching a hole and threading ribbon or twine.
The cool red & natural jute twine comes on a 30m spool at IKEA. Did you know IKEA has great funky gift wrapping stuff? Of course they do.
Other products/materials used: Bazzill cardstock, corner rounder punch, EK Success Edger punch, EZ Runner adhesive, scissors, 1/4" hole punch.
Vinnie helped too.
In fact, Vinnie was *very* involved in the process. Too involved.
The kids had fun. Briefly. I know they are not hardcore crafters so when their attention wore out I carried on without them. The stuff stayed on the dining room table all evening, and every so often my "commando crafter" boy would run back in, punch a few corners, stick something together and run back to his monster trucks.