Monday, December 8, 2014

His and Hers Gift Tags

I'm following Kathy by Design's blog HERE and she posted the most beautiful project yesterday for 613 Avenue Create.  So I was inspired to join in the challenge.

I needed to make two tags to place on the Christmas presents for my daughter and her husband. They are similar gifts for their home so I decided to distinguish the identical gift boxes with His and Hers tags.  I thought of my carolers die which I had yet to break out the the packaging.

Entering These Challenges:

A Song in Your He(ART) #21 Have  Your Self A Merry Little Christmas,  my inspiration was the song lyric:  Here we are as in olden days, Happy golden days of yore. (due Dec 9) x

Eclectic Ellapu: Vintage (due Feb 1)

Order of the Opus Gluei Challenge 197:  Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (dec 13) x

The Cheerful Stamp Pad:  Challenge 101:  Signs of Christmas (Dec 22) x

Pile It On:  Anything Goes Christmas (Jan 3) x

613 Avenue Create Challenge 101:  Anything Goes with a Twist:  Create Your Own Challenge
one item from each column (due Dec 13) x
Column #1: patterned paper:  Prima ready made tags
Column #2: die cut:  Sizzix Victorian Carolers (Tim Holtz)
Column #3: solid color paper Coredinations black
Column #4: buttons
Column #5: ribbon

Linking up the Unruly Paper Arts 12 Days of Christmas Link Up Party:  Day 7  8.

I procratinated and didn't get my post done on Saturday so I missed my goal of posting every day. I'm somewhat under the weather with some throat/cough thing that crept up on me.  Then I was determined to find black letters for my tags.  I had moved my craft room to another floor and threw all the bins into a closet.  The bin with the letters was in the back of the closet.  Need I say more? Then I had to sort the letters.  You know, do I really have two "s", one for each tag?  You get the picture.  Then I sanded the coredinations paper and didn't like it so I had to die cut the carolers again. Finally, I had to come up with 6 buttons that were the same size.  Somehow the notion of sorting through buttons isn't so exciting or theraputic at midnight!


Carol Salisbury said...

I love your tags Helene!
Still enjoying Unruly PaperArts Link Party! :)

Electra said...

I love these tags. I have the same die-cuts and had no idea how to use them. You have outdone yourself! Thanks for playing along with us at Opus Gluei!!

DonnaMundinger said...

What a fabulous idea, Helene! These caught my eye on the UPA Linky party. I think I NEED those dies, now. Too cute! xxD

Anonymous said...

Gorgeously elegant.

Barbara Rankin said...

Oh wow, these are simply adorable. I love the vintage feel, and the idea of the his and hers is simply fabulous !

Michele said...

what a clever idea for your daughter and son in law! these tags are great. happy 12 days at UPA! xo

Unknown said...

What a unique,clever idea. I think I may have to borrow this ;). Thanks so much for sharing this with us eclectic girlies :)

ddazzled71 said...

Lovely tags Helene, I so love these silhouettes and the idea of a His and Hers. Thanks for partying along with us at UPA! Danie xx

Deanne Saunders said...

Awww, what a sweet idea!! Great tags!!! Thanks so much for participating in our A SONG IN YOUR HEART challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 101, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too. x

Anonymous said...

Hello, Love the his and hers vintage tags, they are gorgeous. Love the silhouettes and the snowflakes and the backing papers. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. We hope to see you again soon.

Teighan DT

Helen said...

Fabulous Christmas gift tags!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Happy New Year!
Helen x

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful vintage tags; Thank you for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu monthly challenge

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