When I get really busy during the holidays, I find that the best thing to do is to stop what I'm doing, and make a little time to craft something. I've also learned that if I focus on a smaller project rather than a big one, I feel more relaxed and more satisfied with what I've made when the project is finished. It's one little way that I slow myself down and enjoy this time of year, which is great for letting go of that holiday stress.
My latest YouTube video shows you how fun and easy these little tags are. I hope you'll give it a watch:
Here's a list of the supplies I used to make these cute little goodies. And just a little disclaimer: If I cannot find a link to the supplies below, or they are discontinued, I will link you up to other projects that are similar and would work just fine in their place.
And, as always: if you prefer to use items from your stash, do it! I'm a big proponent of using what we already have.
American Crafts Red Ribbon (this is a close substitution)
Clear Scraps Shapes & Albums (not all the shapes I used are there, but some of them are)
Clear Scraps At Scrapbook dot com (they have some shaker and chipboard shapes that could be used for this, too)
Baker's Twine (This is a pretty good deal for all of these spools)
A standard sized hole punch (found at most office supply stores)
A black gel or writer pen, if you want to write on "to" and "from" (not pictured)
I have some blue ribbon, some photo squares, and some adhesive pearls in the picture, but they ended up not making it into this project, FYI.
Here's another picture of the tags, as well as a couple of gifts I attached them to:
I hope you like these tags, and will make some of your own, even if it is just for your own enjoyment!
Thanks for taking time from your day to take a look...:)