witticisms by Jess Witty

September 14, 2010

Simple Sentiments Blog Hop

Morning, friends! It's about that time of year when I think, "Self... it's September... you should totally get a head start on all those handmade Christmas cards and tags." And it will be approximately 8 days before Christmas before I really get crackin' on that. But not this year. I mean it. Really. Or, at least, I'm trying to mean it. And I did get a jump on the tags. All thanks to this little beauty that showed up in my mailbox this week... There's a little gem of a page at the back of Holiday Cards & More called Simple Sentiments. And that page was apparently put there with the sole purpose of taking away the moment late on Christmas Eve when I realize, dude, I don't have a single gift tag made yet. (That's a problem for me... I have a certain affection for presents topped with ribbon and a handmade tag.) All it took was a click here and there to download the sentiments (they're free, too!), copy and paste my favorite into a little tag-erific sheet o' tags, a few trims on the cutter, and voila... 8 Christmas tags, all together in their cuteness. I added a little sparkly chalk around the flames and created a little tag handle with a file tab punch (SU) and some green cardstock. Super quick, super easy. (And lucky for me, they matched this oh so sweet baker's twine that I picked up here.) And once I finished them, I thought they would make a darned cute little gift for a crafty friend. Just tuck them away with a few rolls of twine and there you go... one gift down.
Look at me... gettin' a jump on the holiday to-do list.
And all of the Paper Crafts peeps are, too, so take a look...
Susan & Brandy over at Paper Crafts Connection
(and I'm pretty sure there's a giveaway involving some sentiment stamps, too... I'm just sayin!) Later!

37 comments:

Jennie said...

Oh such a sweet tag idea! Love the packaging too.

Ellie A. said...

Being that Baker's Twine has become my new addiction I am loving these tags!! Love it :)

SG Girl said...

Love your tages and what a cute little gift.

Theresa said...

Love your idea for tags...have to make some for early gifts.

kathy/North Carolina said...

So cute, so clean, so easy. Love 'em!

Agata said...

Lucky friend of your to receive this cute gift with such a great tag!

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! The tags are so cute and what a great gift idea too.

~amy~ said...

Such a fabbie idea...I love this!

Kalyber said...

So cute. congrats on getting a head start on the holidays

Robin Gibson said...

LOVE these tags! What a great idea, and easy too! Love that baker's twine!

Lilly said...

What a great idea! Those tags are adorable!

Glenda said...

Just fell off my chair - wow - this is fabulous! Clean and simple and amazing. Love the colours. Great work.

Eva said...

This is just adorable!!! What a great little gift!

Jingle said...

I LOVE your tags! What a great idea!

Keith and Kim Kesti said...

Those are the cutest things I've ever seen. Totally. Besides you, I mean. LOVE!

Aimes said...

Totally fab tags! I too hope I won't be sat on Christmas Eve having created hardly anything LOL!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Helen F. said...

Ooohhh, love your tags, and the "gift o' twine" is fabulous for a lucky crafty friend :o)

Kay S said...

Cute, cute little tags and a great little package idea also!

Peggy said...

Love the tags & twine.
God bless,
Peggy

Nina said...

Awesome tags - what a great idea!!

Noreen said...

What a nice idea! And I could use that little package.

Rhiannon said...

what a fantastic idea! and that twine is TDF! thanks for sharing the link :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Those are great, love the CAS look to them and drool, I want some twine!

Monique Nicole Fox said...

cute tags :)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is fabulous! What a great gift!

Betty said...

Love the tags and can see some of them making their way to friends houses :)

Kristin said...

can I be your friend?

sandee said...

Love the tags, they are adorable, and thanks for the link for the Bakers Twine too!

Gwen said...

Super cute tags, way to go on getting so many done early!! Love that baker's twine you used.

Cheryl said...

I love the tag and the packaging! What lucky crafting friends!

Lin said...

TAGS! Great idea - thanks!

jen said...

I so love being AHEAD of the curve!!!! :)

Charlene Austin said...

JESS!! I LOVE these. The tags are amazing. And hello....we must be sisters from another mister! I bought 8 of those gorgeous 240 yd rolls of bakers twine (just arrived today!) and then I ordered 80 awesome vintage thread spools on Etsy. So I figure if I can fit 10 yds on each of them I've got 10 gift sets of twine for friends.

The problem however is HOW am I going to ever find time to wrap 80 thread spools with 10 yds of twine each? Seriously!!

Pam Hornschu said...

Love those simple tags! Much better than starting out elaborate and giving up half way through your Christmas list!

Playing with Paper said...

What a great idea! I love the little package its so darn cute!!

cards4ever said...

Great tags. I love the colors.

Cynthia B. said...

Cute tags...and twine! May I ask where you got it? I bet your friend is happy you're crafty too. :)