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.
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 ofHoliday Cards & Morecalled 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...