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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

"Let Them Eat Cake" Gift Tag Tutorial


Find scraps in junk draws,yard sales,fleamarkets,church sales.

1. Tags

2. Glitter

3. Magazine Clippings

4. Type,Quotes,Letters,Words

5. Paper,Shabby Wallpaper Scraps,Old Greeting Cards

6. Fibers,Yarn,Ribbons,Lace

7. Buttons,Bead, and Bling

Tags- mailing tags of all sizes. You can find them at office supply stores in bulk. Wal-Mart also has some of the smaller sized tags, but not the big mailing tags.

Adhesive- Glue stick for paper. Use a glue gun for 3-D embellishments such as buttons,fabric,millinery. Mod Podge is also good for gluing paper.

Paper- Check out your local scrapbook/stamping store, Hobby Lobby, Michael's, etc. Be sure to look at the wonderful handmade, origami, wallpaper, and wrapping papers too .

Magazine Clippings- Perfect for a rainy day make clippings from old magazines. Victoria Magazine is my favorite for clippings. Flowers, people, words, letters, etc. Organized by subject in boxes.

Yarns, Fibers Ribbons, etc.- Use these to decorate your tags. I use yarns, ribbons, chenille yarn, silk ribbon, DMC cotton floss and other specialty embroidery flosses and yarn. Don't forget about other things, like strips of fabric and raffia.

Buttons,Beads and Bling- These are great embellishments for tags. Anything can be used to embellish your tag. Keys, buttons...let your imagination run and have fun!

Thank you to Denise for sharing this tutorial with us.

You can find more beautiful and whimsical designs by Denise in her Etsy shop Couture de Papier

and on her blog, also named Couture de Papier.

Have fun putting tags together:)

1 comment:

Ruth Welter said...

Denise, this is so very beautiful!! Thank you for this wonderful tutorial.