Anyone Make Their Own Gift Tags or Cards?

@cher913 (25890)
Canada
March 7, 2007 6:19pm CST
Besides rubber stamps (I have a drawer full) and paper punches (I have about 15), what do you use?
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@creematee (2810)
• United States
8 Mar 07
A few years ago I got into making my own paper. I would save grass clippings, onion skins, leftover scraps of cotton and make them into paper. When they were dry I would use it for greeting cards, gift tags, and mats for photos. I still have some around here somewhere. (We moved, so it's still in a box.) I liked the rubber stamps, paints (I was also inspired by Donna Dewberry's One Stroke Painting technique!) glitter, and just about anything to have fun. I had a lot of fun with it!
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@cupoftea (715)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I sometimes use the wrapping paper that I wrap the gift with or something similar, I just fol it in half and cut around the picture or a nice shape and write on the inside. Not really fancy but its nice and cheap.
• United States
8 Mar 07
Hi! I often make my own cards too, when I have extra time. I am also into scrapbooking therefore many times I use some of my scrapbooking stuff to make the cards. I often use embelleshments, or I attach embelleshments with brads. Sometimes I attach things with ribbon. I also have cardstock that I use for scrapbooking and I'll fold that heavy paper over to make it into a card. I'll then take a matching piece of card stock and fold it up to make an envelope. Sometimes I just fold the cardstock in half and punch holes along the side and feed ribbon through. This can serve as an envelope also. I'm intersted to read anyone else's creative ideas :)
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
8 Mar 07
Hey, thanx for the answer...i can't get motivated to scrap book lol (I always forget to take pictures :-(...but i do like to make my own cards I use stickers too sometimes (even the local dollar store has some really nice scrapbooking/art stickers!! How do you use brads?
@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I will often make my own gift tags out of old cards that I got either for Christmas or my birthday. You can cut designs out and use them for all sorts of things. As for things that I've made cards out of, I will sometimes stamp the crads and then add accents with embroidery thread. It's really easy to punch through the paper and as long as you don't pull too hard, the effect is really quite nice. I will also add accents from scrap booking paper, stickers, even magazines.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
8 Mar 07
I use fabric, actually. And for paper, I have those scissors which all cut different edges - wavy, scalloped, lacy, etc.