Monday, 16 December 2013

Get the Sequins Out

How's your Christmas prep coming along ?  I have bought one or two things but saving my shopping to do when we go to Berlin. I hear there are a fair few Christmas markets over there!

So with no presents bought, I decided to prepare in advance and made some gift tags for the four of us.


I cut the tags from some 6x4 American Crafts Variety Pack in Pastel.  I removed 1 1/5" of the 4" width, leaving me with a tag approximately 2 1/5" x 6".  I added some Christmassy Washi Tape to the top before punching a large hole in the tag.


Next I added some stickers and Chipboard from Crate Paper Bundled Up Collection.  Lastly, not forgetting those sequins, I grabbed a few stars and glue them down with Diamond Glaze.  I added an alphabet Thickers to each tag so we can identify which presents belong to whom.


I love those Nut Crackers.  The tall one used to belong to A, it got returned to us when his parents had a clear out of A's stuff.  So he has been around a while.  He has moved a few housed with us.  Once house move, he came out of the box and was missing a foot.  This somehow miraculously, got reunited and reglued back on.  Next house move he lost an arm...many months later we located this too.  I am pleased to say, he is complete right now. I'll take better care next house move.

The yellow Nut Cracker was a gift from a German au-pair who lived with us about 10 years ago. He is still very much intact.  Perhaps we'll invest in another one when we are in Berlin ?

24 comments:

chris said...

Love these, perfect for children's gifts.
Thank you
Chris55 - UKS

misteejay said...

What pretty tags - TFS.
Toni xx
(misteejay on UKS)

Scrapmate said...

I love these cute tags. Berlin is a fab city have fun.

new2this said...

They are very nice ...simple to do but looking great,too. Thank You.

Lindsay Coleman said...

So lovely, enjoy Berlin. I love that Nutcracker he is lovely.

Wrightboysmum said...

Lovely tags. Happy present hunting in Berlin.
Sonja-wrightboysmum(UKS)

Sian said...

Ooh, have a lovely time! I'd love to see one of those christmas markets. I bet it's magical. I bet those tags will be tucked away in a drawer and kept long after Christmas

Jolene said...

Have a fab time in Berlin, the markets are lovely. Love the tags too such lovely colours.

Jo(AKA Jolene on UKS)

furrypig said...

enjoy your trip to Germany and thanks for sharing your cute festive tags

Chidkid said...

Pretty tags.. TFS. (Elainevking on UKS)

kjjc said...

Very pretty ifa. Liked the nutcracker story.

Jimjams said...

Cute tags - enjoy Berlin and YES bring back another Nutcracker!

Virginia said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Virginia
Celtic Angel on UKS

Mole said...

These are gorgeous! Mole on UKS

Sian said...

I love the washi tape across the top and I can't get enough of all the stars in this hop! Love this idea really nice. Thanks for sharing :) Sian (UKS Violaceous)

Amanda Jane said...

These are lovely, simple but effective. Thanks for sharing.

alexa said...

These are so very stylish! Just calling in to wish you lots of good things today and over the next week, and hoping for lots of happy memories for you.

Annie Claxton said...

Pretty tags and a great idea to use the initials. Love your Nutcrackers too! :o) annieclaxton UKS

Jo_annepinc said...

Very pretty, thank you for sharing, JoPink

Tracey Allen said...

what fantastic tags for kids
rattytatty UKS

BEX said...

These look so easy and so much fun to make but the results are stunning. Thank you. UKS scrap3d

Karen said...

You can never have enough tags - great project :) Kitty Crafts UKS

Yolanda said...

What pretty little tags, thanks for sharing. Scrappyyo - UKS

hannahk said...

I love these ~ such pretty colourways. hannahk