Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I Can't Wait For You To See The Gift Tags I Made!!

Yesterday was a really fun day for me!! I spent the day wrapping gifts and making special name tags.

I recently saw these gifts on pinterest, and I became inspired…….

I decided to give this idea my own twist!!

Trust me when I say these are sooooo easy to make.
All you will need is pictured below:

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Everything  can be purchased at Michael’s, or Joann’s except for the bakers twine. I ordered that online last year. 

I used the red paper to make my own red tags. 

I downloaded some pictures of family members in black, and white.

Once I saw the pictures in black and white I decided  to use the old fashioned photo corners in black since a lot of my wrapping paper has black in it.

After cutting, glue sticking, glittering, and tying this is what I came up with……….

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(My oldest Grandson after kicking the winning goal for the championship. I love his smile in this picture!)

I added a little border of black glitter to the red tag.
Notice the tail of the ribbon on the right. I embossed one tail on each bow with the letter “P.”

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( My youngest Grandson sitting on some rocks after going on a hike with his Mom. Just look at those cheeks, trust me they are kissable, and he gives the best hugs)

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(My Granddaughter modeling an outfit on a Birthday shopping trip, she is my little fashionista, and she is just as sweet as she looks)

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( My Oldest son and his beautiful wife, parents of my little Fashionista)

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(My youngest son on the left, and my middle son on the right. All three of my sons are the kindest men, I am so proud of them, plus they are really handsome!!)

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(My middle son and his beautiful wife, my boys have very good taste in women!! Mom and Dad of my sweet Grandsons)

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I still have more to wrap, and more tags to hang on packages, but I put a big dent in my wrapping today.

Do you know what the best part of doing the tags was for me?

I got to see my beautiful family’s faces all day long!!

I am linking to:
Centsational Girl Christmas Craft Linky Party
The Everyday Home, "Better Late than Never," Linky Party


The enchanted home said...

BRILLIANT!!!!!! I loooove them. I may have to copy (if I ever figure out how to add more hours to my day)I love yours even more than the originals...well done!!

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

How sweet, Kathysue! Your gifts look wonderful. You have a beautiful family! I haven't started wrapping yet. I haven't even finished shopping. You're way ahead of me!
Have a happy Wednesday!
~ Wendi ~ xo

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love the tags-and your gift wrap color palette! You have a beautiful family Kathysue.

Penny said...

Wow, Kathysue. I am sooo impressed. To me the name tags always take away from the beauty of a wrapped gift. You have made them the star.

Toy Carli said...

Very cute, Kathy. Great idea!

Sarah K said...

I saw this on pinterest and thought it such a great idea. Easy for little ones that cant read there names yet. Great job I love your interpretation.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

OK...."Marthasue" This is one of the most clever ideas I have ever seen! Bravo!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Super idea!

Bring Pretty Back said...

I need to do this!!!
Have a pretty day!

Infuse With Liz said...

Oh my how cute! What a great idea!
Yours turned out really nice!

Merlin said...

FIVE * * * * * sparkly stars for YOU!! franki

Sarah said...

Kathysue, you are so on top of it all! Not only do you have your gorgeous tree up, but you've taken the time to personalize each of these gifts. I love the look of your Christmas. Bravo!

Henhurst Interiors said...

Fabulous idea! They are beautiful!!

Linda in AZ * said...

*** "Ain't NO WAY,Jose'!", that you are O*L*D ENOUGH to have children of "marrying age" (let along GRANDCHILDREN those ages!), my sweet friend!!! I mean, my goooooodness, what are you DOING to stay SO YOUNG LOOKING?!?!?!

And BESIDES that, these tags are ABSOLUTELY DEEELIGHTFUL to see and yep, I think I'ma gonna try that terrific idea, too (and I "never "DIY" talent for me there!)...

Your home is looking as pretty & nice as you!

Holiday hugs to allllll,

Melinda said...

Love that idea. Looks like it took lots of effort but plenty of fun too. It's so nice to have a personalised tag for each family member, and something you can keep and recycle for next year too, or hang them on the tree. Your tree is looking wonderful.

5th and State said...

GORGEOUS kathysue!!!!!

love the concept and in particular what you did to personalize them. i have not even bought one gift yet!

handsome sons is right, darling grandchildren and the wives look very sweet, what a darling family

you are amazing!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

How cute are those, Kathysue? Love them!!

Melissa Hebbard said...

What a gorgeous Family you have and it is clear you love them all to bits. That is the most precious of gifts. I love the way you have adapted the photo gift card ideas which fits perfectly into that black, white and red paper scheme you have. Very inspirational. I really love the paper with the trees on them. Where did you get it from? Happy holiday preperations and a Merry Christmas.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

what a great idea - these turned out fabulous!

michele said...

incredible and so thoughtful!!!! your family members are going to feel so special, my friend.



GeNell said...

Your tags look wonderful. I'm curious, when your presents get opened and you've used such pretty ribbons on them, what do you see the recipients usually do with the ribbons? Do they keep them, throw them out with the paper or offer it back to you? I know if someone gave me a gift with such pretty ribbon I would keep it, but one year I took the time to make special "charmlike" tags with their initials and no one bothered to keep them or make any comments so it's kinda made me think twice about going to the extra effort again.

thistlewoodfarm said...

What an absolutely CUTE idea! I love them! No more figuring out whose present it is! LOL!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Kathysue, I love this idea, how fun is that. Your packages are so beautiful, I would be happy with just an empty box, the package is a super present. Hugs, Marty

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

You are so talented....what a great idea!

Victoria said...

I love this idea, Kathysue. Last year I made tags for the Christmas stockings with baby pictures of my sons (now in their forties), my daughter-in-law, me (age unknown) and my grandson (the only one whose picture was current). You have a beautiful family.
XO, Victoria

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

What a great idea. I love your memory tree as well (working backwards in my blog reading). I haven't even finished shopping yet - let alone wrapping.

Suzy said...

This is brilliant, Kathysue! I even already have a whole bunch of blank tags that I could do this with. Love your combination of red, white and black on the packages. Thank you for linking up to the Better Late Than Never Christmas Inspirations bloghop.