Saturday, December 12, 2009

Homemade Gift Tags

So I'm watching the DIY network again the other morning and Jennifer Perkins (from Craft Lab) showed a fun technique that I tried and would like to share with you!

I took cardstock paper and stamped it with bleach! I then spattered it with a little gold and then some white. I sprayed it with clear satin acrylic spray and sprinkled it with glamour dust (super fine glitter)

I cut them up and rounded the corners.


I LOVE how the stars look shaded on one side! Not sure how that works, but it does and it's awesome :)
I don't make cards or keep a scrapbook so this was a new and fun technique for me. It may be old news to the paper wizards out there, but I wanted to share in case somebody would like to try.


Here is a blue one on a little hand sewn gift bag. I printed out the snowman I painted last week onto printable fabric and then stitched it onto some wool fabric. I think these would make great Gift Card packages too! Since they're tied with a ribbon, they can easily be used over and over again!

Well, I better jump in the shower. I'm off to fight the crowds and get extremely irritable today. God be with me :)

Have a wonderful weekend friends!
Darla

17 comments:

SugarberrySensations said...

Darla, those are AMAZING!!!!!
That is the COOLEST thing - and you - YOU are FANTABULOUS!!!!

I do not know how you do all you do - so many different mediums, it is just INCREDIBLE!

I loooooooooooove the hang tags, I loooooooooove the bags - wow, you are just AWESOME!!!!!

Love,
♥Lori♥

Diane said...

What a great technique--Thanks Darla!!

Mary said...

Perfect gift tags!!!!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Love your little art bag, so very cute! The spraying and stamping stars shows so proffessional. I nice and perfect compliment to you're snowman.

Silke said...

These are soooo cool, Darla! I admire all of you who make your own gift bags, gift tags, wrapping paper, etc. I'm lucky if I make the gift and get it sent out on time... Hope you had fun today!! Hugs, Silke

Jennifer said...

This is so cute! I have been planning on experimenting with bleach. Do you think it would keep eating away at the paper?

Manon Doyle said...

These are perfect Darla!! They'll be so pretty on your Christmas gifts!

All My Yesterdays said...

Been away for a bit but finally have time to catch up! Love the tags! I'll have to try them. thanks!

priti.lisa said...

Darla, what time zone do you live in? Somewhere with a lot more hours in the day than I have! That gift bag is REALLY, really sweet!
Huggins :)

Mana Moon Studios said...

These are darling Darla, thanks so much for sharing them! Don't you just love trying new things outside of your usual medium!? Sooo fun!

Renee said...

The tags are fantastic and so are the bags. I love them Darla.

xoxoxo

Michelle Eaton said...

They look GREAT Darla! Thanks for sharing the process. I love your little handmade gift bag too.

Createology said...

I like your tags and you did a great job. But...I LOVE your little handpainted handsewn snowperson bag!!! How very clever of you. Well done. <:o)

Serena said...

COOL!!! Thanks so much for sharing the technique with us, Darla. That little snowman bag is adorable and the gift tag is lovely touch.

Giovanna ♥ said...

Awesome!! I have to try to do them :)
Thanks for sharing darling!! By the way, I'm having a giveaway on my blog, visit me to see more details :)
xoxo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Magpie said...

So pretty! What a great idea!

patk860 said...

you have such an array of talent! & such attention to detail makes the gifts that much more special!