Thursday, 16 October 2014

Create your own Cards and Gift Tags!

I'm really pleased to be writing this because the bits and bobs that came in the post for me recently were from blogging friend Joy and I do like to help a fellow blogger when they have great ideas. I also love anything paper related being obsessed with stationery, notebooks, craft bits and anything else you can think of!

I made a promise to myself this year to get more creative with birthdays and other occasions by using the bits I've collected over time in my craft drawer. I also wanted to use up my various unused stash of cards that have started cluttering my desk! Ultimately the task was to not spend very much at all on cards this year and opt for being creative instead. I've done really well and will do the same next year!

Joy who blogs at Daisy Row has just started selling little 'do it yourself' gift tag and card packs on her other site Station Harry, with Fab Rick and the Yarnbirds.

I've never made my own gift tags before because I grew up just writing the recipients name on their gift but gift tags look so much nicer and I enjoyed making these. I got a pack of materials including fabrics, ribbons, paper and small embellishments plus a few stickers.



In my second pack, Joy sent me pre folded cards with envelopes, plus the above to make some pretty cards. Little A helped me with a couple too, he does like to be involved with sticking!


These cards and gift tags were really good fun to make and I even have some bits left over to keep my craft drawer stocked up! I think all ages can enjoy creating with Joys packs. My favourite items included were the various papers and there were some lovely embellishments for me to use too. I'm not so keen on fabrics because I think they look a bit messy and I always end up with frayed edges! I think the fabrics would look better for crafting if they were cut with some funky craft scissors (like zig zags) so perhaps I should invest in some!

Gift tag packs are priced at £1.75 or two for £3.00 and card packs are £2.75 or two for £5.00. I received a pack of each free of charge in return for an honest review.

Cupcake Mumma

3 comments:

  1. They look gorgeous and so reasonably priced too. Popping over to have a look now xx

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    1. Thanks Jo, I thought they were too :) xx

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  2. They are great, and a good price too! x

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