Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sssshhh....It's a Gift

Which begs the question why are you posting it for all the world to see but I didn't say I was being logical. I have a friend who does AMAZING wood work. Maybe someday I'll get to post some pics but I think I better ask him before I do. His wife who's one of my BFFs was asking about how to make some tags to put on his did I mention AMAZING pieces so I made him some which are going in the mail tomorrow. So Lucy...if you read this, don't show or tell!

Started with this: 

and aged the tags with the Distress Ink ( I also spritzed half of them w/ some ancient gold metallic spritz stuff I bought a long time ago) and then edged the tags with black ink. I used the inkpad as a stamp because I liked the pattern it made.

Got out a set of clear acrylic alphabet stamps I picked up on sale @ JoAnn's for $.90 (they were being discontinued so yes, I bought all the fonts they had) and stamped the initials and then threaded twine through them so they can be tied on to stuff. Here are the completed tags:

But they needed packaging so I put them in a cello envelope and used some paper from my scrap pile ( because we know we don't throw that stuff away am I right?!) and they're on their way tomorrow:

I hope he likes them! The colors remind me of the wood he works with. OK they also remind me of chocolates.

Linking up at:


Unknown said...

I love tags and these are great!

Unknown said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
hitgroundrunning said...

I think these tags are perfect for the art pieces you are talking about, and I do mean art. I have seen and been honored to receive a few of these well crafted pieces :)

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

hitgroundrunning, I wondered if you'd see these :) I'm so glad you did since you know the recipient! Thanks for following me.

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Thanks Rebekah. I love your blog re-design! So pretty.

Anonymous said...

Well, since I know who the tags are for, I think they are perfect and I sure hope they are well used.

Love you,

Anonymous said...

Lucy here! I won't say a word but he will LOVE those. They look amazing!

Dawn said...

These tags came out great! I love distress ink too! Just visiting again! Dawn

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love everything about these tags and even the way you packaged them! So wonderfully rustic vintage primitive folk art shabby chic looking!

Unknown said...

nike roshe run shoes
ray ban sunglasses
timberland boots
beats by dre
ed hardy clothing
oakley sunglasses
air force 1 shoes
tiffany jewellery
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors handbags
ralph lauren pas cher
converse shoes
coach handbags outlet
ugg outlet
ugg boots
puma shoes
cheap ugg boots
rolex watches
louboutin pas cher
beats headphones
michael kors factory outlet
louis vuitton handbags
ugg boots
michael kors factory outlet
nike outlet store
nike free 5
versace sunglasses on sale
ugg boots
ray ban sunglasses
longchamp outlet
michael kors handbags
cheap michael kors handbags
cheap jordans
ralph lauren uk
ugg boots sale

Unknown said...

rolex watches
michael kors outlet
michael kors handbags
ugg boots
ray ban sunglasses
basketball shoes
michael kors outlet clearance
mulberry outlet
north face jacket
hollister sale

raybanoutlet001 said...

ecco shoesto
omega watchesweekly
michael kors outletthrow
moncler outletcoloring
christian louboutin shoesthis
michael kors handbagsout!While
ed hardyschedule
jimmy choo shoesthe
michael kors handbagsbook,