Sunday, July 19, 2009

Big Things Come in...Well, You Know the Rest...


I am in the process of making a card for a graduation open house that I will be attending this afternoon and I got to thinking about all the times you and I have needed that 'little something' to include with a gift that really personalizes that it's from us...you know the dialogue in the middle of the baby shower...it goes something like this: "Oh, she always makes something handmade and we all wait to see what it's going to be!". No pressure there!?!

I think we get so used to working in standard greeting card scale, that we forget that we can pack the same 'Ooh...Aah...' punch if we think gift tags...with embellishments. I think the key is to embellish.

As we know with greeting cards, it's really easy to fold the cardstock (ok, I know some of you HAVE to score it first ), lay down a layer of backgrounds, use a brad or two for the 'flower centers', stamp the greeting and go. Why not do it with these miniature greetings. I guarantee, when you hand over a gift 'tag' that's just as embellished as the cards that people expect from you, it will go from being a miniature greeting to a miniature masterpiece!

I will be back later on with, what I think is a fun announcement. I hope you will stop back and be ready to participate. I only hope this post was enough to whet your appetite...hmmm...


2 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hi Julie! Happy Be-lated Birthday Mallory! Your project looks like it was gorgeous! I would like to see the finished product. I looove to give gift tags! Can really add to a plain bag, especially with a nice bow made out of colorful ribbon :) TFS Hugs, Mona

beedeebabee said...

Hi Sweetie! I love pretty gift tags, and agree with you that they make a gift really extra special! I really love all your posts Julie! Hugs, Paulette :o)