The other night when I was wrapping gifts I was thinking wouldn’t it be so cute (I’m all about cute), to have some kraft flag gift tags? (say that 5 time fast).  I happen to be the owner of a ton (no exaggeration) of chipboard, because as you know I love me some industrial. I started to tinker, as I have a black belt in tinkering and my flags were terribly wonky at first, then I tinkered some more and had my light bulb moment and created my template. After that I was churning out chipboard flags like my own little factory.  I even got my husband in on the action.  I like working with my hands and I LOVE problem solving, it’s the way my brain works give me a problem (albeit nothing of the arithmetic variety) and I am a happy camper; thus, my little flag factory was born. My brain started firing off, the way it does, in 40 different directions and I knew what potential these had for crafting goodness.  Just so you know, I am not a great traditional gift wrapper, do not give me a piece of wrapping paper because your gift will look like it was run over by an eighteen wheeler.  I like simple + easy.  If I can do this you can surely surpass my efforts, so without further ado here are some ideas to use these new flags in your future gifting endeavors!
I cut the notched part of my flag tag off, punched some holes + used the new mini alphabet set (san serif) to create this garland.  I want to try the mini Circus alphabet set and do some embossing next time.  The best (and my most favorite) part of stamping is that I can use any color + stamp on something this tiny.  Don’t worry, you won’t ruin the other part of your tag that is remaining, just punch a hole on either side, run some twine through and you have a very cool + modern tag for your gift!



Once you get started it’s hard to stop making these mini garlands. The chipboard takes paint very well, I used both spray paint & Martha Stewart paint with equally good results. I used double-sided tape and Elmer’s glue with the glitter (the cutest tiny sequin-esque glitter you ever did see). It was all pretty effortless, I didn’t even measure, just cut wherever longer, shorter, etc. I am going with a little imperfection is charming, right?

For this Monday morn giveaway I will be bestowing one lucky + creative individual with a set of the new chipboard flags, a mini alphabet stamp set + twine.  Just pin this, or tweet it, or leave a comment, bonus if you think you have some more creative ideas up your sleeve and want to photograph! I will announce a winner next Monday December 10, 2012.  Good luck!


  1. Thank you ladies, I agree tiny anything (besides maybe insects, lol) are so much cuter than its larger counterpart. I can’t wait to see the lucky winners crafty goodness!

  2. *giddy*

    So my husband and I, just yesterday, bought our very first big (live) xmas tree! We don’t own any ornaments but decided to make blank tags where we, and our friends and family can write down good intentions for the holidays and the new year to come. Our tags…well…they are a mess (to be kind). But your new flags, twine and stamps would make our tree smile all the way down to it’s living roots. Who needs ornaments!? Not us!

    Yayeeeee for your craftiness!

  3. Lady, I had this pinned before I even saw the giveaway! I love how this turned out and I’ll be imitating you shortly, I’m sure.

    P.S. – My hyperpigmentation is remarkably stubborn but I think I’m starting to see a difference with the face lotion. It might be wishful thinking.

  4. I just discovered your blog via Pinterest and am IN LOVE with everything you do. The crafts, the photography, the stamps…every bit is swoon-worthy and I will be avidly following along from here on out.

  5. Your blog has been on my ‘to read’ list for quite some time now and I finally finished making my way through your archives. (When I find something I like, I like to make sure I don’t miss anything! Hopefully that’s flattering and not creepy. :D) I was especially sad whenever I came across a giveaway post you were having and wished I’d read sooner so I could have entered. Now I can!

    Long story short – all your work is awesome and your blog is just my style. I’m in!

  6. love, love, LOVE. these are one of those things where we all say, “WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT?!!!” but that’s what makes you the Besotted Queen. pinning now for a chance to win!

  7. I just discovered your blog/shop yesterday and am absolutely IN LOVE with everything! I have several of your beautiful products and packaging ideas pinned already. :-)

  8. Hello, I always look forward to seeing what new creative ideas you post! I tried my hand at what other ideas I could come up with using the flags. I like bling/sparkle and I have emailed what I would do with the flags using some of the stamps I have from your collection. Looking forward to receiving the newest custom stamp using my wedding monogram. Thank you!

    1. Hi Chelsea! I don’t know the exact thickness but it is the same weight as you might find in the back of a notepad. I hope that helps, I have a ton of chipboard if you want to try your hand at it!

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