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!
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?