About a month ago I did my first ever craft fair, I wasn't sure how things would turn out and I didn't want to make a whole load of stuff which would then go to waste, so I decided to make the treats for my daughter's cross country team early - if they sold great, if not, well at least I would be ahead of the game - Well, they sold like hot cakes.
First a photo of a small selection of the 50+ tag treats I have made this year.
A close up of the absolute best seller - my favorite too!
and a side profile - the perfect size for a couple of Hershey's nuggets. My daughter received the those for her cross country team in the mail today - so I can at last share them with you.
Now some of you will have seen the tags on the front here before - it's not that I didn't love the tags as they were, but just that it seemed like an awful lot of effort for the tag on a gift. This way they last a lot longer, whether as place settings at a holiday meal, co-worker gifts, or decorations on a tiny tree.
The first step, is to make the tags, and this is where I called in my secret weapon - my youngest daughter Sophie - I stamped and coloured the images, she sat for hours with the tiny scissors cutting them all out for me, you may need to find your own 14 year old if you plan to make a lot of these!
The tents are made from 7" x 2" strips of grass polka dot card stock, scored and folded at 3" and 4". Attach the tag, hold together while you punch a small hole in the top , then thread and tie with cherry bakers twine. Then insert the nuggets - to make sure they don't slip out, I like to apply a tiny strip of tape to the bottom of each one to hold them in place.
Well, that's all from me, I do hope you enjoyed your visit to My Paper Paradise and that you will come back and visit me again soon, until then, why not hop on over to Ginger and see what she has for you today.
All the supplies for today's project are from Amuse Studio and can be purchased from my web store here
Stamps: holiday tags
Paper: 'twas the night before Christmas, candy cane, vanilla, fern, grass polka dot
Ink: memento black tuxedo
Misc: tree die, tags dies, Copics