Friday, March 22, 2013

Altered Gift Tags

This is a heavy picture
I purchased two or three little boxes of "note cards" a few years back
in the $1 bins at Michaels....
I thought they would be cute to alter into little gift tags
perfect for a birthday, wedding shower or Mother's Day
when I saw the Graphic 45 Secret Garden Collection
and the challenge at Joan's Gardens this week,
 I thought the two would "mesh" together perfectly!!
I LOVE Graphic 45...all of it....but this has to be my favorite collection so far!!

This is the box I made to store them in.....
and the following pictures are the little tags,
they are approx. 3" square each

All four cards have matching envelopes, I have only shown the front
but on the backs of each I have covered the flap with matching paper
Some of the cards have "pop ups" which the pictures don't show too well
I wish you could see them in person, as they are a beautiful little set!!
Here is how they fit inside the box....
The challenge was to :
use a square
alter it
use flower paper
and use a product sold at Joan's Gardens
Product used that can be purchased/ordered from Joan's Gardens are:
Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper ( I used paper from the 8 x 8 pad)
Cheery Lynn BAF set #3 Embellishments
Marianne L0157
Kaiser Craft Pearls
One of the things I want to mention that I LOVE when ordering from
Joan's Gardens, is that she charges you actual shipping...
I love that as I can't tell you how many times I have wanted to purchase 1 or 2 things
only to have the shipping be higher then the purchase...
my budget can't always "stand" to place a large order to make the shipping worth while
so this is great, as, if I need/want a certain thing, I can email or call, and know
it will be reasonable...oh and she is usually a bit less on her products, too!!


Paula Huiras said...

Wow! This is gorgeous.

Selma said...

Diane this is such a gorgeous project. The Graphic 45 paper is beautiful for this set of note cards. Thanks for joining us in our weekly challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Pssequimages said...

These little tags are so pretty. Love the secret garden papers and the ideas you had for these little gift tags. Perfect for a tiny note. Boy! I LOVE the little box to store them in, that's fantastic!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! Well done my friend! What a fabulous little gift set! I'm working on my creation now ... can't wait to get it done and share over at Joan's!
YEAH! See you soon!
HUGS from Brrrr Cold OHIO!

Charlene said...

So cute and such a cleaver idea :-)

Jeannie Hafer said...

What a lovely project. Especially on a cold snowy day here in Idaho!

Lisa said...

These are all absolutely gorgeous!! I love the beautiful papers you used and the designs!! They are all just amazing and so pretty, Diane!! Happy Friday :)

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bumblebee creations said...

these are amazing and gorgeous!! So elegant!! Love those papers, will have to check them out!

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful papers and fantastic idea

Ros Crawford said...

Oh what a beautiful set ... I love each one ... and the pretty envelopes ... the box is gorgeous ... I'll have to check out those papers ... and how nice that you only get charged the actual shipping ... It's so off putting when the shipping is far more than the goods ... have a lovely weekend ... stay warm!

Dianne said...

Wonderful Job Diane they are gorgeous,thanks for sharing and have a great wweekend

Ginny Bell said...

Diane, you have such great creative ideas. Love what you have done with each of these. You go, girl!

Kristi said...

These are super gorgeous Diane! What a clever idea and yes, Graphic 45 is just one of the prettiest paper companies out there!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

What a beautiful set - so pretty and romantic.
Caroline xxx

Mrs. Swandog said...

This is beautiful. Love the Graphics 45!