You can find a tag punch in your favorite craft shop or online, use some colorful cardstock weight paper~ it can be anything! I've upcycled paint sample chips, postcards, greeting cards and even clothing tags. Glue on some embellishments, whatever matches your tag.
Punch a hole and add some colorful ribbon, yarn, rickrack, parcel string, raffia~ okay, you get the idea! You don't even need the tag punch, you can cut circles, rectangles, or cut out an object printed on your cardstock! Want to make it a bookmark, just don't add any 3D embellishments and Voila! You have a bookmark...
For a simple shower favor, or another idea for a little something extra for customers, you can try your hand at these customized memo pads.
You can buy a pack of Post-It's or generic memo pads in a block that can be divided into smaller pads. Find cardstock that matches the color of the paper and cut it to the width of the pad and 2 1/2 times the length.
First center the pad on the paper lengthwise and fold it up and over the pad, be sure the pattern on the paper is facing down! Crease the cardstock and remove the pad, crease again.
For a ribbon closure like these, cut a slit the width of some matching ribbon in one of the bottom folds, thread a piece through and lay 2" flat on the inside where the pad will sit. Be sure the ribbon is long enough to wrap around the closure button. For mine, I used Scotch Tie-Downs to wrap the ribbon around, but you can use your imagination to create all sorts of closures. You could do a ribbon tie by adding a ribbon under the pad coming out the top, for example. Just use a piece long enough to tie after you pass it under the memo pad, out the top and bottom.
Put some double stick tape or glue dots on the back of the memo pad and on the paper under where the ribbon will be, reset the pad on the cardstock with the ribbon underneath and press down to stick. After you've assembled the memo pad, add embellishments like stickers, stamps, little objects, etc.
If you'd like a chance to win these sets of tags and favors, it's easy!
Just browse, follow, tweet and share~ Here are the details:
First you must be a follower of Love 2 Upcycle to enter~ not a follower? Just look to the right and click on the 'Follow' button!
You can submit up to four entries, each must be entered HERE in a separate comment.
1. Browse my shop, Collagical, and tell me which item was your favorite.
3. Tweet about our giveaway or become a follower of Collagical's tweets!
4. Share a link to the giveaway on Facebook or become a fan of my page, Collagical!
Deadline to enter is Tuesday, April 26th at midnight. Random drawing on Wed. April 27th.
The WINNER will be announced with our next giveaway~ Thursday, April 28th.
Would you like to Sponsor a Giveaway on Love 2 Upcycle? You don't have to be a member of Upcyclers to be a sponsor, all Etsy sellers of upcycled or eco-friendly products are welcome! But of course, we'd love for you to join the team!
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Tell us about the item for the giveaway and provide us with a link to your shop.