April 21, 2011

Weekly Giveaway: Tags and Favors!

This week's giveaway is also a DIY tip~ You can easily make these yourself, so even if you don't win the giveaway, you will come away with some simple ideas! These tags and favors are perfect for family and friends or if you are a shop owner, a little something extra for your customers.

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.

2. Follow my blog~ Already a follower? Follow my other blog, I'm Sew Pretty!

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.
Good Luck!

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: teamupcyclers@gmail.com Tell us about the item for the giveaway and provide us with a link to your shop.





22 comments:

  1. Do we comment here? My favorite item is Gold Beaded Coin Purse by Stylecraft. I favorited it on Etsy too :)

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  2. I shared a link on my page! Really cute tags and a great idea!
    https://www.facebook.com/ShopatSwoosh

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  3. Yes, please @New Visions and Thank you! I added the word 'here' for comments! ;)

    Thanks, Scrollwork!

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  4. There is no easier way to spread holiday cheer than to give unique handmade holiday greeting cards! Oh and don’t forget to grab some personalized thank you cards. I know lots of people have started sending thank you emails and some has gone as far to send thank you texts. But sending a good old fashion thank you card still goes a long way, especially when it is handmade!


    adult greeting cards

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  5. My favourite item in the shop at the moment must be this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/69575129/peter-rabbit-childs-tea-set

    Also, TY for the opportunity, I like your eye for vintage/retro/repurposed...

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  6. Second comment: I was already a follower of Colalgical and now I also follow I am Sew Pretty!

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  7. Third comment: I follow Collagical on Twitter :)

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  8. Fourth comment: I now follow Collagical on FB! :)

    Thanks again for the opportunity, gonna try to make the tags with your tutorial :)

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  9. I like the vintage peter rabbit tea set in the shop!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  10. i follow your blog!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  11. My fave item from your shop is the Peter Rabbit Child's Tea Set! So adorable.
    ninajoleisa at gmail dot com

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  12. Following your blog via GFC.
    ninajoleisa at gmail dot com

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  13. I'm a twitter follower of Collagical (@ninajoleisa).
    ninajoleisa at gmail dot com

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  14. I'm a gfc follower (: (tearyeyedstars)

    p.s. you're at 200 follower now! YaY! :D

    ejhtan at gmail dot com

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  15. Love the Dreams Purse Charms Dragonfly Backpack Charms (:
    ejhtan at gmail dot com

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  17. Following you on twitter (@tearyeyedstars)
    ejhtan at gmail dot com

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  18. Liked you on fb (et thealien)
    ejhtan at gmail dot com

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  19. My favorite item from your shop are the aurora borealis cluster earrings.

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  20. I love the Dragonfly Earrings Wooden Beads Leopardskin Jasper Swarovski Crystals

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  21. I folloW collagical on twitter

    @blandrews13

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