Monday, December 12, 2011

'upcycling' gift tags...

I've read the term upcycling a few times recently, which to me is basically the same thing as recycling, but I'll go with trends...

Last year I kept all my old Christmas cards and forgot why I did, until at this very moment as I type this blog post - which is too late for it's orinigal intent. What I was going to do was hole punch them and bind them together with a circle ring and put the year on the front. Then each year we would have a collection of cards from years past...I got the idea from ThePoeFam blog but I cannot find where the post is that contains pictures.

Well, now that that isn't going to is what I did. The idea actually came from my Mom :)

I took the cards from last year and cut up the ones that were small enough or cute enough to be 'upcycled' into new gift tags. It so happened that I am out of Christmas gift tags and didn't want to go to the store!

I used about 8 cards's a few of them.

This tag is made from two cards {Thanks to Adrienne Black & The Hubert's}. I took the little mug that was on the inside of a picure card and first just made a plain tag. Then I was looking at the photo card from my friend Jen and loved the plaid print! I trimmed down the card and glued it to the plaid. It made a cute little card to send to my cute little (okay, she's taller but younger) cousin :)

Here is two more. The top Santa tag is from a card from my friend Leena and the bottom tree is from my friend Kalli.

I have about 6 more cards that I've already done and plans to make the rest of my gift tags from cardstock that I already have around the house.

1 comment:

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