Here's an idea for those of you who get a lot of beautiful Christmas cards, and hate to just toss them in the recycling bin come the end of the season. I saved last years cards to make the gift tags for this year's presents...
Since I have been making a gift tags for the past few years, the older tags that survived are still mixed in as well:
|A simple hand-carved robot lino cut|
|Manila tags stamped with purchased stamps|
This year, I made some cloth bags for gifts, which can be re-used in place of paper in the years to come. It was fun to whip up a bag or two each time Meg and I went to the studio to craft. I used up little scraps of fabrics and ribbons and got to be creative and spontaneous with my designs.
|While you don't get to rip the crap out of these like wrapping paper,|
the addition of a few jingle bells makes unwrapping fun and festive!
I even made a couple of bags for my mom using the leftover scraps of embroidered fabric that didn't make their way into the recycled vintage embroidery baby quilt that I wrote about before.