Sunday, August 21, 2011

day seventy three: monogram tags for presents

the finished package for a special little girl :)
day seventy three and its time for some pretty packaging ... sam and isla are off to a birthday party for a little girl turning six!  pinned to my gift wrapping and gift ideas board is a fantastic, but simple monogram gift tag idea from martha stewart.

what you need :)
i just sketched a letter on rough paper and cut it out so i could use it as a template.  if you aren't confident at sketching you could just print off a large alpha from the computer and use that as your template.  the patterned paper i used was quite thin so i decided to matte the monogram to give it a bit more substance and make it less floppy!  i really like the effect this created and as it was for a girly girl, i added a bit of glitter for some added bling!

the matte and topper......

isla ready for the party....
outcome: the writing is all on the back of the monogram, so it makes a great tag, but the best part is the personalisation of the gift ... this is especially cool for little people that recognise their letter and feel excited by the present because they know it must be for them.  i loved this project, it was quick and easy but the effect was awesome :)

big thanks to martha stewart and her team of wonderful people that come up with such cool, useable ideas!


Anonymous said...

I have just discovered your blog and it is amazing. Fantastic work. You are inspiring.

The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

This is adorable!!! My friends are going to be shocked when they see the crafty stuff I start doing because of your blog!
Thanks for sharing!!!