Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Perfect Pen Giveaway and Tricky Tags!

If you’re like me, procrastination is your game and you’re just now getting to the gift wrapping. That’s okay. You still have time to make those gifts stand out with your own gift-tag creations. I put together a few tags for Creating Keepsakes and Studio 5 recently. I thought I’d share a couple of those with you here. 
Bitty ‘Bot Santa
I had fun making a bitty robot Santa tag using fabric from Cosmo Cricket. 

First, cut two of the same robot from the fabric.

Next, stitch those pieces together (wrong sides together), adding a little puff of cotton from a cotton ball to the middle.

Santa needs his hat, so I used these cute hat stickers from Jolee’s to top my robot off. I selected hats that were mirror images (opposites) so I could stick one to the other to adhere them to my bitty ‘bot. 

When your Santa is done, string a little twine through his hat and you've got yourself a groovy tag (or ornament). Domo arigato, Santa! 

Cone Kiss Tag 
This bitty cone tag doubles as a gift. You see, if you untie the baker's twine, there's a surprise inside the cone—a sweet chocolate Kiss. Fold the cone from an old sheet of book paper, insert a bit of tissue paper along the inside rim, attach a handles, add your Kiss (point down), and tie the cone shut with a piece of baker’s twine. Write your gift recipient’s name on a tiny tag, and attach it to the cone using the twine. 

Bitty Box Tag 
Dress up a bitty box (I used decorative tape and sequins) and use it as a tag on a bigger box. You can either insert the "to/from" alone in the box, or you can insert a smaller gift in the box for a double surprise!

Give a Gift Tag Set Last year, I created these boxes of tags and gave them as gifts. It’s as easy as using scraps from your creative stash and a few shaped punches, and you can create an entire collection of one-of-a-kind tags. Throw in a few fantastic pens to complete the gift, and you have something your gift recipient can use throughout the year. 

Pen Giveaway!
Speaking of fantastic pens. I recently had the pleasure of receiving as assortment of
JetPens, and I love them! They have pens for any and all of your pen needs, from gels pens and brush pens to craft pens and and so much more! And they want to spread the holiday cheer by offering one of you a $25 gift certificate to pick and choose your own assortment of awesome pens from their website! Simply leave me a comment here between now and Monday, Dec. 27 and I’ll randomly select a winner. Trust me, this is one prize you’ll want to win. :)

More Tags
Looking for more tag ideas? Please check out my latest Studio 5 segment and check out the Creating Keepsakes blog. Thanks for playing this game of tag with me!


Lydia said...

Thanks Megan! Love the robot santa idea. So cute!!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful ideas, I especially love the Kiss one!! Thank you for an opportunity to win the gift certificate for the pens, one can never have enough pens!! Merry Christmas!!!

debpaint16 at aol dot com

joscelyne cutchens said...

Ooooh I hope I'm extra Randomly lucky, I looove jet pens!

SueB said...

STINKIN' CUTE tag/ornament idea, Megan - TFS and thanx for the blog candy opp! I've got my fingers crossed!

Chelle said...

Loving the little robot. Thanks for the opportunity to win the pens.

Rachelle said...

Robot santa is adorable!

Hot Wheels and Glue Guns said...

What cute tags! I might have to steal...I mean borrow the bitty box idea!

sarahw said...

Such cute tags! Cool pens as well.
I wanted to leave a comment after your post yesterday but I was not exactly sure what to say other than that I am thinking of you and hope things stay well for you and your family.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE that robot santa! SUPER adorable....and thanks for the chance to win! I love getting just the right pen for each project! LOVE Jet Pens;)

sbmmhoover {at} yahoo {dot} com

Wendy said...

I need a really good white pen or two, so thanks for this giveaway!

Cynthia Baldwin said...

Cute projects, Megan! The gift tag set is adorable.
I spy your white Uniball! My favorite white pen ever. :)
Thanks for the chance to win from Jetpens!

Julie @ Director Jewels said...

You post the CUTEST project ideas!! Super excited for a chance to win new pens. I seem to lose every scrapbook pen I buy... :)

Merry Christmas!!

mandi said...

Those ideas are great. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Love the tags!
Where on earth did you find such little bitty boxes?

photochic said...

I just got a pen like the one in the picture for Christmas and I love it! I would very much enjoy getting a gift certificate to get some more!! :)

Pamk said...

love those tages especially the robot.