Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Gift of a Tin of Tags

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I'm always looking for something thoughtful yet simple for Teacher's Gifts for Christmas, and I what I'm going to show you today on our Flourishes Friday Free-for-All is my plan for Teacher's Gifts, Piano Teacher etc,  this year.   It's a great gift idea and practical because they'll be getting them before Christmas when they can actually use them.

I started by stamping and coloring some pretty Christmas gift tags with our new set A Gift For You, I absolutely LOVE the elegance of this sweet set.  Perfect for cards or tags and so perfect for all kinds of Spellbinders Shapes.


Then I decorated some sweet little altoid style Tins from Flourishes.  They are a steal of a deal at 50 cents a piece and the great size for a special little gift.  I bought a bunch of them on my last order.  I added some new Designer Paper from Memory Box called Mistletoe.  Perfect match for my burgundy and artichoke color scheme.   You know here on the label I tried to warm up the words etc with a W00 and W2 Copic, and it's the one thing I probably wouldn't do next time, it just looks a little off to me.




And here are the tags I put inside.  I chose not to add ribbon or string, because that way more tags would fit into the tin and they can put them on their packages how they would like to.   Or to add to the gift I could get a roll of ribbon and wrapping paper and it really is one stop wrapping!



Now what I really like about this stamp set, is that you can color in the images - or because they are so finely detailed - you can just stamp them for an extra easy but beautiful effect.  On these tags I've just used a Gold Encore ink pad, and then Memento Tuxedo Black.  Isn't that great? 



The other Flourishes DT girls have some great Free For All Friday things to inspire you.....thanks for stopping by!  And don't forget today is the LAST day you can purchase the Flourishes New Release Bundle at a discount!  It's a fantastic addition to your Christmas Stamping!


Danielle Kennedy

23 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

they looking great christine,
beautiful colors and coloring.
your tinbox is looking great too.


greetings karin

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Way to go girl! These are so cute; and such a wonderful idea for this time of year. I'm working on Christmas just as hard as I can, however, I have so many chores right now that i'm feeling a little out of step. Your tags are wonderful and I love how you used Spellbinders!

Dawn B. said...

These are fantastic.. I love the way you added your tags to the little tin. What a great idea Christine. I love the way you stamped all your tags. Great job.

Tanya said...

Oh, I love these! And great idea keeping them in the sweet little tin!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a fabulous idea! Love it, Christine!

Julie Koerber said...

What a fun and thoughtful idea! Love this Christine and I think it's a perfect gift for a teacher!

Marisa said...

These are great, Christine! Love the different shapes you used and I'm sure it will be a big hit :)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

What a great idea! Not to mention absolutely beautiful! The only problem is, they're way too gorgeous to be tossed with the Christmas wrapping!

Linda Carson said...

What a thoughtful gift idea! Love it!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Sooo very pretty Christine! Just love this. You rock girl.

petra,s cards said...

its just wonderful!!!
xx petra

Crystal said...

Christine what a fantastic idea!! These are GREAT!!! TFS!!!

Conniecrafter said...

these are awesome!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Wonderful gifts, Christine! I predict they'll be a big hit, and you're very thoughtful to be giving them early. The tins will probably hold Christmas tags for many years to come!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh, Chricitne, this is such a fabulous gift idea!!!! I just love your choice of colors...just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Emily Keaton said...

Christine!! I've been planning to make tins of gift tags to give to teachers, etc., for Christmas this year, too!! Great minds think alike ;) That little tin looks to be just the right size. I love your idea of give the tags with a roll of wrap for one-stop gift prep!! You did lovely work on this project :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is beautiful! Oh what a great gift idea and so thoughtful. Love the rich colors you used.

Rose Ann said...

Your tags are soooo gorgeous, Christine...and so is your tin!! Beautiful coloring, papers, and details!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

They're awesome!

Dee in N.H. said...

Those are beautiful. I love your tin too. What a beautiful gift idea!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh my gosh, I don't know how I missed these Christine, they are gorgeous! I love them and so perfect for gifts, really cute inside the tin. Love those stamps, you've colored them so beautifully . . . stunning!

Joan Ervin said...

What a great gift idea, Christine...your gift tags are all sooo pretty and elegant...I'll have to case some of these for my church craft sale!!!

iPhone Application Developers said...

Yay!! You are the bomb, I love these boxes and never thought to download the tutorial or considered it might not be there one day.