Giving Tuesday Tags & Love
It’s one of the best days of the year. A day to give back. Giving Tuesday is next week.
Something I believe we paper crafters are known for is giving to others. We make gifts. We make cards. We made home decor. And we give it away. So this Giving Tuesday post will be right at home with you.
Nothing tells some one they are loved more than a handmade card. A gift tag attached to a gift. A gift set made by you. This next Tuesday is a great way to do just that.
While Giving Tuesday is a wonderful opportunity to give to a charity you can still utilize your talents and skills by
* delivering food to a food pantry with a set of handmade cards to also be given away
* craft a card and include a grocery gift card and take to your church for them to give to someone who could use the love
* collect toys for a children’s hospital and include a handmade tag made by you
The ideas are endless for using your gifts to let someone else know they are loved.
Here’s what I am doing and giving away (this free download) just for you:
For this Giving Tuesday project…
I am using the Storyline Chapters Project Pad
along with the Minc Machine + gold foils…
to create tags to add to some hand crafted envelopes to let others know they are loved.
Using the (free) download I printed the You Are Loved tags onto white cardstock as well as some of the solid paper found in the Storyline Chapters Project Pad by way of my laser printer. Did you know you can print any word or phrase or image through your laser printer and it will foil with the foil machine? Yep. True story. Makes the ideas endless, doesn’t it?
The Gold and the Gold Stars Reactive Foils were used for these tags. Any foil from the Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Foil collection will work. It’s such a fun way to get DIY with that Minc Machine. Thus inspiring these You Are Loved Tags.
After printing the tags I then embellished them with stamps and stickers from the Storyline Chapters Project Pad. I used the WRMK Reinforcer Punch to create the hole punched at the top of the tag. I added gold string and ribbon and then attached to an envelope.
Any day of the year is a great day of the year to give to someone else. This Tuesday, make National Giving Tuesday even that more special with your own handmade goodness and love.
Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters and Minc Collection can be found at JoAnn Stores.
author: Jamie Pate