Tuesday, December 18, 2012

DIY // Eraser Stamped Gift Tags

I had to do a double take when I looked at today's date.  Not only did December sneak up on me, it's flying by.  Yesterday my family and I got our tree.  The cats are having a blast with it, as always.  It's hard to believe the holiday is right around the corner and I haven't wrapped a single gift.

I did find time to make some gift tags over the weekend.  The idea came from Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts, which I checked out from the library.  It's a wonderful and inspriing book.  Projects and tutoriols are so accessible on the internet now that I don't look at craft books much, but it was very refreshing to flip through page after page of beautiful craft work.

Anyway, there was stamping project using the erasers on the ends of No. 2. pencils to create little flower patterns.  I went simpler and took the polka dot route, decorating a few shipping tags.  After that I made a few of my own tags from card stock.  A brand new pencil eraser will give you a perfectly round stamped circle, but for some fun I did a bit of stamping with worn erases, too.  The end of a glue stick provided a nice circle stamp as well, and I enjoyed making patterns with it.

Hopefully I can get some presents wrapped this week and put these tags to use.

Happy Holidays everyone!


Marian said...

Hi! This is Mkrick127 from swapbot for the blogging into 2013 swap. I really like your blog, and the things that you make. I'm a big fan of paper crafts too. That's cool that you used an eraser to make the design. I've tried to make potato stamps before and it was kind of a mess. haha anyway, have a nice day!

Lauren said...

I haven't tried potato stamps yet. I saw them in the book but thought they might be a bit...juicy haha, but experimenting with all kinds of stamping materials can be fun. Thanks for visting!

hazysnaps said...

Those are some really pretty tags!! That's a pretty neat idea of using erasers as stamps, I shall consider trying it out someday!! Lovely blog btw, I really like how creative you are too. Kinda wish that I have the time to get all crafty :/ Oh well. Guess I'll have to make some time for myself soon, your posts gave me quite a few gift ideas that I can mail to my close friends! Keep up with the great blog, I'm lovin' it!
Dropping by for the Blogging into 2013 swap btw :)
~ Hazi (hazysnaps)

Lauren said...

Thanks for stopping by, but I must confess that I probably spend more time thinking about the things I'd like to make than actually crafting. Glad you found some inspiration :)

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