Christmas Planning – Homemade Christmas Gift Tags

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It is now 8 weeks until Christmas. According to my Christmas Preparation Plan this week I was going to be working on updating my Christmas Card list. The great thing about having the Christmas Plan is that I am aware of what activities I need to do and roughly in what order. This knowledge helps me to make the best use of my time. So this week I actually worked on finishing up my homemade Christmas Gift Tags. (FYI scheduled for 6 weeks to go.)

An opportunity arose for me this week to catch up with a friend. She was going to be attending a scrapbooking workshop and invited me along. I am not a scrapbooker, but the lovely workshop host (Paula ) was happy for me to come along, use all of the fabulous tools that she has and make my Christmas Gift Tags.

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It was great to source some new inspiration from the scrapbooks that Paula had on display. I am pretty basic when it comes to this type of thing, but seeing ideas of what combinations can be used inspired me to come up with some fun little Christmas Tags for this year, whilst still sticking with my theme of gold and silver.

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My favourites are the actual “tag” shaped ones (above). Paula had this nifty tool that cut the card into this shape and then would also place a whole at the end. So while enjoying the company of some new creative women (my friend actually couldn’t make it in the end!) I made another 18 Christmas Gift Tags and have completed my 50 that I will need for this year.

Now I just have to work out what I am going to do for wrapping paper!