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Guest Post: Elle the Heiress

Hello! I’m Lillian, also known as Elle or Elle The Heiress. This is me.

I’m happily married to a man that doesn’t like to have his photo taken and doesn’t like for me to talk about him to the internet (haha). We have these two beautiful children:

Sebastian, who will be three next month

and Genevieve, or Gigi, who is six months.

Now that you know a little bit about me, lets get to the fun part – making tags!

Have you ever made your own gift tags? The ones that I’m going to show you today are soooooo easy to make. You’re going to fall in love with making these, really.

I was going to give a full photo tutorial of how to do it, but it is just so easy to do that I think all of you smart cookies could figure it out just by looking at the photos.

I used my Cricut to cut out the papers, but you could definitely do it by hand. You can also change the shape to whatever you want – I just really like this one. I suggest using a nice, heavy cardstock as the base so that it won’t be too flimsy, and possibly even as the second layer, too. I used the retired Close To My Heart textured cardstock for both layers. The backs of my tags are blank, as you can see in this photo.

Next, I used my Close To My Heart edge distressing tool all around the papers. You can also use scissors, but I have to say that the edge distresser is super cheap and it is impossible to cut yourself with, so it is one of my must-have tools. If you plan on making a lot of these, you should invest in one of those paper masks to wear while doing this step because paper dust in your nose and mouth is not fun. I happened to make these while I was making over 100, and my nose was buuuuurning by the time I was finished.

After I was finished distressing them, I glued the layers together and then added some cute rub-ons from my stash. I believe the ones used here are American Crafts that I bought last summer on clearance at Hobby Lobby.

And that’s it! These are just so easy to make, and great for so many different uses. You can use a hold punch to add ribbon on them, or tape them straight to gift wrap. You can add them into your scrapbooks as journaling spots. You can use them on cards, as canister labels, stick them in your kid’s lunchboxes with a little note…. The possibilities are endless!

I hope you all have a great time making your own tags, I can’t wait to see what kind of creative spin you put on yours. Or, if you’re too lazy or busy to make your own, you can pick up a set or two in my Etsy shop [] for about $4 per set of 8 tags.

Thanks, Jennifer, for inviting me to guest post today, & happy crafting, everyone!

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