Thursday, December 3, 2009

Not quite as I had imagined...

So, the same people that ordered the 20 Christmas Cards from me asked me to make up some Gift tags for their customers.They left the design up to me, just want them to be "Christmas".
So, I went to Micheals today, hoping to find blank gift tags. They had one pack of white large tags...that was it!
I also picked up some readymade Christmas themed stamps, thinking they would be useful, instead of having to carve a bunch of new Holiday stamps myself. I bought this set.



However, once I got home and tried out those handy dandy pre-made stamps I realized they were not that good :( They are very fine lined and don't have the "punch" my hand carved stamps do. And they were hard to print with and got blurry almost everytime!



I think the designs are so cute and I really wanted to use them, but I think I will try again this weekend and maybe carve a couple myself.

I did try a few with my own stamps and liked those much better :) However, I lost my hole punch and couldn't add the ribbon!! Guess it's back to the store tomorrow! Maybe they sell pink holes punches!!


Here's a couple with my snowman stamp...



and my little swirly...




and my snowman compared to the pre-made reindeer...



The reindeer is so cute, maybe I am being to critical...

I guess I'll sleep on it and decide tomorrow.
Before I go, just want to show you all the cool ribbon I found today. Now all together now...
"oooooooo, ahhhhhhhhhh"



Hee hee, xoxoxoxox

6 comments:

JaDoodles said...

Proves the fact that if you want something done right, do it yourself! I think the stamps you bought look cute, but you are right about them being kind of a downer because of how fine the lines are. Your stamps really dish out a heavier line!

garciagirl82 said...

Gah! Your snowmen are SO freaking cute! Much better than the others for sure!

*angie cupcake* said...

I think the reindeers are cute, but your snowmen are definitely better! The snowmen look like 3-tiered cakes, I LOVE it!

Oh My Ampersand said...

Your designs rock! I agree with everyone else. Handmade rules. :)

Tess Laeh said...

thats the cutest snowman i have ever seen...

Claire said...

Such a great idea, love the glitter!