Mickey Mouse Gift Tags

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Here’s a quick post to show you how I made the Mickey Mouse Birthday Party Favor Tags.    Gift tags are super quick,  fun to make and they add so much to the overall presentation.  I love how quickly they come together. 

For the circles I used my EK Success round punches.  I usually like to create a few options to choose from when doing the design.  I did that here (photo below) and was able to decide which one would be best. 

In planning, wasn’t sure if I should use a simple version or add more by using the scalloped background.  Since this was for a boy birthday party I settled on the middle option that has a yellow circle cardstock to help bring out the colors & shape from the inner circle.  

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For the polka dot background paper, I used the red & yellow polka dot from this Etsy digital pack (DelightfulDigitals).  I also used the three stripe sheet for the welcome door sign.  Had to change the navy stripe to black to make it work for Mickey Mouse.  It was really easy to do in Photoshop Elements.   You’d never know if I didn’t tell you!


For the message on the tag, I added the black circle borders and the Thank You message to the inside of the circle.  I had already printed the dots on the sheet so I ran it through the printer once more (you could even do this all at once if you wanted to strategically place the circles on the dots).   I cut the Mickey silhouettes out via the Cricut. 

I like to punch out all the supplies before I get started so that I can do each step all at once.   I am ready to assemble!

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After the glue dried I added a shiny thin red ribbon.   Favor tags make gifts look so pretty, show that you used a hand touch and thought into the gift. 

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I like how adding the black Mickey silhouette to the top of the circles added some dimension to the piece. 

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Here’s the Birthday Party post if you’d like to see how everything came together (including these tags on the favors) at the party.   As Mickey likes to say…Toddles!!


Simple Holiday Gift Tags

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Today is Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas posts on Laurel Lane.

I’d like to share some simple gift tags that I made this week. 

I used the the 3d poinsettia flower by Lori Whitlock.  I love all of her flower designs.

The flower consists of three pieces stacked and a small brad through the middle.  There’s also green leaves that are the fourth layer in the back. 

Unfortunately I must need a new cutting mat so I couldn’t get the green cardstock to stay in place to cut the leaves. I think it still turned out fine and the tags made a nice touch to gifts.

Per the advice of a friend, I’ve since ordered myself a Christmas present from Amazon (two new cutting mats)!    I don’t want to have this happen again when I am in the middle of a project. 

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I added the tags to some boxes of tasty local chocolates (made in Portland) with a short holiday wishes message. 

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The yellow brad creates a nice center of the flower and the brown hemp twine adds a rustic feel. 

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Supplies:  Silhouette Cameo –3d poinsettia flower by Lori Whitlock Design ID #35839

Ice Cream Party Gift Tags

I am excited to have this entire week off from work and I am hoping I’ll be able to squeeze in some craft time each day.  Good idea, right?!  I have very long “to-do” list that includes a few blog posts, getting caught up on things around the house, hiking Mt. Si, few scrapbook layouts, creating some party decor, enjoying the sun and spending time with the kids.   

Regarding the parties…This upcoming weekend two friends are having birthday parties for their little ones and I am creating some handmade paper decorations.

The the first thing I’d like to share are party favor thank you tags.  As you can see the theme is Ice Cream and the baby girl is turning one year old.   I am so excited to get to make some things for this super cute little girls party & for fun such a fun theme. 

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Do you ever use digital paper packs & embellishments? I am very new to making things with digital files. (never even done a digital scrapbook page).  My favorite part about digital is that you can usually download the files straightaway (or they arrive w/in 24 hours) and begin creating.  Not to mention they are super affordable (some shops even do by 2 get 1 free specials).

I found the digital supplies to make the ice cream tags on Etsy (Erin Bradley Designs), the ice cream cones are so adorable that I was instantly inspired to make a ton of things.  

Ice Cream Cones Clip art: 


Coordinating Digital Paper: 


I printed background colors in blue, green and pink (polka dots and stripes) on white cardstock and then punched out a scalloped circle with my 3 inch round Paper Shaper.  This was the easy part. 

Next I designed the inner circle of the tag starting with a 2.45 inch circle.  I wanted to use my 2.50 circle punch to punch the tag out.  I offset the size of the circle so that there’d be a white border after punching. 

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I used pink and green circles that were from the owl set of clip art (Digital Bake Shop) from Gwen’s party.  Then put a dashed blue circle with the words wrapping around the top half of the tag.

Getting the writing to follow the circle and for the letters to be at the right angle to read was the hardest part!  It took me a while but I am so glad to learn how to do this trick. 

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The second hardest part was figuring out which command to use in order to erase the bottom of the cone so it wasn’t showing behind the green and pink circles.  I felt very accomplished after learning how to erase the bottom of the cone!   I printed all of them on one 12×12 sheet of cardstock and then used my circle punch to cut them out. 

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I added some colorful ribbon (via the leftover stash) and left them untied so that we can add them to the party favors before the party.    If you have any digital tips or ideas to share I’d love to hear them. 

I’m going to continue with this cute circle theme for the rest of the items.  The circle goes well with the shape of the ice cream scoop.  Now I better get busy and create the rest of the paper items!!