Make a Quick Gift Tag

Hi everyone!

Last week we went to Best Buy to pick up my new laptop. Yup, I got a brand spankin’ new laptop! Mine old one is 6 years old and was literally losing it. And I mean losing KEYS! Yes folks, this is what I have been writing posts on since last Spring.

 IMG_0127 And where is the “O”, “P” and “L”? You can see the “L” and the “O” at the top of the laptop. LOL So, if I have left comments and you have seen missing letters, this is why!

IMG_0129Well, I am not a electronic-gadget kind of gal. Going into Best Buy generally makes me break out in hives! (figuratively at least) and all I see is BIG HUGE MONEY PRICE TAGS! Yes, spending that much money on things makes me shutter. So, I leave it up to Troy to deal with it whenever I can. While he was picking up the laptop and talking computer stuff with Best Buy Boy, I headed into the Mall to check-out after Christmas sales. I was in Victoria Secrets and found some fun fragrance sprays and powders reduced to, what I consider, good prices.

I picked up a few things for myself and then a couple of things for friends. The two little gifts for Katie and Sandy were little  “Just Because” gifts. I knew they would enjoy them and it is always nice to get a completely unexpected gift from Victoria Secrets right? When I checked out I told the sales clerk that these were gifts for friends and asked if they had any gift bags. They did and they are free. So, always ask when you buy your items because you never know unless you do ask.

I didn’t want to make a big deal about the little gifts so, I didn’t want to include a card in the bag but, I did want a gift tag. I thought about using some pretty scrapbook paper or card stock. I had just cleaned out and organized my scrapbook drawers and remembered I had these…..

IMG_0117 Yup, paint samples I had for color options for the Princess’s room. Perfect.

IMG_0118 Hum, don’t really want the paint info on the back showing so, we will fix that.

IMG_0119IMG_0120Only need two sides, so I cut off the extra color and also cut off the color name at the top.

IMG_0121It already had a handy “folding white line” so, I folded it and put a couple of daps of hot glue between the two and pressed. Then I just added some ribbon to tie it to the package. Simple, free (had the ribbon and paint samples) and very easy. You could really doo-dad this up if you wanted to. Added embellishments to the tags would be cute.

IMG_0124 So, remember to look around you home and use what you have when you can!

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8 comments :

  1. That's a great idea for a gift tage! I also liked what you wrote- just because. So nice to give gifts for no reason.
    Congrats on your new laptop! I need one too.
    Enjoy!

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  2. Great idea and easy! Love giving gifts 'just because'....hugs, Linda

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  3. Hi Diann, Cute gift tags, and oh, my, were you ever hard on that old computer! lol
    So happy you were able to purchase a new one. My friend Judith decided to change over to a MAC and she loves it. I stuck with a pc because I don't like change...ha ha ha...no, really, it's difficult for me. Once I have learned and am comfortable, I like to stay with what I know. Enjoy your new laptop!
    Hugs, Beth

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  4. Hat’s off. Well done, as we know that “hard work always pays off”, after a long struggle with sincere effort it’s done.

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  5. the daughter in law just purchased a new PC for school because of the same problem..broken keys..in her case from typing so many papers..love the gift tag idea:)
    ~~peace & love & joy & blessings~~

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  6. Congrats on your new laptop. I think you did need a new one.
    love the name tag idea.
    Hugs

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  7. Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!

    HeatherVonSJ[at]gmail[dot]com

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  8. The very same thing was happening to my old laptop!!! So annoying. I love your tags! Great way to use up something and save!

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