13 August 2006

tag swaperoo

This is my contribution for Tammie's Gift Tag Swap. I'm very close to the deadline, so these are getting popped in the mail tomorrow. (no excuses, julie. mail. tomorrow. do it.) (HA! I just realized I'm a week early! I'm never early for anything. hee hee!) I've never done a swap before so this is very exciting. Hope everyone likes my tags and agrees that tiny imperfections are charming.



I covered the backs of the tags with fabric to make them sturdier and a little bit more special. I've been wanting to sew on paper for a long time, so this got that out of my system. Though I like the way it turned out so much, I think I'm going to have to continue my experiments.

And the best part of this project was it was a perfect excuse to go to my favorite trim and paper shops. I got these at M&J Trim, the mecca of trim in nyc. And I wandered through all the paper shops on 18th Street. Maybe sometime I will make a crafter's guide to the paper shops of nyc like Liesl did with her nyc crafter's guide. Then I can rationalize visiting them all in the name of "research."

11 comments:

Marmee said...

oooh. nice tags.
do I get a tour of the trim and paper shops, early Sunday-morning riser?

Liesl said...

That's a great idea. I really only know Pearl Paint and Kate's, but I'd love to find more great places to visit.

Jess (fushmush) said...

love the colour combination!

julieree said...

mama--definitely. we will prowl around and do some exploring. Not so sure about that "early rising" stuff, though!

liesl--i've actually never been to pearl, i never get down there. But I do know some good places. I'll start a list and post it soon!

jess--thanks!!

hannah said...

ugh, these are so good it hurts! are they letterpressed??? please say no so i dont freak out...

sally said...

The gift tags are SO cute. Too bad I didn't sign up for this round! Oh, one day I want to visit M&J trim in the Big Apple!

kristin said...

ooo...love your tags...hope I'm lucky enough to get one of yours :)

julieree said...

thanks everybody!

hannah--no letterpress, just me and my little epson. Glad you think so, though.

African Kelli said...

I so have to get that Amy Butler book! And I am loving the ribbon you used. Nice!

jen b said...

ohhh I love your tags. I sure hope I get one. I think that is a great idea to do research and come up with a list of all the paper shops in NYC. I would certainly use it on my next visit. :)

Dacia said...

oh, please do! your tags turned out beautifully. :)