Monday, January 19, 2009

Heart Gift Tags

From Adriel:
I hope all your weekends were nice and relaxing. We took the kids on a picnic and enjoyed being outside (I should mention here in AZ, the weather is so nice at this time of year). Sunday (very early, like 4:30 AM early), our store got broken into. We were rudely awakened by a call from alarm company and my husband looked at the cameras (that he can view from our computer at home), but didn't see anyone inside the store, so he thought it was a false alarm. Well, after we went back to sleep for a few more hours and woke up (again), he checked the recording from the cameras and sure enough, there WAS someone in our store (at 4:30AM). I guess I should mention that we own a Tropical Smoothie Cafe here in AZ. Anyway, my husband went tothe store and had the police meet him there. The door was kinda messed up, but NOTHING was stolen!! Really, that is a blessing from God, and I truly mean that. The guy had plenty of time to take stuff (since we passed it off as a false alarm initially and no police were sent at the time), but he left pretty quickly and didn't take anything! This is the second time our store has been burglarized, and the second time God has protected it! I just want to take the time to tell you what God did for us. Our Lord Jesus deserves all the praise and glory and I just want to give Him that, even on this blog! =D
I know we've been showing a lot of Valentine stuff, but that's what we've been making!! I don't think I showed these cute heart gift tags yet. They don't necessarily have to be used for Valentines Day. They could be used anytime!!

These were fairly easy to make and look really nice! I used the curly label bundle which came with the punch and a set of coordinating stamps. I stamped Kiwi Kiss ink and Pale Plum ink on white CS. I punched those out with the curly label punch. Then I stamped Versamark on Kiwi Kiss CS and Pale Plum CS and embossed with white embossing powder and punched those out. I then used the 3-heart stamp from the Love You Much set along with the Heart to Heart punch and used dimensionals to pop those up on the tags. I added silver eyelets for stringing hemp twine through and that's it! Lots of fun and a sweet way to dress up a gift for anytime, especially Valentines Day.

BTW, that curly label set is great! I love the shape of the punch and the stamps coordinate so well with it! I'm ready to make some more... =D

Thanks so much for reading and looking! I hope you all have a wonderful week!


Anthonette said...

Gorgeous tags, Adriel! That color combo is great. The hearts on top add a great punch.

Anthonette said...

I forgot to add that I was happy your store is OK after the burglary.

Punta Gorda Stampers - Trish said...

I love this! WOW! I never thought to add those two stamps together. Thank you for the inspiration.