Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tag Making for the Household

On those days where I didn't get around to hanging/folding/ironing the clean laundry the night before (which ends up being more often than I'd like to admit), my husband always asks me in the morning when he's getting ready for work which basket is clean laundry and which basket is dirty. So I used this as an excuse to make these pretty tags today for easy identification without relying on sniffing the laundry...or asking a sleepy, semi-coherant wife at 5:30 in the morning. ;)

I've been on a tag-making spree lately. I went to a Creative Memories open house a few weeks ago and my mom bought me a nice tag punch.( I bought the little alphabet stamp sets for $1 each at AC Moore).

And I bought this magnetic alphabet stamp set at a craft store in Ohio called Pat Catan's when I was visiting my in-laws over Thanksgiving weekend (using some of the money my mother-in-law gave me for Christmas). I love the little symbol stamps that came with it...especially the leaf and the snowflake.

I have a thing for alphabet stamps lately. I like them for card/tag-making and scrapbook page titles. It's time-consuming to spell something out with rubber stamps, but it's pretty. I tend to get picked on for my semi-illegible cursive handwriting that my mother describes as "jagged". So I save that for signing my name and/or personal notes and try to type or stamp the rest.

1 comment:

iHanna said...

Now, THAT's a tool I would put to good use in my house too! Your tags are great, and what fun it is to label things, right? I love that!