Monday, December 20, 2010

christmas gift tags for me and for you


Yesterday I spent much of the morning wrapping up christmas gifts. It was a goal of mine to try and keep my gift wrapping simple yet personal this year, and so I decided to design up my own little gift tags to use and share with friends and family. And, I thought it would be nice to share them with all of you, too. A little gift from me to you.

If you would like, you can download a page of these gift tags for your own personal use, here now:


notes: I printed out my gift tags onto one of my very favourite papers: Strathmore Acrylic linen canvas, which can be purchased in various size pads at good art supply shops. Even though this paper is heavy (246 lb), over many years I have had no problems printing on this and other random heavier weight papers, with my basic desktop printers, and the printed results are so pretty. (My current printers are an inexpensive Canon Pixma ip4200 and a larger-scale Epson Stylus Photo 1400). I just top load manually feed the sheets one by one. Simple.

But course, you can print out your tags onto any paper you wish - card stock or heavier the better for these tags, but whatever works for you and suits your fancy!


The only real pain about these little tags is that you and I both will have to trim them out by hand. I used a sharp new exacto knife and metal ruler to trim the rectangular tags, and then when it came to the round tags, I just trimmed them out by hand. (Having a movie playing in the background while trimming helped, too!)

Well, It is my sincere hope that many of you will like my christmas gift tags, and are able to use them and find them lovely and useful. Please do let me know!


And, I sincerely wish you all a magical holiday time, and coming new year, filled with love, light, joy, and so much inspiration. Thank you for visiting me here in this place, and for your wonderful support over the years. It means so much to me, and for this I thank you.

xox
sharilyn

69 comments:

anmutig said...

very beautiful! thanks a lot and a merry christmas!

Clara said...

so nice! thanks so much for your little christmas gift tags, i will surely use them these holidays. merry christmas!

lula honey said...

i love these. thank you for sharing :)

22heures22 said...

Thank you, they are lovely and useful!
And have a lovely celebrations too, and thank for all the beautiful things you share with us.
Love

Anonymous said...

These are lovely! Thank you!

dharmaflyer said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing yet another delight. I have some chutney's and apple and lemon curd I can use these for. Have a fabulous christmas x

Ali Rockwell said...

These are great! Your presents look amazing...

Julie said...

they are so lovely!

Monica said...

Thank you, they are great! I've been following your blog for a while and you have lovely family, and beautiful ideas. Wishing you a wonderful, healthy and relaxed 2011, and a Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

so pretty, and so giving of you. happy holidays.

ps, will you share with me what edition of illustrator you use?

Baker Hill Homes said...

Love these... Have tweeted this; so sweet!!!

Helen said...

Beautiful! Thank you for such a sweet holiday treat. Many blessings to you and yours!

Brigitte said...

Nothing but LOVELY designs from you!
And the doves from the previous post - Oi!
Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing.
Also wanted to let you know that we received our leaf and pinecone posters and everyone is in love. Have had so many compliments! Sorry that I didn't let you know sooner...life has kind of gotten in the way.
Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the coming year!

Kristen said...

So cute! They will look great on my wrapped gifts. Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas!!

gabrieloliveiradesign said...

Hi Sharilyn,

I'm Brazilian and I'm a designer. I just think that your blog is amazing!

I would like that you see my blog and enjoy my projects a little;)

Merry Christmas to you and all your family, have a nice 2011!

I'm Sorry for my English, I don't know how to write a lot, but i think that you will understand ;)

hugs,

Gabriel

http://www.projetosgabrieloliveira.blogspot.com

(That's my blog)

Anonymous said...

Merry christmas to you all too! What a wonderful year you have ahead Sharilyn! Thank you for all the simple pleasures you share with us, I find you love and creativity a real inspiration for me and my famile,
Steph

Carin said...

What great tags and how nice of you to share with your readers!

I just stumbled across your blog on Flickr while looking for inspiration for kids rooms and just love it. I'll be back :)

Amy said...

These are wonderful, thank you for sharing! Happy holidays and happy new years!

leslie said...

these are beautiful, makes me (almost) wish that i hadn't finished my wrapping already... happy holidays to your sweet family of three and a half : )

Brooke Reynolds said...

So kind of you Sharilyn.. these are perfect, especially because I am already stocked with red, brown and tan tissue, paper and ribbons! We are totally in sync on the color scheme. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your tags! They are beautiful!!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [21 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

V said...

it's strange, I made paper doves for my xmas tree too (:

Kay said...

Wish you and your lovely family a Merry christmas too. :)

Elizabeth said...

These are, in fact, lovely : ) Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

There are quite a few holiday tags out right now, but these are by far the most beautiful. Thank you for your generosity. Best wishes for the holidays and the new year!

hasenschneck said...

How lovely and timely. Printing them now. Thanks. Have a lovely Christmas!

Chantelle said...

Yeah! Thank you!

Kathleen said...

Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Lauralou said...

Love these. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Anonymous said...

Thank you - they are beautiful!!! Going to print them now :)

milk tea + polkadots said...

Your presents looks beautiful! I finally started wrapping my Christmas gifts last night. I used the same color palette as you! I love the simplicity of craft paper dressed up with ribbon. :) Your tags are lovely too. Thanks for sharing!

Ida said...

Many thanks! These tags are lovely and will carry me into the winter months!

Maryellen (mquarles@me.com) said...

are these meant to be a bright red or a terra cotta? Just checking to see if my printer needs tweaking or if the terra cotta colorway was your intent.

Love them and thanks for sharing!

Shrie @ Lo & Behold said...

No thank you Sharilyn! Thanks for sharing your insight, your creativity... and above all your missteps! Happy holidays.

Gül said...

Dear Sharilyn,

These are so classy tags, we don't celebrate Christmas here, but I think I will use them for my other-spacial-times gifts. Thank you!

You are one of the few reasons that I am graceful for the Internet. You made this poor heart so happy with your kind and lovely sharing over the years. I wish you and your growing little family a magical, wonderful year.

Happy Holidays & Hugs for you all :)

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Sudha
sudha-kalra.blogspot.com

patricialoves said...

you really are just one of the most thoughtful people around here. thanks! may you and your family have the best year ahead :)

PS
one of my year's wish is to catch your journey/journals and address file on stock! haha

Flo said...

Hello,
I just discover your blog and it's so mervellous and creatif... Thanks for all ! I will come often...
I wish you a happy new year to you and your family...

josefina said...

love them! thank you for sharing :) I printed them to use for next Christmas.

Happy new year!

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Sara&Eva said...

we love your designs!!! it's amazing!!!!

Susan...myhomeroad.blogspot.com said...

Saw you in Better Homes and Gardens, love your stuff!
Thanks for the printable!
Susan
myhomeroad.blogspot.com

Yulia said...

I miss you posts, I hope you will be back soon!

Shannon said...

Oh, these are gorgeous! I think I've found my theme for next Christmas. Thank you very much for sharing.

SeattleMommy said...

Hope everything is okay- missing your posts!

Anonymous said...

Hope everything is OK with you and your family. I too miss reading your blog!

Nihan SARI said...

Are you ok? it had been a long time.where are you. Addie ,how is.????????????????????????????

Anonymous said...

Missing your blog so very much!! Your new entries make my day!

Anonymous said...

I miss reading your blog too!!!

Anonymous said...

just a little worried about you and the babe. hoping everything is ok and sending good vibes.

Anonymous said...

I join the general worrriedness.
I've never written a comment before but have been reading so long I feel like I've gotten to know you even though, of course, that's not how it works!

It's always inspiring to read your posts and a such a joy to see Addie getting bigger and more like her mum all the time.
I'm in Belfast, which is very far away, but am sending much love, and I hope all is well with you and your family xxx

uniedutz said...

your blog is so cool sister :D

Anonymous said...

Another long time reader is worried....its been a while and I hope all is well with you and your family.

Tammy Ford said...

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Helene said...

thanks for the tags they are very stylish

Allison said...

Linked over to you from Pinterest, love these tags, thank you!

Natalie said...

Your blog is gorgeous! Thank you so much for all you do! These tags are seriously the cutest ones I've seen out there, they will definitely be a part of our Christmas this year! Thank you!!!

Waseem said...

these are so beautiful tags for gift cards...i might use these tags in Gift Card envelopes when i have to design it.

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Fräulein Maier said...

Hello Sharilyn, I used some of your gift tags, to decorate some edible gifts, I sent for a german blogging event. I linked back to your site for my readers to find your gift tags. Have a look at how I used them, if you like: http://fraeuleinmaier.de/post-aus-meiner-kuche-gruse-aus-der-weihnachtsschickerei/
Thanks for these great tags! Lisa

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