Archive for March, 2007

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Perfect hand cut tags – guaranteed

I love tags in all shapes and sizes but until I learned this trick I tended to buy commercial tags because mine looked so home made and uneven. So, here’s how to make your own handcut tags and to cut them perfectly every time.

Cut your basic tag shape – such as a rectangle and then cut an angled piece from one corner. Flip this piece over and adhere face down to the opposite corner using temporary adhesive or simply hold it in position in your hands. Now use it as a cutting template for the second corner – it’s the exact shape you need so it works perfectly every time.

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Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Short of ribbon, no worries!

What do you do when you need to tie lots of ribbon to a project and when you’re short on ribbon? Well, I for one, don’t panic. Here’s a trick for making small pieces of ribbon go a long way:

Instead of tying all the ribbon to the project – tie one ribbon and then lay shorter strips of ribbon across the knot and knot twice again to secure. You’ll get the bunch of ribbon look you want but with less ribbon than you really have in hand.

So, now you know you can use scraps of ribbon, instead of consigning them to the rubbish bin, bag them in small zip lock bags for use on your next project.

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