Saturday, November 17, 2018

Vintage Style Gift Tags and Bookmarks

I'm the one who loves to wrap gifts in boxes, with pretty bows and unique tags. I like my gifts to have a pretty tag or ornament included, so the recipient has a keepsake.

Recently, I created tags, that can be used as bookmarks or planner page markers afterwards. I used girls from the front of vintage patterns and added motivational quotes or words to them, and most have a piece of vintage lace that can be used to tie them on a gift. I love them and was excited how they turned out. A few are attached to a magnetic page holder. I use one in my planner, to mark the month. 

I love to reuse items and used the paper instructions from the pattern to wrap the small box. (Side note - I buy old patterns to use the tissue paper to wrap my items that I ship out. You'd be surprised how many old patterns have never been cut and you can often find much larger pieces of tissue, compared to the smaller pieces now found in stores.)

I tied a bow with vintage lace and added the stories tag. Can you imagine the stories these two could tell???
"Enjoy the little things, for one day, you may look back and realize they were the big things." -Robert Brault  

Vintage style paper tag book marker made with vintage pattern girl,
"They are able because they think they are able." -Virgil
paper tag / bookmark made with vintage pattern girl, lace, and quote
 Read and tell your story
vintage style paper tags

vintage style paper tag
 Here's the thing... This book marker comes with a magnetic page holder.
(Love her sassy look and can hear her say "Here's the thing."

vintage style planner book mark
 The Glamour girl - she's also a magnetic bookmark.
vintage glamour girl bookmark
 Back side of the magnetic marker.

I grew up reading, and loving Laura Ingalls Wilder and when I saw this quote in a magazine, I had to cut it out and use it! 

"It is still best to be honest and truthful;
to make the most of what we have;
to be happy with simple pleasures;
and to have courage when things go wrong."
Bookmark gift tag with vintage pattern girl and Laura Ingalls Wilder quote
 Now that I think about it, wouldn't this be the perfect gift tag on a box of Little House on the Prairie books and then it would be a book mark as someone read the set of books?!? All the tags are laminated, so they will hold up to use. You can take a Sharpie or permanent marker and right the "to: and from:" details on the back of the tag.

All the tags are now available in my shop and ready to be shipped now.

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! I have a collection of vintage patterns. I have some ideas to have the covers copied and use them in artwork. Thank you. Sharon


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