Saturday, December 18, 2010

What I’m Not Supposed To Be Doing

I’m supposed to be wrapping presents.  I got the last of my gifts this morning, as well as gift boxes and gift bags.  I’m not supposed to be doing this, but when inspiration strikes, I’m finding it’s best to go with it!  Plus, it gave me an opportunity to play with my new camera.


I had everything here and just had to print out the sheet music.  First, I opened the sheet music up in Photoshop to add text.  I added the word “Santa” and wanted an old style looking font.  I found what I liked with a font called Open Classic.


I cut out the paper to cover both sides of the tag {which I had traced on the paper first}, then Mod Podged it onto the tag.  When both sides were dry I added Mod Podge to the top, allowing one side to dry at a time. 


Then I just threaded the seam binding through the tassel, tag and key, and tied it off in a loose bow.  This would be a great project if you happen to have those Pottery Barn keys and are looking for something to do with them. 


Love it!  Now, back to wrapping.  You people really need to stop distracting me!

Key from Tobi at The Pink Pixie Forest;

Seam binding came from the wrapping Carla at CosmoGirl’s Emporium sent me an ornament in for a swap;

The tassel came from Tara at Just Devine Style;

The sheet music came from The Graphics Fairy site and was something I had saved last year.

Linking up to

Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy

All Things Merry & Bright at All Things House & Home


Ali Rockwell said...

That's really cute!

Sonny G said...

thats so pretty Kathy ~! love it when inspiration strikes you and then you share it with us..


Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Very cute. When it hits you have no choice but to go with it!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Fab, Kathy! LOL, I know, visiting blogs can be so distracting but inspiring!!!

Merry merry!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh Kathy, you are so funny. Now you have distracted me. I want to make that tag, I love it. I'm crazy about anything with keys and I would die for that tag.

Now get to wrapping.


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love it. What a fabulous idea. You are really clever. Does this mean that the stick on bows don't really make the cut? lol Have a super day. Hugs, Marty

Unknown said...

I love those Kathy! I'm a huge fan of lime green, cream, and black, so these had me excited. These would be great to sell in your shop with no words on them year round so that people could put their own words on them too. Id buy some for sure.

I hope you're having a great holiday season. I've been away from home for the past 2 weeks, so I just got your Christmas card today. Thank you so much!

Merry Christmas.

Sandra said...

Oh so pretty! I love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Kathy I love these and who wants to wrap gifts when you can have fun instead ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Melissa Miller said...

Kathy that is so prety! I love keys and tassels so this really spoke to me.

Well I ended up finding out about the *gift*. LOL! Come back by and read my update. I think I will continue blogging. I'll just post way less often.

Happy Holidays! ~Melissa :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kathy, those are great. I am going to try that stuff some time. I should be wrapping too and keep getting distracted. Got some of it done though. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

This is get wrapping!!! santa will need the key and will be here before you know it!

Angie said...

So cute! I totally understand getting distracted, especially this time of year when there are so many cute ideas out there to try.

The French Bear said...

Kathy, you are so funny!!! I should get back to my baking but now I need to make tags!!!!
Margaret B

One Cheap B*tch said...

Really cute idea! I finally finished all my wrapping yesterday so today I get to craft! =)


Kerri said...

This is a really sweet idea! I'm inspired!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

What a cute idea! You are just so clever! I know what you mean about getting distracted! It happens so easily when you're in a creative mood!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, These are wonderful...I love this!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

That's soooo cute! I'm going to have to copy this project. I have an 8-year old asking way too many questions this year.

Pamela said...

Love this Kathy!

Unknown said...

Very sweet! Beautiful results!

Room to Inspire said...

Oh I love this! Your key is super cute - I am glad you took the time to make it (and show it to us)! You can't stop the inspiration...


Jacqueline said...

I know, I know, I just said to my husband last night, "What if we really were done?!" Then I started reading blogs early this morning - bad choice. Lovin this one. How fun to have that sitting on the entry table. Ooh, ooh, do I have time? ....Naughty me!

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