Busy weekend getting ready for a last-minute segment for Studio 5...but so happy I got to share these printable chalkboard tags with you...just in time for gift-wrapping (unless you're one of those uber-organized people who has had her gifts wrapped for weeks!)
You'll have to watch the video to find out my true paper-crafting confession! I'm hoping some of you can share in my shame.
But shame & problem solved with these quick, easy printable tags that are actually best when kept simple. These are design heavy, so just cutting them out and tying them to a gift is the best way to go.
A few tips though...
Think BIG. We normally think of tags as being small, but wow, what an impact they make when printed large!
Avoid busy background wrapping, stick to solid colors; white and craft look really good with chalkboard designs.
Keep a handy basket of trims with your printed and cut tags so everyone can enjoy using them when needed. Jute, twine, solid ribbon etc... all work well with these.
All printers work a bit differently, but the good news is I printed over a 100 sheets on less than one black cartridge. I thought it would take much more, but I printed on draft/fast mode and it looked nice and chalky. That's value!
If you're crafty and have time to embellish...you can! Sponge a little white ink on tags and blend in with a cotton ball, it will add more chalkiness to parts of tag if you wish.
I love, love, love General's Pastel Chalk Pencils. The only chalk pencils I know of with a pencil tip that can be sharpened to a point so you can color in some of the detailed parts of the tag. This is what I'm using for my Chalkboard class (Chalkology) in January.
Gems, brads, buttons or small silk flowers all work as well, just make sure they don't overwhelm the design. On the other hand, BIG embellishments work well as long as they are next to and not on the tag (refer to my House tag gift bag with the large green poinsettia flower...big impact!)
You can download the tags here (11 files!). I keep my files on my Shutterfly account. (click on the PDF File tab at top of page to get downloads) Easy to download and refer back to if you ever lose them. Just download and save to your computer. Open and print on white cardstock.
If you enjoyed these tags, then perhaps you would like to take it one step further and create these beautiful cards using chalkboard printables with my new class, Chalkology!
Even if you've never made a card, my easy step-by-step slideshow and ready to assemble kits will make you a card-maker in just a few hours!