Tue 7 Dec 2010
This year I am SUPER DUPER excited to put together my stocking gifts. However I’m also SUPER DUPER anal retentive and felt a need to number all the gifts so that they are opened in order. Stop judging me. It makes good sense. Y’see I put together some silly stocking gifts and some really COOL stocking gifts and I wanted to have a build up of the smallest thing to the best thing…and really that can only be achieved by numbering the gifts.
So I thought I’d share the files I put together in case any of you are just as
anal detail oriented as I am. These little tags could probably be used for a thousand other things so if you come up with anything interesting please let me know!
C’mon they’re cute, right? Doesn’t this just SCREAM, “Hey, I’m easy going!”.. ;)
And if you’re new to digital or to hybrids this is the perfect starter project. Just print and punch. It doesn’t get much easier than this folks.
I’ve included 2 sheets. One sized for a 1” punch. This was an accident. I found them to be too small for my taste but I’ve included them anyways and another sheet for a 1.5” punch. You can print your PDF file onto any color paper. Use some kind of cardstock so the tags aren’t too flimsy. Here I printed the 1.5” numbers on white and red and the 1” numbers are on green.
Grab your handy dandy paper punches and get punchin’ sista!
Not so fast. Here’s the kicker…you have to turn the silly punch upside down so you can see exactly what your punching. WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BLIND PUNCH. It won’t work. I tried. Admittedly, I’m not too up-to-date with my paper punching supplies so I’m hoping someone has come up with a solution to this problem but if you have one of these just flip it over.
If you are going to out to buy punches, my completely unqualified and unprofessional opinion of an occasional punch user is… the punches like the yellow one above with the ‘button’ press suck donkey bum. I much prefer the lever ones (in green above). Much easier to use. That’s my 2 cents. Take it or leave it.
Ok, so the easiest way to do this is to first punch the numbers along the side, trim off the empty holes and attack the next columns in.
I remembered I had a nifty 1.5” scallop punch from EK Success (super easy to use) and found that they look adorable as scallops too. Don’t ya think?
Then just punch a hole at the top…I used my crop-o-dile to get a smaller than normal hole punched in there and threaded it through some cute cord I found at the Dollar Store.
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