Tuesday, April 6, 2010

HANGING AROUND



I haven't had any hang tags for awhile for my pieces and have recently started making my own.



Blank commercially produced shipping tags would be the best way to go, however the closest Staples is several towns away from me, so I copied some templates off the internet, sandwiched several pieces of paper together, cut out and glued, stained, painted, added some embellishments, the pic of the piece, sealed and voila...individual hang tags for each piece.



The back of the tag has any pertinent information (i.e. name of the piece, date and my name). These are a lot of fun to make and I love that each one applies to only one unique piece.




31 comments:

Glorious Hats said...

Oh wow, oh WOW! awesome. It is such a gorgeous finish for a work of art. I so admire the skill and beauty of your dolls, now, admire how you present them as well.

julie mitchell said...

What a wonderful, thoughtful idea...great marketing too....I just read something about the importance of tags and such...and adding a 'how to care for' bit. I'll see if I can find it again...hope you had a wonderful Easter!
hug, hug

Dorthe said...

They are wonderfull Sue,
such a fantastic finish to your beautifull art pieces,
Hugs Dorthe

janil said...

Oh!!!!!!!!!!Lovely!!!!

Moriah said...

And they are way cooler than a plain ol' Staples tag, anyway! Love them.

Pearl said...

Beautiful tags Sue and handmade is the best any day! Perfect to put on your pieces of art work I agree. Wish I could make them as gorgeous as this. Have fun!

Healing Woman said...

Great idea! So personalized and special to the buyer. Really nice.

Zan Asha said...

WOW! This is quite an endeavor, and they look so lovely Sue! I didn't know you made tags! Awesome!

Dessa Rae said...

Sue, they are beautiful!! So vintage and yet artsy, I love them!!

PolkadotToadstool said...

Those are beautiful! Great job.

yoborobo said...

Those are just beautiful! Little art pieces. :)

Pattee said...

Wonderful Idea Sue!
They are perfect!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

They are wonderful..art in their own right..would you ever think of making and selling these? Just amazing!

peggy said...

so lovely!

Shashi Nayagam said...

They are beautiful!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Not surprisingly, these are the best hang tags ever. I make my own, too - but they're nothing like these!

Good on you! So clever.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Your tags are beautiful, Sue and they complement your dolls perfectly!
Hugs,
Julia

noye studios said...

what a FABULOUS idea!!!! and so much more special than a store-bought tag! :)

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Sue! Your tags are beautiful! I so enjoy making tags too. Love how you created them from scratch. These are perfect additions to your magical creations! Blessings to you! :)

Nun of a Kind! said...

Oh, now I feel so bad about the tags that I add to my items. Yours are a work of art. Perhaps it was the fact that "Staples" is fairly close to me that my artistic creativity was blocked....that is my story and I am sticking to it!

julie campbell said...

really lovely Sue, and they are a whole lot more special than the staples blanks ! I also think you could do something like this to sel as gift tags, they are beautiful !
julie xxx

The Studio at Crow Haven Farm, LLC said...

Sue, these tags are beautiful. I love how you put your own artwork on them, and added the lace. Love it! Thanks for sharing...Hey, you should head up a Tag Swap over at ADO...what fun would that be? LOL
Have a great day my friend and keep creating your magic!
Cheers

Evelyn's Wonderland said...

Wow! I love these tags, they are really beautiful. They are little art pieces all on their own. A perfect addition to your beautiful artwork.

Terri Kahrs said...

These are GORgeous, Sue! Your lucky clients will receive another art piece with their purchase - it's an added bonus. Brilliant and creative! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Caroline said...

The tags look wonderful Sue! I need to do that sometime too.
P.S. I thought of you when posting the Taiwanese boy singing--he was wonderful! :)

julietk said...

Fabulous Tags, they will surely be appreciated.

Gail Lackey said...

Oh I love these! You Clever Girl!!

Abi said...

Your tags are fantastic - what a brilliant idea, I know they are meant to go with the dolls, but I bet they would be popular - I'd buy them just cos they are so pretty!! many artists sell prints of their dolls, these are totally unique!
OOh, I see my little girl... yeah, I can't wait much longer to have her with me, I wish Canada wasn't so far away!!
Happy Sunday Sue :O)

Marcie Hart - A Work Of Hart said...

Sue...those are soooo cool! Love how you used your own doll images. Don't you just love hang tags? I think they are little works of art in themselves! Very sweet! ;-)

Lorraine said...

What a wonderful idea!! And so beautiful!! A great way to showcase your lovely dolls!:o)

Tryny's Design said...

Is a wonderful idea Sue, they look so beautiful, and elegant!!! I love it!!!