Friday, December 14, 2007

Simple Craftastic Tags (and a book)

I'm a bad bad blogger.... I promise to be better after the holidays.

In the meantime, I wanted to share these easy gift tags I made using symbol, dingbat, wingding and ornament fonts. I collect these sort of fonts and never have a use for them.

These were done using the Apple Symbols font that came installed on my Mac.

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These are mostly from Zapf Dingbats, Bodoni Ornaments, Adobe Woodtype Ornaments and a font called Type Embellishments One.

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I used Adobe InDesign to make these. There is a Glyphs pallet in the Type menu that lets you look at a whole font at once and easily paste the characters you want into your document. I resized the characters and changed the colors. I drew circles and squares around them with a very light dotted frame so they were easier to cut out. Laser printed on free cardstock samples from a paper company that I had lying around the office.

They look pretty good combined with the bags I bought at Ikea and the paper from the bargain bins at Target!




If anyone wants these, leave me a comment with your email and I'll send them to you as a PDF.



Melissa's BOOK is out. The launch party is tomorrow (12/15/07) 1pm-3pm at Webs (changed from Sunday due to the impending Nor'easter...). I'm not a sock knitter, but somehow I 'volunteered' to demonstrate the technique during the launch, so if you're going to be there I'd recommend watching one of the other Two-at-a-Time models instead...

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  1. You so volunteered. I so heard you. It was like this "PICK ME!! PICK ME!!" with your curls bouncing and your hands up in the air. Totally. I remember.

  2. Yup! I'll vouch for that !