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Another Christmas has passed, I hope yours was as great as mine.  With the exception of all of my step-siblings missing out on Christmas Day because they were either sick or working, it was a whole weekend of celebrating with friends and family.

I wanted so badly to share this year’s Christmas projects but it would have spoiled the surprise for a lot of the recipients so it had to wait.  So this week I will share my little projects with you, starting today with this one:


Some of you will recall me mentioning Older & Wisors 31 Ways to Wrap Your Crap and this tag idea she featured. As soon as I saw it I knew which picture I wanted to use:


This is my dad dressed up like Santa Claus, circa 2006ish.  Who better to put on your tags than Santa?!  And since I already had the photo, it was FREE.  I like free.


I resized the photo and printed multiples out onto white cardstock.  The white cardstock cost me a couple of bucks for the entire pack because I found a small pack at Michael’s on sale.  I think I used 3 sheets of the cardstock so the cost for this project was pennies.


I bought this tag die cut at Michael’s right after Thanksgiving with a 50% off coupon, I think it cost me about $7 and I will get so much use out of it.  Using the die cut I punched out the tags and attached them to the gifts with ribbon.


It took people a few minutes to recognize the photo but once they actually did they were cracking up laughing, especially my dad.  A few people even saved it after they opened their gift.  I thought it was as special memory and a nostalgic way to celebrate yet another year of giving.

So there was Project #1!  Using my Michael’s coupons wisely I was able to recreate this project for less than $10 and have cardstock and the die cut to use for future projects.  Stay tuned for the rest!