When I hear or read the words, "baker's twine", I get nostalgic and remember standing in a bakery, looking up on a big spool of baker's twine hanging from the ceiling to tie up outgoing white packages filled with freshly-baked goodies. Baker's twine has gained so much popularity since those days, basically for its alternate uses in crafting projects such as being used to add a chic touch to a pretty package, as strings for tags, or for scrapbooking. (See this round-up of inspiring uses for baker's twine.)
I decided to order a spool of baker's twine from The Twinery one to tie my outgoing packages of framed prints or maybe to tie around the soon-to-be released 2011 calendars! (Bam! Just snuck a sneak peak on ya!)
When my spool arrived, I ended up also using it to make some tags as a "cheer-me-up" surprise for a friend going through a tough health situation and I took some photos of the process.
First, I designed and a letter-sized printable sheet of tags - you can download the printable tags freebie here. It prints nicely onto letter-sized paper.
Printed the file on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper,
Trimmed the tags down to size,
and just because I like rounded corners, I rounded the corners with my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile corner chomper,
Then I used the We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile eyelet punch toolto punch a hole where I was planning to string the twine,
and threaded the twine through the hole to finish off the tag!