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Tuesday
Nov102009

Still Crazy after All this Year

Blogiversary?! Last year this time I started this blog not sure where it would lead me. I never could have imagined all of the fun I've had, late nights I've spent, and friends I've made or reconnected with along the way. I have certainly put in a good bit of work, but what I have received in return has benefited me 10-fold.

So what do you get your blog when it turns one? Free printables, of course! I was so pleased with the way the tags turned out for my bake sale items last week that I thought I would share.

These come together quite easily--each sheet has 10 labels of one pattern. If you print them at 100%, you should be able to trim the top and bottom 1/2 inch and then cut in 1-inch increments (shortways) to get each tag. Then use a glue stick or sticker machine to make the back side tacky and wrap around the top of a cellophane bag or a gift bag handle. Or fold in half, make a two-sided tag, and punch a hole. If you come up with other nifty uses, I'd love to see pictures!

Each PDF is a fill-in. Of course, if you want to hand write your own message, just clear the fields with text and print them blank. Enjoy!

(As always, these are for personal use only. All patterns and files are copyright Cameron Blazer/Cottage Industrialist. Common sense and kindness should be your guide.)

Anytime tags - Even though these are not color coordinated, I used each of these for the items at last week's bake sale, and because each item was packaged the same way, that tied the look together and made it cohesive without being matchy-matchy. Of course, you can use one at a time, as well.

Anytime tags © 2009 Cottage IndustrialistDownload here: Blue Caning // Citrus // Harvest Damask

Holiday tags -  Ok, I know! Thanksgiving isn't even here yet, and I'm cursing every time I walk into a store...in November...when it's still 80 degrees in SC...and I come out whistling "Sleigh Bells," too. Yuck. But if, like me, you dream of a completely handmade holiday, you know now's the time to kick into gear to avoid pulling an all-nighter on December 24. I will be making reusable holiday giftbags from my fabrics in these same designs (if you are as nuts as I am, you can purchase the holiday fabrics directly through the Spoonflower marketplace. Nifty, eh?!). At least that's the plan. If that doesn't materialize, at least I'll have some cute tags to attach to my brown kraft paper wrapping.

Holiday tags © 2009 Cottage IndustrialistDownload here: Christmas Plaid // Winter Animals // Trees

Whether you've been here all along or are just tuning in, I hope you know how much I have enjoyed sharing this corner of my world with you (I don't mean to sound like Mr. Rogers--it's rare that I express genuine appreciation sans snark, so just go with it!), and I look forward to what the next year has in store. Cheers!

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Reader Comments (9)

Congrats!!! I love your blog-- I love your work-- keep it up- I'll need moving cards soon *wink-wink*... :)

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Thanks so much for sharing!!! All of these are lovely! And congrats on your blogversary! I have recently discovered your blog and I´m glad I did!
Thanks!!!

November 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia

Happy Blogiversary!!!! LOVE the printables (of course)!

November 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFuji Mama

Generous and talented as always! Happy Blogaversary! Keep up the wonderful work! Best regards, Jenn

November 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn Erickson

Congratultions on your "Blogiversary" I really like your graphics designes
Thank you for sharing

Vicky

November 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVicky Hernandez

Wow, thanks so much, these are fantastic!

December 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I just found your blog through the kitchn. Thank you very much for the downloadable labels. I'm sorry but I don't know what you mean by "each PDF is a fill-in" or what "clear the text" means. I would like to put different messages in, but I don't know how. I downloaded the file as a PDF and I'm using a Mac. Are you able to help me?

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Oh I have a wonderful idea on how to use these. I just printed them with my own text and on Tuesday I will show on my blog how it all turned out together.. I will link these free printables without a doubt! happy blogiversary!

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim

And I put my idea into action and used your lovely tags!
http://kimminita.blogspot.com/2009/12/sweet-chocolate-gift.html

December 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim

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