My husband and I took a trip to Rome in 2012, and it was by far the best week of our lives. And you better believe we took lots of photos. Like, over 1,000. How many do you think we printed? Exactly none. If you’re anything like me, almost every single photo you’ve taken in the last 5 years lives on your phone or in your computer. It’s a sad fact of our ever-increasing digital world. So for Valentine’s Day, I wanted to create a little something special for my husband in honor of the time spent in our favorite city, with special friends. This project is the perfect way to celebrate a special moment in your life, while also getting your photos off your phone and the Fiskars tag maker makes it so easy!
WHAT TO GET:
Photos printed on card stock
WHAT TO DO:
1. Cut out your photos.
2. Place your photo in the punch, face down, and turn the punch over to center your photo using the window. When you’re happy with the photo placement, turn back over and press down on the lever.
3. Continue for each photo.
4. To create the hole at the top of your tag, place the top of the tag in the slit located in the front of the punch and press down on the lever.
5. Continue for each photo.
6. Place the top of the eyelet over the hole of your tag.
7. Place your tag, with the eyelet resting on top, and center over the eyelet setter located under the lever of the punch. Press down to set the eyelet.
8. Continue for each photo.
9. Place your tags on your binder ring.
This is where it gets really fun! You can use the punch to create tags from ticket stubs, menus, receipts and other mementos from your trip. You can also create punches from blank card stock and write fun travel notes, funny moments, and favorite memories.
“If you had asked my 12-year-old self what I wanted to be when I grow up, I probably would have had a perfectly sensible answer. Like a circus trapeze artist or an outer space explorer. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that I would craft for a living. But fast-forward 20 years and I’m the owner of The Makery, a walk-in craft studio located in Anaheim. In addition to teaching and organizing local creative workshops, planning craft parties and designing handmade craft kits, I also design for Whimsy and Ink, the handmade biz I share with my rad hubby. My work has been featured in Real Simple, Brides Magazine, Bust, The Huffington Post, Orange Coast Magazine, Sunset Magazine, in Etsy’s Featured Sellers series, and in my mom’s emails to Grandma.”