Just about everyone has a package of playing cards tucked in a drawer or cupboard. Get them out and make up a bunch of all purpose gift tags to add some punch to your gift wrapping!
I am featuring the Queen playing card but the number cards can be a fun way to use up the deck. Most folks have a lucky number or you can feature the number of their current age:
It’s more fun to add a sassy saying, but if that isn’t your style, put YOURSELF and THEM into it by adding photos and clip art flowers.
Not every gift tag has to be for a birthday! I like to give an occasional thank you to folks like the postal clerk at my local post office, so a “thank you angel” comes in handy to have and give at a moments notice to add to a gift certificate for the local coffee shop.
I didn’t take time to do a sample, but the angel heart could be black chalk paint instead of the paper heart and a personalized message could be written in white jelly paint! Actually the sky is the limit to personalize the gift cards.
The bakers string adds another decorative element plus the colorful backs of the playing cards for wings adds whimsy. I used gold string and a gold tassel with a red ribbon rose for the trims.
I made a free printable if you would like to make a Birthday Queen Tag but don’t have the cards to make it. Just print it out on heavy card stock. Or you can print it out for a pattern for the wings.
CLICK AND PRINT OUT:
To make the Queen Gift Tag, cut out the top section of the queen’s head and hand leaving it attached to the card. Cut out wings from the back of one card and hot glue them to the back. Use hot glue to attach the hanging string on the back. You can add a tassel and ribbon rose if you like for a little added whimsy.