Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Vintage Photo Gift Tags from a Paper Bag!

Remember my glitter clothespin tag holders from last week? 
Here is a cute photo tag that you can make for FREE!! 
Vintage photo tags made from a paper bag.  Yep!  I printed these tags off on to a paper bag that I had.  Cute and recycled!

You can make you own too!  I am going to show you how I made these by using Picnik.  Picnik is an online photo editing site.  It helps make your photos look like professionals!  If you have not used Picnik it is really easy! 

1. Open picnik and upload your picture.  Open your picture to start editing it. 
{feel free to play around with it a bit if it is your first time on the site.  There is an "UNDO" button that you can use to get back to your orignal picture.}.
Under the EDIT tab you want to select the COLOR button.  Once you have selected the COLOR button pull the SATURATION bar all the way to the left to make your photo black and white.  Press OK.


2.  Now press the EXPOSURE button.  Pull the CONTRAST bar to the right.  You can decide how far you want to go, depending on your picture. Press OK.
  I pulled mine pretty far over but not all the way to the end.

 3. Now we are going to work under the CREATE tab.
First we want to add a border.  Go to frames... and there is a boarder option about 2/3rd down the page.  You have some decisions to make about your boarder.  Play around with it and decide what you like. 
 I  made the outside boarder WHITE (that way you can write on it) and the inside boarder Black.  I also made the caption height as big as it would go to give room for the text. 

Next we are going to add the text.  Press on the TEXT button. You can choose your font and the color.
  I just wrote TO: and FROM:


4. Now you are going to save it back to your computer.  Go to the SAVE AND SHARE tab. Decide what you want to name your file and save it to your computer.  Make sure to remember where you save it to so you can find it later.   

5. Open your picture in a word doc.  Click on INSERT - down to PICTURE - to FROM FILE.  Now find your picture that you just saved and open that.

6. Crop your picture to the size you want.  Then cut and paste to fill the page. 

7. Cut up your paper bag into 8.5X11 rectangles.  Use a piece of paper as a template.   

8. Put the paper bag paper into your printer and print your tags on to it.  

10. Cut them out and put them on your gifts!  

Totally CUTE, totally GREEN and totally FREE! 
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15 comments :

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I love Picnik! And I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

This is an adorable idea! Thanks so much!

mudpies and marigolds said...

I love picnik! Such a great idea. thanks!
-Aaron

Jennifer said...

Very cute idea! I heart picnik! I have the deluxe version and it's been a lifesaver for editing and touching up wedding photos! I'm sure it has saved me 10000 hours in photoshop in just two months =)

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Regina said...

Cute cute cute!! Thanks for sharing and awesome How to by the way.

Hugs,
Regi

Q @ JAQS said...

That is a wonderful cool idea. Great way to reuse old bags and get something very nice and useful out of it.

Tammy said...

This is one totally awesome idea! I really LOVE it. Thanks so much for sharing this

Shelly said...

Great way to use paper bags! Love it!

Amanda said...

I love this Fawnda! JJust featured it on Craft Gossip :) http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/vintage-photo-gift-tags-from-paper-bags/

Lisa said...

This is such a wonderful idea. I have saved it so that I can use it when I get ready to make my cookies bags for the cookie exchange next wk at work attached with the recipe....

Zafran ali said...

Wow what beautiful.Have fun trying to make more, they look so wonderful!!!
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One in the SAHM said...

This is seriously THE cutest idea I've ever seen. I'm thinking it might be a great way to do 1st birthday invitations! Thanks for sharing!

MiMi said...

That's a really lovely idea. Well, if you wanna print you're pictures at low cost, try discounted papers.

KAT said...

Great idea Thanks'
KAT

anne said...

Very nice idea. I just love how you do it. It's so easy. Thanks. :)

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