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Old 05-11-2005, 02:57 PM   #1  
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I need to make 40 name tags for a Ladies Retreat. Any Ideas? The theme is something to do with cupboards but I have no stamps along those lines.
Love to have your ideas and suggestions. Pics of any you have ever made.
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Old 05-12-2005, 08:17 AM   #2  
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Hi, Marsha!
I've made loads of nametags for our womens' ministry activities. Do you know what kind of nametag you will be using... are they going to be the kind that slip into the plastic covers that you then clip or pin onto your shirt, are they going to be sticky tags, etc? I usually make the first kind, as our church already has those cover thingys (you can find them in packages of 25 or so at an office store; kind of expensive but reusable for forever). That's the first thing to figure out - what kind you'll be using. If I don't have the appropriate stamps to go along with the theme, I sometimes look for scrapbook paper that might have something to do with the theme. For example, we did a get-together called "Time-Out" last year and I didn't have any clock stamps, etc. I found some paper with rows and rows of clocks, cut the strips out and glued a piece of the strip onto the side of an appropriate sized piece of Kraft cardstock to create the nametag. You may be able to find paper that you just cut down to nametag size, or paper that you can just use part of to sort of decorate the nametag. (If you're cutting the paper to use as the whole tag, be sure to use your computer to print the names on the paper first!) If you still can't find something to go along with the theme, you could always use generic background stamps stamped in a lighter color with the names printed in black. You could even go with generic sets such as Petal Prints, In Full Bloom. Buds & Blossoms, etc. to stamp on the tag to the side of the name just to jazz them up a bit.

As a side note, if you're printing on scrapbook paper, you will have to cut it down to 8 1/2 x 11 first, unless you have the super-duper printer that prints on 12 by 12. Also, when I'm printing names I try to find a cute, but still very legible font to do them in and I make sure I make the first name bigger than the last name so it stands out more.

Does any of this help? I wish I had pictures to show you, but I don't! Let me know if I can be of any more help! Good luck on your project!


PS... I'm trying to think of something that would work with "cupboards"... some kitchen-y paper, maybe?
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cupboards are where you keep the
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sorry, but I enjoy the obvious!
tea and coffee cups are perfect for ladies...n'est pas ?
( half a circle punch with a little handle drawn on is a supercute teacup a la Alice in Wonderland. underline it and its perfect!)
punch out circles and emboss a smaller circle (or stamp with versa and something like 'simple shapes' ) in the middle so that they look like plates or saucers on their edges like in a china cabinet-type cupboard
cut out shapes and use journallers to make whatever the lady keeps in her cupboard ... flour, sugar bowl, dishes, cereal, the cute gardener from desperate housewives...LOL!
If everybody makes their own decoration on a prepared nametag it would be a wonderful meeting icebreaker ... think of how interesting our avatars are!
good luck!
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