Y'know those days where you just want to go back to bed by lunch time? Today was (is?) one of those days. There's no reason for it and it's not a big deal, but I was good and decided that instead of going back to bed, I'd do something easy, but productive...
In 1 month, I (and many others) will be exhibiting work at a local show. It's exciting and daunting all at the same time, and I have a very long to do list to get ready. One thing on the list is hang tags for my products. I was going to use my mini moo cards like I normally do, but I'm almost out of those and short on money to buy more. Plus, I really need each tag to have a price and some basic product info on the back, so I figured I should make the tags myself.
I've been working on the idea for a few days. First I decided that they should be stamped or screen printed on the front. Screen printing would work well, but it's more complicated to set up, so I did some research online and learnt that I could make my own stamp (carved from a vinyl eraser)! This would be perfect for a simplified version of my logo. I also finally found another stamp I have with letters spelling out my website address. So the printing bit was sorted. Then I decided that cereal boxes would be the perfect cardboard base that I need - cheap and no need to go find them.
So today's simple, repetitive task was cutting out the cereal boxes, stamping the logo and URL on them, adding a string, gluing a second piece of cardboard to the back, and then stitching around the outside with the sewing machine. They look good and when the time comes I can write on the back and everything will be ready to go!