Now that I have an Etsy Shop, I decided I really need to get more organized.
First up: tags for my items.

This is actually a really easy way to make your items look more professional, or give your handmade gifts a cute, finishing touch.

What you need:
Paper to print your tags ( I used a beige card stock)
Big Hole punch
Computer and Printer
Stamps (optional)
Small hole punch
First, you need to get your design. I use a free Photoshop-comparible program called GIMP. It does absolutely everything I need, so I recommend it if you don’t want to drop the cash for Photoshop. 
Start by making a new blank project and giving it square dimensions. 
Go to File, then down to New. Any dimensions will work, as long as you are making a square. 
If you are using a round punch, it helps to give yourself a guide.  You can put a temporary ellipse shape to make sure everything will fit. 

Then, simply paste your logo, or type in your company/shop name.

Remember to export it, then you can print it. I opted to print about 12 onto one piece of paper. I used a Word document, but I am not really sure if that is the best way to do it. If you notice, there is a ruler at the top of every Word document, so you can resize your logo to fit in your punch. My punch is 2 inches.

I am sure there is a way to print on both sides of your tags, but I don’t have a great track record with printers, so I decided to use stamps for any additional information I might need to include.

Now I need to figure out cute little boxes to ship them in. Does anyone have any ideas? 

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  1. What a great idea Bethany! I love handmade items but sometimes remembering to add “a tag” is difficult! Thanks for sharing!

    I’d love for you to check out our Pattern Party! Those with free patterns and templates to share are invited to link up! Starts on the 1st of each month.

    1. Thank you! They actually don’t take as long as you think! I have free pattern for them if you click “Patterns” on my menu bar. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Awesome tutorial! They are so cute and dainty! I think they are perfect for your projects. I should do something similar with baking twine for mine.