For my DT inspiration, I decided to present a project that I've created a while ago: a little tag featuring beautiful critters by Nina Štajner. I've acquired them by re-using the cover of her paper collection, and decided to place them onto a black cardboard to create a square tag-like creation.
I'd use those tag-like pieces to personalize packages for Ukrainian refugees last year. As one particular box was meant for a baby, I thought it would be perfect to use Nina Štajner's patterned paper with animals. On one side of my "card" there is a robin on a branch, as well as a golden "Hello" message. The other side features a little mouse surrounded by foliage.
Black paper might not be your first colour of choice for cute images like this, but I figured it would be barely visible (which turned out to be corect). Another aspect that made me pick black was the fact that this was the thickest cardboard in my collection, and I had a reason for that, too: Inside of the main box that had to include basic hygiene products and baby items, one could optionally add a small personalized gift. I decided to make that gift by creating a card for a baby, and putting a few extra items into a cellophane bag. To enhance the bottom of said cellophane bag I created hand-made "Welcome" tags which I placed on the bottom of the bag in a way that would make the "Hello" visible from outside, while the other side would be covered by the items in the bag. I didn't glue the tag to the bottom of the bag so that it can be removed and used as a keepsake or decoration. I then closed the bags with twine, adding hand-made wooden ornaments which I'll show you some time later. I didn't take any pictures of the finished bags as they're see-through and I don't feel comfortable sharing other people's gifts.
There's also a little mistake in my creation: For the welcome message I used a simple "Hello" which I created by using alphabet stickers from my stash. However, as I had previously run out of "L"s in this particular sticker font, I had to improvise by using the number "1" instead. I think it comes quite close to an L, and hope that the solution was good enough to cover up my misfortune. I'll show a few more tags in future to make up for my irregular postings, but I just can't keep up with life at the moment.
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