After a quick round of hand print turkeys and a handmade anniversary card, I had some substantial scraps of paper left bearing my son's recent interest in markers and crayons. I couldn't quite bring myself to throw away the scraps - although I'm not above cutting up his drawings for personal gain, especially when he used heavy cover stock paper.
With only a few minutes of sacred nap time left, I decided to use the scraps to make gift tags - a great supply to have on hand for the upcoming holidays. While its not a new idea by any stretch, it is a good reminder that sometimes simple really is best.
One: I cut the paper scraps into 2" wide by 3.5" tall pieces. (I had enough to make 25 pieces.)
I think the addition of patterned paper adds a bit of sophistication and polish, making the scribbled art seem intentional rather than "Oops, look who found some markers!"... but maybe that's just the proud mama in me talking.