|Delightful graphic by Abby at Little Birdie Blessings|
I have given handwritten scripture cards to friends before, and this simple gift never fails to be a huge blessing to people. But Karen's friend Kelly took the idea a step farther in creating these lovely tags.
Following the post, Kelly left her instructions for making these tags in a comment. It took me a long time to work my way through the comments to find the instructions, so I have taken the liberty of copying and pasting Kelly's instructions here:
"Here are the supplies and instructions. There really is no one way to do this but this is what I had on hand.
manila file folders
scrapbooking paper ( about 3-4 coordinated designs with print on front and back)
white cotton yarn (mine was purchased on a cone and I use it for several things around the home)
White reinforcement hole labels
glue stick (one for crafts, not kids’ glue)
The size of my tag is 3 3/4″ by 1 3/4″. Cut out a rectangle this size from the manila folders. At about the 3″ mark cut away up to the middle of the top of the rectangle on both sides to make the point. (See photo below.) Now use this as a pattern to cut as many rectangles as verse cards you will need. I made about thirty for a set. Next, cut out 3 1/4″ by 2 1/4″ rectangles from the scrapbooking papers. Glue these papers onto the tags. This should leave a small border around the tag. (See photo) Use a hole puncher to punch a hole in the arrow portion of the tag. Reinforce with a hole label. Then, cut a piece of yarn 12″. Fold in half. Tie a knot at the bottom, then loop in through the hole. The knot should be the part that is hanging.
Now the fun part. Choose scripture verses to write on the tags. I choose verses from Psalms, but you could choose verses with a theme (love, blessings, comfort, contentment, joy). Choose verses that will encourage the person you are giving them to for whatever circumstances they are in . You could give them in a jar or basket, or just wrap them up and let them choose from a container they have that works for them. You could also make a tag with the verse from Ps. 119:105 and attach it to the gift. They could then attach it to their jar or basket. I hope these directions are clear enough. You can make whatever size of tag you would like to use. And remember, they don’t have to be perfect. But they will know it was given from the heart."
|Photo from Karen Ehman|