Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

by Michael on March 17, 2011

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Make Something Crafty….and Green Today!


As a craftsperson, I’ll bet you make many of the items you give as gifts.  And kudos to you for doing so!  What better way to wrap up that gift than with a crafty little gift tag.  Paul Overton from Dude Craft takes you through the creative process step-by-step in this video.  You’ll make a super-cool mini LP gift tag, a mini album sleeve and a gift card cover.  Visit his website for the templates and graphic files.

Mini LP Gift Tags from Paul Overton on Vimeo.


P.S.  More about Paul later.  He has agreed to an interview here on Craft-News.com.  Stay tuned!

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