gift tags

While I realize that most people have probably already bought and wrapped their gifts, I have not.  I thought I would share with you all how I made my own gift tags.  That way, if you're wrapping presents and you run out of them, you don't have to rush to the (probably extremely crowded) store and get more!I used Adobe Illustrator to make mine, but it would work just as well if you wanted to use PSE.  I'm sure you could do it with a simple paint or drawing program (or on paper by hand), but it would require a little more precision.  Unless you want them to look more handmade, then it doesn't matter how precise you are. First, I opened up a new document that was 8.5" x 11", then I selected the "show grid" and "snap to grid" options under the "view" menu (those are the same for AI and PSE).  Next I used my pen tool to draw zig-zag lines of different sizes.  In order to get the three matching lines, I simply copied and pasted the first line twice.  Then I selected different colors to make them festive. If you are doing this is PSE, you will probably need to use the line tool and make each segment of the zig-zag a line (if you are using the "snap to grid" option it will automatically line up). I don't use PSE for many things, so I'm sure there's a better way to do it, if you have a suggestion, let me know! After I decided on colors, I just printed the page and cut out the tags.  I did absolutely NO planning, so my tags are funny sizes.  If you are a better planner than me, you could figure out what size you wanted your tags to be and even at "To:" and "From:" before you print. I also decided that I wanted rounded corners on some of them, so after I cut them out, I used my corner rounding punch to round the corners. You could put any design you wanted on your tags.  I decided on chevrons because they were simple and had endless color combination possibilities.