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Wednesday’s Card: Furry Folk Gift Tags!

Furry Folk Tags

Furry Folk Tags

Furry Folk Tags

Furry Folk Tags

Furry Folk Tags

Furry Folk Tags

Hi All!

Something a little different today – gift tags! I’ve been thinking of these gift tags as kid tags, but honestly, I think I would use them for gifts to my friends too! How cute are those little furry folks!! 🙂

If you have young children, or children with young children, you know how many birthday parties there are! I usually don’t give one of my handmade cards with the gift – you know the kid is just tearing it off to get to the toy! I like to use a simple tag and have my child write out the “to” and “from”. Another benefit – it’s on the outside of the gift and everyone can enjoy your efforts! 🙂

I dug out some little accessories for these animals from other sets – balloon, hat, cupcake, etc. They are all colored with Copics. In the video, I created the raccoon one. It really didn’t take long to create these – I want to say about 10-15 minutes each? I think a set of these would make a great gift to a mom of young children for Mother’s Day!

Enjoy the video and have a great week!








  1. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Heather N

    This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing it.

  2. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Natalie Kennedy

    Seriously, how adorable are these?! You alone have convinced me I need to buy Furry Folk before it’s gone.

  3. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Sheri W

    Those are so stinkin’ cute!!!! And a great idea to boot!

  4. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 11:32 am


    jus luv them !!! can i save these pictures for inspiration plz ? 🙂

  5. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 11:47 am


    These tags are super cute! Love your coloring-as always, as well as the background colors and stamping!

  6. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Rita R

    I always look forward to Wednesdays ….. your videos are just great. Love these sweet “furry” gift tags. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 12:29 pm


    you.are.amazing. I so want EVERYTHING!! 🙂 I purchased Furry Folk because of your great ideas, and now (well I was in the past) am lemming some Copics!!

    Keep up the great work Darlene! 🙂

  8. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 1:07 pm


    These are just about the cutest tags ever! I thought for a second, “I can do those,” but then I watched the video, and no, I can not do those. You are so talented!

  9. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Holly Saveur

    SOOOO CUTE love them ..thanks for the great video!

  10. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 1:50 pm


    Oh Darlene, these are the cutest ever! SO FUN!

  11. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 2:22 pm


    Oh my goodness, Darlene!!!!! You are just amzing beyond words. I too purchased the “Furry Folk” stamp set because of YOU!!!!! This tags are so cute and I think I will start making some for each of my grandchildren’s teachers as a gift at the end of the school year.
    I have purchased a whole bunch of stuff from SU just because of you. I’m so happy that I got this stamp set before it’s gone. I truly wish I “discovered” you sooner, I would definetly buy all of my SU goodies through you.
    Thank you so very much for all the ideas and tips you share with us on all of your videos. God Bless your talent and creativity.

  12. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Barb W

    Super cute! What a great idea! I’m thinking of doing some for Christmas now…I can work on them little by little and have a nice stash when December rolls around. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Oh and THANK YOU so much for taking the time to compile a complete list of supplies, it makes it so much easier for me shop! LOL! 🙂

  13. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Holly M

    I adore these tags. What a beautiful job you did! You make it look so effortless.

  14. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Brenda B

    These are super cute! What kid wouldn’t love these (okay…really, what adult wouldn’t love them!)

  15. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 5:45 pm


    Darlene, this is such a cute idea! I was trying to think of what to give to my sister for mother’s day and this would soooo be right up her ally 🙂 thank you again for another amazing video as well as an amazing idea 🙂

  16. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Kimberli Sarsfield

    What fun, little tags! I love how “cutely” you colored the little furry friends. And I love how you added just a bit of pattern to each tag base. Great video!
    PS. My 3 year old asked last night what tomorrow was and I said Wednesday. Her response ” Oh goody! We can watch Darlene shows, right Mommy?”

  17. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 7:08 pm


    So cute! Unfortunately, we don’t have the Furry Folk stamp set here in Australia so I’m thinking of what I could subsitute – any suggestions? Anyway, another great idea and of course I now have a few more ‘have to have’ stamps and dies – so thanks for the great gift tag idea and great tips on how to improve my coloring skills.

    • wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Margaret – there are a couple of Hero Arts sets that could work: Happy Day Animals and Playful Animals. I’m sure there are more, but these are the only ones I have. Good luck!!

  18. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 8:57 pm


    These tags are darling! I purchased the furry folk set because of you and now I have some more great ideas. Thanks again for sharing. You make Wednesday wonderful!!

  19. wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 11:50 pm


    My dear, you put Wednesdays on the map, or calendar! ha! Before, it was just another day of the week. As usual, an adorable & creative idea today. I can watch your videos over and over, and I do! Your blog & gallery are a one stop resource for inspiration, creativity, techniques, and such enjoyable videos! Thanks for all you share with us!

  20. wrote on May 7th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Renee VanEpps

    These are so cute and amazing! Love your coloring and finally, I think after watching this video I understand the Stamp-a-ma-jig thingy!!!!

  21. wrote on May 8th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    valari anne

    I was looking for inspiration to make Mother’s Day cards and I stumbled on your site by happy accident. Wow! Your videos are easy to follow, informative, and entertaining! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with everyone.
    I found your entire site (and you) impressive and inspiring. I got some great new ideas on how to use my distress inks – there’s so much information packed on your site I’ll be busy checking back here for a long, long time.
    It’s obvious that you are a huge influence on a lot of people. I was so pleased to see your giving back page, I’m sure you do a lot of good through your blog. All that being said I couldn’t help but notice the whole controversy with Stampin Up. WOW. Thank Heaven you made the decision you did and didn’t deprive the rest of us with ALL your wonderful ideas.
    With all that is going on in our economy – prospective employers asking for job candidates social network passwords, the lack of jobs,etc. – it isn’t surprising that corporate imperialism has raised it’s ugly head. Stampin Up went way too far. It’s positively unAmerican. How dare they try to control their demonstrators’ private lives? What’s next? Will they require their customers to promise not to use anyone else’s stuff? Not to mention the emails from their representative are hardly business worthy. From the terrible misspellings to the lack of readable sentence structure Stampin Up comes off looking pretty bad. I was shocked that someone representing a business would allow such an email to go out.
    I don’t know anyone who limits themselves to using just one company’s products. Stampin Up would be smarter to encourage people to explore any avenue of creativity. As for “Anonymous” snotty comment regarding YOUR creativity – oh please! Obviously a troll for Stampin Up. Thank you for your wonderful blog I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with next!

  22. wrote on May 16th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Liz Baker

    Wow what cute little tages with gorgeous creatures on them I really would love to buy these stamps if possible. Your blog is great and as the lady said above, very inspirational

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