Every few months, I spend an afternoon making tags, usually birthday and thanks, so that when I need to wrap a gift or just dress up a plant or treat-filled jar, I can do so easily. THis time of year, I start to stock up on holiday gift tags, of course. It’s amazing how many gift tags we use throughout the season!
I also make extras to bundle into sets of tags to give as hostess or thank you gifts. I think it’s a thoughtful little gift that helps simplify the recipient’s holiday. I had such fun designing a few different tags, using some of Stampin’ Up!’s new Christmas sets.
These worked up really quickly, once I narrowed down which sets I wanted to use. For this one, I used the Endless Wishes photopolymer stamp set and loved working with these stamps. I also used Whisper White Craft Ink, Rhinestones, a bit of Season of Style Designer Series Paper, and Cherry Cobbler ink.
Endless Wishes Set, Item 133455, $13.95
The Peace on Earth Tag is so much prettier in person, y’all! I stamped the Wonderful Blessing single stamp (Item 134779, $8.95) in gold metallic Encore ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. After cutting around it (because I was too lazy to get out my circle cutter), I added it to this simple bag with a stripe of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and a bow made of gold tulle.
The last design I stamped used another single stamp, O Holy Night (Item 131832, $13.95 for wood, or Item 131835, $10.95 for clear). I simply stamped it on black cardstock using Whisper White craft ink to mimic a chalkboard look. Remember, when you’re using craft ink, it takes a few minutes to dry, or use a heat tool, to avoid smearing it.
I made four of each tag to include in my gift set, for a total of twelve. I wound some Cherry Cobbler Bakers’ Twine around a clothespin to include, as well. After punching a hole in each tag, I attached them to a sheet of cardstock and slid everything into a clear flat bag.
If you’d like to stamp something, but don’t want to order a huge amount of stamps, paper, and ink, take a look at Stampin’ Up!’s Stamp a Tag Kit or the Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tag Book. They’re both great deals to make a passel of tags at a reasonable cost.
Stamp a Tag Kit, Item 132806, $10.95, Makes 24 tags
Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Starter Bundle (includes the Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book (which includes 70+ tags in five paper designs, 2 pages of each design), the coordinating Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set, a Soft Suede ink spot, and a clear block to stamp with).
And what to do if you don’t want to stamp tags? Well, I’ve got you covered there, too! Stampin Up! has a nifty download, To You From Me Designer Template , item 132811, and it’s on sale this month for only $2.77! I simply printed these onto white cardstock, cut them out, and punched holes in them for the twine. I packaged them as I did the handstamped ones, with some bakers’ twine.
Whew! That was a lot of choices, wasn’t it? I didn’t mean to make this post so long, but kept thinking of other options I wanted you to know about! Now I’m off to actually wrap some gifts so I can use these fun tags!