Hey, thanks for stopping by. I’m working on tags for Christmas gifts, and I’ve got a few different versions to share with you today. I found a pack of kraft cardstock gift tags in my stash that I bought at Michael’s a few years ago. Might as well use them up, right?
I wanted to try something simple, so I stamped a few snowflakes on the tag with Yeti pigment ink from Lawn Fawn. Any white pigment ink will work, just use whatever you have. After it dried, I stamped the same snowflake in Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, and offset it a little. For the “To” and “From,” I used an Emboss It pen from Ranger. This is a marker with embossing ink, and it lets you emboss anything. I added white embossing powder over my sentiments, and melted it with my heat tool. I added a gem to the center of each blue snowflake, and finished it off with white satin ribbon from Walmart.
On this tag, I used a octagonal template that works with a MISTI or other stamp postioner to let you create amazing layered designs. I used a leaf stamp from Catherine Pooler’s Leaf Motifs set to stamp a poinsettia with white pigment ink, and then over it with Candied Apple Distress Ink. When the ink was dry, I added lines on the petals with a silver marker, and 3 gems in the center of the flower. I embossed “To” and “From” in white again, and added silver ribbon.
This tag only took me 5 minutes to make. These gorgeous dimensional snowflake stickers are from Hobby Lobby, and I added 2 to the tag. I used my EK Success Powder Tool on the back of the stickers, so the overhanging parts don’t stick to anything else. Finally I wrote “To” and “From” with a white gel pen, and added more silver ribbon. Easiest tag ever!
This last tag is my favorite, and it started with a sticker, too. I found these dimensional poinsettias at Hobby Lobby, but they don’t come with leaves. I die cut leaves from Catherine Pooler’s Leaf Dies, using a dark green cardstock. A metallic or glitter green paper would be beautiful, but I don’t have any right now. So I added clear embossing powder instead, and attached them to the card with Glossy Accents. I stamped “To” and “From” with JustRite’s Joy To The World Medallion Labels, and heat embossed them in white. Last I added gold ribbon, and all of my tags are done!
I love making simple tags like these, and they make such an impact on the final gift. Do you make your own tags? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll see you next time!