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Holiday Blizzard: Holiday Gift Tags

Holiday Gift Tags

By: Nola J. Burkhard, Artistic Guide

Finished size of tags: 110mm x 45 mm or 4.5" x  1 .75"

 Handmade gift tags add such a nice touch to the gifts we give, so today I'm sharing with you some holiday gift tags I made using my all time favorite holiday stamps. They really were quick and easy and a great way to use up some scraps!

Supplies:
Stamps:
All stamps (Stampin' Up!)
The sets are as follows:
Deer Friends
Yuletide Christmas
Over the River
Season of Joy
Snow Swirled
Snow Much Fun
Dasher
Paper:
All paper (Stampin' Up!)
Whenever possible I used scraps in the following colors:
Bashful Blue, Confetti White, Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Wild Wasabi
Inks:
All Inks (Stampin' Up!)
Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo, Handsome Hunter, Not Quite Navy
Other:
Markers (Stampin' Up)
Garden Green, Summer Sun, Real Red, Black, Pumpkin Pie
Blender Pen
Stickles in Platinum, Christmas Red, Diamond and Antique Bronze (Ranger)
Dimensionals (Unknown)
Mono Adhesive (Tombo)
Mulitpurpose Glue (Tombo)

Scallop Circle and 1.25" Circle Punches EK Success)
Sizzex 2 Tag Die (Sizzix)
Big Shot or other Die Cutter (Sizzix)

Silver Elastic Cording (unknown)
Small Hole Punch (unknown)

Directions:

  1. My first photo for you shows the finished Raindeer Tags. You can see Dasher, the Stickles and Glitter Glue I used. I used some of these on the other tags too.
  2. The photo below shows you the two punches I used for all my tags.  The scallop goes behind the 1.25" circle.
  3. To make sure I had the cute little raindeer head and words "deer friend" exactly where I wanted them to be, I held the punch so that I could see into where the paper was placed.  I always try to remember to hold my punches this way.
  4. For my Snowmen tags I used Diamond Stickles for the buttons The snowmen were stamped in Indigo on Bashful.
  5.  Here is a close up of how I hand colored the head of the tag stamp using markers.  After coloring, put the stamp close to your mouth and make a "Haaaaaaa" so that your breath with moisture re-wets the stamp.  Do this before you stamp.  This makes the ink moist again.
  6. Here are photos of more tags I made using the same techniques.

  7. When the Stickles dried, I punched a small hole at the top of each tag and tied a piece of silver elastic cord through it.
  8. I made four tags in each of the  five designs.  I plan to group them into four sets of five (one of each of the designs) and take them to a craft fair on December 3.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my gift tags.  I loved being able to share them with YOU!

Stamp, Create, Play . . . Everyday!
Nola


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3 Responses »

  1. Wonderful selection of tags and I love any ideas that help me use up my scraps!!

  2. The tags are so cute. I can't figure out how you scalloped the top of the tag??

  3. I just love all the different your gift tag. Wonderful job!