My December Stamp Club is making this cute little Gift Tags Set created from the Tags Til Christmas Bundle (that's the Tags Til Christmas stamp set and coordinating Decorative Label Punch—available until December 16 at 20% off!). Isn't it completely adorable?! Wouldn't this be a nice gift for someone? I mean, who doesn't need some tags for their holiday packages? I love how fast and easy it is to create LOTS of tags with this stamp set, especially when you have the coordinating punches!
I CASEd this awesome project from Carla Brasher, who has a wonderful tutorial on her Southern Stamper Blog. Here is a direct link to her Tags Til Christmas Gift Tags Set Tutorial. You can see a thumbnail of her project to the right.
I only made a few minor changes based on the supplies I had on hand and in order to showcase some of our cool embellishments.
The box is actually a slider; the cover sleeve slides over the divided box bottom. I won't repeat all the measurements here, since Carla has them all listed on her tutorial. I'll just give you the details of products I used for each part.
Gift Tags Box Cover Sleeve
Please Note: I did notice an error in the tutorial's dimensions on the cover…you should start with a piece of Cherry Cobbler that is 10-3/16 x 6-3/4", not 10 x 6-3/4" as indicated on the tutorial.
I cut my Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper a little smaller than the tutorial's because I wanted to get more projects out of one sheet. I also tied my Old Olive Striped Grosgrain in a knot, rather than a bow, so I could make the ribbon go further for my class.
The ornament tag is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and punched with the Ornament Punch (currently unavailable due to quality issues), then it's layered on Old Olive card stock and cut out. You could also use the ornament shape in the Holiday Window Movers & Shapers Die pack, as it cuts a slightly larger ornament window than the punch. I added another ornament stamp to the back of that tag, so it would look pretty on both sides. It's embellished with Basic Pearls.
The sentiment is from the Bright Christmas stamp set.
Bling Factor: I wanted that piece to catch some attention, so I outlined it with Tombow Multipurpose White Glue, and sprinkled on Champagne Glass Glitter. This chunky glitter was the perfect touch, and the Tombow Glue seemed to work the best to hold it securely.
Divided Tag Box Bottom
The bottom divider is created from two overlapping, scored and cut pieces of Very Vanilla card stock. Call me impatient, but I had a very difficult time getting my scoring and cutting aligned well-enough to make the second piece overlap correctly, so I made a simpler version.
Once the first piece was in place (see all the measurements in the tutorial), I cut a 1 x 6-3/4" piece, scored it down the middle at the 1/2" mark, adhered the sides together, and placed that in the divider slits instead.
It sure isn't as professional looking as Carla's, nor does it keep all the hanging cords from sneaking under the divider and into other sections, but I knew it would be a more successful alternative when we put them together at my event.
Now let's see close-ups and details on the individual tags! I made five of each style and tried to add a touch of bling to each one.
Ornament Pearl Tag
I used another ornament image from the Delightful Decorations stamp set on this one. Some are stamped in Cherry Cobbler, then layered on Old Olive card stock, some are the opposite.
Bling Factor: One Basic Pearl on each tag.
I used Hemp Twine for the hangers.
Dec. 25 Rhinestone Tag
I stamped this one in Old Olive ink on Very Vanilla, then cut out the oval (it doesn't fit inside the 1-3/4" Oval Punch). I used Dimensionals to pop that up on a Cherry Cobbler Decorative Label punch.
More Hemp Twine for the hangers.
Pine Shimmer Tag
I colored the To/From pine cone image with Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler markers, stamped on Very Vanilla, then punched with the Decorative Label Punch.
Bling Factor: Look closely (click to enlarge) and see the beautiful shimmery sparkles! I created my own Shimmer Mist Spritz—it's a mixture of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol in a travel-size spray bottle! I love this stuff! I learned how to make it from Dawn Griffith's blog: Shimmer Spritz tutorial. It's like the Color Smooch Spritz, only you get a finer spray. Too Cool!
One thing about the mist, it tends to make the ink from stamped images bleed if you use too much. You could see my image through to the back, too, which is why I added a couple of layers of Chocolate Chip card stock punched with the Decorative Label Punch to cover the back.
I used retired gold cord for the hanger.
Santa Suit Tag
Stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White card stock, then colored with the Basic Black marker on the belt buckle. I punched out the shape with the Small Tag Punch, then layered on an Always Artichoke Large Tag punch.
Retired silver cord for the hangers.
Snowman Glitter Tag
This one is stamped in Pacific Point ink on Whisper White, then punched with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch. The hat and scarf are colored with Basic Black and Real Red markers. The Bashful Blue card stock layer is made with a circle from the Circles #2 Die.
Retired silver cord for the hangers.
Naughty/Nice Tinsel Tag
I colored the stamp with Pacific Point and Wild Wasabi markers, then stamped on Whisper White, and punched out with the 1-1/4" Square Punch. It's layered on Wild Wasabi card stock punched with the Scallop Square Punch. Then, it's popped up on another layer, created with Pacific Point card stock and the Scallop Square Duos Die.
Bling Factor: For the hangers, I used the Clear Tinsel Trim from the Holiday Mini. The second tag pictured has the same tinsel tucked in-between the card stock layers…ooooh, so wintery looking!
I was just thinking that you could easily use these tags as accents on cards or scrapbook pages, too, either before or after they were used as tags! Woohoo! They are recyclable, baby!
Can't wait to see how the group like the project tonight!