holiday gift tags

Today I wanted to share some ideas for making holiday gift tags for your packages…

When I’m out holiday shopping or even hitting the after Christmas sales, I look for wrapping paper and gift bags that have a plain pattern or a small repetitive design or even a pattern showing an image that I know I have at home in my stamp library, for example, a snowflake! I look for these papers because I know it will be easy to come up with little gift tag designs to really make my gifts look coordinated and special.

These sample gift tags are shown to give you some ideas of the shapes and types of gift tags you can easily whip up using card stock and papers from your scrap bin. The first tag I cut out of the candy cane striped paper. I decorated the patterned side and used the plain back side for my To/From information. The gingerbread man tag is just a 5″ x 2.5″ rectangle of card stock folded in half to make a card. I decorated the front flap and wrote my To/From info on the inside. I chose a few different images from my Christmas stamp library–the snowflake, gingerbread man, a tree and a sentiment…all of these from the holiday stamps from A|Muse Studio.  I did use a couple of the tag dies from the Tag Trio set but you don’t need any special tools to make tags–your trimmer, a pair of scissors and a hole punch will do.  Cut a few rectangles out of scrap card stock—-preferably on a light color like, vanilla, sugar or latte card stock.  Trim off two of the corners on one end and punch a hole and you have a perfectly acceptable tag for a holiday gift! The “be merry” tree tag with the red button is a perfect example of this.  Try cutting the tags out in batches and you’ll see how quickly it goes. Once the tags are cut,  stamp the images and even color or add embellishments to create a personal touch to every wrapped gift, bagged gift or tucked into a gift basket.

I know gift tags are not typically expensive, but its not really about the money…adding a hand made gift tag to your present is a special, little touch that really adds to the presentation of the gift and its a great way to use up your scraps and left over embellishments.  Have fun and enjoy your holiday preparations this year!

Comments

  1. Gorgeous, as usual Kris!