Do you make gift tags for all the presents you give? I normally make a few for the ‘important’ presents, run out of time to make more and end up writing on the paper. I have some quick tags that use minimal products and recycles some scraps of wrapping paper. A few (a lot) of Catherine Pooler inks were on my desk and I grab the Layered Tag dies and two CP stamps sets.
Making The Tags
Wrapping paper is thin enough to be able to diecut multiple layers at once. Fold the paper larger than the largest tag die, and run through a die-cutting machine. I use Neenah 110lb that was meant to be a card base (but I’d scored at the wrong mark – no waste!) to die-cut the second smallest tag die.
On the front of the tag, I stamp three snowflakes from Cuddle Weather Sentiments stamp and a sentiment. “it’s cuddle weather time” from the same Cuddle Weather stamp set and “a little something for you” from Best In Patch stamp set.
I use Rocking Red ink and Cranberry Fizz ink for the red tags. Stamping the sentiment first, and adding three snowflakes. These are in a triangle around the sentiment – a pleasing design to lead your eye around the tag.
For the green tags, the sentiment is stamped full strength of Deck The Halls ink and second-generation for the snowflakes. I also use Lime Rickey ink for a few smaller snowflakes too to add some brightness.
The purple tags just use Grape Crush ink. First-generation stamping for the sentiment, and second-generation for the snowflakes. For second-generation stamping, I ink up the stamp with Grape Crush and stamp onto some scrap paper before stamping onto the card.
I finish each tag with a length of green twine and will write on the backs of the white tags before taping them to gifts.
Please share your handmade cards and gift tags with us at the Paper Tree Tribe group. The last shipping day for UK orders is Friday 17th December. Remember that the cut off time is 2pm on Thursday 16th.