Friday, October 7, 2011

Holiday Tags

Hello -
Wasn't sure what I wanted to post today as my inspiration. And then I ran across a few of my simple tags from Christmas last year. Time is short during the holidays, and I am not the best at planning ahead and working in advanced, and these tags are simple, but personal for your gifts.
First you start with a tag die. Any brand works, or you can hand cut them. But I like to mass produce these when making them and dies do speed things up. My die is from Papertrey Ink. I cut out how ever many I am ready to work with and usually I cut them out of kraft card stock. I like the vintage look for my Christmas packages.

I then choose a stamp -
How totally adorable is Delilah's Ducky Christmas  So fun and cheerful! I just had to use this one, well... but it really didn't fit my vintage adult tag look -

Don't be afraid to use "parts" of your stamp!
With a vintage white ink I stamps off the side of the tag - yes.. sadly Delilah is missing but that adorable Duck was just not the best fit for my tag - and I just LOVE that Christmas tree! From there you do as much as you feel. For me I distressed the edges, inked the edges, added some twine at the top and a "To" and "From"... oh and I just have to put my bling on things. 

And I just couldn't stand it... Delilah needed a tag too - so for the kids receiving gifts - I made up a few special tags with her as well...
Simple red paper, and these tags are ready for their gifts. Now these are simple and you can make up a whole bunch of them in a very short time - - -

But if you have more time, and get started now you can really make them special!
Ok, I love this one more... I just may have to get busy now... I colored with my Copics, and added lots of stickles and bling on this one.

These tags add a wonderful personal touch to any gift! Now take a look at your stamps or part of your stamps and maybe you can add your touch to your gifts.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration today - Thanks so much for looking.


  1. These are so cute, great way of using one image.

  2. Michelle these are gorgeous. Joey x

  3. Love how quickly you can make these great idea Michelle :)
    hugs Ria

  4. TOO CUTE! I really love these tags!!!



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