Christmas Gift Tags

I know it is not even the middle of October 2015.  Too early to be thinking about Christmas you might say.  Getting a jump on your gift giving and fabulous handcrafted items can be a year long endeavor.  So, while you are making those special gifts for friends and family why not take a break and make some gift tags to go along with your creations?

I am going deep into my small scraps.  The 2-1/2 inch by 5-1/2 inch pieces.  I’m not sticking with the typical Christmas theme papers either.  Think about these tags for other occasions….birthday, anniversary, baby shower, weddings, and any other event you will be giving a gift that will require a tag.

My stash of small paper scraps

My stash of small paper scraps

I used three sheets of 8-1/2 by 11 Recollections card stock to create the tags I will show you.  A video tutorial will be up on Wednesday to show you how to make these awesome tags.

3 x 3 note card gift tags

3 x 3 note card gift tags

2 x 2-1/4 note gift tags

2 x 2-1/4 note gift tags

2-1/4 x 3 gift tags

2-1/4 x 3 gift tags

The whole lot from 3 sheets of card stock

The whole lot from 3 sheets of card stock

See you Wednesday.

Leslie

Turn a mini album tag into a Christmas card

Through September and on into October I have been creating videos on how to make mini album tags for the newest batch of creative people coming in.  I used to be one of them.  Searching for answers to my burning questions and not finding much in the way of an answer.

As in life, one thing leads to another.  For new card makers that don’t have a lick of interest in ever making mini albums, but need to be inspired to create a greeting card, I thought it would be good to show how a mini album tag can be made into a card front.

I chose to use one of the Measured and Layered tags with a pocket as my inspiration for the card front.

This tag is my inspiration

This tag is my inspiration

I have some old….circa 2009….Stampin’ Up! stamp sets which are Christmas themed.  Serene Snowflakes, Delightful Decorations, and Big on Christmas.  These are no longer available at Stampin’ Up! but if you have them in your stash of stamps you can give this a try.

Old Stampin' Up! stamp sets

Old Stampin’ Up! stamp sets

This is what I came up with using the mini album tag format and converting it into a Christmas card with a little gift of tags tucked into the front pocket.

Mini album tag converted into Christmas card

Mini album tag converted into Christmas card

I will have the tutorial on making these cards up on YouTube Friday – October 9, 2015.

Leslie

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