Handmade holiday tags....I think they're the sweetest and can certainly make a gift extra special. Our first group post at Papertrey Ink this month is all about creating holiday tags in bulk using the new 2012 Holiday Tags stamp set.
My tags serve as pockets as well where a gift card or Christmas treat could be tucked away and presented in the form as a tag. I began with Papertrey Ink's Small Square Kraft envelopes which measure 3x3". A small glassine bag fits perfectly down inside and adds just the right space for the gift card or treat.
Next I cut paper to fit the front of each envelope. I used both Pure Poppy Bitty Dot and the new Limeade Ice Gingham, alternating them on each envelope. Next came the use of the Limitless Layers 2 1.4" Die Collection, alternating the patterned paper and color once again, and then topped off with a solid Vintage Cream square stamped with the sweetest image and sentiment from the new 2012 Holiday Tags stamp set. I stamped the wreath in Simply Chartreuse, berries in Pure Poppy, and sentiment in Classic Kraft. A double strand of Pure Poppy Baker's Twine finished off each tag very simply.
I dressed up the top of each tag by using Simply Chartreuse Twill and die cutting flowers from the new Bells & Boughs Bloomers Die Collection and Pure Poppy felt. Each flower is topped off with a Fine Linen button.
We were also asked to create a card using some of the same elements as in the tags along with the same image. This came together in a snap and just makes me happy to look at. The only additions would be the use of the new Background Basics: Super Stripes stamped in Simply Chartreuse and Fresh Snow across the bottom of the card and Fine Line Grosgrain across the front of the card.
A few extra buttons and in a snap my holiday cards and tags can be done for the season!
Thanks so much for visiting! Can't wait to see what the other designers have created to share. Here are links to their blogs: