Holiday Tags

 Today, it’s all about holiday tags. Well, sorta! Papertrey Ink’s design team is sharing some ideas on creating tags for the gift giving holiday season. Holiday Tags is a new stamp set design by Nichole that I’ll be featuring in this post. The new products will be available to purchase October 15 at 10 pm EST. Now, onto those tags…

When creating multiples, I like completing each step separately for the total quantity I’ll need. So, for these tags, I stamped the wreaths on rustic white cardstock, then hand cut each one. I used simply chartreuse ink. I like doing this while watching TV! Next, I die cut the Happy Day die and stamped the coordinating image in scarlet jewel ink. If you are planning on attaching some tags with twine or ribbon, don’t forget to punch a small hole.

Next, I assembled each component. I chose to layer the colors because the simply chartreuse hue really pops off of the scarlet jewel tone and the eye naturally flows from the center to the edges helping the admirer see everything evenly. Well, at least that’s how I think it may work, but maybe not!

To finish them off, you can add twine or ribbon to hang from a treat box/bag or simply add them to the gift with some adhesive. I used the 1/8″ satin ribbon.

To showcase the tags in use, I assembled a few Favor It Box 2 dies. Make a small gift worth opening with these cute favor boxes. Although gift cards seem to be a thoughtless gift, most people love them. So, why not tuck one, two, or more into a little box so it’s just a little more special than those paper envelopes the retailer provides.

For this box, I die cut it from simply chartreuse cardstock and stamped polka dots with simply chartreuse ink. I added some classic kraft twill tape and a bit of filling, which you can find at Michael’s or Paper Presentation (NYC readers).

I used stripe scarlet jewel patterned paper for this box and coupled some bitty dot simply chartreuse ribbon.

I kept this box super simple with some plain kraft cardstock and simply chartreuse twill tape.

The cool thing about Holiday Tags stamp set is…you can also use them on other projects, including cards! The tag I created for my favor boxes could have easily been added to a layout, card, or mini album as well.

Since I love unique color combinations, especially for Christmas, I decided to go with pink, yellow and green. Love!

I used the new Super Stripes impression plate and embossed the stripes on lemon tart cardstock. It really helped me line up the Background Basics: Super Stripes stamps to create my own diagonal striped patterned paper. I used hibiscus burst and simply chartreuse inks.

Next, I stamped the wreath on a Mat Stack 1 die cut in simply chartreuse ink. I pulled out Wreath for All Seasons and stamped the “berries” in hibiscus burst ink. The sentiment is from Framed Out #9 and stamped in true black ink. I also die cut a bow from true black ink and stitched on a white button. To finish the card, I added some pinked simply chartreuse borders and banner borders on the top and bottom. A very “holly jolly” holiday card.

Thanks for checking out my projects today. Enjoy the rest of your Saturday and check out what the rest of the team designed.

Nichole Heady
Cristina Kowalczyk
Betsy Veldman
Danielle Flanders
Dawn McVey
Debbie Olson
Erin Lincoln
Jessica Witty
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
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  • Suzanne Russell - Great projects, Ashley! I love your unusual color combos today AND yesterday as well. I will definitely be using some of these packaging ideas for gift cards this year. Thanks,!ReplyCancel

  • Dee in NH - Love your tags! Great colors on your card too!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Lempinen - Beautiful Christmas tags, love that wreath, but I REALLY love the non-traditional colors you used, the favor boxes are adorable!ReplyCancel

  • jan m - Gorgeous gift boxes, LOVE your color combinations!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer K - What pretty treat boxes. No doubt someone would love to receive a gift card tucked into one of these.ReplyCancel

  • Leigh Penner - I LOVE the wreath layered over the Happy Day die! I also love how you used it with the berries from Wreath for all Seasons!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Beauchaine - Another Home Run, Ashley! (Are you a Nats fan?) I LOVE your favor boxes, wreath tags and un-conventional colors! It all works perfectly!
    Thanks for sharing this amazing post!

  • Sarita C - Love your color combinations and the favor boxes.ReplyCancel

  • Gabby - What wonderful designs! Love the colors and tags and gift presentation. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sharon J. Jones - Absolutely elegant projects, Ashley! And the tags look like they could also be hung on the tree, they are so gorgeous!!

  • Mary Davis - Beautiful and clever projects.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Lou Kemp - Ashley you projects are gorgeous. I am so excited to make tags for the very first time I might add. Your color combinations were so pretty together and it makes me want to try some untraditional colors for Christmas. Thanks for sharing such wonderful samples.ReplyCancel

  • linda lambert - You always do inspiring and awesome projects. The little artist in you must keep you up at night. You are one of my favs and I thank you for sharing your talent with PTI fans.ReplyCancel

  • Pat K. - The tags are beautiful! I love the chartruese and scarlet combo.ReplyCancel

  • Connie C. - Well, Ashley, you’ve given us another batch of real “winners” here…absolutely awesome projects! Thanks for your creativity.
    — Connie C.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey McNeely - All are so gorgeous Ashley, I love your striped background.ReplyCancel

  • Renee VanEpps - Gorgeous projects, loving the tags!ReplyCancel

  • Janet - Aaaaaaahhh, so pretty! Love the colours combinations and the incorporation of older products 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jeannie L - Your projects are just so absolutely pretty! Love your color combi. I’m always inspired by your creations.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Mc - Ashley, you knocked it out of the park with these wreath tags and card. Your gift baskets are darling, and your nontraditional color choices are perfection. WTG!ReplyCancel

  • Jill Norwood - Gorgeous tags and boxes! And your card is so fun! Great colors!ReplyCancel

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