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).
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