Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas tags

Hello, Crafty Friends!! I'm sure everyone is up to their eyeballs in Christmas shopping by now! But let's not forget to make those packages extra pretty!

It's not as hard as it looks! You can start small and simple. And today I have a project that can be a good starting point... CHRISTMAS TAGS!!

I don't have many tag type dies. So I figure I could cheat a little and use my electric die cutting machine. And, just as luck would have it, I was able to find some in my library section of my ecal software. I sized them to 5 inches and let the machine cut multiples out at one time.

Then I used my Teresa Collins Christmas tree pocket die to cut out a window in my tags. I'm not going to be using the trees right now so I'll set them aside. Don't discard them!! We can always use them for another project later!

Then I took my tag and embossed it with my TC embossing folder. Since I used Coordinations papers I lightly sanded off the top layer exposing a lighter core below.

Then I ran all my tags through my Xyron Creative Station.

I peeled the protective film and attached my tags onto plain white cardstock (leaving some space between each). I trimmed each tag with a white border going around the entire tag.

I used my Teresa Collins Bow die from the Girl's Best Friend set to cut white cardstock. From one 8.5"x11" sheet I was able to get 9 bows and middles.

I used a stylus to help curve my loops and folded my sides in toward the center and hot glued in place. I finished the centers with the little rectangles that came included with the bow die and fastened with more hot glue.

Then I attached the bows onto the tags with more hot glue.

I cut out my Love script out of black cardstock. This die is from the Teresa Collins Memory Collection. I used a glue pen to attach to my tag and trimmed the overlapping ends with scissors.

I finished my tags with button centers for my bows and attached stitched ribbon through the hole on top.

And there ya have it... festive gift tags!!

These will be great on gift boxes and bags and would look super cute on favors! 

They are also great for those gifts that are just too big to wrap or an awkward shape... forget the wrapping completely and just slap a gift tag on it.. presto, it's instantly dressed up!!

Supplies Used
Cut'n'boss (Craftwell)
Teresa Collins Pocket Dies- Memory Collection, Thankful, Girl's Best Friend(Craftwell)
Teresa Collins Decor Circles Embossing folder (Craftwell)
Eclips machine and ecal software.
Red Cardstock (Core'dinations)
White & Black Cardstock (Bazill Basics)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Red Buttons- Assorted sizes
2way Glue Pen (EK Success)
Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (Paper Mart)

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Hurry and make something pretty & festive!!

~ Mitsy

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