Welcome to Day 4 of my last minute Handmade Holiday 2016 Series!
I'm back with my third year of last minute handmade ideas! Even with the craziness of the season I like to be able to add handmade touches to gifts for our friends and family. Over the next two weeks I'll be sharing mostly quick (an hour or less) Handmade Holiday ideas for cards, tags and gift wrapping sure to add that handmade touch we all love. Most ideas will include multiples (today I created seven folded gift tags)! These tags took a bit longer than an hour, however if you're only creating 1-2 you could easity get them done in an hour!
Each Handmade Holiday project blog post will feature a brand new, never before seen project(s) plus at least one incredible giveaway from a generous sponsor!I
FOLDED GIFT TAGS
A folded tag is a great way to include an additional message, almost like giving a card! It's easy to die cut a folded tag shape by simply die cutting a tag (or other shape) slightly off the fold of cardstock or patterned paper. Add an additional tag on the front, decorate, and you're ready to add festive tags to any treat or package! I made a set of seven of these folded gift tags to tie to the treat bags we are giving our neighbors this year!
I folded Surf Blue Cardstock in half to make four standard card bases and used the Neat & Tangled Classic Tag 1 Die to die cut seven folded tags. On the inside of each folded tag I stamped greetings from the Neat & Tangled Santa's Wonderland Stamp Set and Happy Holidays Stamp Set with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink using the MISTI to make stamping the greetings in just the right spot quick and easy!
I die cut seven tags from smooth white cardstock using the Neat & Tangled Classic Tag 1 Die and stamped the snow border and a greeting from the Neat & Tangled Santa's Wonderland Stamp Set along the bottom with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink and again using the MISTI to duplicate the stamping on each tag in the exact same spot.
I stamped the falling snow image from the Neat & Tangled Santa's Wonderland Stamp Set along the top of each tag with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I masked off the snow border on each tag and applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to each for the sky.
I stamped the penguin and snowman from the Neat & Tangled Santa's Wonderland Stamp Set on smooth white cardstock and colored in the images with Copic Markers before die cutting with the coordinating Santa's Wonderland Dies. I added detail to the eyes with a black glaze pen and added the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to areas on the images as well. I attached the penguins and snowmen to the tag fronts as shown.
I glued the tag fronts to the folded tag bases and finished each with some red and white twine tied through the top. I even stamped my custom greeting on the back of each folded tag, just like I do with my cards!
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
To watch the creation of these folded gift tags from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
S U P P L I E S
The letters below the thumbnails below link to stores where you can purchase the products shown in this post and video: SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, SB.COM = to purchase from Scrapbook.com. Affiliate links used.
G I V E A W A Y
I'm thrilled to be offering two incredible giveaways today!
Please leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Neat & Tangled or a spot in an Online Card Classes Class!
A huge thank you to Neat & Tangled and Jennifer and Kristina at Online Card Classes for sponsoring the giveaways today!
S I M I L A R P R O J E C T S
Looking for more gift tags, bags, and more ideas?
Here are links to the 2016 Handmade Holiday Series projects:
- Day 1: Rudolph Zipper Panel Gift Card Holder Cards
- Day 2: Reindeer Tote Bags
- Day 3: Felt Plush Ornaments/Tags
Here are links to the 2015 Handmade Holiday Series projects:
- Day 1: North Pole Gift Card Envelopes with video
- Day 2: Vellum Gift Bags and Reindeer Tags with video
- Day 3: Gift Card Holder Cards and Matching Envelopes with video
- Day 4: Pretty Packages and Tags with video
- Pretty Packages (close up)
- Day 5: Bella Blvd Lined Fabric Gift Bags
- Day 6: Penguin Peek-A-Boo Gift Tags
- Day 7: Reindeer Games Spinner Tags
Here are links to the 2014 Handmade Holiday Series: