Earlier this week my good friend Kerri Bradford showcased these Christmas in July Gold + White gift tags on her blog and today I wanted to share them with my readers as well (and hey, I made a video, finally edited it, so I've included that as well!). I know that for many of us, thinking about the Christmas season seam cra-zy but it's going to sneak up on us before we know it and it doesn't hurt to have some of our Christmas crafting done early, right?!
So apparently I am still super in love with the gold + white color combo for holiday. Or any day, really. But there's something so stunning and elegant about crisp white with a touch of gold for the holidays that makes my heart go pitter patter. Love it.
To create my tags, I die cut a bunch of tags (20 total, 4 each of 5 designs) from Neenah Solar White cardstock using tags from several of Kerri's digital die cut kits (see below the last photo for info on which design came from which kit).
Each of the tags is stamped with images from Kerri's two new stamp sets, Holiday Magic and Believe. Some of the tags I stamped with one image, some I used multiple images from the stamp sets. Everything was stamped with Versamark Frost Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
This tag design had a hole reinforcement design so I die cut that from some gold foil cardstock and adhered it to the tag(s).
The twinkle tag? Yeah, if I had to choose I think that one's my favorite. Totally simple but I love the combination of the stars and the single word.
Need a handmade gift? Tuck these tags into a vellum bag, tape it shut with some sparkly wash tap, secure a gold bow (made with one of Kerri’s designs of course!) and add one of the small tags to the front and voila!, a great gift! Pair it with roll or two of coordinating wrapping paper and tape and it would make a really great gift!
To see how I put together these gold + white stamped gift tags from start to finish, watch out the video below or view on youtube HERE:
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, ME = to purchase from Mama Elephant, etc. Affiliate links used when possible.
A note from Kerri regarding the new holiday stamps:
We sold completely out of our first shipment of stamps in the first 24-ish hours of the sale. Wow! I just want to thank you so much for all your support. I truly love what I do and continued to be humbled by the fact that all of you keep me motivated to create and create with your amazing support. humbled.
Just so you know, all orders as of Tuesday afternoon are on pre-order and will ship within a couple of weeks. But they are still on sale all through this week, so be sure to take advantage of the sale and the pre-order! It ends Sunday.
Be sure to click HERE to start shopping the Christmas in July Sale and to pre-order your stamps!
Sale ends Sunday (that's tomorrow!).
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- Handmade Holiday Series 2014: Pretty Packages feat. KBS (video)
- Handmade Holiday Series 2014: Santa See-Thru Tags (video)
- The winner of the my Craftsy class, Gorgeous Greeting Cards: Stamping & Beyond is Sharri Reeves. Congratulations Sharri! I've emailed you.