Welcome to Day 5 of my last minute Handmade Holiday 2018 Series!
(there will be one more day, so please stay tuned for my final Handmade Holiday post coming soon!)
I'm back with my fifth year of last minute handmade ideas! Five years, you guys. Wow. Thank you so much for your support of this series. I have been overwhelmed and almost considered not doing the series this year but I kept getting emails and comments asking for it so I sat down to make a list of projects I could do and I got really excited. So this series is for you crafting friends. I appreciate each and every one of you and y'all make this possible. Much love to everyone.
The goal of this series is adding handmade touches to gifts for our friends and family. Even with the craziness of the season I like to be able to personalize the gifts under our tree. Over the next couple of 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 four little letterboard tags)!
Each Handmade Holiday project blog post will feature a brand new, never before seen project(s) plus an incredible giveaway from a generous sponsor!
LITTLE LETTERBOARD GIFT TAGS
I'm a huge fan of letterboards and we have several in our home. What could be better than bringing the letterboard trend into our cardmaking and paper crafting?!!! The Stamp Market unveiled this adorable Little LetterBoard Die Set during Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales and I immediately had to make a tag with it. Click HERE to see that first tag on Instagram. Today I'm going to share how I made several letterboard tags and even a little variation using dies from Mama Elephant paired with The Stamp Market Little Letterboard. The sky is the limit with crafting. Mix and match your supplies to showcase your unique style! I hope y'all enjoy the tags today.
V I D E O T U T O R I A L
To watch the creation of these little letterboard gift tags from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
These Little Letterboard gift tags feature dimensional die cut letters on the letterboard fronts and stamped and embossed sentiments and "to/from" on the backs for a polished and professional look.
The frame was die cut from smooth white cardstock and adhered over the red background front. I layered two frames per letterboard to give the frame a bit more dimension.
Smooth white cardstock was adhered to Fun Foam using Stick It Adhesive and the Little Letterboard alphabet die was die cut from the medium multiple times. The benefit of die cutting the letters from the dimensional material is that they stay together and are easy to pull out and adhere to your project. I used a small pair of craft tweezers to make it even easier working with the small alphabet.
For the variation on the tags, I paired the Little Letterboard with the Mama Elephant Favor Bag Santa/Elf Add On (santa, hat) and the Favor Bag Dog Add On ("mittens"). I colored in Santa's face with Copic Markers and assembled him according to the video directions. The letter board was adhered right below his nose and the "mittens" to either side of the letterboard to make it appear he is holding it in front of himself! Isn't it cute?!!! Image making lots of these with elves, reindeer, or other Mama Elephatn Favor Bag Add On critters. The Simon Says Stamp Big Picture animals would work great as well!
Holes were punched in each tag and red/white baker's twine threaded through and knotted to finish the tags.
S U P P L I E S
Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this project. Click the icon for the store underneath the thumbnails to start shopping. Where available I use compensated affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and videos. Thank you!
G I V E A W A Y
I'm thrilled to be offering a giveaway from The Stamp Market!
Please leave a comment on this post by December 13, 2018, 11:59 pm CST for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to The Stamp Market!
Winners for the 2018 series will all be notified via email and posted on the blog on Friday, December 14, 2018.
A huge thank you to The Stamp Market for sponsoring the giveaway(s) today!
M O R E H A N D M A D E H O L I D A Y P R O J E C T S