The gift of gift tags!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is all about making your own gift tags!! Not only do I love to make my own gift tags, but I love to give out gift tags as little gifts at Christmas time! For me, this is a great way to use up my holiday DSP, ribbon, and embellishments and when you use Stampin’ Up! punches, they really are easy to make. I’m going to share with you some simple layouts and tips to get you started!

Since I’m using the Snowflake Splendor DSP, I first started with Thick Whisper White cardstock for the gift tag base. I first cut a ½” off the 8 ½” side and then cut in half (at 5 ½”) along the 11” side. Don’t toss that ½” x 11” piece, you will use it later. Along the 8” side of the 5 ½” x 8” piece, I cut at every 2”, which will give you four 2” x 5 ½” pieces. You can repeat this for the other 5 ½” x 8” piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, which will give you a total of eight 2” x 5 ½” strips. I then proceeded to punch one end with the Banner Triple Punch and the other end with either the Scalloped Tag Topper or Delightful Tag Topper Punch:

I chose this design from the Snowflake Splendor DSP, first cutting one 2” strip from the 12” x 12” DSP. At first, I cut the 2” x 12” strip at 4” (along the 12” side) and attached them to the 2” x 5 ½” strip of Thick Whisper White cardstock before I punched the ends, which are the three tags from the left side. Personally, I think the 4” pieces are too long, so I then cut another 2” x 12” piece of DSP at 3” (along the 12” side) and adhered to the middle of the tag, after punching each end, which is the tag on the right:

I then used the 2 ¼” Circle Punch (along the top) and the 2” Circle Punch (along the bottom) to punch out different cardstock and foil circles. I then placed them in the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, which you can use either the embossed or debossed side. Tip-if you use the 2 ¼” Circle Punch, you can fit four of the circles to emboss at once and if you use the 2” Circle Punch, you can fit six of the circles to emboss at once:

I used most of the sentiments from Itty Bitty Christmas, these fit perfectly on either the ½” strip of Thick Whisper White cardstock or on Whisper White cardstock with the 1 ½” Circle Punch. For the ½” strip, I stamped different sentiments in coordinating ink and punched out with the Classic Label Punch or cut off to use the Banner Pick a Punch or the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. For the sentiments punched out with the 1 ½” Circle Punch, I used the small background snowflake stamp in Smoky Slate ink, stamping off once first:

Now you just pick which sentiment to layer with which embossed circle:

Then just add a couple of embellishments if you want, I used the Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes and the Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and ribbon. For the tag on the right, I used the Snowflake Splendor Ribbon and for the tag on the left, I used the white ribbon from Flowers for Every Season and the blue ribbon from Playing with Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack:

Adding die-cuts is a fun way to add more to your gift tag and since the So Many Snowflakes Dies have three different sized detailed dies, you can use all three at once on cardstock or glimmer paper:

For the tag on the left, I paired the glimmer snowflake with the sentiment and used Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon with the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. For the tag on the right, I paired a circle punched sentiment with the cardstock snowflake, which I used a rhinestone in the middle, and stapled the Braided Linen Trim and Pool Party Sheer Ribbon together:

The Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set has the To/From stamp, which I used on the back with Smoky Slate ink:

These next two gift tags are super easy! The gift tag base size is the same, I just used colored cardstock, and used one of the Flowers for Every Season 6” x 6” DSP winter designs, cutting it into six 2” x 3” pieces. For one side of the design, I used Misty Moonlight cardstock for the base, heat embossed the sentiment from Everything Essential stamp set in White Emboss Powder, punched out with the 2” Circle Punch, and used the Sprig Punch to punch out twice from the Silver Foil Sheet:

I used liquid glue to adhere the 2” x 3” DSP, glue dots to adhere the foil sprigs as shown, and dimensionals for the embossed circle punch. This is completed with the white ribbon and misty moonlight/silver baker’s twine:

For the other side of the DSP, I used Just Jade cardstock for the tag base and to emboss the stamp, which I also punched out with the 2” Circle Punch. I used the copper Brushed Metallic cardstock for the Sprig Punch:

This is assembled the same way and I used the Just Jade gingham ribbon and the copper grosgrain ribbon from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack:

The Everything Essential stamp set also comes with a To and a From stamp, which I used to stamp on the back in either Just Jade or Misty Moonlight inks:

Here is a “simple stamping” tag that I had fun with the colors! I used Magenta Madness and Rich Razzleberry for the snowflake stamps, used the small snowflake background stamp in Smoky Slate ink to fill in around the bigger snowflakes, and added two of clear epoxy droplets in the middle of the two large snowflakes. For the ribbon, I cut two pieces of crinkled seam ribbon and colored with Dark Magenta Madness and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, tying a piece of Linen Thread into a knot:

Here are a few more gift tags, from the left I used the Coastal Cabana Ribbon (Playing with Patterns Ribbon) and Linen Thread tied into a bow. For the middle, I cut three pieces of the crinkled seam ribbon, colored them with Dark Smoky Slate, Dark Balmy Blue, and Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends, stapling them together. For the right side, I used the white faux linen ribbon from Flowers for Every Season, a glue dot to adhere the ribbon together above the top of the tag, placing a 6mm Blue Adhesive-Backed Gem on top, and tying the end into a knot:

These gift tags are so easy to make!! The easiest thing to first start off with, is by cutting your DSP and cardstock first, which if you use one sheet of 12” x 12” DSP and three sheets of 8” x 11” cardstock, you can make 24 gift tags. Then you just make your 24 sentiment pieces, any die cuts, accents, embellishments, and ribbon, which you can “assembly line” putting them together! This is a great way to use up DSP, embellishments, and ribbon, making room for next year! You can package these up to give out with either a fun cellophane bag, Mini Paper Pumpkin Box, or even make your own cute little box!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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