Happy Monday!  I hope y’all had a great weekend.  Our “Fall into Christmas” Bazaar was fabulous and I was able to pick up a few really cool Christmas gifts from some of the vendors.  We are having a new baby in the family and yesterday was the Baby Shower for little girl/boy Hartlauf.  My nephew and his wife are getting ready for their first and won’t tell us any names they’ve picked out except for the middle names . . . . Italian middle, German last.  Can’t wait to see what the first name is going to be!  Anyhoo, that’s how I spent my weekend . . . celebrating!


I don’t know about you guys, but we don’t buy gift tags here.  I’ve made some fancy Christmas tags in the past, but over the last few years Mallory and I, either one of us, would just punch a bunch of tag shapes from white cardstock, and write names on them.  This happens because I haven’t taken the time to make any tags and always wait until the last minute to even think about it.  Then of course, by then I’m so wrapped up in other projects that I don’t have time and it has fallen to Mallory (while she is in the middle of wrapping gifts).

SO . . . .

the other night while I was just putt zing about in the studio I decided to make a few tags.  I didn’t have anything else to do, was bored, and thought  what the hell, might as well make something constructive.


With Copic Markers, I colored the little stocking image from JustRite Holiday Cheer Set, die cut/embossed the image then with Spellbinders™ Small Circles and mounted it on a Large Scalloped Circle.  The sentiment is stamped in Ranger Olive Archival ink.  I used S3-030 Tag Shape 3 to die cut a tag from Graphic45 Christmas Past paper and mounted it on a small white manila tag.  I added some gold paint around the edge and tied on some gold cording to finish the tag off.  Foam mounting tape was used to separate the layers of the circles on the tag.  Hopefully you can see the space in the photo.

I’m going to try something new today with my recipe.  I’m going to try and give you more detailed info in the post and then show you pictures of the product.  Let me know what you think!

Here’s hoping you have a fabulous day and remember . . .  life is short, take advantage of the adventures that come your way!


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13 Responses to “Handmade Gift Tags!”

  1. Oh those are lovely gift tags!!! The little stocking is too cute! And love how you painted edges in gold paint…lovely!!!

  2. Very cute. But guess I’ll wait until the last minute like I always do. LOL Edna

  3. Wow….I always end up just writing the name on the package itself since I’m trying to wrap as the family arrives!! BHWAHAAAA

    Like the links, btw

  4. Lovely gift tags!! I need to make some of them too. I love that cute stamp too!!

  5. I like having pictures of the product used and links to the websites…called enabling???(sp?) Makes it much easier to reproduce projects. Thanks Sherry

  6. Well that is a GREAT Job of Putt Zing around!!!! LOL Love the tags, and MOST years (red cheeked) I just write the name ON THE PACKAGE!!!!! Not even a punched tag… UGH! I HATE that but am SO ready to be DONE by the time it’s Fat Dude time!!! KWIM? It is SO stressful and should be fun!!!! So I’m gonna start early… tee hee, NOPE Haven’t started yet!!!! LOL

    Congrats on the new lil one!!!! Awwwww…. LOVE Babies, especially someone ELSES !!!! 🙂

  7. oohh how the heck did you get that to work????/ I wanna know, lol…. b ut until I get my blog redone, might have to wait anyway.

    Those are awesome tags and I love the gold around the tag and totally been there (most likely will be there again) about the waiting until the last minute.


  8. These are so cute. I want to try to get some made this year too. Sometimes I end up writing the name on the paper with black magic marker! How bad is that!

  9. Too cute! What a great head start on your Christmas tags!!

  10. Love your work…so vintage!

  11. Love your vibrant colours and texture …

  12. love all your work and using the spellbinders and other products is so inspiring. You are truly one of my mentors thank you.

  13. Such beautiful crafts, I am so impressed and jealous of your talent and creativity. I’m
    slowly learning, but have so much more to learn and practice. Thank you very much for
    sharing, Nestabilities are the greatest.

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