Wednesday, December 7, 2016

SSINKspiration Tags, Tags, and Tags

Good morning!  We made it to the midpoint of the week and I'm sure like me you are in full on holiday preparations and trying to figure out how to get it all done.  One of the things I love to do is make gift packaging special with handmade touches (anyone who knows me is not surprised by this!)  Today the SSINKspiration designers are sharing some fun and easy gift tag ideas to help you put the finishing touches on your packaging.  The great thing about gift tags is that they are small so you don't need a lot to really make them WOW and you can make them very quickly.

I'm sharing two different tags today for your enjoyment.

The first tag uses the Fab Friday Sketch Challenge for inspiration along with several items from the Candy Cane Lane Product Suite (I found out the designer series paper has sold out but you could easily make this card using the Washi Tape for the same look).  I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch to punch the top and then threaded a piece of Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine through the top for the tie.  I used the Tin of Tags stamp set to stamp the greeting in Early Espresso ink and then added two strips of Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper along the bottom.

This cute little reindeer is from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and was stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock with Early Espresso ink before being punched out with the coordinating Cookie Cutter Punch (both the stamp set and punch are carrying over, yeah! but the discounted bundle price is only available through the end of the month so if you haven't added these to your collection make sure to purchase the bundle now to save a little $$).  I used Stampin' Write Marker's to color in the antlers and nose and then used dimensionals to attach him to a Real Red Circle cut with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch.

Nice and easy and still uses the card sketch for inspiration.

The second tag uses the Here's to Cheers stamp set and coordinating Cheerful Tags Framelits (both items are carrying over so like above, purchase them now since the bundle price is only available until the end of the month).  I used a piece of Real Red cardstock, Big Shot, and Cheerful Tags Framelits to cut the base (love that it cuts and scores everything all at once!!) and then added a piece of Washi Tape on the inside bottom (this tape is retired but we have lots of washi tape that would work great so take your pick).  Next I took a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper and cut out the little arched piece using the framelit set.  For the greeting I used Stampin' Write Markers to color directly on the stamp and then stamped on Whisper White cardstock before punching it out with the 1 3/4" Circle Punch.  I attached the greeting with dimensionals and being careful not to cover up the hole for the twine at the top (the circle hangs over the top a little).  I used some Basic Black Baker's Twine as the tie for this tag.

We make this tag at my gift packaging class and used it to decorate one of the large 6"x17" Cello Bags along with some Cucumber Crush Mini Striped Ribbon and it turned out uber cute!!

I hope these tags have provided some inspiration for your gift packaging needs.  I'm hosting a cookie exchange this weekend and think I'll be whipping up some of these tags for the ladies to use on their packaging so it's nice and stress free!

Below are easy ordering links for the product's used on today's tags:


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  1. This is so funny to see - I've been in total tag mode here this week, lol. This one is SO CUTE! I haven't used this stamp yet from this set - time to make it happen! Perfect pairing with Tin of Tags sentiment! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  2. I love that you used this sketch for a tag, Diana. It's adorable! Thanks for playing along with this FabFriday sketch challenge!

  3. How cute! Love your little tags, the colors are just perfect and so is your design. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  4. What a perfect way to use that bit of gum drop DSP! I love your fun tags!

  5. I love that you used our sketch for a tag design! And it turned out so cute! Love that reindeer. He is sure to be a hit with the gift recipient! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!


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