Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Gift Bazaar Day 2

Hi Everyone! Today for the Croppin' Paradise Gift Bazaar I have a set of gift tags that are super easy to create. Because everybody needs gift tags, no matter what you are giving. And why not give your gift that special touch with a homeade gift tag?

Here is what you need:
Kraft cardstock (or some other neutral color)
Background stamp and white ink
Christmas Paper (I'm using the Everybody Loves Christmas line from Echo Park)
Ribbon or twine

First, using your kraft or neutral cardstock, cut out some tags. Use your Cricut or other cutting machine or just cut some rectangles all the same size and round the corners.

Using your background stamp and white ink, stamp the background all over the tags. Ink the edges.

Cut two strips of patterned paper, one a bit smaller than the other. Layer them and adhere to the lower half of your tag.

Wrap your ribbon or twine around the bottom half of the tag. Add a button to one side. Threading ribbon or twine through the button is optional!

Add coordinating stickers or diecuts to one side of the tag. Cut small squares from white/neutral cardstock for the other side, for the To and From sentiments.

Add some pretty twine/ribbon/fiber to the top of your tags. You are now done!!

This is an easy way to create a bunch of tags, assembly line style. I only have three here, but I could have easily created 10 tags in the time it took to complete these. After deciding which papers and supplies to use, the rest is easy!

Taking just a little bit of time to organize your supplies, you can crank out a bunch of these cute gift tags for all your gifts this year. Make sure you come over to Croppin' Paradise for Day 3...we have so much more to show you all!

Thanks for stopping by...


Karina said...

Those are the cutest tags ever. I love a package wrapped in plain paper with a wonderful personal touch like this to showcase on the top. Love the red/white bakery twine.

Sue said...

These will sure "dress up" any gift! I finally ordered some bakery twine, and can't wait to get it:)

mustangkayla said...

Very cute! I wish I had time to make some tags for my baaar!

Dana said...

EEEK, so cute Mara. I love the step-by-step photos and that wee snowman!

patti west said...

wicked cute tags w/great directions!! p.s. love your blog - and I can prove it. come see!

The Gov. said...

Mara, Super Cute Tags!

B said...

Way too cute! Love the bit of twine!

Melissa said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing your process! THat little snowman is adorable!

Angie said...

Those are cute tags. I was thinking the same of making my own this year. those are adorable! have a super weekend!

Joni M said...

I got down to the third photo and thought, "Those are really cute!" Then I went down one photo and thought, "Hey, now they're even cuter"... Then down one more photo, and thought, "WOW, those are gorgeous!"
GREAT tags, Mara!!!

norine said...

Cute, cute, CUTE!!!!

Congrats on your Stylish Blogger Award too!!!

IamDerby said...

Love these, kraft and white is a favorite of mine.

melody said...

oh..what scrumptious tags!

BethieJ said...

Mara these are so CUTE!! LOVE LOVE LOVE to make tags!! :)
Have a GREAT day!