Hello friends! I can hardly believe that we are T-minus seven days from Christmas Eve. 2015 has truly flown by at warp speed. As I prepare for Christmas: baking cookies, buying that perfect little something for a friend or coworker, I am always thinking of presentation as well. The wrapping of Christmas presents … or any present for that matter is almost as important as what is inside. The right packaging can pull a gift together and let the recipient know how much you care and really reflects the work put into handmade gifts in particular.
What I especially like is the size of this project, I can pre-cut tags and other elements and then sit in front of the TV watching a Christmas movie (Scrooged, White Christmas, Holiday Inn, or Elf). They go together quickly and I make more than I need for those gifts that seem to pop up at the last minute.
With this in mind, I decided to pull out my Christmas papers, Yuletide by 7 Dots Studio and Vintage Christmas by Blue Fern Studios and make some gift tags for the handmade goodies I’m giving friends this year. Any die set will work to make your tags, you can even purchase pre-formed tags in white, kraft, black, and other colors. For these tags I used the Holiday Tags Stamps & Die Set from My Creative Time it is my favorite at the moment. I think they are so festive. I also added sequins, pearls, trees and holly cut from glitter paper, and a bit of festive washi tape. Here are a few pictures to get your creative ideas flowing.
I hope this has inspired you to take a look at your gift wrapping and make some festive gift tags. Until then, remember, creativity and imperfection live together in all we do. “Grace is the face love wears when it meets imperfection.”
Yuletide & Vintage Christmas
Holiday Tags Stamps & Die Set
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Heidi Swapp Glitter Paper
Fresh Ink: Currant & Mojito
Christmas Cross Stitch Washi
Christmas Tree Winter Washi