Hello crafty friends,
This is Rita Edwards here and I would like to share my new Christmas gift tag with you.
I love gifts and really love giving them to my friends and family. Today I challenged myself to make a gift tag that I can create for Christmas or any other occasion throughout the year.
For example, instead of a wreath and embossed snowflakes, I could add a ring of flowers and an embossed leaf pattern.
As always, I hope you have a nice cup of coffee or tea in your hand so you can sit back and enjoy my tutorial.
This is how you can create your very own Christmas gift tag:
1. Cut two pieces of pearl metallic cardstock at 3.25″ wide x 6″ high. Also cut 2 pieces of light green metallic cardstock at 3.25″ wide by 2″ high.
2. Using the new Tags & More 1 – Lace die set, position the main tag die over one end of the pearl metallic cardstock. Use a piece of temporary craft tape to keep die in place, then die cut. Next place and secure tag die over the other end of the cardstock and die cut again. Repeat steps on the second pieces of pearl metallic cardstock.
3. Take one of the die cut tags from step 2 and die cut tag overlay on each end of the tag using the tag overlay die included in the Tags & More 1 – Lace die set. Emboss this tag using the Snowflake embossing folder.
4. Take your 2 pieces of light green metallic cardstock and die cut tag shape on one end of each piece.
5. To create the components for the wreath use the pine sprig die, part of the Candle die set, to cut 6 or 7 sprigs from dark green metallic cardstock.
6. Die cut the words Merry Christmas and 2 ring shape tag reinforcements from light green metallic cardstock. (Reinforcement is part of the Tags & More 1 – Lace die set.). Die cut the little bow from Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz. (Bow is part of the Ornament 3 die set.Reminder: You’ll need the Metal Adaptor Plate to die cut the Shimmer Sheetz. Cutting edge of die faces the metal plate with the Shimmer Sheetz in between, these three layers go inside your machine’s usual cutting sandwich. OPTIONS: Substitute a ribbon bow (1/8″ ribbon); use a Merry Christmas Peel-Off instead of die cutting the words. (These two substitutions mean you will need two die sets instead of four.)
The photo below will show you all of the die cut pieces for the complete Christmas gift tag.
7. Adhere the light green tag pieces to the “solid” pearl metallic tag. Adhere the pearl overlay tag on top.
8. Overlap and glue the pine sprigs to form a wreath. (Refer to project photo.) Adhere Merry Christmas inside the wreath. Note: Only a small amount of glue is needed to hold the sprigs and words in place. Apply tiny drops to the back of the shapes using a corsage pin or toothpick and don’t let any seep out when placing the sprigs and words on the tag.
9. Glue the bow at the top of the wreath; adhere the two ring shape reinforcements to the holes at the top and bottom of the tag. Thread ribbon through the tag at the top and bottom as shown in the project photo.
10. To complete the tag, add a ribbon that can tie around our Christmas gift.
I would like to thank you for following my tutorial and I hope that you have as much fun making this tag as I did.
Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today:
– (952) Tags & More 1 – Lace die set
– (919) Candle die set
– (944) Merry Christmas die
– (927) Ornaments Set 3 die set
– (E126) Snowflakes Embossing Folder
– (SS 0214) Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz
– (803) Metal Adaptor Plate (if using Shimmer Sheetz bow)
– Neenah Creative Collection Pearlescent Cardstock
– White ribbon
– Red 1/8″ ribbon (if using a ribbon bow on wreath)
– Beacon Kid’s Choice (tube) glue
– Toothpick or corsage pin to apply glue to sprigs, words, and bow