Friday, December 13, 2019

Festive Friday - Two Styles!

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Good morning, friends, and welcome to this week's Festive Friday! We're getting down to the wire now, folks! There is only one Festive Friday after this week. So today I have a couple of pairs of tags to share with you today (full disclosure: there were three of each, but a poorly placed baby wipe killed one of each. Boo!) Since there were only two survivors of each of these styles, I decided to share both today.


First up, I have some shaped shaker tags I made with the Hard Candy Christmas set from Ellen Hutson.


These may look complicated, but they're actually pretty simple. I stamped and die cut the front jar and backed it with a clear cardstock die cut before setting it aside. Then, I die cut folded cardstock so that the shape formed a tent. On the inside I stamped my "to:" and "from:" (I forgot to photograph the insides, but I used the same set as on the other tags from today).

On the outside of the tented bit, I stamped the peppermint from Hard Candy Christmas multiple times. I just did some very simple masking to keep them from overlapping. Then, I assembled my shaker using foam tape, chunky crystal glitter, and a few snowflake sequins. I topped the jar with a banner die cut stamped with a greeting from the same set.


The other tags are ridiculously easy, but I love how clean and simple they are. I die cut the tags from white cardstock and then stamped them with the ribbon stripes from Gift Card Cozy Sentiments (a set I designed a couple of years ago). I added the "to:" and "from:" from the same set.

Then, I stamped and die cut the bows and attached them with foam tape. I embellished each bow with a faux nailhead to look like the knot of the bow. It's a small thing, but it adds just enough shine to make it pop. A little crochet thread for tying and these were done.

Well, that's all for today! I hope you've enjoyed this week's Festive Friday post. I'll see you back here again next week for a final installment! Have a great weekend!

And if you've missed it, I have a post over on The Greetery's blog today, so be sure to check that out too!

Candy Jar Shaker Tags

Stamped Ribbon Tags

Friday, December 6, 2019

Festive Friday - Monogram Tags

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Good morning, friends! Welcome to Festive Friday! It's hard to believe, but there are only two more Festive Fridays after this one. Christmas is coming at us fast! Today's tags are a nice, quick option for dressing up your seasonal packages though, so have no fear! Let's get to it!


I love a good monogram and gift tags are the perfect opportunity to use them (assuming you don't have several of the same initial in the family). I chose three from our list. I don't bother with the "to:" and "from:" on monogram tags because the "to:" is taken care of with the recipient's initial and they can usually guess the "from:" based on the handmade tag. But you could always add those bits of info on the back or on a second layer if you felt the need.


For these tags, I die cut the tags from one of Betsy's Make It Market Mini Kits from a while back. Then, I stamped them with the Jumbo Plaid background from The Stamp Market. I used the Skinny Upper Alpha die (also from The Stamp Market) to cut the monograms.


Then, I stamped a variety of foliage from The Stamp Market's Festive Floral set to use to decorate the tags. I die cut a handful of each piece and then assembled a few at a time on the tags. That means I have more pieces on hand to create additional tags. Bonus! I finished these off with simple white crochet thread for a clean, classic look.

By the way, I chose to go for monograms that didn't have a "floating middle" to worry about (like A or D or O), but you could still use those letters easily by adding a second layer to your tags. You could even do the pattern on the back so the letter was patterned rather than solid for a whole new look.

I hope you've enjoyed today's tag trio! I hope to see you back again next week for our second-to-last Festive Friday of the season! Have a wonderful weekend!

Plaid Monogram Tags