When I wrap presents on Christmas Eve, a hurricane of paper and tape and tags fly by until every package hides perfectly behind the wrapping. I didn’t say the wrapping paper looks perfect, just that everything gets covered. Ha! But when I want to add a special touch of handmade goodness to a gift, I like to create my own tags with special cardstock. You can make beautiful and sophisticated looking tags with a few simple dies and supplies.
To get started, you will need to gather some coordinating paper, dies, and embossing powder . Here’s a list of the supplies I used:
- Cardstock Warehouse 100 lb paper in: Mars Metallic, Gumdrop, Hot Fudge, Brown Box Kraft, and Cherry Veneer.
- Stamp & die sets: Concord & 9th - Stocking Stuffers Dies & CZ Design Ho Ho Ho Tag Die
- Die-cutting machine - I highly recommend the Gemini Junior
- Baker’s Twine
- Strong liquid adhesive
- Versamarker Emboss Pen
- White Embossing Powder
CREATING THE CARD
To begin, I die cut the Mars Metallic, Cherry Veneer and Brown Box Cardstock to create three tags. The red cardstock is thick enough to not double up, but the Veneer is thinner and needs a backing. So I adhered the veneer to the front of the Brown Box Lunch die cut with some strong liquid adhesive.
I die cut the little sprig of pine out of the Hot Fudge and Gumdrop papers three times each.
Next, I adhered the sprigs to the front of the tags. For the red tag, I added snow with a white gel pen. For the veneer tag, I used a Versamarker pen and some Marshmallow Puff embossing powder.
I drew in little snowdrifts on the bottom of each tag and snow shelves on each letter with the Versamarker pen. Then, I melted embossing powder on it to give the effect of fallen snow on the tags.
To finish off the tags, I added a loop of brown baker’s twine to each hole!
Thank you for joining me today for this tag tutorial. I am happy to connect with you about this project and supplies I used to create them via social media: Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! Also, be sure to follow Cardstock Warehouse on Facebook and Instagram! Tag us in your creations using #cardstockwarehouse to be featured on our Instagram!