Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Easy Gift Tags by Jeanette

Hi! This is Jeanette from Canada and I have fun and quick holiday project to show you today!
I decided that I would make all my little gift tags this year. I used all my little pieces of extra cardstock and, instead of coloring my images which would be time-consuming, I embossed them instead. I {heart} the clean and simple look and best of all, this takes very little time to do!  I also loved that I could use many of my beloved Whiff of Joy images!
Whiff of Joy 2010 - Page 185
  • To start, I used the Whiff of Joy magical tag die with my Cuttle-bug and made the tags using scrap pieces of kraft cardstock.
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  • I ran the embossing buddy (little bag filled with cornstarch will also work) over my tag. This will prevent stray embossing powder from sticking to areas where I do not want it. I inked up my image with my Versamark stamp pad.
Whiff of Joy 2010 - Page 187
  • I covered the stamped image with Filigree white embossing powder and gently tapped the edge of the tag to remove any stray powder. I did this over an inexpensive tray the I picked up in the $ store.
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  • I heat set using my embossing tool.
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  • I placed my “To” and “From” stamps on the same block and stamped them onto the tag using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
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  • I sponged some white ink onto the edges of the tag to soften the look.
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  • Here you can some of the different tags I created. I tied a small length of red ribbon to each one. It gives them a little “pop” of color.
Hope you liked my simple little tutorial and that it motivates you to create some sweet gift tags of your own!


  1. great idea. Thanks for sharing. The tags look simple yet beautiful. Thanks!

  2. Magnifique et originale idée. Bises

  3. Hello Jeanette,

    The tags look beautiful!

  4. Hi Jeanette,

    Cute tags!!
    Just love those last minutes things^_^

    Sonja x

  5. that is a lovely idea sweetie
    thanks for sharing
    hugs angelique

  6. Merci pour ces très jolis tags! Une bonne idée pour accompagner le cadeaux!! Bises. Nadine

  7. What a wonderful idea! Those tags are just lovely. (will probably make some myself)

  8. What a great tutorial, and they look stunning, will have a go at this later. Thank you Debbiexx

  9. The tags look simple yet beautiful. Thanks!

  10. Thank you so much for this cute and quick idea. I am going to do this also. Really cute tags.


  11. Fabulous tutorial Jeanette! Thanks for the tip about the bag of cornstarch I didn't know that and hate those stray bits of embossing powder! hugs, Jane xxx

  12. Great tags - thanks for sharing. I love the no 2 stamps in both rows.
    I will be happy if you could tell me something about them (the little king and Mary)- where to buy them, the manufactor ...

  13. Stunning idea. Love it. Jaqui x


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