Every year, I make my own gift tags, it’s just what I do.
Yes, they take up more time then say buying gift tags, but where’s the fun in that?
So this year, I’ve decided to make all my gift tags with items I already have. So in essence, I’m not spending any money.
It does take some ingenuity, but that’s what creativity is all about.
So, without further ado, I’ll share the gift tags I made for my husband.
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Now, I love the colors of a grey winter-y day, so of course I just had to incorporate that look in my tags. So, with my distress ink, blending foam, and application tool, I made a grey background on cardstock.
For the next part, I wrote out the “To” and “From” portion of the gift tags. It’s much easier to write this out now while the tag is still blank and undecorated. I used this pen for the “To” and “heart”portion, and this pen for the brush lettered names.
After I added a few holes from my hole punch (similar), I added some ribbon/trim. The trim I used is by Prima Marketing Inc and I just love how the red shimmery-ness just pops against the grey background.
Then, with my tree punch and glitter paper, I punched out 3 trees.
I wanted to make a 3-dimensional tree, so to achieve that look I needed to fold each tree in half.
Once the trees were ready, I glued half of the folded tree onto another folded tree. I did the same thing with last tree.
And then I folded the 3D tree onto the base of the tag.
I needed to add some snow to the tag so I decided to try out my new snow pen. This pen is super cool. It comes out like a liquid and once a heat gun (similar) is applied to it, it foams up and gives a snowy effect.
Now, I couldn’t leave the tree plain. So, I decided to add some “ornaments” with my red glitter glue (similar).
Die Cut Machine and Dies
Distress Ink, Blending Foam and Tool
Trim, Glue, Glitter Glue (similar), and Heat Gun
Tree Punch Hole Punch (similar)
Snow Pen and Pens