Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Christmas Gift Tags

Hey everyone, and happy one week to go! Yikes! I have several things to share with you this week, and hopefully I'll have time to get to them all. I decided to throw in a nasty head cold in the mix of last things to do. Yuck. Anyway, these are the tags I created this year to go on presents. They were super easy to make, and I did each while wrapping presents.  
Using three stamp sets from Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous and three inks and a Stickles from Ranger, I was able to whip 30 of these out pretty quick...an hour and a half.
I stamped the holly from Tim's Yuletide Set on three places in the upper portion of the kraft tags, and the sentiment from the Christmastime Set, in Jet Black Archival. I used a white pen to color in the open areas on the sentiment, and Christmas Red Stickles to color in the berries. I also like to ink over the holes on the kraft tags to make them match the colors a little better...I'm strange that way.
I added names to each tag using Tim's Worn Text letters...love that set...stamped in Wendy Vecchi's Red Geranium Archival. Then I gave the letters shadow with the white pen. I sewed around the bottom edges of the tag, and added string in the holes. I also inked the edges in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Simple and yet special for the recipients.
I also made some simple black and white tags as well, just using a wide width white pen and regular white pen, doodling, and then added more Stickles.
I tend to go a little nuts and get messy while wrapping, but then I love to clean it all up and stack the presents strategically under the tree.
I'll be back again tomorrow with ornaments. Thanks for stopping by, especially at this busy time! 
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Love these tags, especially how you inked the holly around the edges and added the names, what a special way to ensure each package gets into the right hands! The merry Christmas sentiment is one of my favorites from Tim’s stamps this season! Thanks for sharing, sorry about the nasty head cold-unfortunately, I can relate....ugh. Feel better soon!

  2. Great tags Anita, love the gorgeous holly edges and the names pop beautifully. They’ll look fabulous under the tree. Hope your cold disappears soon, I think it’s been everywhere this year. Merry Christmas to you all xxx

  3. Your tags look fabulous - I love the intricate holly, and perfect lettering, and the Merry Christmas greeting is just lovely. Amazing to see your production line of gift-wrapping - the finished presents look stunning. I've got the cold too, so I completely sympathise - and I'm nowhere near as ready as it seems you are!
    Alison x

  4. Oh, I want to come cozy up in your living room with you....what a beautiful scene! I love, love, love these tags! They really make each package so special. And those bows! Yowza! Such great ribbon! Hoping you feel better soon! Drink lots of hot tea with cloves and ground black papper and honey...it really works! Hugs, love and Merry Christmas!

  5. I am so sorry that you are suffering with a horrid cold, I hope you feel better by Christmas! I just love your beautifully wrapped gifts, the stockings on the fireplace and your lovely tags - I also love the name Peyton, such a pretty name! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. How on earth have you the organisation and time management skills to not only make incredible tags, but to even go and stitch them!!! You put me to shame! Bet your home looks amazing! Now Ive been checking out your photo...your pooch has a lovely cosy nest .. As well as stitching tags and wrapping presents you seem to have also done extra multi-tasking...I reckon thats your purchase on tv screen availing of free shipping! Hope it arrives before Santa does! Nx

    1. HA...you have a keen eye! It's just a commercial though, but it's probably something I want...lol! The dog has her bed right next to the fireplace, and I tend to craft on the floor a lot, right next to her, and she loves it!


Thank you so much for viewing my blog and commenting on it! It truly means so much to me.