February 25, 2013

DIY Gift Tags

After all the birthday mayhem (my three-year-old's birthday is the day after my twins' birthday) at our house last October, I decided I needed to get a bit more organized in the wrapping, packaging, and gift tap department.  I love making gifts looks extra special, but with three birthdays in two days, wrapping always seems to take a backseat to everything else.  
I started the day after the birthday bashes and got busy making gift tags.  I wanted to make tons, so I could just pull one out at any given time to wrap up a special gift.  I also stocked up on solid wrapping paper colors (I love brown craft paper) and cute toppers.  I wanted everything ready to go, so wrapping a cute gift would be quick and easy! I took a bunch of my scrapbook paper scraps (perfect project them) and started mixing and matching.  It was so much fun to come up with different combinations!

*scrapbook paper (scraps work great)
*Cricut & Preserves Cartridge
*alphabet stamp set
*black ink
*distressing ink

*Cut tags (2 sizes, 1/4" in difference) using Cricut Preserves Cartridge
*Distress edges of tags with distressing ink
*Stamp To: and From: on the tags
*Layer tags and adhere

If you don't have a Cricut, you could easily cut the tags out with scissors or a paper cutter.  Square or rectangle tags would look great!  And if you don't have an alphabet stamp set, you could print out To: and From: on your computer or even write them by hand.  

Have fun with the tags- mix and match whatever scraps you have.  I didn't buy a single piece of new paper for this project.  I love how using what you have can produce such fun and unexpected results!  And the fun just continues when you mix and match ribbons and toppers with the tags. 

P.S.  These tags would be a great addition to the DIY gift boxes I posted about back in December.
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  1. These are beautiful! Thanks for the instructions.

    I wanted to thank you for stopping by Snack Cups and Smiles. Have a lovely week!
    With Smiles,
    Angie at http://snackcupsandsmiles.blogspot.com/

    1. Hi, Angie! Thanks for your sweet comment. I love visiting Snack Cups and Smiles! We'll see you around.

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    1. Thank you! They were lots of fun to put together. Thanks so much for visiting, come back any time!

  3. These gift tags are so adorable! What a cute idea!

    1. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit, Maria! Hope you're having a great day!

  4. Super cute tags! I have always wanted to have stacks on hand, great idea layering with scrapbook paper too!

    1. I have a GIANT stack now, and I love it. I'm never without a cute gift tag (at least for awhile). Find yourself a good movie, and make tags all night long, then you'll be set! Thanks so much for visiting, Jenna! Hope to see you again soon.

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