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Crafty Little Christmas: Gift Tags

Part of the beauty of a special wrapped package includes the little "extras", like a darling little gift tag that notates who the recipient is.  I am a sucker for the cutesy tags and the blingy tags (I have a whole bin of them with my Christmas gift wrap), but I've found that I buy them and then never use them for two reasons.  One, they are usually an investment (even the discount retailers are between $0.30-$0.50 each) and I hate seeing that amount of money wind up in the trash.  And two, they don't always coordinate with my gift wrap (if I find ones that do, then I pay even more of a premium for that type of coordination!)  Are any of you nodding your heads alongside me?  Haha!

Well, this year, I found a very affordable way to custom-make my own gift tags!  I can coordinate my colors to work with my existing gift wrap and I'm not spending a fortune!  I mean, some of these tags cost as little as $0.07 to make!  I can totally give away that price and be proud that I did it myself!!!  (I guess I'm still a little sad to see it in the trash, though! 😉)

Take a peek at some of the tags I created:

Because of the size, you can get about 12 tags from one solid piece of cardstock, which is super affordable.  (I'll do the math for you: one piece of Whisper White Cardstock costs about $0.26.  Take that divided by 12 tags, and you're looking at $0.02 per tag to start!)  I also was able to use up scraps of Designer Series Paper, so that works out well and barely factors into my cost! 

Here's how to make them:

Supply List:

Paper Dimensions:
  • Cardstock (2" x 3-1/2")
  • Cut out your cardstock base and punch the top using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.
  • Embellish any way you'd like with Designer Series Paper, Stamps, and Ink.
  • Tie a bit of Baker's Twine through the top of the tag for application to your package.
You not only can save tons of money making these yourself, but you can also make tons of them in a short amount of time!  Just cut, stamp, and go!

Here's another set of some more that I made for your inspiration pleasure:

These tags also can make for a great Hostess Gift for those Christmas Parties or even Secret Santa Gifts that are given before Christmas.  Look at how I packaged mine up for my Craft Fair:

Just a little more Designer Series Paper, a 3" x 6" Gusseted Cellophane Bag, and a Delicate White Doily and I was all set!

To take it a step further, here's an idea for a Supply List to get your Tag Making started:
Assuming you used all of the Whisper White Cardstock that comes in the pack (that's 480 tags!) your cost would be around $0.13/tag (and that's also assuming you'd never use the Punch or the Stamp Set/Ink for any other project, which I'm betting you would!)  You can't get any cheaper than that even at Target!

Don't forget to use Hostess Code: F9B3P3X4 to get a FREE gift from me!  (If your order is more than $150, then omit the code and earn Hostess Rewards---email me with questions!)

Have Fun!


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