christmas gift tag

I set out to use this cute North Pole postage stamp on a card, and ended up with a holiday tag instead!  The image itself is large enough to be used as a focal point on a card, and I may just make one to match the tag!

The stamp in from Auntie Amy Stamp, which just sold their line to I Brake For Stamps, you’ll probably have to look on that site for this particular image.  It measures about 2.5 x 1.5.

The tag was created first with a tag template from Red Castle software.  If you don’t know about Red Castle, it is a great resource.  They offer alot of free and inexpensive templates that you can just print off of your computer.  This particular tag template offers 10 different tag types and you can chose the size you want from about .25″ all the way to a full size sheet.  Depending on how large or small your tag is it will print out as many on a sheet of paper that will fit.  Also you can select what color you want the outline to be.  I my case I covered most of the tag with paper, so it did not matter.  The template also has a little circle at the top to show you where to punch the hole.

The background papers are from Basic Grey – Eskimo Kisses line.  I stamped the image on white cardstock and colored with copic markers, then popped it up on some cherry cobbler red cardstock (I love this new red from SU!).  You really can’t tell from the photo but I used a stardust gel pen to highlight the rectangle of the image, the stars on the trees and the icicles.  It looks very festive irl!!

The snowflake punch is a Martha Stewart and the red brad is from The Paper Studio Spare Parts.  I used an EK Sucess scalloped punch and some light blue cardstock on the bottom.  The “to” and “from” sentiments are from Flourishes and were stamped in Memento Rhubarb ink.  The satin ribbon is from May Arts.

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