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I Brake For…Tags!

Hello friends!  It’s December and just about 2.5 weeks away from Christmas!  I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the season.

It’s my turn on the I Brake For Stamps blog and I have a couple of holiday tags to show you.  To get the most out of my Christmas stamps I like to use them not only for cards, but for tags as well.   My craft room is filled with enough paper, ink, ribbons and stamps so I really don’t need to buy ready made tags.

Here is the first..

 

This tag uses the cute North Pole Postage stamp found here.

I colored it with copics and adhered it to a tiny red card that opens up and provides a space for you to write To/From.

From there I attached it to a base that consisted of red cardstock and a snowflake die cut.  The die cut was attached to the red cardstock with spray adhesive – its the best thing to use when you have a die cut with a lot of open spaces.  The only problem is you only get one chance to attach it.  Once it is on the paper it is stuck!  No repositioning!    And forget about the fancy twine in the scrapbook aisle.. that white string is crochet thread – cheap and lasts forever.

The next tag uses the beautiful stamp called Poinsettias…found here. 

As you can see I only used part of the stamp – I colored it with copics, cut it out and attached it to a die cut tag.

Over the years (decades?) of paper crafting I have learned not to spend a lot of money on gift wrap.  For small items I use my (large) stash of patterned paper to make gift card holders, envelopes, boxes and bags.  For larger gifts I have a roll of white wrapping paper that I purchased at a local retail supply house.  With white wrapping paper you can do so much – it can be used for any occasion – just dress it up with ribbons or stamp on it and you have a custom design.

For this package I used a pretty gold ribbon that I saved from  a gift I received last Christmas along with some plain red satin ribbon to wrap the box.  Add the tag and I’m done!

Hop on over to the IBFS store and check out the thousands of stamps – I know you will find something to you liking.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!