Saturday, December 23, 2023

3-To-Inspire with Ali Moore

Ali here with one last holiday project! 

It's not too late to pull out those Christmas supplies and make a few gift tags to elevate your gift giving. Handmade touches, in my mind at least, really make a gift special and a handmade tag like the ones below do the job well!

And if the holiday celebrations are over for you, one gift I've given myself in the past, is to prep some Christmas crafts for the coming year. It's such a nice surprise when digging out holiday wrapping supplies and seeing that I took the time to prep some gift tags in advance. 

My three challenges today are:

  1. make gift tags
  2. reuse packaging
  3. add some dimension or texture

For these tags, I noticed that so many of the background packaging in the Oh What Fun kit were super cute and I didn't want them to go to waste. These packaging inserts work perfect for tags since they're usually a heavier cardstock. You'll notice I also reused the glassine bag that packaged the kit ephemera. This made a fun pocket to house a bigger tag and some more embellishing!

I had a few extra Christmas products on hand from the CTK shop that I worked in to add some dimension. I used chipboard numbered stars on the first tag, along with stamps from the 2023 kit.

On the second tag, I used some puffy stickers and my sewing machine to help hold them in place and add extra texture.

And the third tag got some die cuts and stickers on the outside and layered florals overtop of thread on the inside piece. I also used a beautiful puffy sticker on the florals for a sweet message.

I hope these tags inspire you to try one, or even all three, of the challenges with your Christmas stash. Making gift tags is such a fun and quick way to spend some time paper crafting!

I'll post a process video on my instagram if you'd like a quick look at how these came together! @PaperCutGoods

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