Christmas Tags and Gift Box (Stampin Up #Elfie)

Christmas Tags and Gift Box (Stampin Up #Elfie)


Hello, my crafty friends. Today we are going to take a little break
from making Christmas cards and we are going to switch to making Christmas tags. I mean everyone needs some handmade tags to
decorate our Christmas presents, right? Hi, it’s Lynn Dunn from Stamptastic Designs. Thanks so much for joining me today. In this episode of Stamptastic TV, I will
share three different quick and easy Christmas tag ideas with you and I will also show you
how to make an adorable little box for the tags. You know, just in case you want to give them
away as a gift. Now the projects in this video feature the
Elfie stamp set from Stampin up and some of the fun patterned papers from the wrapped
in plaid designer series paper pack. But keep in mind you can use the ideas shared
here today to create all sorts of fun Christmas tags, not just elf tags. So get creative with it. By the end of this video, you will have three
different tag ideas and a simple little gift box to showcase them in. For the latest card making ideas, be sure
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I upload a new video. So do you typically use handmade cards, handmade
tags, or a little bit of both on the top of your wrapped presents? Leave me a comment below. Okay, so first let’s talk about the supplies
you will need to create these projects. So I am using garden green, shaded spruce,
and white card stock colors which coordinate with the fun patterned papers from the wrapped
in plaid designer series paper pack. I will also be using the adorable little Elfie
stamp set. And to create some of the accent pieces, I
will be using some layering ovals and the stitch shaped dies. I will also be using some black memento ink
and I will be doing a little bit of coloring. So I’m using some of my favorite coloring
tools, which are the stamp and blends. But you can use any coloring tools that you
have on hand. I will also be using a little glitter pen. It’s called Wink of Stella. So to create the top of the tag, I’m going
to be using the Delightful Tag Topper punch. And I will also be using a bit of shaded spruce
or gold striped ribbon for the tops of my tags. And then the last thing is just a little bit
of white Baker’s twine. Okay, I think that’s it. Let’s get started. So let’s start by talking about how to create
the tags. Now I like to use a tag Topper to create my
tags. There are a lot of fun punches like this Delightful
Tag Topper that you can use to make a fancy top for your tags. Now the tag toppers are designed for tags
that are about two inches wide or less. So I typically go with the two inch size for
the width of my tag since it will easily fit inside the tag topper. Now you can create tags as long or as short
as you’d like. So for the tags I’m sharing today, I used
either a five and a half or a six inch length. Now the five and a half works well for the
cardstock tags and a six inch length works well for the patterned paper tags. Since the patterned paper comes in a six by
six inch paper pack. That way if you use these measurements, you
won’t have any leftover card stock or leftover patterned paper, but again you can cut them
to any length that you prefer. Tag number one, the elf tag. So since we are working with the Elfie stamp
set, it’s only fitting that we create an elf tag. So we’re going to start with a piece of garden
green card stock cut at two by five and a half inches. Cut a two by two inch piece of white cardstock. Randomly snip one of the edges of the white
card stock to create the collar for the elf suit. Now you will be snipping jagged little triangular
shapes across the bottom of the card stock. So once you have the triangular shapes cut
into the side of that white card stock, then go ahead and adhere the card stock piece to
the top of the green card stock piece that we’re using for our tag. Now the jagged edges of the white piece should
be resting directly on the green tag. Now go ahead and punch out the top of the
tag using the delightful tag topper punch or any other tag topper punch that you have
on hand. Stamp one of the elfie images onto a piece
of white cardstock using black ink. Cut out the image with any shape that you
have on hand. Then go ahead and color in the image using
your favorite coloring tools. So I used a few stamping blends to do my coloring. Now I’m also using a bit of Wink of Stella
to add glitter to the white areas on my elf image. Once you have finished coloring the elf, cut
out a scalloped oval that is slightly larger than the white one, and here the scalloped
oval to the back of the white one. Then go ahead and adhere the entire image
to the tag with a few dimensionals. Cut about a four inch piece of ribbon and
thread it through the top of the tag. Tie a bit of white Baker’s twine around the
ribbon into a double knot. Then create a little bow. You can trim off any excess ribbon or Baker’s
twine. Then for the finishing touch, embellish the
tag with a few holiday rhinestones. Now you can use the back of the tag to stamp
or write the “to” and “from” section. Okay, so there you go. And if you enjoyed this little elf tag design,
you might also enjoy creating some elf and Santa suit cards. Simply click on the link featured at the top
of your screen. Tag number two, the double tag. So this next tag idea is what I like to call
the double tag or a matted tag design. It’s actually two tags adhered together to
create a fun look. So you’re going to start with a piece of white
card stock cut at two by five and a half inches. Next cut eight two by six inch piece of your
favorite patterned paper punch out top of the white card stock and the patterned paper
with the delightful tag topper punch or any other punch that you have on hand. Set aside the patterned paper tag for now. We will come back to it in just a little bit. Stamp one of the Elfie images onto the white
card stock tag using some black ink color in the image using your favorite coloring
tools. Again, I use some stampin blends to do the
coloring, but you can use whatever coloring tools you have on hand. I also used a bit of wink of Stella to add
some glitter to the white areas on my elf image. Once you’ve finished coloring the elf, bring
back that patterned paper tag. Now note the patterned paper tag is slightly
larger than the white tag. Aand this was purposeful as we want to use
it as a matte behind the stamped images on the white tag. So line up the top of the tags so that the
holes match up. Then adhere the white tag to the patterned
paper tag just on a slight angle so that you can see the patterned paper showing behind
it. Now cut about a four inch piece of ribbon
and thread it through the top of the tag. Tie a bit of white Baker’s twine around the
ribbon into a double knot and then create a little bow. Then go ahead and trim off the excess ribbon
or Baker’s twine. For the finishing touch, embellish the tag
with a few holiday rhinestones. So there you go. Now you have another tag idea. Isn’t he adorable? Okay. This last tag was simply created with a piece
of patterned paper as the base of our tag. So choose one of your favorite patterned papers
and cut it at two by five and a half inches. Yes. This time I’m cutting it a little bit shorter. Punch out the top of the patterned paper with
the delightful tag topper punch. Now since the patterned paper is two sided,
you can use the pattern on the reverse side to decorate the front of this tag. So for this tag, I cut a piece of patterned
paper at three quarter by two inches and adhered it to the bottom of the ta. Stamp one of the Elfie images onto a piece
of white cardstock using black ink. Then cut out the image with any shape that
you have on hand. Then again, go ahead and color in the image
using your favorite coloring tools. I used my stampin blends, but use whatever
you have on hand. I also used, again, a bit of wink of Stella
to add glitter to the white areas on my elf image. And then once you’ve finished coloring the
elf, cut out a scalloped oval that is slightly larger than the white one from a piece of
green card stock. Adhere the scalloped oval to the back of the
white one. Then go ahead and adhere the entire image
to the tag with a few dimensionals. Cut about a four inch piece of ribbon and
thread it through the top of the tag. Then again, tie a bit of white Baker’s twine
around the ribbon into a double knot and create a little bow. Then trim off any excess ribbon or Baker’s
twine. And for the finishing touch, go ahead and
embellish the tag with a few holiday rhinestones and that’s it. Now you have another adorable little tag. Okay, so now that we have created a variety
of adorable little tags, let’s create a little gift box to put them in. We’ll start with a piece of shaded spruce
card stock cut at five and a half by eight and a quarter inches. Score the five and a half inch side at one
and a quarter inches. Then turn the card stock and score the eight
and a quarter inch side at one and a quarter, two and a half, four and three quarters and
six inches. Next we will cut the little tabs on the bottom
of the box. So make a cut directly on each of the four
score lines and be sure to only cut up to the score line that is running horizontally
across the bottom of the box. Now go back to the very first section, the
one in a quarter inch section, and cut out the entire square piece. Now fold on all of the score lines. You will start to see the box take shape. Now we will adhere the little tabs together
to create the bottom of the box. Now I like to use liquid glue as it allows
you to move the tabs around a bit as you adhere the box together. So we’re going to start by adhering these
two smaller tabs to the larger tab in the middle. So add a bit of liquid glue to one of the
small tabs and adhere to the larger one. Hold it in place for just a few seconds. Now add a bit of liquid glue to the other
small tab and adhere it to the larger one. Again, hold it in place for just a bit. And once you have those two tabs adhered to
that larger one, you can go ahead and adhere the sides of the box together. So add a bit of liquid glue to the one and
a quarter inch tab on the side of the box. Adhere it to the other side of the cardstock
to create the box. And again hold it in place for just a few
seconds to give the glue a chance to work. Then for the finishing touch, we’re just going
to adhere that last tab to the underside of the box. Okay, that’s it. We’ve created our little gift box. Now let’s decorate it. So cut a two by four inch piece of patterned
paper and adhere to the front of the box. Choose a different piece of patterned paper
one that coordinates with that two by four inch piece. Cut two pieces of the other patterned paper
at a half by two inches. Adhere one to the top and one to the bottom
of the two by four inch piece of patterned paper. Tie a piece of ribbon around the top part
of the box and create a little bow. Trim off any excess ribbon as needed. Then create a focal point for the box. Now I am simply using one of the little Elfie
stamps I used on the very first tag I shared with you, so I created it in the exact same
way. And now I’m just going to adhere it to the
center of the box just under my little bow. Now you can go ahead and fill the box with
a variety of fun little tags that you create. Isn’t it adorable? Now you can fit six to 10 tags in this little
box depending on how many layers you have put on your tags. It makes a super cute little gift giving idea
this holiday season. So there you go. Now you have three fun elf tags and an adorable
little gift box you can make this holiday season. And if you enjoyed these projects, feel free
to download the printable tutorial. You can find the link in the description below
this video. Thanks so much for joining me today. If you enjoyed this video, please let me know
by liking it and sharing it with your friends and leave me a comment below to let me know
what you enjoyed most about the video and the projects shared here today. Have fun getting creative, take care, and
I’ll see you soon.

5 thoughts on “Christmas Tags and Gift Box (Stampin Up #Elfie)

  1. Perfect timing! I started making gift tags today. This gives me more ideas for creating tags. And that box is too cute. 🙂

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