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I’ve made a Christmas tag gift set using the same stamp set and dies that I used in my tutorial bundle project – Carols of Christmas bundle.
Black and White Box
I covered the black and white box with some paper from the Merry Music Specialty DSP pack using adhesive sheets (these are fabulous!) after I scored the thick Whisper White cardstock. The extra layer makes this box very sturdy. Some scraps of Lemon Lime Twist and Crumb Cake Cardstock for the trees and deer (popped up with dimensionals) and a little clear Wink of Stella (WoS) on the trees finished off the front. I punched a hole in the top and threaded some Whisper White Sheer Ribbon and tied a knot on the inside to form a finger loop to open the box.
Deck the Halls Box
For this box I masked off the front after I scored and cut but before I constructed it, and stamped poinsettias and leaves in Real Red and Old Olive. Then I used my anti-static pouch before stamping “Deck the Halls” in Versamark ink and gold heat embossing. I used a scattering of Old Olive enamel shapes and clear WoS on the flowers. The opening is the same as the black and white box and uses Old Olive Sheer Ribbon and a stitched felt star. If you make these boxes, I recommend using Tear and Tape double-sided adhesive for strength.
The “To:” and “From:” were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and are from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set; all other stamps and dies are from the Carols of Christmas bundle. All tags are made from layering weight Whisper White Cardstock. I used Whisper White Sheer Ribbon on a couple of tags and Real Red Solid Ribbon on the others. There is plenty of room to add a message inside these tags – bonus!
I stamped and gold heat embossed the stars at the top, added some washi tape at the bottom, and die cut a tree in Lemon Lime Twist and ran it through my crimper just for fun. Isn’t it adorable?
The deer were stamped in Crumb Cake and the centre one is gold heat embossed. The little accents (berries?) were stamped in Real Red.
Christmas Ornament Tag
I used my markers for this tag in Basic Black, Old Olive, Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist. The Real Red Cardstock border was punched with the Ticket Tear Border punch and adhered with SNAIL adhesive. WoS was added to the ornaments.
Some simple stamping is all that was used on this pretty tag; Real Red for the flowers, Old Olive for the leaves and Crumb Cake for the accent dots with WoS on the flowers.
A scrap of Merry Music Specialty DSP was adhered with SNAIL. I then stamped the mistletoe in Old Olive and Real Red before die cutting it, and adhering it with mini dimensionals. I wrapped some Real Red Solid Ribbon around and tied a bow, securing it with a couple of glue dots.
I had heaps of fun making these boxes and tags. With just a little creativity and the gorgeous stamps in this set and coordinating dies, the possibilities are endless! Or you could change it up and use one of the two Christmas DSPs in this month’s DSP Sale, or one of the two Christmas stamp sets in the World Card Making Day Sale. And who wouldn’t love to receive a gift of handmade Christmas love?! I hope you enjoyed this project. If you would like to follow my blog by email, click here so you don’t miss a single blog post. Next up is the amazingly talented Jacque Williams with some inspiration for you.