Sunday, 11 December 2011

A few Christmas gift tags

Harumph!!!! I thought I was being so clever when I bought some gorgeous plain red metallic paper and a load of white organza ribbon to wrap the little ones Christmas presents ready to send off to Germany. I didn't think about gift tags!

So, yesterday I set to and made eight of these:
My original idea was to stamp some images and then colour them with Pro Markers but that would have meant backing the card where the colours bleed through - also time wasn't on my side. So, a quick rootle through a box of neglected embellishments brought these little snowmen to light - thereby keeping the theme of red and white parcels :) I  know, the little ones probably won't look twice at the wrapping paper - they'll be much more interested in the contents!

I used:

- white card

- a Marianne Creatables die, from the labels set LR0154

- red scalloped circles punched from red card using a Stamping Up punch

- little sparkly snowmen toppers from stash

The fun bit was wrapping a couple of the gifts which are shaped a bit like Christmas puddings (I'll leave you guessing as to what they are) - ended up almost playing football with them around the house!



Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Nice tag!

I've made all mine this year . . . from snippets . . . and your post has reminded me that I could take a photo of a few I have left, and take it to Julia's playground. Yay! Mwah, Mwah xx

Di said...

We aim to please Sandra! It's quiet in the playground this fortnight so you might get 'first dibs' on the swings :)) Di xx

Anonymous said...

Great tags Di........I think the wrapping and tagging gives us crafters the pleasure, and the little ones will , as you say, just love what's inside!..xx

Sandra said...

Hi Di, This is gorgeous l havn't bought gift tags for year knowing now how great they are to make this is a great example thanks for sharing it:) Sandra H

Kathleen said...

These are really lovely. I have packed(thrown) all my Christmas stuff in the draws but if last year is anthing to go by I will have them out again between Christmas and the new year when I seem to get new ideas, but my tags were rubbish this year as I totally forgot about them, so I may set about making tags for next year as I have loads of wrapping paper left so I know the colours.

Kath x

Shoshi said...

Really cute tag! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, Di. I'm so glad you like my mirrors! My hubby says the weather forecast for the end of this week (when we hope to travel for my uncle's funeral) is awful - high winds and heavy rain, so I hope we get there OK - and more importantly, home again safely!!