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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Getting Ready For Christmas!

Christmas is right around the corner and it's never too early to start getting ready for it. Have you started your holiday preparations yet?

Just this past week I started making my holiday gift tags--the "To" and "From" tags that will go on every gift I give this year.  DRS Designs has a ton of stamps that are perfect for making these tags.  They were all quick and easy to make and best part is that I used a bunch of scraps! 

I simply typed out "To" and "From" on my computer and printed them out on high quality white cardstock.  Then I stamped each design around the text and simply decorated each one and added a matching ribbon.  Some even have a touch of Stickles! Here are 5 different ones that I've made so far.

I know the details are little difficult to see, so I took close up pics of each one.

This tag uses the Trees Address Label Frame (H106).  The original use for this stamp was envelope art, to decorate the area where the return address is put on an envelope.  However, I've creatively found another use for it!  The trees here were stamped with green ink and then I applied Stickles to make them snowy.

This tag shows off the Holly 3" Giga Circle (L120).  This stamp was designed for use with the Giga Circle punch--you'll get a perfect punch every time!  If you're a Nestability lover like me, you'll find they work well with them too!  This was stamped with Olive Green ink, and the dots were colored with red marker and then I applied Red Stickles to each of them to dress it up a bit.

As you can see, here is the Snowflake Address label stamp (K107).  I stamped it in bright blue ink and then added a Stickles to each of the snowflake centers.  The tag base was also embossed with a snowflake embossing folder.

How about snowflakes in red?  For this one I used the 2.5" Mega Snowflake Circle (H259). 

And finally for my last tag, I used the 3" Giga Holly Oval (K166).  Again, the dots were colored red with marker and then I added red Stickles to them to dress it up.  I wanted to make this one a bit different then the holly tag I made above, so I added the One Line Merry Christmas sentiment (B364) to this one. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the different tags I made--this is only the beginning!  Get started on your Christmas tags today! You can find all of DRS Designs Envelope Art Stamps HERE and all of the other Designer Frames HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!



Karin said...

Your tags are totally great and a fab useful project! Gotta start on those myself!

Anonymous said...

very cool tags. Nice to use the scraps up.-Kim

Beth said...

Oh Jen these tags are so adorable I love them .
Will have to keep them in mind this year for my packages.

Laura - The Stampin' Soldier said...

Look at all the cute-ness going on here on your blog! You rock, girl!!!


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