Thursday, November 2, 2017

Stamped Plaid Gift Tag


With the holidays fast approaching, and the great sale of red, white and green cardstock over at CutCardStock.com, it's the perfect time to get a jump on holiday crafting.

I love to have lots of handmade tags on hand during the holidays. Even as a last minute gift, it's easy to add a handmade tag and make any packaging look a little extra special.  This tag was fun and easy!


First, I stamped my plaid background on 130# Neenah Solar white cardstock. I chose the heavier weight of this cardstock since it won't have the extra support of a card base.


Then, I added the green stripes to finish the plaid. I also used the same green ink pad to color the cardstock to the exact shade I wanted. The solar white cardstock takes the ink beautifully!



I die cut the tag, holly branches and the hole reinforcer using thin dies and my Big Shot machine.

For the greeting, I stamped with Versamark ink on Basis Dark Red, and heat embossed in white.  Using an anti-static tool is really helpful, especially when using white embossing powder on dark cardstock.

Then, I assembled all the pieces.  I didn't want to add dimension to the greeting, but it needed to stick well over the texture of the branches behind it. Glue dots were just what I needed.


Thanks for stopping by, and remember to take a little time to be creative! -Amber

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