Today I have a 3-D project to share with you, that I have been working on in the background for a while. It is a gift set of Christmas gift cards and tags that is perfect for someone who appreciates handmade but isn't able to do it themselves. Last year I made this Box of Gift Tags, and I have extended the idea by adding some cute 10cm x 10cm (4 x 4) cards with envelopes. Sometimes you want something a bit more than a gift tag, and this size is perfect. The project uses 2 of the new Christmas stamp sets fromm the Holiday Catalogue - 'Ornament Keepsakes' and 'Greetings of the Season'. They are great individually, but look fabulous used together.
Firstly, here is a photo of the finished Gift set. I tried hard to not have a reflection on the acetate lid, but wasn't totally successful.
On the left are the sectioned off areas for the tags and on the right the 6 gift cards and envelopes. This is the box without the acetate lid, that shows how the tags sit. You could also choose to only use one of the longer ornaments if desired.
I have chosen a limited set of colours to mix and match to keep the look cohesive and elegant. The colours are Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Baja Breeze and Gumball Green. Each tag in a set is decorated in the same way, so you only have to choose 4 options and then repeat them in each colour, so it doesn't take too long. I have used the new style of ink pad on all of the ornaments and the coverage is fantastic, without any blotchiness. They look like they have been printed.
A bit of bling adds Christmas sparkle to this first set of tags and the metal hangers add to the ornament look. I've used white bakers twine for all of the ties, but there are lots of other options. I've added my To/From on the reverse side and the large ornaments are easily big enough for the purpose.
The next set of tags uses the Merry Christmas from the 'Delightful Decorations' stamp set with some glimmer paper for the mat with more bling and finished with a white bakers twine bow.
The next set mixes and matches colours using the diamond shaped centre from the 'Ornament Keepsakes' set. This is a really great shape and works well with all of the ornaments.
The final set and my equal favourite ornament with the first one, has more bling with the glimmer paper mat and the matching frilly centre (not sure what to call it).
Six cards fit into the right hand side, with six 10.5cm x 10.5cm envelopes. You could fit more cards if you choose to provide the envelopes separately (not in the box). There are 3 designs and I've made 2 of each.
I've chosen this one to sit at the top of the box as it is my favourite. I love the richness of Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse together. You can't tell from the photos, but I've sprayed all of the embossed panels with some homemade Champagne shimmer mist and they sparkle beautifully when the light shines on it.
I've change this one around a bit, because the greeting fitted better at the bottom of the ornament, but it still matches in style.
The final design uses one of the smaller ornaments from the 'Ornament Keepsakes' set for something a bit different in scale.
I hope I have inspired you to give the gift of handmade gift cards and tags to someone special. For those who may be interested, I am preparing a tutorial for this set and will let you know when it is ready. You can now purchase the tutorial here.
||Ornament Keepsakes, Greetings of the Season, Delightful Decorations, Delightful Dozen
|Card stock & Papers
||Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Baja Breeze, Gumball Green, Red abd Silver Glimmer paper, In Colour Pattern Stack, Subtles Pattern stack, Windows Sheet (Acetate)
||Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Baja Breeze
||Basic Rhinestones, Basic Rhinestones (Lots of them!), 2mm and 1mm Rhinestones (not SU), White Bakers twine, Vintage Faceted buttons
||Lacy Brocade Embossing folder, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Big Shot, 1" circle punch, Small Heart punch, Scallop Border punch, 3/4" Circle punch, 7/8" Circle punch (not SU), Crystal punch (not SU), Silver craft wire (not SU) Clear embossing powder, Heat gun, Sticky Strip, Champagne Shimmer paint, Isocol, Dimensionals
If you got this far, thanks for looking!