Welcome to week 2 of the Heart of Christmas inspiration from the Art with Heart team. This week I want to introduce one of the fabulous kits from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. On page 32 you will find the Sincerely Santa Project Kit, which is going to add style to your gift packaging with fabulous handmade tags. The kit comes in a cute green and white striped tin and contains all of the supplies required to make 30 gift tags - six each of 5 designs. You can then store your finished tags in the tin until you need them.
Your kit contains the 5 styles of die cut tags in Real Red, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler; gold and silver foil banners, cute bells, doilies, snowflakes, ribbon and twine. Here is a set of completed tags, that I put together.
I have to admit that I do enjoy putting my own spin on kits to give them a bit of extra pizzazz, but these are largely as per the kit instructions because they are really lovely. I used the coordinating stamp set 'Sincerely Santa' (see below) for the greetings and stamped the to/from (from the stamp set) on the reverse of each of the tags. If you're thinking this is too much effort for tags, then consider that a beautiful handmade gift tag such as these ones can replace a card when you're giving small gifts to friends, colleagues, neighbours, teachers and so on.
You can obviously mix and match the tag shapes and greetings if you want a bit more variety. Here is a closeup of each of the tags.
I think this is my favourite, with the silver snowflakes (stars to me, lol), ribbon and jingling bells at the top. I added the 3 coloured rhinestones to the greeting on this one.
Love the striped tag and all the little details on this one. It would be great for the kids of course, but also for your office Secret Santa or Kris Kindl giving.
This is another favourite with the tag looking like a wrapped present. The instructions say to wrap the ribbon all the way around the tag, but I came up with a better option that still looks the same and allows you to write on the back of the tag. I added the small gold stars (provided in the kit) to the top and bottom of the greeting.
One thing to note, is that the ink does take a little longer to dry on the white labels provided in the kit, so be careful not to smudge it (as I did on this one, lol). If you have a Stamparatus or stamping platform, I suggest you use it for quick and accurate stamping of set of white greeting labels. I also found that sometimes you needed a seconding inking of the stamp to get a crisp image.
This is the one I tinkered with, as I didn't think the tiny to/from label on the front below the tree was very practical. I've replaced it with a Real Red banner with a (retired) greeting heat embossed in white and the to/from is on the reverse. I also added the red coloured rhinestones to the tree.
Here are the finished tags in the tin for safe storage. You could have all your gift tags done and dusted well before Christmas with this great kit. I know it is pretty obvious, but just in case, I'm going to say it! There is a leaflet in the kit to help you out, so please open and read it. It gives you a close up of each tag, specific requirements for the tag such as length of ribbon and numbered steps, plus tips about the doilies. This will save you making assumptions and wasting supplies.
The Sincerely Santa Project Kit and coordinating Sincerely Santa stamp set will be available for purchase from my Online Store from 5 September or feel free to contact me directly with your order.
|Card stock & Papers
||Sincerely Santa Project Kit
||Real Red, Garden Green
||Rhinestone Basic Jewels
||Dimensionals, Tombow Adhesive, Stamparatus
You can see more inspiring Christmas projects from other members of the team. Click on Claire's Blog to see the full list of participants this week.
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