OK let’s talk about gift tags. They can be as simple or as complicated as you want. The tied tags I make fall into 3 categories. First there’s the folded tags (most often 3” x 3”) that look like mini cards. Then there’s flat tags made using dies like the Tailor Made Tags Dies. But for speed and ease of use you can’t beat the Tag Topper punches from Stampin’ Up! Today’s project features the Delightful Tag Topper Punch which I suspect may be on the retiring list next week.
A FEW MORE FLOWERS
This tag project was really an afterthought. Last week (before I had COVID) I designed a scrapbook page for the IDEAS Tutorial Bundle. Then for the IDEAS blog hop I created a coordinating card. I had a lot of fun but ended up with a couple of fussy cut pieces left over. Not wanting to waste them I decided to use them to create one last coordinating project, a gift tag.
I began the tag with a 2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card and the Free As A Bird Stamp Set. Although I already had some flowers I wanted to stamp a few more as a background. So using Crumb Cake ink I stamped the large flower in the centre at the top. Then I added the leafy stem beside it, followed by the small bud image. In the bottom left corner I just stamped the leafy stem.
As before I coloured the images using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. Petal Pink for the petals (obviously) and Soft Sea Foam for the leaves
Finally I stamped the “thank you” sentiment onto a scrap of Thick Very Vanilla Card and cut that out with my Paper Snips.
DELIGHTFUL TAG TOPPER
In next to no time I was ready to put the tag together. But first I needed to shape the top and add the hole using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Then I cut 6″ of Crumb Cake twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. After folding it in half I threaded the loop through the hole, then passed the cut ends through the loop and pulled gently to secure the twine.
Also on my desk and left over from the scrapbook page project was a small piece of Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon. It was much too short to tie into a bow, but I wasn’t going to waste it. Instead I cut some Tear & Tape Adhesive in half lengthwise and attached it to the solid edges of the ribbon. Then I fixed the ribbon across the centre of the tag.
Turning to the sentiment I used some pieces of Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach it to the ribbon layer. Finally with a few more Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the small fussy cut flower and bud in the bottom left corner of the tag.
It’s no secret that this colour scheme is my current favourite. I also hate wasting things so this tag project most definitely made me smile.
If you missed the original card project you’ll find it in my blog post IDEAS blog hop: Free As A Bird.
Stampin’ Up! currently has two different ‘Tag Topper’ punches. If the Delightful Tag Topper Punch is a bit too fussy for you, check out the smoother lines of the Fancy Tag Topper Punch. Both Tag Topper Punches have channels to guide three different widths of card, 1″, 1-1/2″ and 2″ making them extra versatile.