Every year I make my own Christmas gift tags so this challenge was very timely for me. Last year they were shaker tags, about 50 of them (!), whatever was I thinking! I always try to coordinate them to the wrapping paper I've chosen for the year and my wrapping paper is hardly ever traditional. Even though I have four little grandsons, I refuse to use super hero wrapping papers! I figure that I'm old enough to have pretty in my house at Christmas, and they know that the gifts are coming from Nana and Grandpapa, not Santa. Every year I threaten to put up a pink tree, that's how tired I am of Ninja Turtles and Wolverine and Spider Man! Anyway, my wrapping paper of choice is usually solid coloured. And this year's scheme is:
Aqua Mist, Soft Stone/Rustic White and Lavender. Since I was participating in this challenge, I decided to pretty much complete my tags for the year since we are going on vacation for one month before Christmas. So here are my sets of tags:
It's difficult to see, but the PTI double ended banners have been fancied up with glitter. I just bought PTI's Peaceful Pinecones last month and absolutely love this set! It will be a Christmas classic for me.
This is the simplest set of tags, just a sentiment from PTI Instant Photo: Holidays, stamped in Encore Silver Metallic ink, but it's actually my favourite set. Love that stamp!
My set of pretty snowflake ornaments, featuring Tag Sale #4 and Fancy Flakes, with the Lil Inkers stitched bows (flattened out, because I like how this looks).
The icon series. All PTI except for the gingerbread man and Noël cuts (from my Silhouette).
Little folded gift tags, using a Silhouette cut.
Snowflakes again. Hard to see but there are actually two snowflakes on each tag. Both are cut from vellum, Fancy Flakes and Snowflake Medley (which has also been stamped with its coordinating image in Versamark and embossed with white Zing!.
I had lots of fun doing this challenge and one of the best things is that I now have a little stockpile of tags ready to go. Just have to get started on all that Christmas shopping - not one thing bought yet!
All PTI except as noted in descriptions above. In addition, the lavender coloured cardstock is from American Crafts (since it went the best with my wrapping paper).