Ready for another another embellished store bought item?  While shopping recently, I spied a set of plaid Christmas tree dish towels.  Immediately, I thought of the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper (DSP) and how easy it would be to create a coordinating gift tag for the dishtowels.  Okay, I know you’re thinking that I must be crazy when shopping to think of things that coordinate with Stampin’ Up! products.  Maybe I am just a bit but you have to admit, the dishtowels coordinate perfectly with the Wrapped in Plaid DSP.  The Pine Tree Punch and the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set were also used.  Save 10% by purchasing the punch and stamp set as a bundle. By creating a Wrapped in Plaid 3-D Gift Tag, the dishtowel has become a simple, inexpensive gift to present during this season of giving.  

Steps to make a Wrapped in Plaid 3-D Gift Tag:
  • Create a tag base using 2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Real Red cardstock.  Punch one end with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.  Round the corners on the bottom of the tag with the Detailed Trio Punch. 
  • Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″.  Use the Detailed Trio Punch, to round the four corners.  Stamp HO HO HO from the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set onto the bottom section of the Whisper White cardstock panel using Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Attach to the tag base using Snail Adhesive. If desired, cut another piece of the Whisper White cardstock to add to the back of the tag and stamp with a To/From stamp.
  • Use the Pine Tree Punch to cut 3 trees from the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper.  TIP:  punch two from the “front” side of the paper and one from the “back or reverse” side.  By doing this, the trees will align properly.  Score down the center of each of the punched pine trees and fold.  Attach one side of each of the trees to one another using multipurpose liquid adhesive.  Be sure to align the tree branches so they match.  After creating the tree, attach to the tag above the HO HO HO.  Embellish tree top with a Red Rhinestone.  See photos below on how to punch and assemble.

  • If you are using the tag to embellish a dish towel, tie around towel using the Real Red 1″ Ruched Ribbon.  Tie three Jingle Bells together with Whisper White Baker’s Twine and wrap around knot of the ribbon bow.

When shopping, look for some dishtowels to embellish as a quick and easy gift.  I found the towel for this project at TJ Maxx and the dishtowel came in a package of two towels.


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Refer to my previous post if you’re interested in the PDFs for the eight Make ‘n Take projects from the Pack & Play Craft Escape. Here’s the link:

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