Sending Cheer Christmas Gift Tags

It’s two weeks until Christmas…are your gifts wrapped yet? I still have gifts to wrap but am ready with gift tags for the presents. In last month’s card class, we made Christmas gift tags using the Sending Cheer Bundle from the Sept-Dec. Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up! Combining the Sending Cheer Christmas gift tags with the Tailor Made Tags Dies makes creating quick and easy. Need multiples?…It’s a breeze to do! To add “a little extra” use the Christmas Tidings Embossing Folder but you can substitute with any embossing folder.

If you haven’t purchased the Sending Cheer Bundle – act fast! It’s on the Last Chance retiring list. It may not arrive in time to use for this Christmas but you’ll have it for next year. Plus there are elements appropriate for year round use. In addition, the Christmas Tidings Embossing Folder is also retiring and is currently discounted too.

Three Christmas gift tags using the Sending Cheer Bundle and the Tailor Made Tag Dies from Stampin' Up!
Cut Dimensions:
  •  Basic White Cardstock: (3) 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ for tag die cuts; 2″ x 4″ (3) for stamping
  • Real Red Cardstock: 2-1/4″ x4-1/4″ (tag die cut), scrap for sentiment layering
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock: 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (tag die cut)
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (tag die cut)
  • Red & White Glitter Paper (retired): 2-1/2″ x 2″ for die cut on presents (or use cardstock and add shimmer with Wink of Stella)
How to make the Sending Cheer Christmas Gift Tags
January Card Class: Kit To-Go

We’re kicking off the first class in 2024 featuring the Bee My Valentine Bundle from the new January-April Mini Catalog.  In addition, we’ll be using the Fluffiest Friends (an Online Exclusive Bundle).  Class details and registration is here.

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Thank you for shopping with me.   Be sure to track your orders on my Customer Loyalty form.

Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Again, thank you for placing your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Project Materials

Hey Sports Fan Tag

To celebrate the official start of baseball season, I created a bag of treats for my son.  He’s an avid Atlanta Braves fan so what better than Cracker Jacks, peanuts and Baby Ruth candy bars to enjoy while watching the ballgames.  And of course, the treat needed a baseball themed tag!  By using the Your Biggest Fan bundle and the Hey Sports Fan Designer Series Paper, the Hey Sports Fan tag comes together quickly.  Do you see the baseball on the tag?  Be sure to watch the assembly video below for tips on making a baseball.  I also used the Hat Builder Dies to add a small baseball cap to the tag.  (NOTE: The Hat Builder Dies are retiring so if you don’t have the dies, you may want to consider adding them to your die collection.)    While adding the hat is optional, it definitely adds a finishing touch!

Gift Tag

Here’s the Hey Sports Fan tag on the treat bag of goodies…

Even if you aren’t a baseball fan, wouldn’t you like to receive these goodies?

Project Materials: (Product links for ordering are at the end of this post)
  • Your Biggest Fan Bundle
  • Hey Sports Fan Designer Series Paper
  • Hat Builder Dies (optional)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 2-3/8″ to cut base
  • Scraps of Evening Evergreen Cardstock (for ticket strip) and Night of Navy Cardstock (for baseball cap)
  • Basic White Cardstock:  2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ 
  • Bumblebee Classic Ink Pad
  • Sahara Sand Classic Ink Pad
  • Sponge Dauber
  • Real Red Stampin’ Marker or Red Pen/Sharpie Marker
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

REMINDERS

You can view all the retiring products here.

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

Project Materials:

The current host code is: BQ2376WH (good until May 2, 2022).  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

Happy Easter Gift Tags

Today’s product features Happy Easter Gift Tags that came about by sorting through products on the shelves in my stamp room.  Have you ever wanted to make a project only to realize you did not have a stamp set with the sentiment or images for the theme? That’s exactly what happened to me when deciding to create an Easter project – no bunnies, no chicks, no Happy Easter sentiment stamps.   So, it was time to get inventive and creative with products that I had available!  After some searching, I was able to create a sentiment using word dies and found stamp sets that could fit the theme.  Plus, scraps of cardstock were used for most of the project which is always a win-win. What do you think of the “outside the box” ideas for Easter themed gift tags?

Happy Easter Gift Tags

Happy Easter Gift Tags Project Materials:
  • Word Wishes Dies (149629)
  • Hey Birthday Chick Cling Stamp Set (154464)
  • Birthday Chick Dies (158200)
  • Birds & Branches Stamp Set (158281)
  • Birds & Mores Dies (152721)
  • Tailor Made Tags Dies (155563)
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock (141416): 1-1/2” x 4” (for a single tag)
  • Basic White Cardstock (159276): 2-1/4” x 4” for each tag base plus scrap pieces for stamping hens, chick, eggs
  • Scrap pieces of following: Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650), Crumb Cake Cardstock (120593) & Granny Apple Green Cardstock (146990)
  • Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight (154883); Pumpkin Pie (154897); Poppy Parade (154958); Bermuda Bay (154878)
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708)
  • Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad (147095)
  • Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad (147117)
  • Sponge Dauber (133773)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
  • Mini Glue Dots (103683)
  • Stampin’ Seal (152813)
  • Optional Materials:
    • Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad (147097)
    • Blending Brushes (153611)
    • Adhesive Sheets (152334)
Directions:
  1. Using the largest of the Tailor Made Tags Dies, cut the tag base from Basic White Cardstock.
  2. Die cut the words, Happy & Easter (using the Word Wishes Dies), from Flirty Flamingo cardstock. Optional: prior to cutting the cardstock, add a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the cardstock.  This makes it easy to attach to the tag. 
  3. Next, stamp one hen and two chick images onto scraps of Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad.
    • Color the hen using the following Stampin’ Blends: body – Daffodil Delight Light & Dark, beak – Pumpkin Pie Dark, Comb & Wattle – Poppy Parade Light.
    • Color the chick using the following Stampin’ Blends: Body – Daffodil Delight Light, beak & legs/feet – Pumpkin Pie Light, hat – Bermuda Bay Light
  4. Using the nest stamp from the Birds & Branches Stamp Set, stamp the nest onto a scrap of Granny Apple Green cardstock using Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad – stamp off once before stamping onto the cardstock. 
  5. Use coordinating dies from the Birthday Chick Dies to die cut the stamped hen/chick images and the fence from a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  6. With the Birds & More Dies, cut the stamped birds nest and and 3 eggs from a scrap of Very Vanilla Cardstock.
  7. Use a sponge dauber to lightly apply Sahara Sand to the edges of each of the die cut eggs.
  8. OPTIONAL: using Blending Brushes, color a sky using Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Pad and color grass using Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Pad.
Assembly of tags:
    • For the Hen/Chick tag: Add the Happy Easter to the top section of the tag leaving room for the hen. Next, attach the fence to the lower portion of the tag.  Finish by adding the Hen and Chick with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    • For the Chick/eggs in nest tag: Add the Happy Easter to the top section of the tag. Adhere the nest to the bottom of the tag leaving a gap at the top to insert the eggs.  Then, trim the overhanging section of the nest so that sides and bottom are even with the tag.  Insert the eggs into the next using Mini Glue Dots to hold in place.  Complete by adding the chick with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Note: many of the products for these tags are on the recently released Last Chance Products list (i.e. retiring products).  Be sure to check out the list and order the items while they’re still available.  Plus, many of the dies are on SALE!!!  Products are only available while quantities last or until May 2, 2022. 

And if an item is no longer available – get creative and see what you can use as a substitute!

REMINDERS

You can view all the retiring products here.

The Savings in Bloom Promotion offers 20% savings on the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles.  Click here to see items in the promotion.

Additional Promotions:

The Waves of the Ocean promotion is ongoing until May 2, 2022.

This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period!

Explore artistic expression with the Waves of the Ocean Collection

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business. 

The current host code is: YGBNKCVM (good until April 5, 2022).  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

Honeybee Home Gift Tag

Earlier this week, the Playtime with Paper team met for our quarterly meeting.  Part of the meeting focused on practicing different coloring techniques.  One technique was to use Blender Pens with ink pads for coloring and shading.  The Honeybee Home gift tag was the end product.   When learning to color with Blender Pens, I recommend selecting a simple design and limiting the number of ink colors.  This helps prevent becoming overwhelmed! By using the elements from the Honeybee Home Stamp Set, it was easy to practice coloring and shading.  And since I am a fan of making gift tags, using the Tailor Made Tags to cut a base for the images made it a quick project to complete.  Below is the list of materials and a video with coloring tips plus tag assembly. 

Honeybee Home

Honeybee Home Gift Tag project materials:
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

Here’s another option for the gift tag…add it to the front of a note card.

Honeybee Home Note Card

REMINDERS

The Savings in Bloom Promotion offers 20% savings on the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles.  Click here to see items in the promotion.

Additional Promotions:

The Waves of the Ocean promotion is ongoing until May 2, 2022.

This coastal collection includes an inspiring set of stamps and detailed dies, both early-release products from the upcoming 2022–2023 Annual Catalog. Plus, a pack of paper made from images of hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period!

Explore artistic expression with the Waves of the Ocean Collection

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Just a reminder: for orders over $150 you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

Project Materials:

The current host code is: YGBNKCVM (good until April 5, 2022).  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

 

 

Delicate Baubles Gift Tags

This week I am sharing a variety of Delicate Baubles gift tags.  Last week you were shown a clever creation using the Delicate Baubles Die.  The Delicate Baubles Dies are used again for these tags. By using a variety of cardstocks and designer papers, it quick and easy to make the gift tags. Create a variety of gift tags for your packages by selecting cardstock or designer papers to coordinate with wrapping papers.  If you don’t already own the Delicate Baubles Dies, be sure to order them soon.  The dies are on the Last Chance List!  It’s definitely a die set you’ll be able to use each holiday.   Check out the video below for tips on creating the Delicate Baubles gift tags. 

Delicate Baubles

Here’s the list of papers that were used for the gift tags:
  • Merry & Bright: Gingerbread & Peppermint Designer Series Paper & Rainbow Glimmer Paper
  • Snowflake: Silver Foil, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper, Blushing Bride Cardstock
  • Joy: Silver Foil, Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper & Smoky Slate Cardstock
  • Christmas Tree: Evening Evergreen Cardstock, Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper & Vellum
Assembly Video:

See how easy it is to create elegant gift tags using the Delicate Baubles Dies! Remember, the dies are retiring soon so place your order while the dies are still available.  Just click on the link under Project Materials for ease in ordering the dies.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy crafting,

REMINDERS

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business. 

Project Materials:

The current host code is: WW7SPXXB (good until January 5, 2022).  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.

 

 

Elf Christmas Gift Tag

This cute Elf Christmas Gift Tag uses the Delicate Baubles Dies.  The idea for creating an elf using the dies is from Connie Babbert at www.inkspiredtreasures.com. She has an array of cards using the dies for holiday characters.  When I saw the elf on the card she created, I knew it would make a cute gift tag. Just so you know – the Delicate Baubles Dies are on the Last Chance List and will be retiring soon so don’t hesitate, place your order ASAP.  In the video below I show you how easy and fun it is to create a gift tag using the dies. 

Elf Gift Tag

Materials for the Elf Gift Tag:
  • Delicate Baubles Dies (use arabesque shape)
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock 3” x 8-1/2”, score & fold at 4-1/4”
  • 3 stripes of 1/8”Real Red cardstock, scrap of Real Red cardstock for collar
  • Gold Foil (scrap)
  • Ornate Frames Dies
  • Basic Black 1/2” x 3-1/4” & 1/2” x 3/4”
  • Champagne Rhinestones
  • Gold Ribbon
  • Hole Punch
Video Tutorial

Now, you know how easy it is to recreate the Elf Christmas gift tag.  I made several elf tags to embellish gifts under this year’s Christmas tree.  

My next post will also feature more gift tags using the Delicate Baubles Dies.  Remember, the dies are retiring soon so place your order for the dies while the dies are still available.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy crafting,

REMINDERS

Margaret’s Customer Loyalty Program Download the form (Customer Loyalty Form) for program details and start tracking your orders.  Remember for orders over $150, you’ll also receive rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You can order by clicking this link: Margaret’s Online Store. (please confirm that it says you’re shopping with Margaret Knight)  Thank you for selecting to place your order with me. I truly appreciate your business. 

Project Materials:

The current host code is: WW7SPXXB (good until January 5, 2022).  Please use this code if your order is $150 or less (before shipping & taxes). Remember, if your order is over $150, you will receive the host rewards.