Quick, Handmade Holiday Gift Tags

12/23/2009 at 4:00 am | Posted in Holidays | 2 Comments
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There’s no denying that even though this is “the most wonderful time of the year,” it’s also one of the busiest times of the year. Whether you’re running around doing last-minute gift shopping, wrapping presents, baking neighbor gifts, or hitting holiday parties, your time is a precious commodity. That’s why we want to save you some extra minutes. As much as we’d love to come over and help bake those holiday cookies (especially if you let us lick the electric-mixer beaters!), we just can’t. But we can give you a creative breather with some time-saving ideas to use your scrapbooking supplies. Take a little time from the holiday bustle to create a few quick and easy holiday tags from our December 2009 issue. In just a few moments, you’ll have holiday gift tags that are almost as memorable as the gifts. And the creative break will help recharge you for the next round of holiday festivities.

Create a quick tag featuring a photo of the gift’s recipient. Just cut or die-cut an ornament from patterned paper and add a photo, monogram letter sticker, and a snip of ribbon for a festive tag that can double as an ornament when the gifts are all open. Tag by Megan Hoeppner.

For a quick and elegant tag, add letter stickers to a patterned-paper circle. Mat the circle on contrasting cardstock and add a loop of ribbon, and you’ll have an elegant, handmade tag that the recipient will love. Tag by Beth Opel.

Punch and layer two scalloped cardstock circles, add some buttons and bling, and you’ve got an adorable handmade wreath tag to add a little holiday happiness to a gift. Tag by Megan Hoeppner.

We hope these time-saving tags help your gifts stand out this season. Happy holidays!

Jennafer Martin, editor-in-chief

P.S. Once you’ve finished your tags, let your mind turn to holiday cards by checking out the Paper Crafts December Gallery Challenge. Upload your holiday cards by December 28, and you could be one of three lucky winners to receive either a one-year subscription to Paper Crafts or a Paper Crafts special issue of your choice. The three winning cards will be featured on the Paper Crafts Connection blog on January 4. And speaking of winners, we’ve posted more winners on our Giveaways tab—click here to see if you’re one of the lucky blog readers!

P.P.S. We’ve posted two new page calls in the Submit tab. Check them out and send in your layouts. We can’t wait to see them.

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