10 Tags in 10 Minutes

10 Tags in 10 Minutes

Hello stampin' friends!  Today I thought I'd show you a really quick and easy way to make Christmas gift tags.  These aren't super fancy by any stretch but this is my thinking:  what happens to the tags we put on those packages?  Unlike cards that people might keep and treasure, those tags usually end up in the garbage (along with all that ripped up paper and ribbons!). I love the idea of hand-made tags but I'd rather spend the majority of my stamping time working on projects that might touch a heart, not end up in the trash.  In addition, these tags use a minimum amount of product, things you may already have in your stampin' stash.

Here's how I made 10 tags in 10 minutes...

The quickest way to do any project in multiples is assembly line so we want to have everything we're going to use cut and ready.

Start with a piece of 8-1/2" x 11" thick cardstock (you can use regular cardstock but the thick will make the tags a little sturdier).  You'll also need two 1-1/4" x 10" strips of your favorite Christmas Designer Series Paper and 10 6" pieces of Jute Twine (or ribbon, whatever you like).

Cut the cardstock so that it measures 7" x 10".

Adhere the two strips of DSP to the two longs edges of the cardstock.

Cut the cardstock down the middle so that each side now measures 3-1/2" x 10".

Stack the two pieces so that you can cut them into tag size two at a time.  They will measure 2" x 3-1/2".  (Note:  I actually cut mine just slightly under 2" so that I can easily fit them into my punch).

Punch the top of each tag with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.

Stamp the "To" and "From" on each tag.  I used images from the Oh, What Fun stamp set and Cherry Cobbler ink.

Finally, thread a piece of jute twine through the hole and tie a knot.  Easy peasy!

Not fancy, but they'll get the job done!  :)

These are so quick to make that I thought it might be fun to make a few extra and put them in one of our pizza boxes (decorated, of course!) and give them to busy friends!

I used the following products for this project:

 

I hope today's quick and easy project helps make your Christmas planning just a little bit easier!

Until next time...happy stampin'!

Dena