Monday, December 6, 2021

Xmas Tags from Paper Scraps and Bits & Pieces

I get satisfaction from cranking out tags from my collection of Xmas paper scraps.  I love large tags because they have room on the back to write a special message.  Be sure to choose card stock that is blank or light colored on the back so your message will  be readable.
I used the Hero Arts Infinity tag die set and my Big Shot machine to easily mass produce a stack of tags. With the die sets (Sizzix and Little B) I was easily able to die cut words from solid colored papers.  There are two ways I like to adhere the words to the tags. If they can fit in the Xyron sticker maker, I use this clever tool (sold at HM BFC) to apply a sticky back to the words.  After pressing them onto the tags, I dusted the words with cornstarch to counter act the sticky residue. (A light wipe with a damp paper towel will remove the excess cornstarch.)  To glue down the words that wouldn't fit in the Xyron sticker maker, I used a glue pen.  Again I dusted with cornstarch and wiped down with a damp paper towel.
I had fun digging through my boxes of Xmas bits and pieces to find embellishments for the tags.  My favorite finds were the real jingle bells on the reindeer tags and the miniature Santa hats for the HO HO HOs.  Because I know that most tags will be tossed in the trash with the wrapping paper, I try not to spend a good deal of time on each tag.  Occasionally, I make a super fancy tag and hope that the recipient will at least hang it on the Xmas tree for a little while.  I guess that's just a tag fantasy...LOL!



Joy Shimabukuro said...

That's a great tip to use the cornstarch to get rid of the residue!

Love these tags since they are all different colors, very festive

Thanks for sharing!

Annette Allen said...

yay for cute tags.. perfect for the holiday season.