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Easy Christmas Gift Tags Made from Scrapbooking Supplies

Make Your Christmas presents too pretty to open by adorning them with unique handmade gift tags.

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    • "M" Is for Merry Tag

      Red ribbon detailing and a bright red "M" keep this holiday tag both merry and bright.

      SOURCES Paper: BasicGrey (Berry Branch, Pine), Bazzill Basics Paper (Juneberry). Stamps: Stampenduous (Mega Merry). Ink: Stewart Superior Corp. (Burnt Umber). Ribbon: Stampin' Up! (burgundy grosgrain). Rub-on: BoBunny Press.

    • Merry and Bright Holiday Tag

      Candy-stripe paper, shimmer brads, and colorful circle punches give this tag a vibrant holiday vibe.

      SOURCES Paper: Brenda Walton (Peppermint Twist Candy Stripes), Archiver's (Meadow, Guava Sensation). Stamps: Hero Arts (large Christmas circle). Ink: Stampin' Up! (Pixie Pink, Real Red, Green Galore). Gel Pen: Sakura of America. Ribbon: May Arts. Brads: Making Memories. Punch: Stampin' Up! (scallop), Marvy Uchida (mega scallop, 2-inch circle).

    • Smiley Santa Tag

      Santa Claus is coming to town by way of this creative gift tag. White liquid applique helps bring this jolly fellow to life, while a red burlap string keeps him attached to that precious gift.

      SOURCES Paper: Paper Reflections for DMD (Creative Tags small), Archiver's (Tomato). Stamps: Stampabilities (To/From Santa), Lizzie Anne Designes (Holiday Cheer). Ink: Stewart Superior Corp. (Noir Black), Copic (E00), Stampin' Up! (Pretty in Pink), Marvy Uchida (white liquid applique). String: May Arts.

    • Rudolph Gift Tag

      Let Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer brighten your holiday gifts with his playful smile and shiny red honker.

      SOURCES Paper: BasicGrey (Red Ryder). Stamps: Stampabilities (reindeer), Stampin' Up! (Perfect Presentation). Ink: Stewart Superior Corp. (Burnt Umber), Copic (E00). Stampin' Up! (Chocolate Chip). Embossing powder: Stampin' Up! (Winter White), Versamark by Tsukineko. Ribbon: Stampin' Up! (white grosgrain).

    • Festive Tree Tag

      This easy-to-make gift tag uses glittery dots to decorate the tree and inked edges to outline the card.

      SOURCES Paper: Paper Reflections for DMD (Creative Tags small), Heidi Grace Designs (Mini Dots). Stamps: Stampin' Up! (snowflurries), Lizzie Anne Designes (Holiday Cheer). Ink: Stampin' Up! (Pretty in Pink), Stewart Superior Corp. (L'Amore Red), Ranger Industries (Xmas Red Stickles, Little Green). Ribbon: Deja Views for The C-Thru Ruler Co.(Flurries Frost).

    • "Do Not Open" Tag

      This tag, warning against peeking at presents early, is made with colorful circles, cream-color grosgrain ribbon, and a stamped cautionary notice.

      SOURCES Paper: KI Memories (Alpine Moguls), Stampin' Up! (Buckaroo Blue, Chocolate Chip), Archiver's (blue). Stamps: Limited Edition (Holiday Interactive Circles). Ink: Stewart Superior Corp. (Burnt Umber). White gel pen: Wenda. Ribbon: Stampin' Up!.

    • Snowman Tag

      Frosty friends stand out against a red-and-white polka-dot backdrop. Shiny gemstones, a silver cord, and white ribbon add a finished look.

      SOURCES Paper: DCWV (Metallic Blue), KI Memories (Alpine Multi Stripe). Stamps: Stampin' Up! (Perfect Presentation). Ink: Stampin' Up! (Bashful Blue). Ribbon: Stampin' Up!. Gems: Hero Arts.

    • Smitten with Holiday Cheer

      Cool blue colors and iridescent embossing powder help this holiday tag warm others with a touch of holiday cheer.

      SOURCES Paper: Daisy D's Paper Co. (Paisley Sugar Plum), Stampin' Up! (Bashful Blue), Bazzill Basics Paper (Glass Slipper). Stamps: Stampin' Up! (Weather or No), Lizzie Anne Designs (Holiday Cheer). Ink: VersaMark by Tsukineko. Empossing Powder: Stampin' Up! (Iridescent Ice, Bashful Blue). Ribbon: Stampin' Up!.

    • Peace on Earth

      Sheer silver ribbon tops a pretty card featuring an angelic image pressed upon mulberry paper.

      SOURCES Paper: Archiver's (blue), Stampin' Up! (Brushed Silver). Stamps: Stampendous (Heavenly Swirls), Hero Arts (Christmas Wishes). Ink: Stewart Superior Palette (Noir Black). Gel pen: Sakura (Glaze Blue). Marker: Stampin' Up! Ribbon: May Arts.

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      Transparent Tree Tag

      Transparency paper and a Christmas-tree sticker help create this luminous gift tag.

      SOURCES Paper: Office Depot, (transparency). Ink: American Crafts Slick Writer (red, green). Ribbon: Stampin' Up!. Stickers: Stampendous.

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      Homemade Christmas Cards

      Send a personal and creative seasonal greeting with our simple Christmas cards. They're easy enough to make in bulk or pretty enough to design for just a few special people on your Christmas list.
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