Tag … You’re it!

Hello friends! I can hardly believe that we are T-minus seven days from Christmas Eve. 2015 has truly flown by at warp speed. As I prepare for Christmas: baking cookies, buying that perfect little something for a friend or coworker, I am always thinking of presentation as well. The wrapping of Christmas presents … or any present for that matter is almost as important as what is inside. The right packaging can pull a gift together and let the recipient know how much you care and really reflects the work put into handmade gifts in particular.


What I especially like is the size of this project, I can pre-cut tags and other elements and then sit in front of the TV watching a Christmas movie (Scrooged, White Christmas, Holiday Inn, or Elf). They go together quickly and I make more than I need for those gifts that seem to pop up at the last minute.

With this in mind, I decided to pull out my Christmas papers, Yuletide by 7 Dots Studio and Vintage Christmas by Blue Fern Studios and make some gift tags for the handmade goodies I’m giving friends this year. Any die set will work to make your tags, you can even purchase pre-formed tags in white, kraft, black, and other colors. For these tags I used a die set I had in my stash and I think they are so festive. I also added sequins, pearls, and a bit of festive washi tape. Here are a few pictures to get your creative ideas flowing.

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There are many wonderful items available in the Nani Ke Ola shop, I hope this has inspired you to do a little last-minute shopping. I’m feeling a little bittersweet since this is my final post of 2015, but I cannot wait to start 2016 with all of you. Until then, remember, creativity and imperfection live together in all we do. “Grace is the face love wears when it meets imperfection.”


Supplies Used
Vintage Christmas
Red Pearls
Christmas Cross Stitch Washi
Christmas Tree Winter Washi