Hi, friends! The holiday season is just two months away! A fun way to get ready for the big day is to make some upcycled Christmas Gift Tags to make a great presentation! Teri here and I’ll show you how to make these today with a unique twist…use past holiday cards!
Start by die-cutting a few tag shapes from old holiday cards. You’ll also want to cut some from white cardstock for variety.
Take a few of them and cut the word, Merry.
Lift Up the Fronts
Flip your white shapes over and use 3D Foam Strips to cover the back of them. Cut the strips up as you go to fit the open space.
Mount the foamed fronts onto your tags cut from old holiday cards. Add a 3D Foam Star to one of the R letters and remove the top liner. Apply a piece of gold foil from the Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets in Nature color side facing you on top. Gently rub the foil to transfer the color to the 3D Foam Star with your finger.
Take an E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser and randomly apply the dots to the edges. Add foil to them using the foiling method.
Finish by threading jute through the holes and double-knot them. Then stamp sentiments on strips of cardstock and add them on top.
Change It Up with the Recycled Fronts
Embellish them the same way as your first batch.
Remember, none of these tags created with these techniques will look alike since you’re working with a variety of past holiday cards. It makes the results so fun!
Ready to give these tips a try? I’d to hear from you if you do!
Creative Time: 45 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Other: Cardstock: Neenah; Stamps and Dies: Concord and 9th (All the Merrys Stamp Set and Dies); Ink: Ranger Ink (Black); Jute: Darice; Old Christmas Cards