Friday, October 7, 2011

Inky Impressions Inspiration - Holiday Tags!

Today it is my turn to post on the  Inky Impressions Inspiration blog. This week - haven't had the energy for a lot of inspiration, and then I ran across a few of my simple tags from Christmas last year. Time is short during the holidays, and I am not the best at planning ahead and working in advanced, and these tags are simple, but personal for your gifts.
First you start with a tag die. Any brand works, or you can hand cut them. But I like to mass produce these when making them and dies do speed things up. My die is from Papertrey Ink. I cut out how ever many I am ready to work with and usually I cut them out of kraft card stock. I like the vintage look for my Christmas packages.

I then choose a stamp -
How totally adorable is Delilah's Ducky Christmas  So fun and cheerful! I just had to use this one, well... but it really didn't fit my vintage adult tag look -

Don't be afraid to use "parts" of your stamp!
With a vintage white ink I stamps off the side of the tag - yes.. sadly Delilah is missing but that adorable Duck was just not the best fit for my tag - and I just LOVE that Christmas tree! From there you do as much as you feel. For me I distressed the edges, inked the edges, added some twine at the top and a "To" and "From"... oh and I just have to put my bling on things. 

And I just couldn't stand it... Delilah needed a tag too - so for the kids receiving gifts - I made up a few special tags with her as well...
Simple red paper, and these tags are ready for their gifts. Now these are simple and you can make up a whole bunch of them in a very short time - - -

But if you have more time, and get started now you can really make them special!
Ok, I love this one more... I just may have to get busy now... I colored with my Copics, and added lots of stickles and bling on this one.

These tags add a wonderful personal touch to any gift! Now take a look at your stamps or part of your stamps and maybe you can add your touch to your gifts.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration today - Thanks so much for looking.


Heidi said...

OMG this is so great Michelle. I love the tags you have made, this is a great idea. Thank you for the inspiration

Hugs and love

Helen said...

Love it. Regards.

Carol Dee said...

THANKS, I better get busy!

Rufus said...

Great idea, but I'll keep mine pretty simple, since they'll be trashed in seconds!!

LorraineB said...

I love those tags!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love these tags! and the fact that you only used a part of your stamp. I need to try doing this.