Hybrid Gift Tags plus a Bonus!


Hi, I’m Shellie and I’m a guest on Amber’s creative team for the months of November and December and I’m excited to be here.  I have the next 5 days off from the day job and words cannot describe how happy I am to get to spend much of that time scrapping and doing creative projects.

For me, with Thanksgiving comes the start of the Christmas season. The list making and shopping begins. I tend to be a last minute shopper and what I do even more last minute is wrap gifts. We’re talking eleventh hour, stuffing tissue and filling out the card before you get out of the car type of situation. It’s a personal flaw. I’ve accepted it.

That being said, anything I can do ahead of time to make that process easier I fully support. When it is a fun and creative project, that makes it even better.

Today I’m going to share with you a project that I’ve created using two of Amber’s holiday themed kits. Hybrid gift tags!

I did use my Cameo Silhouette to make these but they can easily done with punches, your paper cutter and a maybe a little fussy cutting.

The kits I used were her latest release the City Sidewalks digital kit plus journaling cards as well as her Merry Holiday elements and papers both available in her digital store at The Lilypad.

I started by doing all of my prep work up front so when it was time to assemble the tags I could focus on the fun and creativity.


First, I used my cutting machine to cut out several basic tags from white and kraft cardstock. Then I used the journaling cards from the City Sidewalks kit and turned a few of those into tags as well.


Next I cut out quite a few shapes from the element sets for both kits.  I cut more than I knew I would need so I’d have some options to play with later.  I even messed around with the sizes, making some larger or smaller than others.


I didn’t want to go too crazy with my other embellishments because I want the tags to coordinate with whatever paper or bags I choose to use them with later.  I went with a simple is better approach and just pulled out some ribbon and a little packet of Christmas themed sequins and buttons that matched the colors in these two kits perfectly.


Once I had my pieces cut I just started assembling, layering and yes, in on one of them there was glitter. I couldn’t stop myself. I just wanted to see those little trees sitting in the sparkling glitter snow. (The glitter didn’t photograph well but it’s there in the first tage on the left).

I used foam squares to pop portions of the die cuts up for dimension and in no time I had several cute tags ready and waiting for my next wrapping emergency.

Here are the 5 finished tags!




Now for a bonus.

While I was selecting which cards to use for my tags from the City Sidewalks kit I saw the one with the little hand drawn shops with the phrase “Shop Til You Drop” on it and a lightbulb went off over my head and hello… this NEEDS to be a gift card holder.

So I cut out a simple envelope tag, cut the center of the card out in a circle and cut out a slightly larger circle from a piece of plain red card stock.


I used the plaid paper from the same kit as the pattern on the envelope.  I folded it up and tacked it closed using my tape runner.  Then I attached the red circle behind the “Shop Til You Drop” graphic so it would pop off the background pattern. Using more foam tape I adhered it to the little tag envelope and it turned out to be my favorite tag in the bunch!  So cute!


So I hope that this inspires you to use some holiday digital art files and make up some gift tags for your friends and family this year.

Happy Holidays!


1 Comment on Hybrid Gift Tags plus a Bonus!

  1. Janice Harvey
    December 23, 2016 at 11:44 AM (4 years ago)

    These are so beautiful. You are inspiring me to create my own gift tags this year! Just in time for some marathon gift wrapping!


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