Wednesday, October 14, 2015

over-sized santa tags, plus bonus gift tags…

Good morning friends! I know, it’s been a while…but I’m here today, sharing a couple of super fun (and easy) projects I created with the new Sugar Plum collection by Doodlebug Design!
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When Santa comes to our home on Christmas Eve he leaves the gifts wrapped and sorted into areas so each child gets their own little stack.  Does he do that at your house?  Sometimes he needs a little bit of help keeping the piles straight, so this year I decided to help him out by creating these giant tags for each child. Santa will just have to make sure the correct tag is placed on or near each child's gifts and there won't be any confusion on Christmas morning - yay!
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Here's a closer look at the tags.
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To create the tags, I cut a regular paper in half.  Then I folded the bottom up 4" so the reverse side of the paper is showing.  This made the base 6"x8".
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Next, I added a strip of striped paper at the top of the  folded portion (this striped paper was cut from the 6x6 pad).
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After that, I added a strip of Santa doodle tape (isn't that the cutest?  I think I'm going to use that instead of scotch tape to wrap my gifts this year!), and a border sticker, below the striped paper.  I also tied a piece of doodle twine around the entire piece, tying a bow to the right side and clipping on a mini clothespin.
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I punched half circles and added them to the top of each tag, and placed an enamel dot over each top as well.  The main image is from the 4x6 card page - and each one is embellished with letter stickers, various stickers, and enamel dots.
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I started feeling a little jealous that Santa had his tags all ready, and I didn't have mine yet...so I decided to fix that!  I simply took this awesome patterned paper:
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And cut the tags out.  I also punched the holes in the top:
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And then I pulled out my brand spankin' new AMAZING rolls of chunky twine
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And added colorful twine to each tag.
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Now Santa and I BOTH have a jump start on our holiday gift tags!  What could be better?!?
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Now if I could only have my shopping done already…

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1 comment:

  1. These are SO, SO, VERY FABULOUS - Your family is so lucky to have you!! What joy and delight you bring into their lives!!! Hugs to you!!!

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