Let's face it. We likely all own at least one set of alphabet stamps. I certainly do. There are a few that I've kept over the years, including my very first set from PSX Stamps. A good set of alphabet stamps can be used for any kind of project, but they are especially fun for holiday gift tags.
Right now, I'm loving the hint of black and metallics I'm seeing in holiday wrap. With that in mind, I pulled out some of the following supplies to create some holiday tags:
Using tags, bags, and wood veneer cards as my foundation, I created the following tags. The first tag uses a woodgrain bag from Jillibean Soup. I decorated the outside of the bag with black patterned paper from Echo Park Paper, a wood veneer tree shape, some gold sequins, and the word "noel" embossed with gold embossing powder:
For the second tag, I inked an entire wood veneer card with Versamark stamping ink. Then I poured gold embossing ink over the top and embossed the card. I let it cool before decorating the rest of the tag. I die cut three flowers from the gold flecked tissue paper. I crumpled the flowers and then added a gold button to the center of the flower shapes. A few white embossed letters that spell "joy" finish off the card, along with, some grey and black washi tape. To make the wood veneer card into a tag, I simply added some looped ribbon to the top of the card:
For the final tag, I took a camping-themed tag from Pebbles, Inc. and recovered the top of the tag with black dot washi tape. I threaded this onto a silver ribbon and added the word "MOM" stamped and embossed with gold embossing ink on black cardstock to the bottom of the tag. To finish off the gift, I stapled a white doily, a pennant cut from black cardstock and gold tissue paper to the bag. I also added some more gold sequins to the bag:
Think of creative ways to add alpha stamps to your gift tags and gift bags. You can use metallic embossing powder, or colored inks to really mix it up and create just the look you're going for. You can find all of our stamps HERE in the store.