Elegant Christmas Gift Tags

Elegant Christmas Gift Tags

Hi there, it's Ruby. I hope you've had a good week. I managed to fall down a kerb and have damaged all of the ligaments in my foot, so I'm hobbling everywhere. Not the best timing for Christmas, haha! I need to rest it more. I made these tags yesterday and ended up with a very puffy foot! Well, what can I say, a girl's gotta craft, right?!



So, I'd made this little tag set twice for people and wanted to make another set for myself. The Greetery have made it so easy to create gorgeous tags! I will confess I nearly didn't buy this set. My bestie and I usually converse and enable each other to buy stamps and dies, but she had other things on her list that I didn't want, so I went for it. Oh my, I'm so glad I did. I've had the best time using it, and the tags will be so useful for other things. I've got lots of birthday ideas buzzing around my head for them.


Right, let's get to it. Time is so precious right now with Christmas coming.



I created three different colours and wanted them tone-on-tone, something I never do, so I did the traditional red and green, but I felt like the pack needed a bit of a boost so I went with cream and gold for my final set. I need to work more with this colour scheme; it looks so elegant. I always go for loud colours, so I was surprised when I really enjoyed making them.


For my first round of these tags, I had Christmas music playing, an orange and clove-scented candle, and the works. This time, it was a last-minute panic to get things finished!



I used the Four Square Tag and Die Template, a selection of stamps from Four Square Holiday Tags and Four Square Holiday Tags Elements Die. I used the border stamp, Merry Christmas, the eucalyptus - at least, I think that's what it is, and the snowflake for mine, but there are loads of options.


  1. Cut one 5.5" panel in red, green, and cream, so you have a total of three panels.

  2. Next, cut another three 5.5" panels in cream. You will use these behind the tag to write on.

  3. Using the template, stamp four floral borders in Altenew's Antique Gold Metallic Ink on the three panels. If you don't have this ink, try some gold you have or do some gold embossing. I love Altenew's embossing powders. Their Antique Gold powder would do the job perfectly.

  4. If you've stamped in ink and not embossed, set the panels aside to dry.

  5. Next, work on the focal images, Merry Christmas, eucalyptus and snowflakes. Stamp each image three times on each of the three colours, red, green and cream cardstock.

  6. To create dimension, die cut two more blanks of each image on matching cardstock and stack them together to form a 'chipboard' piece. For example, for your red-stamped snowflake, cut an additional two snowflakes out of red cardstock.

  7. Using the Four Square Tag die, cut out all of the panels so that they create four tags from each 5.5" square. Attach the 'chipboard' focal elements.

  8. Stamp the sentiment 'Just a note' using The Greetery's Curio Label Stamp Set

  9. Die cut the sentiment using the tiny banner from The Greetery's Curio Divider Die.

  10. Attach the sentiment to the middle of the heart and add some sequins.

  11. Attach the cream blanks behind the stamped tags. NB. You could skip this part completely or stamp to/from on the back. I wanted to make it easy to write the message.

  12. Cut 24" metallic thread or cord and attach the two tag pieces together, one coloured, one cream.


They are great to have around for those last-minute pressies you've forgotten! I will make some more over the festive period while I have all my supplies out so they are stashed away ready for next year. I did that last year for the first time, and I found I was still in the Christmas mood, so it was easier to create than try to do it in the middle of the year!



That's it from me.


I hope you have a fabulous Christmas and New Year. See you in 2024!

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