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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Sending Cheer, Christmas Tags, Stampin' Up! 2023

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I decided to play with the new "Sending Cheer" stamp set. I thought I'd try a gift tag. I usually just purchase them from the Dollar Tree because they are 99.999% tossed out. I will admit I have saved some gift tags because I thought they were cute (they were NOT from the dollar store!) That's why I didn't say 100%! LOL  But today I thought I'd take a chance at that .001% and make a tag. I will probably make a few more and put them on special packages but ones for the grandkids will be from the dollar store.  Please read on to see how I made today's tag.

The tag is punched out using the die from the "Sending Cheer" bundle. I cut a 2-3/8" x 1-5/8" piece of Basic White card stock for the front of the tag. I had originally cut a Basic White tag but it was too white for the piece and looked a bit blah.

Next I stamped the cute gingerbread boy using Pecan Pie ink on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock. The hearts were lined up and stamped using Real Red ink and the eyes and mouth were stamped using black Memento ink. I die cut him using the matching die.

I set the pieces together on my worktable so I could see where to stamp the "to" and "from".  I did cut my "to" and "from" apart so they are no longer one stamp. I thought they were just too close together. What if someone has a longer name or what if the gift is for more than one person. It always seems like there's more room to write on the "from" part of tags. So cutting it made it easier to place wherever you want on your tags. After seeing where I wanted them to go I stamped them using black Memento ink.

Next I taped the stamped "to" and "from" piece to the Real Red tag. Then I set the gingerbread boy on to to see where it will look the best. I held it firmly and turned it over.  I slit it a little bit away from the edge and I lightly drew a pencil line. I did this so I would know where to not put any glue or tape. I used glue for mine because I wanted those few seconds of movement to get him exactly where I wanted him. Once the gingerbread boy was set in place the tag was done. 

This was such a quick tag to make. Causing me to rethink the homemade tags thing this year even with the 99.999% in mind!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Christmas tag,

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