Want to create your own festive gift tags and decorate your envelopes to bring some holiday cheer? Here’s a quick and very easy project that crafters of all ages can do!
envelopes OR cardstock and a tag punch/paper cutter
Black Ink Pad
Colored markers (I used Tombow ABT PRO Alcohol-Based Markers in red, bright pink, light green, dark green, and teal)
Step 1: Cut or punch your cardstock into tag shapes.
These can be as simple as a rectangle, or more elaborate if you have a tag punch like I do.
Step 2: Place the large and small open tree shapes on an acrylic block.
If you haven’t used this type of stamp before, you’re going to love it! Grid lines on the block will help you see where to line up your stamp images. Just press them onto the block and they’ll stay put until you gently peel them away.
Step 3: Stamp your trees across the bottom of the tag.
You can turn your tag vertically or horizontally. Just tap your stamp firmly into the ink pad, then onto the tag. Try to lift the stamp straight up and down so the ink doesn’t smudge. Repeat until you have as many trees as you like. I was able to fit four trees on a vertical tag and five on a horizontal one.
Step 4: Stamp a message and/or “to/from.”
This stamp set has a variety of messages to choose from in several fun fonts. Choose your favorites and see what you can create! The best part is that each tag can be totally unique! Don’t forget the “to/from” stamp so you can fill out your tags.
Step 5: Color your trees.
This was my favorite part. You can stay traditional with different shades of red and green, or you can branch out like I did and add some other colors like pink and teal. You can also use metallic markers to make your trees silver and gold.
All that’s left to do is fill out the tags and add them to your wrapped gifts!
To create these festive envelopes, we’ll follow the same basic steps as the gift tags. This time, I started with the word stamp in the bottom center of the envelope, then stamped three trees on each side.
Color in your trees, then you get to address your envelopes! I chose to use brush script for the names, then filled in the addresses with a small, neat print. I outlined the brush script in black to make it match the trees. Of course, you can also use pre-printed address labels or write yours in any style you prefer.
Hope you enjoy this quick and easy idea for creating colorful holiday gift tags and envelopes! If you give it a try, I’d love to see how yours turn out! Make sure you are part of the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so you can share your photos and we can all be inspired. See you there!