When I was a kid, I remember standing in line with my mother
waiting to have presents wrapped at the department store.
Mom was not a crafty gal, but she insisted on beautiful gifts.
They were always elegantly trimmed in the color she selected for
that year. She would add bows to the tree in the same
color making it a photo ready creation.
I am not sure if stores have a wrapping center any longer,
but I would not use it anyway. I love creating my own
photo ready tree and gifts. Some elements are the
same--each year I pick one color to be my focus. Every
year, I think it is the best one ever.
Frosty by Kelly Starsky
Paper: Recollections, Doodlebug Design (glitter), Ink: Close To
My Heart, Stamps: Close To My Heart, Kaisercraft, Making Memories,
Ribbon: Michaels, Other: twine. Tools: Punches: EK Success, Fiskars,
Die-cut and Die-cut Machine: Sizzix (Ellison), Paper Distresser: Tim Holtz
Mixing and matching stamps and placing them in all different directions is
a great way to create a background, like I did for this tag. Also, a Fiskars grass border punch turned upside down makes great icicles, don't
Good Times Giftcard Holder by Sandy Ang
Supplies: Paper, Chipboard, Stickers: Best Creation,
Editor's Note: I love that Sandy made
a tag into a giftcard holder. It is adorable and
functional at the same time!
Christmas Tag by Melissa Elsner
Supplies: Paper, Sticker: Lily Bee Design, Cardstock: The Paper Company,
Pearls: EK Success, Button: Chatterbox, Other: jute, raffia. Tools: Border
Punch: Fiskars, Corner Punch, Circle Punch: EK Success.
Design Notes: Why not dress up your
holiday tags just a bit? They don't have to be flat. I like to
add embellishments like the pinwheel flower so that it also
becomes a cute present topper.