Bonus Tags You Missed
I thought I’d share the Bonus Tags you missed by not attending the Tin of Tags Class last week. We had fun making them and I think they came out really cute.
I was most excited to find out that the Tin can hold up to 3-1/2” square cards, with envelopes. Use the Envelope Punch Board to make envelopes in coordinating Envelope Paper or Designer Series Paper. The envelope for the card gift tag I made with This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. I also put a square on the inside to cover the stitching (as I noted yesterday in my article about Stitching with Metallic Thread).
The card gift tag is a simple 3-1/2” x 7” piece of Garden Green Card Stock, folded in half and creased well. You’ll need to open it out to punch the tree shape hole pattern with the Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine and the Festive Stitching Thinlits™ Dies.
I added Mini Jingle Bells as I threaded Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine through the holes. The gift tag card on the right shows the bells attached with a Running Stitch. I was worried that a bell on each tip would be too busy, but the second sample came out just fine! It’s the one on the left and I also used the Backstitch to embroider the tree with Gold Baker’s Twine. The Running Stitch uses about 12” of Baker’s Twine, where the Backstitch uses about 36”.
The remaining Bonus Tags were made with the Cheerful Tags Framelits™ Dies. Each of the larger tags can be cut from a 4” x 6” piece of paper or Card Stock.
The Cherry Cobbler gift tag (on the left) was a struggle. We made it with the ribbon going over the phrase at first. The cover part of the tag just wouldn’t stay put. I finally decided to run the ribbon through the back and secure the cover with two Bow Paper Clips. The Christmas Trinket Embellishment is tied on with Metallic Thread.
Afterwards, I was looking up something else in the 2016 Holiday Catalog and discovered that the gift tag I was struggling with was supposed to be a tag for bottles! That version certainly wouldn’t need paper clips! Just turn the phrase upside down and attach it to the other side. The ribbon can stay the same or be changed. I’d add a Glue Dot to secure the trinket.
The Emerald Envy gift tag on the left is a simple die-cut tag with a Silver Foil greeting inside and a die-cut embellishment on the cover. I could have attached another Christmas Trinket Embellishment to the front, but we ran out of time. Making thirty-three gift tags isn’t quite as simple as it sounds! The three Bonus Tags were first on the class agenda. Then we stamped all the tags from the Tin, and embellished them with the time left. The Tin made a great carrying case for the extras! The directions included make it easy to finish them at home.
You may have to read the directions through a couple of times to understand them, but you can make your own Tin of Tags by purchasing the Project Kit along with the Tin of Tags Stamp Set. You will also need Island Indigo, Real Red, Old Olive and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pads.
- Garden Green 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
- This Christmas Designer Series Specialty Paper 
- Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
- Gold Foil Sheets 
- Emerald Envy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock 
- Silver Foil Sheets 
Tools & Adhesive
Ribbon & Trim
- Metallic Thread Combo Pack 
- Baker’s Twine Trio Pack 
- Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon 
- Silver 1/8″ Ribbon 
- Mini Jingle Bells 
- Christmas Trinkets Embellishments 
- Bow Paper Clips Embellishments 
Did you know you can also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!® if your order product total exceeds $150. Just click on the Order Online Button in the right sidebar or on any of the product links in this article to order what you need to make your own Tin of Tags.