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Sun 23

Stocking Gift Tags

I like to make my own Christmas tags, and we save them from year to year, so it's reaching the point where we have some real variety when we pick and choose which tag we want for the gift we're wrapping. But you can never have too many tags, in my opinion!

When I first saw Memory Box's Eyelet Stocking die (98416), my brain immediately screamed, "Gift Tag! Gift Tag!"

It was really easy to make these tags while watching holiday classics like Miracle on 34th Street and Home Alone. If you've got this die and are planning on watching some films, go ahead and turn it into a family craft project - we had a blast!

I didn't even stamp on these (with the exception of the first tag); The focus her is on patterned paper, accents, and ribbon. I apologize for the poorly lit photos  - just haven't been able to get any decent light lately.

Blue-Snowflakes

All supplies are from Memory Box unless otherwise noted: Water, Grey cardstock; Martha Stewart ribbon; Memento ink; snowflake stamp  

Stars
All supplies are from Memory Box unless otherwise noted: Wassail cardstock; Tinsel patterned paper; Martha Stewart ribbon; Recollections stars

Orange-Gigi

All supplies are from Memory Box unless otherwise noted: Ivory cardstock; Yuletide patterned paper; American Craft ribbon; Mark Richards gems; Ranger Liquid Pearls; Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type stickers

Snowflake-2

All supplies are from Memory Box unless otherwise noted: Wassail cardstock; Tinsel patterned paper; American Craft velevet rickrack ribbon; Paper Studio snowflake brad; Hero Arts gem

Rose-2

All supplies are from Memory Box unless otherwise noted: white cardstock; Yuletide patterned paper; K&I ribbon; Recollections flower, Paper Studio silver rosette sticker  

Candy-Canes-2

All supplies are from Memory Box unless otherwise noted: peapod cardstock; Yuletide patterened paper; Ranger Tinsel Twine; Making Memories brads; gems 

  Red-Pearls

All supplies are from Memory Box unless otherwise noted: white cardstock; Yuletide patterned paper; Martha Stewart, Offray ribbon; Paper Studio rosette sticker; red pearls

B A S I C   I N S T R U C T I O N S

  1. Cut stocking from patterned paper (1) and matching cardstock (2). (Blue and gray tag requires 2 water cardstock stockings and 1 grey cardstock stocking.) 
  2. Horizontally score one of the cardstock stockings about .5" from the top of the stocking and bend it back on the fold. Write your TO and FROM info on the front, then adhere the cardstocking stocking beneath the patterned paper stocking. (Keep your adhesive above the score line.) 
  3. Use a 1 3/8" circle punch to cut the toe and heel from the second cardstock stocking.
  4. (For blue and grey stocking, stamp snowflakes on stocking.)
  5. Adhere toe and heel "patches" to the patterned paper stocking.
  6. Cut eyelet stocking topper from cardstock.
  7. (Where applicable, wrap ribbon around stocking topper and adhere to stocking.) 
  8. Adhere accents, brads, etc to stocking and topper.
  9. (For dark snowflake stocking, dot liquid pearls in center of each snowflake.)

T I P

Once you cut the heel and tip from the stocking, line it up on your work surface with the stockign from which it was cut. This helps you to know which way to glue the bits on to the patterned paper.

Sock-Bits

Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

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