28 posts categorized "Tags"


Mon 12

Mini Snowman Collage Gift Tags
by Anne


Today I'm using STUDIO SQUARE LAYERS die set 30021 and the MINI SNOWMAN COLLAGE die 99553 to create some holiday gift tags stamped with a sentiment from the SNOW GLOBE WISHES CLEAR STAMP SET CL 5180. IMG_3057

I layered the Mini snowman Collage die inside one of the Studio Square Layers that was just a little bit larger on some white cardstock.


I then cut another square a little larger still from the Studio Square Layers die set using dark blue dot paper.  I then adhered the Mini Snowman Collage piece on top of the dot paper square.


The next step was to stamp the sentiment "merry christmas" in Memento Luxe Love Letter red ink on the right, leaving room to add to/from later.


The Mini Snowman Collage comes with tiny dies to cut out a top hat and hat band, a nose, a small heart, and a scarf.  Adding those pieces in black, red, and orange cardstock along with some black gems as coal eyes and buttons really finished off each tag.  So cute!


I punched a hole in the upper left corner of each tag and threaded through some narrow red ribbon which I double-knotted and then tied the ends of each strand.  As I worked I cut out six of each thing so I now have six tags ready for holiday gifts!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature



Wed 17

A Christmas Tag Set
by Lindsay


 I am so glad you stopped by today! I have a fun tag set for you, using one of the newly released stamp sets, and it's coordinating die. These are very easy to make, and are a lovely addition to any gift that you give!


I started by stamping all of my images onto Bristol Smooth White paper, and coloring them using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I then die cut them out, and added a bit of ink blending, and stenciling to the globes. 


To create this particular tag, I colored in the pine trees with Copic Markers, and set them aside. I then used some light blue ink, and blended upward to make it look like a bit of blue sky. I added some snowflakes using the Scattered Flakes stencil, and added the snow mound that was die cut from the set. I layered all of my elements into the tag with foam, and added some details with a white gel pen, along with ribbon, and twine. 


I used the same techniques for this, except I colored the images with watercolor markers. After they were dry, I adhered them to my inked, and stenciled tag.


Again, the same inking done, I colored my Santa with the Zig markers, and adhered him with a bit of foam tape.


There you have all four! I hope you've enjoyed, and were inspired to create your own tags! These can be used directly on a gift, or put them on a card! Your recipient will love it! 

Thank you again for stopping by! Have a crafty day!



Sat 11

Bumblebee Daydreams Blossoms
by Jean Okimoto


Celebrate a graduation or summer birthday with watercolored blossoms from the new Bumblebee Daydreams die and stamp sets.  My new stamp and die sets aren't getting any rest this summer...there are so many ways to use them.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here, hoping you're having a great weekend!

Paint watercolor paper with Peerless Watercolors and dry it with a heat-tool.   Stamp the blossoms with Onyx Black VersaFine and dry the ink.  Watercolor the center petals of the detailed blossoms.  

Diecut Scrollwork Sleeve from medium-green cardstock.  Crease the three edges along the scorelines and attach it to an A-2 card of textured natural cardstock.  Cut Tag You're It Rectangles from yellow-green and pale green cardstock.  Stamp "celebrate" - from the Party Time set - with Onyx Black.  Attach gold twine, then curl the ends with the edge of a bonefolder.  Use foamdots to attach the top of the tag to the background.

Attach the blossoms - use foamdots for the two small ones on the left.  Add clear pink iridescent sequins.


Summer events are always special - and the Bumblebee Daydreams sets make it easy to honor the "celebratee."  How many celebration cards are you creating this summer?

Thanks for stopping by - enjoy your weekend!




Mon 07

by Anne


Here are some quick and easy tags made using the PLUSH SPRING BUNNY die no. 99322.   I cut all of the parts in the die set (body, two ears, tail) from white cardstock, attaching the ears with glue dots and the tail with a pop-dot.   I used a pink Prismacolor pencil to add a bit of color inside one ear and on the bunny's cheek.  A matte black stick-on dot was used as an eye. I made a collar for the bunny with some glittery orange ribbon and a fancy stick-on bow.  That's it!  I found cute carrot-shaped cellophane bags (at A.C.Moore), filled them with a dozen individually wrapped chocolate eggs, and tied them closed with an orange and white-dotted ribbon.  I then attached a bunny to each one using glue dots.

 Soooo cute and no-sew easy!!! 

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature



Sun 20

Joy, Love and Gifts
by Jean Okimoto


Cards are done, the tree is decorated, cookies are baked...let's make  quick gift tags today!  Hi - happy last-weekend-before-Christmas - Jean Okimoto here with a few more ideas featuring my favorite holiday and everyday dies from Memory Box and Open Studio.

The Celadon Skinny Chemist Cup  - from Birch Press Design -  holds some berried Nandina branches in the background.  Have you visited their site to check out their new items and specials lately?  Maybe you'll find the perfect gift for a special someone - you!  Birch Press Design is owned by Dave and Monica Brethauer, owners of Memory Box.  Their classic style and appreciation of fine design is reflected in the selection of beautiful products there too.

Here are the directions for the tags - from left to right, top to bottom (bullet points aren't working - they must be on Christmas vacation today!)       

Cut red cardstock with a Stitched Star Layer, cut Sketchbook Joy from gold mirror cardstock, add a gold cord and chartreuse sequins

Layer the Distressed Snowdrift Collage pattern over red and blue cardstock, add a gold cord and some sequins

Cut blue cardstock with a Stitched Hexagon Layer, cut Sketched Tree from white cardstock, cut Contempo Birds from red glitter craft foam, attach red grosgrain ribbon

Cut a Stitched Heart Layers from Red Dots, white cardstock and red cardstock, cut the tree from Santa Paws from green cardstock, attach green cord and red sequins 

Cut white cardstock with a Stitched Hexagon Layer, cut  Shimmering Snowflakes from silver glitter , craft foam, stamp "celebrate"  from Party Time with VersaFine Satin Red and emboss it with detail clear powder, add a gold cord                             

Cut a Stitched Star Layer from white cardstock, cut the Santa Paw Dies Set tree from green glitter cardstock, cut the Distressed Snowdrift Collage snowflakes from red glitter craft foam,  attach a silver cord

Cut Stitched Heart Layers from red and white cardstock, cut the Ho Ho Holly leaves from green cardstock, attach a green cord and sequins


Thanks for stopping by...keep warm and enjoy the rest of your weekend!




Thu 17

Snowflake Collage Drop Ornament
by Jean Okimoto


Here's a multi-tasking Snowflake Collage Drop Ornament idea for you - it can be a last-minute card, a tag or a tree ornament!  Hi - Jean Okimoto here - with a quick glittery, shimmery sparkly design to simplify your holiday prep.


Diecut Snowflake Collage from textured white cardstock.  Cut it again with the largest Drop Ornament Layer. Fold a 10" x 4" strip of white cardstock in half at 5".  Cover the top layer of the folded strip with Scor-Tape.  Place the Drop Ornament Layer so the top edge is about ⅛" above the fold to create an uncut hinge.  Cut the ornament.

Attach the snowflake ornament to the folded cardstock.  Brush Martha Stewart Wintermint Glitter onto the adhesive in the snowflake cutouts.

Score and fold a strip of gold mirror cardstock.  Diecut the unfolded edges with the small scalloped Stitched Country Border.  Attach it to the ornament.  Punch a hole and attach a gold cord.

Stamp Merry and Bright inside the ornament with Brilliance Pearlescent Jade.  

Here are 3 choices for the next step: 

    -Attach it to a 4-⅝" x 6-¼" card of pearlescent aqua cardstock and add a diecut Sketchbook Joy

    -Use it as a gift tag for a special gift

    -Hang it as a tree ornament


Whatever you chose...I hope you like it!

Visit our site for a last-minute look at some of the great multi-tasking designs we feature.

Be sure to view the gorgeous Look Book and videos created by Poppystamps Designer Olga Direktorenko - 25 beautiful designs AND videos too.  You will love it and be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great evening.





Wed 16

Divine Dahlia Snowflake Tag
by Jean Okimoto


The Divine Dahlia,  Distressed Snowdrift Collage snowflakes and  Tanglewood Frame become a merry trio on today's card.  Hi there, Jean Okimoto here, with a just-in-time design for another holiday card.  Or a Christmas thank-you card. 

I've been admiring the beautiful holiday florals on dresses, scarves and giftwrap paper - and decided to combine some Memory Box and Open Studio dies and see what I come up with.  I think the Divine Dahlia - cut in rich red felt - resembles a winter camellia.  Hope you agree!


Cut the medium Tag You're It Rectangle and Tanglewood Frame from chartreuse cardstock.  Attach the Tanglewood Frame to lime green cardstock, then cut it with the tag die again.  Wondering why not just attach it to the lime green background?  It's sturdier and easier to cut when it's attached to the cardstock before it's cut and it's a lot easier to handle that way.  Trust me.

Cut the bow - from the Truly Gifted Set - from Key Lime Distressed Dots.  Assemble the bow and attach it to the tag, then attach the tag to a side-folded A2 card of lime green cardstock.  

Cut the Distressed Snowdrift Collage snowflakes from glittered white craft foam.  Here's a tip - instead of pulling the delicate diecut snowflakes out of the surrounding craft foam, pull the excess foam away from the snowflakes to release them.  

Attach adhesive label paper to red and moss green wool-blend felt and cut the sold and detailed Divine Dahlias and the leaves.  The paper stabilizes the felt - especially helpful for the detailed dies - and prevents liquid adhesives from soaking through the felt.    Attach the dahlia, leaves and snowflakes to the card.

Hope you like my Memory Box version of the popular holiday florals out there this year!


Special thanks to everyone who joined us for the Winter Bliss class at Impress last weekend.  It was my last class of 2015...and now I can't wait to start designing class cards with the 2016 release.   Extra special thanks to Linnell for her surprise holiday/last-class-of-the-year/birthday (shared with Jan!)  lunch - what a delicious and truly special occasion that was.  Loved the party favors and sweet treats from Chris and Jan too and birthday thanks to Robin, Deanna and Thalia too!

Thanks for stopping by...see you again tomorrow.





Mon 07

Mix It Up!
by Anne Thompson

Cookie Swap season is upon us.  I'm not much of a cookie baker.  In fact, I've been known to purchase cookies from a local bakery and wrap them up prettily for exchanging with friends.  I've got lots and lots of cookbooks and magazines dedicated to Christmas cookies and I love reading the recipes and looking at the pictures.  I did buy a new cookie sheet recently so this may be the year that I actually try baking my own!  I really would rather spend time out of the kitchen and in my craft room working on how I will package up said cookies.

Last week a friend showed me an easy way to make my own gift bags and all week I've been making bags and experimenting to make bags of varying dimensions.  (If you want to try making your own gift bags, there are lots of good tutorials and videos on-line.)  And I purchased some food-safe bags for wrapping up cookies or other yummy treats before tucking them into a made-by-me gift bag . 

And, of course, every bag needs a terrific tag--or two!


For the two tags:


  • white, brown, and shimmering blue cardstock and Blueberry Distressed Dots Paper
  • TAG YOU'RE IT SQUARES die set 30025
  • ALL MIXED UP dies 99258
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Close-up of the tiny tag:


Close-up of the larger tag:


So...the packaging is ready!  Now I have to figure out what goodies to put in it!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature




Tue 24

O Christmas Shaker Tags
by Shelby Thomas

Good morning all!  Happy Thanksgiving (this week) to those celebrating.  Of course after Thursday, the mad rush to Christmas begins.  With that in mind, I thought I'd get a head start on some shaker Christmas tags.


This one uses both the positive and negative portions of the stitched mittens die cut.  The negative creates the window and the positive is placed on the base portion of the tag.


I used the Gnome for Christmas stamp set for the sentiment and snowflakes and stamped with Azure blue Stazon ink since the tag front was a non-porous paper.


Tags are super easy to make when using the shaped die cuts like this one where I used the stitched hexagon dies.  On the base portion of the tag I stamped the O Christmas Tree stamp using distress inks (Pine Needles and Lucky Clover) and spritzed with Green Patina Perfect Pearls.  I also spritzed the front portion of the tag with the same perfect pearls and then blended in some Gathered Twigs distress inks.


I stamped the sentiment and star with Versamark and then embossed with Gold Pearl embossing powder.


How stinkin cute is this little guy?  I used Plush Sheldon to create the negative shape for the window of the tag and I drew in his eyes and nose.


The hat and scarf and arms are all part of the die though I trimmed down the scarf.  I also used some flat back black pearls for the buttons.


And last but not least is this adorable gnome all dressed up with Copics!  I stamped the background with the snowflakes in the Gnome for Christmas stamp set and embossed with Silver Pearl embossing powder (have to look very closely in this picture:))  The window was cut out using the Stitched Rectangular layers.

And that's it for today's Christmas Shaker tags!  Fun, easy and hopefully a little "wow" for the recipients. Have a fantastic rest of your week




Mon 16

No-Sew (Paper) Plush Ornaments Tags
by Anne Thompson

Love the new Plush Ornaments dies but don't want to sew them up in felt like on the packaging?  Just cut them singly from cardstocks and Memory Box Distressed Dots Papers to make tags for your holiday gifts!



  • Cranberry Distressed Dots Paper; white, red, and dark green cardstocks; white pillow box
  • Studio Hexagon Layers Die Set  30073 
  • Plush Bright Heart Die 99302
  • Plush Holly Leaves and Berries Die 99319
  • Sketchbook Love Die 99239
  • red/white dotted ribbon; tiny pearls; sparkly red gems


  • Cranberry Distressed Dots Paper; white, red, and dark green cardstocks; small box
  • large scallop circle punch
  • Plush Bright Heart Die 99302
  • Plush Holly Leaves and Berries Die 99319
  • Sketchbook Love Die 99239
  • red/white gingham and dotted ribbons; red embroidery thread; sparkly red gems


  • Key Lime Distressed Dots Paper; white, red, and dark green cardstocks; small white candy bar box secured to the back of the stocking
  • Plush Holly Stocking Die 99310
  • Sketchbook Joy Die 99242
  • green ribbon; white pearl; sparkly red gems


  • Cranberry Distressed Dots Paper; white, black, red, and dark green cardstocks and a tiny scrap of orange; kraft goodies bag
  • Plush Bundled Snowman Die 99305
  • Plush Holly Leaves and Berries Die 99319
  • White Christmas Cling Stamp CS2071C; VersaFine Onyx Black Ink; Hero Arts Cornflower Blue Ink
  • black stick-on dots; red and white dotted ribbon; the tiniest bow tie from the Stitched Bows Die Set 30056


  • Pool Distressed Dots Paper; white and pool cardstocks; milk carton box
  • Plush Frosty Mitten Die 99308
  • Sketchbook Joy Die 99242
  • white pearls; pool pompoms and a tiny clothespin to clip the mitten to the carton


  •  gold cardstock; black cardstock packet
  • Plush Celestial Star Die 99306
  • Sketchbook Imagine Die 99253
  • gold gems 

 I LOVED making these!  You know I couldn't stop at just one!!!  

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature