Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Christmas Gift Tag Box

Today I wanted to make a Christmas project and remembered some empty body butter containers I had saved for just that.

When empty I peeled the labels and ran them through the dishwasher.

I chose this green one because it matches some of the new Christmas Designer Series paper in the New Stampin' Up! Catalog.

This paper is so pretty.

I made a rosette by taking a 12" strip of the newsprint paper and scoring with the Simply Scored scoring tool at every 1/4".

Based on the size of my container (a small body butter container from The Body Shop) I decided I wanted a 2-1/2" rosette so I cut a 1-1/4" strip from the scored piece (finished rosette will be double the width).

Then folded accordion style (mountains and valleys)

I sniped one end off to match up. This will make more sense in a minute (I hope).

Using a good adhesive - I prefer Crystal Effects.

Glue the two ends together creative a loop.

Using a circle punch or a scrap of paper smaller than the finished rosette will
as it will not show when finished.

Add adhesive to punched circle.

Place loop over circle and collapse the loop inward using both hands (I hope that makes sense - if only I had a third hand I could have taken a picture of that).

Hold rosette in center until adhesive has set.

To make the flower I punched three 1-3/4" scallop circles.

I then layered them on top of each other and pierced the center and added a brad to secure them.

Next I spritzed a little bit of water on it and crumbled up the first layer.

Then spritzed and crumbled the remaining layers one at a time.

Once dry it becomes stiff and will retain its shape.

I used the ornament punch in the Merry Minis Punch Pack to punch some leaves, then spritzed and crumble them a little to give them some dimension.

I layered and adhered all my layers to the lid.

Then used the new Bitty Banners Framelits to make a flag.

I snipped off one end and adhered it to the lid then added
a new Vintage Faceted Designer Button to the center. 

Finishing it off with a 1/4" strip of Designer paper around the lid.

I then used all the scraps leftover to make 25 gift tags to fill it with.

Each tag is different.


There you have it - a cute little gift for a friend or hostess.


First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper #121878
Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper #126901
Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack #126904
Real Red Card Stock #102482
Certainly Celery Card Stock #105125
Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set #115370
Tiny Tags Stamp Set #118091
Petite Pairs Stamp Set #122495
1/16" Circle Handheld Punch #101227
2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch #118874
1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch #119854
1" Circle Punch #119868
Merry Minis Punch Pack #126882
Big Shot Die-Die Cutting Machine #113439
Bitty Banners Framelits #129267
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons #127555
3/16" Neutrals Brads #119736 
Glue Dots #103683
Crystal Effects #101055
Simply Scored #125624
Paper-Piercing Tool #126189
Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad #126949
Certainly Celery Classic Stampin' Pad #126958
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad #101731
Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen #105021
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker #100052
Certainly Celery Stampin' Write Marker #105106
Stampin' Trimmer #126889
Linen Thread #104199
Empty container

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  1. Holly
    I just love the tags with the cute container. Thanks for sharing your talent and the instructions made perfect sense.

  2. This is soooo pretty Holly. You are a very talented lady.

  3. Beautiful I love it. These all ideas make me happy and my confusion is gone. Thanks for

    sharing this collection of best christmas

    . Keep it up

  4. What a lovely idea. But my grandsons dog got into my plastic storage containers (including tupperware) and dragged them all over the front yard punched with teeth holes. She loves to chew anything she can get her teeth on. I will have to start saving all over again. And Christmas is getting close. Formeer Stamping UP demo.

  5. Holly this is a wonderful project. I love making sets of tags as gifts.


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