I was planning a visit to see my Mother In Law in the hospital and wanted to take something to her so I bought this cute snowman in which you can track the days until Christmas. I told her she could use it in the meantime to track the number of days until she could come home. :)
The only bag I could find was plain white with handles. Well that wasn't going to work, so I decorated it simply to look like a snowman to match what I was giving her. You can add hair, earmuffs, etc.
I used this stamp set from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps called Christmas Tag Sentiments. These sentiments are all so great! They are a nice size and fun to use. She always brags about how I make her everything so I love this stamp that says made and scratched out, bought with love.
Here's what the stamp set looks like
I made two tags.... first I made this red and green one. I love how these inks look on this tag. I used Colorbox Cherry and Jalapeno. The tag is cute but kind of blended in too much with the white bag so I made another one that looks like chalkboard.
For the black tag, I used Gina K Designs Black Onyx Cardstock and her white pigment ink. This ink provides excellent coverage and dries pretty fast. I went around the edge with the white ink and added a few enamel dots from the Eyelet Outlet. The black and white gingham ribbon is also from Gina K Designs. The red and white twine is from We R Memory Keepers. I glued a snowflake from my stash on top of the ribbon and twine to add some sparkle and interest and added some white dots with a Sigmo Uniball White Gel Pen.
I used Gina K Designs Heavy Base Weight White Cardstock for the other one, the Colorbox Inks mentioned above, went around edge with the red ink and added a few enamel dots from Eyelet Outlet. I needed some sparkle so I cut out a few stars from red and green glitter paper using the Star Dies. The beautiful red and white ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. They have a monthly ribbon club and put together a beautiful assortment of ribbons that coordinate together. I used the Christmas Assortment. I am really impressed with the quality of the ribbon from this company.
Go ahead and buy the solid color bags with the handles from a dollar store and decorate it yourself. Another idea I had was to stamp the sentiments all over the bag. Tags make your gift more interesting and they're quick and fun to make.
I hope I inspired you to make some tags for your gifts this year.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!