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I decided to get a head start on making my stash of Christmas tags. Every year my family uses my batch of Christmas cards to add to our wrapped holiday packages. This tag set came together pretty quickly. I made a set of 12 tags. The boxes are 2" x 2" x 2", so I made the cards 1 7/8" x 1 7/8" when folded in half. This Christmas paper is Specialty paper, and is thinner than our regular patterned paper. It works really well when fringed. I cut two pieces that were 1" x 12", and stitched them together with my sewing machine down the middle. Then, I fringed the edges along the length, and wrapped it around the box, adhering the ends after trimming them. I wrapped that with two lengths of Basic Black Baker's Twine around the middle of the box.
You can see below that all 12 cards fit inside the new clear tiny treat box. The box tag is made the same as the other tags as listed below.
Each set of cards is made with one of the colors from the coordinating Cardstock Pack. Here are the Very Vanilla cards, and I used mainly Garden Green patterns for some contrast, which are die cut with one of the new scalloped square dies. I stamped one of the images in Sahara Sand, stamped it off, then onto some Very Vanilla Cardstock. Next, I used a Basic Black marker to color part of one of the greetings, then stamped it in the middle of the stamped background. Lastly I punched them out with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch. They are adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals for some extra pop.
Here is the Cherry Cobbler set, and the greetings were created the same way, but with stamping off Cherry Cobbler ink for the background image. I punched each card in the corner with the 1/8" Circle Punch, and then added a piece of Basic Black Baker's Twine. I used the neutral patterns for the backgrounds here.
And the final set, made from Garden Green cardstock, the red patterns and finished off in the same manner, with Garden Green ink for the background image. I think this set would be great for a class idea, or you could give the entire set as a gift during the holidays.
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