Lisa with some Christmas tags using Echo Parks 'Seasons Greetings'
Hi Everyone. Lisa here. Today I have made some cute little gift tags and a matching gift box using one of Echo Parks' Christmas ranges' "Seasons Greetings". This is a fantastic range that is a little different from the usual traditional or brights ranges available. It has a vintage/retro feel yet still traditional in theme. I really love it and it was great fun to work with. As I made this set of gift tags for a friend as a present, I have decorated a recycled chocolate box to store them in.
Here is a photo of the box when it is open. This particular recycled box has a slide out tray. I cut all separate pieces of patterned paper for each side of the box. Cut the pieces of paper slightly smaller than the box walls so that there is no overhang and no need to trim or sand down. Glue all your pieces to the box. Once dry, ink or sponge paint on to the edges. The Merry Christmas embellishments are chipboard stickers from the same range.
To make these sweet little gift tags cut a piece of card stock 2x4 inches - I used vanilla coloured card stock. Fold the rectangle piece in half to create a 2x2 square card.
I then cut a square piece of card stock slightly smaller than 2x2 square, which I embossed to add a bit more interest. I used a swiss dot & an ornament embossing folder in my cuttlebug to do this. Ink the edges & layer the embossed square on to the gift card. I then decorated the gift tags using various pieces of chipboard from the pack. I also punched out elements from the patterned paper using various sized square punches. I added some bling, mini alphas & twine to complete.
How are you all going with preparations for Christmas? It's very crazy at my house....I'm sure my husband would tell you that its me that's crazy! lol. Lots of shopping, cleaning, planning and catching up with friends for the silly season. I am so time poor at this time of year. However I really do like to be able to make a homemade gift or two. Have a great day.