2 Quick and Easy Holiday Gift Tags with Stenciling

by Michelle

Hello there, Michelle Short here with Terrific Tags with Michelle.

Today, I have two quick and easy holiday gift tags to share with you using traditional and non-traditional colors.

Since I wanted these to be fairly easy to mass-produce (I am creating tags today, but the design would work well for cards, too), I thought stenciling and ink blending would be the way to go.

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Creating the Gift Tags

I started off the gift tags by die cutting four of the medium-sized tag from the Terrific Tags Die Set using Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock. I am using two for the front of the tags and two for the back.

I placed the tags inside the Pine Forest 3D Embossing Folder and ran them through my die-cutting machine (one at a time).

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Traditional Colors

I took the Pine Forest Simple Coloring Stencil Set and placed the stencils on top of the tag. These pop in a bit like a puzzle piece, thanks to the embossing. I secured them in place with Satin Masking Tape and, using a Small Ink Blending Tool, added ink on top.

I used Frosted Foliage Fresh Dye Inks for this tag. I used the three darkest shades – Jade, Eucalyptus, and Forest Fern with the three layers of stencils.

TOP TIP: Although the Pine Forest stencils can be used on their own, combining them with the embossing folder really helps them pop. Plus, you get the lovely texture on the trees!

holiday gift tags

Non-Traditional Colors

I also thought it would be nice to create one tag using non-traditional colors for more of a winter vibe. I used Blue Mountains Fresh Dye Inks in the three lightest shades – Water Hyacinth, Alpine Aster, and Crystal Violet. I love these blues!

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Adding Frost

The stenciling alone looks great, but I wanted to add some added interest and frostiness/snow to the gift tags. I used Pure White Ink Spray first. I splattered some directly from the nozzle onto the tags for larger drops and some using a paintbrush for smaller splatters.

I then added some shimmer with the Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray. This time, I just used the nozzle. This combination works beautifully for a snowy/frosty scene!

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Adding a Sentiment

Although I do not always think holiday gift tags need a sentiment, I did want to add one to these tags. I stamped the sentiments from Mistletoe Wreath Stamp Set above the trees using Obsidian Pigment Ink. These small sentiments fit the tags perfectly!

To finish off, I added the other tags to the backs, adhering them with Glue Tape. I then added twine through the tags and tied in a bow at the front.

I hope I have given you some inspiration to create quick and easy holiday gift tags with stenciling. You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube.

Thanks so much for stopping by today; I hope you have a wonderful day!


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