Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Christmas Gift Tags and Blog Candy Reminder

christmas Gift Tags

Are your presents all wrapped and under the tree?  If so , you are way ahead of me!!  I am sharing some Christmas Gift Tags for you today using several of the wonderful products from the 2016 Holiday Catalog, soon to be replaced by all of the wonderful new products from Stampin’ Up!  Before I share them, though, I want to remind you I am giving away some blog candy this weekend.  Check out my post from yesterday HERE that tells you all about it.

Here is a group shot of the Christmas Gift Tags.  


Christmas Gift Tags


I didn’t just make them flat tags, though, they are folded, and I have stamped the To and From on the inside.


Christmas Gift Tags


For these tags, I used the Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies.  I used the largest die to cut the base stocking in Whisper White Thick card stock.  I cut a 2 1/4″ x 5″ panel of Whisper White and scored it at 2 1/2″.  Then, I placed the large plain stocking die on my paper with the top edge of the die just above the top of the paper (where the fold was) and ran it through the Big Shot.  Next, I used Real Red, Cucumber Crush and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper to create  the cute cut outs. stocking tops and bows.  I used my 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch to create a hole for the tie.

This next picture shows how I stamped the inside of all of the gift tags.  


Christmas Gift Tags


Here is a close up of the tag created with the Jar of Love, Jar of Cheer and the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies.


Christmas Gift Tags


For this gift tag, I used Kraft card stock.  I stamped the jar and the snowman image in Soft Suede ink. Then I inked the snow image from Jar of Cheer in Versa Mark ink, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  I colored in the scarf, hat and nose with Cucumber Crush, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Markers.  To cut out the tag, I lined up the jar framelit at the top of the fold in the paper.  I let it hang over the top edge just a little so that I would have another folded tag.  I used the lid stamp from Jar of Love and stamped it in Real Red onto Whisper White card stock and die cut it.  The holly and berries are from Hang Your Stocking.  I also used a little Wink of Stella to make the snow areas sparkle! 


I wanted to try my hand at one more tag with a fold, so I stamped the gingerbread boy from Cookie Cutter Christmas in Crumb Cake ink onto Whisper White thick card stock.  That was too thick for my Cookie Cutter Punch, so I switched to regular Whisper White card stock.  I cut another panel about 2″ x 5″, folded it in half and stamped right at the top of the fold, then punched it out making sure I left some of the fold in tact.  Hopefully, that makes sense! 


I punched a hole again and added some of the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine (used in all of the tags) so that the tag can be attached to a gift.  

Are you ready to try creating some folded Christmas Gift Tags?  

Products used in creating my gift tags are listed at the end of the post.


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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in Creating the Christmas Gift Tags:



Big Shot


Heat Tool


Glue Dots




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Stampin’ Up! Tin of Tags Project Kit

Today’s share is a look at the Tin of Tags Project Kit Open House I had for some Stampin’ Up! buddies of mine.  I am so glad I don’t have to say, “available for order on September 1st,” anymore!  Aren”t you?  Here is what we started with:


Tin of Tags Open House by Cardiology by Jari 001


This project kit makes 30 gift tags, three each of 10 designs.  You will also need to purchase the stamp set, Tin of Tags, to complete your projects.  It makes for a fun afternoon crafting with friends, family or just going solo.
Tin of Tags


You can also get a little creative, or follow the instruction sheet provided with the kit.


Tin of Tags


Tin of Tags


Here is what we ended up with:


Tin of Tags


Looking for that perfect gift for someone wanting to try stamping?  Tin of Tags Project Kit and stamp set is the perfect starting point.  

Click here for a Stampin’ Up! video on the Tin of Tags Project Kit.



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Thoughtful Branches Bundle Still Available – But, Only While Supplies Last!

Stampin’ Up! announced that the Thoughtful Branches Bundle will continue to be available after August 31, but only while supplies last.  So if you procrastinated, you cannot do it much longer!  click on the photo to order.




Thanks for stopping in today to check out the Tin of Tags Project Kit.  Order it today for a fun set of Christmas tags!  See you next time….


Stampin’ Up! Lots of Joy and Oh, What Fun Gift Tags


I have been making quite a few Christmas cards lately, but remembered I needed to begin making gift tags for Christmas presents, so out came the Stampin’ Up!  Lots of Joy and Oh, What Fun stamp sets.  If I had been really smart, I would have ordered the Stampin” Up! Oh, What Fun Tag Project Kit!  I think that may be the coolest kit for making a large number of tags in a short amount of time. Hindsight is always better– at least where I am concerned!!  I did have fun, though, making these tags and little box to store them.

Oh What Fun gift tags Card-iology by Jari


I started by cutting several strips of Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler card stock and punched the ends with my Scalloped Tag Topper punch. I used the Corner Rounder punch for the opposite ends.  Notice that no two tags are alike-not smart if you need to knock out quite a few in a hurry.  But, if you want to make this a nice little gift for someone, then go for variety!

Oh What Fun gift tags Card-iology by Jari

I used lots of different papers from the Merry Moments Designer Series paper to add accents.  Some were cut with the Banner Triple punch and some Christmas Tree shapes were punched with the Tree punch.  I also used the smallest Deco Labels Collection Framelits, the smallest oval from the Ovals Collection Framelits, and my Bow Builder Punch.  Some of the tags have Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine and  some have Old Olive Baker’s Twine for attaching the tag to your present.

Storage box for Gift Tags Card-iology by JariI thought the tags needed their own little gift box, in case I do decide to give this away :).  The box is really simple to make using a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Before I began to assemble it, I put the tree die from my Square Pillow Box Thinlets Die set in the middle of the front panel and ran it through my Big Shot.  I finished it off with a length of Mossy Meadow 5/8″ Striped Cotton Ribbon and the sentiment from Lots of Joy.  I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to color the image so that I could have a green tree.

And here it is with the gift tags all snugly fitting inside:

Box for Christmas tags Card-iology by JariA list of all of the supplies I used in making the tags and the box will be listed below as well as the measurements and directions for the little box.

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I will announce the winners later today.



Don’t forget, today is the first day of the 15% off stamps sale at Stampin’ Up!  Give yourself a little pre-Christmas gift!


Here is a list of the Stampin’ Up products on back order.  Please check over the list before you order so that you will not be disappointed.

15 October

  • 139584: Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper (2,719 backordered; 8,700 expected)

19 October

  • 139647: To You and Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit (1,238 backordered; 2,500 expected)

20 October

  • 139643: Reindeer Paper Clips (2,697 backordered; 5,040 expected)

21 October

  • 139683: Curvy Corner Trio Punch (3,967 backordered; 4,200 expected)

22 October

  • 139622: Spider Web Paper Doilies (9,285 backordered; 6,930 expected. 3,150 more expected 30 October)
  • 140536: Home for Christmas Enamel Dots (930 backordered; 5,040 expected)
  • 139638: Snowflake Elements (890 backordered; 2,052 expected)

23 October

  • 138281: Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (248 backordered; 528 expected)

26 October

  • 123125: Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine (46 backordered; 2,560 expected)

15 November

  • 138309: Fine-Tip Glue Pen (4,570 backordered; 10,700 expected)

Date to be Determined

  • 139666: Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies (8,925 backordered)
  • 139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (7,866 backordered)
  • 138288: Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (191 backordered)

This is the last day to order these Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals:

Sale: $4.50

Price: $6.00

Sale: $3.75

Price: $5.00

Supply List

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Stampin’ Up! products used in creating my Lots of Joy and Oh What Fun tags and box for today:

Price: $18.00

Price: $5.25

Price: $110.00

Supply List

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Card stock cuts in inches:

  • tags are 2 x 4
  • smaller ones 2 x 3
  • scraps of Whisper White for sentiments
  • scraps of DSP for trees, banners
  • scraps for stars and snowflakes punched from Silver Foil
  • 8-9″ lengths of Cherry Cobbler or Old Olive Baker’s Twine

To make the box:

  • Cut a piece of cardstock 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″
  • Score on long side at 1 1/2″; 4″; 5 1/2″; and 8″
  • Score short side at 1 1/2″  (this is your bottom)
  • Use bone folder and fold each score line
  • If you want to add a cut out, determine your front panel (one of the 2 1/2″ panels) and punch out design
  • At each score line/fold on the bottom, cut up to the 1 1/2″ score line you made with a little v notch-just to the score line only. These are the bottom flaps of your box
  • Fold the box together to make sure everything lines up evenly before you add any adhesives
  • The 1/2″ flap needs to go inside your box-add adhesive to it and line it up with the side of the box
  • Make sure the last bottom flap is folded to the back of the box before you adhere it to the rest of the bottom.  It just looks nicer from the front!
  • Add a strip of ribbon (you could even use Washi Tape here) with Tear and Tape (sorry, I forgot to add that to the supply list)
  • Stamp a sentiment, punch or cut it our and adhere it with Dimensionals


Thanks for stopping by today!  If you need any stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just click on my Shop With Me button for easy online shopping.

See you next time…