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Joyous Wreath Gift Tag

You can find more of my Gift Tags from over the years by checking out #inkyandstampytags

This Honey Bee Stamps stamp set was a ‘must have’ when it was released last year. I used the wreath on my little gift bags (containing gift tags!) for my kids’ teachers last year. I’ll share a photo of that below too.

This year, I wanted to use it again on a gift tag, and you’ll see I did something quite similar to the gift bag.

I did a big die cutting session, and cut out enough for a dozen tags. Each wreath is built with a gold glitter layer and two shades of green. I cut the bow pieces from red cardstock, and the gift tag itself from Kraft cardstock.

Unfortunately, the tag featured here is a Honey Bee Stamps exclusive, only available last year for a limited time when spending a certain amount – but just about any tag die will be suitable for this simple project.

The first thing I did was stamp the back of the tag with the To & From from the Santa Express stamp set, and also my little logo stamp at the bottom. These things are harder to do if the front has a bulky, dimensional element on the front!

I stencilled some quick snow fall on each of my tag fronts – this is a stencil from Gina K Designs. You could stencil snowflakes, stars, anything you want here.

I purchased a blending brush to use specifically for my Hero Arts White pigment ink – this one has a white handle and is from the Stamp Market, but I have linked to other blending brushes available below too.

Once the ink was dried – pigment takes a little longer, so be patient! – I decided placement for my wreath and the central sentiment.

I chose Comfort & Joy from the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas set – this set really has become a regular go-to set in my craft room, as it is full of fabulous sentiments in a tiny but tidy font.

The sentiment was gold heat embossed in the centre of the wreath. Next time, I might do it in black so it stands out more, as I felt the gold was a little to close in hue with the Kraft coloured cardstock in the end.

The green layers are placed on top – the die has cuts within the wreath so you can fiddle and interlock the layers a little. This does take a little bit of playing around with, to get the layers still looking straight and natural looking, but worth the effort.

The bow is simply assembled and placed on the front. There are three parts to the bow, although you could just use two if you prefer. The third part is the top of the ribbon and gives extra dimension to the bow, which again is worth the little extra effort.

Now for the fun part! I pulled out my Autumn Red and White Nuvo Drops for the little berries on the wreath.

I was pretty generous with the berries and their placement, making the wreath look rich and elegant.

I let the berries dry overnight, in a nice flat spot, so they keep their nice rounded shape when gifted.

I finished the tag off with a nice dark red ribbon for gifting.

And check it out, the little gift bag I created last year. This was filled with my Christmas Gift Tags and gifted to teachers and other special people in mine and my kids’ lives.

The gift bag itself is a Mama Elephant Favor Bag, and has been a very worthy addition to my craft stash, as it gets used a few times every year! I love its simple elegance, and you can also get add-ons to decorate it for other occasions.

This completes my elegant gift tag today. Thank you for stopping by! Below are links to the products I have used – some are affiliate links (not all) which simply means I may get a small commission at no extra cost to you when shopping. Thank you for your support – it means I can keep creating and sharing with you.

You can find more of my Gift Tags from over the years by checking out #inkyandstampytags

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