DIY Christmas Tags | Free Printable

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Gift Tags Candice Meyer featuring Echo Park Hybrid's The Story of Christmas digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #freeprintable #digitalscrapbooking

Hello Snap Click Supply fans! It’s Candice Meyer here to share a few fun Holiday gift tag ideas that are beautiful AND quick to make! Picking a pack to work with was difficult since there are so many gorgeous Holiday digital designs on Snap Click Supply’s store! I fell in love with the elements The Story of Christmas Collection by Lori Whitlock for Echo Park. This mega-pack is brimming over with darling details, charming script phrases, and even a festive font option!

Gift Tags Candice Meyer featuring Echo Park Hybrid's The Story of Christmas digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #freeprintable #digitalscrapbooking

To make this project quick and easy, I relied on foundational shapes from one of my favorite collections: Lori Whitlock’s Label Brush Set B. I selected several fun designs to be the base of each gift tag. The basic process:

  1. Open up a new transparent document sized 5×7.
  2. Use your brush tool to create a tag base.
  3. Drag elements from the Story of Christmas onto the tag.
  4. Use the print and cut feature of the silhouette machine to cut out your new tag designs.
  5. Embellish your tags with glitter, gold edging, rhinestones, metallic nailheads, and ribbon!

Gift Tags Candice Meyer featuring Echo Park Hybrid's The Story of Christmas digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #freeprintable #digitalscrapbooking

To make this cute little gift tag, I clipped a wooden background paper [The Story of Christmas] onto one of the square ticket designs [Label Brush Set B]. I added the darling banner at the top so it draped across the shape. The “To” and “From” were alpha characters from element pack 4 [Story of Christmas]. To make these elements pop, I used the “Fill Layer” option to change their coloring from red to white. Be sure to use the guidelines feature to double check your letters are lined up perfectly! After this shape was printed, I edged it with a Krylon gold leafing pen.

Gift Tags Candice Meyer featuring Echo Park Hybrid's The Story of Christmas digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #freeprintable #digitalscrapbooking

I couldn’t resist using the banner element one more time—as a large focal item on a gift package! To make this shape easy for my silhouette to cut out, I added a stroke selection to the outline of the banner. (I just wanted it to be barely visible so I set the width to 3 px.) Once printed and cut, I simply glued this large graphic to the top of my gift! I added a golden metallic nailhead in each of the pom pom circles for extra sparkle. Such an easy gift idea with a definite wow factor!

Gift Tags Candice Meyer featuring Echo Park Hybrid's The Story of Christmas digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #freeprintable #digitalscrapbooking

Gift Tags Candice Meyer featuring Echo Park Hybrid's The Story of Christmas digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #freeprintable #digitalscrapbooking

The long ribbon tag from Brush Set B is perfect for attaching to a gift bag this Holiday season. I kept the background white and simply clipped the “Deck the Halls” saying element to the shape. Two additional holly images completed the look!  Again, I added a barely visible stroke line around the tag outline so it would be easy for my silhouette to cut out. Once printed and cut, I embellished the holly berries with red rhinestones!

Gift Tags Candice Meyer featuring Echo Park Hybrid's The Story of Christmas digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #freeprintable #digitalscrapbooking

Shades of blue and aqua happen to be my favorite color palette. This tag will compliment your gift giving activities all winter long! I spelled out the word “JOY” using a combination of letters and graphics. The “J” and “Y” were made using my favorite san serif font and the “O” was a snowflake circle medallion from The Story of Christmas collection. Once again, I used guidelines to ensure that everything lined up perfectly.

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I added two additional snowflake elements to the corners for added interest. Since I didn’t want these designs competing with the focal point, I set the opacity to 64%. Once my tag was printed and cut, I edged the outline with aqua glitter. Optional: Pop up the center snowflake circle using double sided foam tape to create dimension! For added sparkle, I outlined the snowflake medallion with crystal glitter.

Gift Tags Candice Meyer featuring Echo Park Hybrid's The Story of Christmas digital collection available at www.snapclicksupply.com #freeprintable #digitalscrapbooking

The striped border on this tag was created by first dragging paper #10 onto the background shape. Then, I used the shape tool to create a large rectangle spanning the entire tag—this simple action created a digital washi tape effect since only the borders of the striped paper are showing on my tag!

Any of the script words [Cheer, Christmas, Merry] in The Story of Christmas collection would be beautiful focal points for your gift tags! I paired the “Cheer” graphic with the present element on this classic tag shape. Positioning a star garland near the top completed my design. Once the tag was printed and cut, I added red glitter to the “Cheer” script, rhinestones to the star garland, and popped up the present using double sided foam tape.

There are so many amazing possibilities using The Story of Christmas mega-pack to design your Holiday gift tags! Hopefully, this post sparks your creativity… we’d love to see your handmade gift tags this season – be sure to share them on our Facebook page! We are giving away 3 of the gift tags featured above to our wonderful readers!

Click the link below to download your FREE PRINT QUALITY file:

Gift Tags Candice Meyer Free Download

Supplies:

The Story of Christmas
Lori Whitlock’s Label Brush Set B
Crafting Embellishments: Glue Pen, Krylon Pen, Rhinestones, Metallic Nailheads, Ribbon, Glitter, Foam Tape

Pinterest-Inspired Hybrid Layout + Free Printable Gift Tags

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Hi!  It’s Betsy here and I’d like to share my December project and layout with you.  I’ve been working with limited supplies lately since my craft area is packed away as we do some minor construction.  Knowing I’d still need to satisfy my creative urges, I kept a few things handy to create with: all of my solid cardstock, a few storage bags of patterned paper, and a handful of embellishments including sequins and a pack of wooden hexagons. It’s times like these, when supplies are thin, where a full digital stash comes in handy.

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I used the whimsical Stitched Snowflakes from Nancie Rowe Janitz on my wooden hexagons as embellishments.

Stitched Snowflakes by Nancie Rowe Janitz

I was stuck creatively on how to lay out my hexagons on the 12×12 canvas. I went to Pinterest and searched for the word “hexagons”.  This is how the resulting pins from this search inspired me to create this layout.

  1. Instead of clumping the hexagons together, I spread them out in a meandering line similar to the wall decorations here.
  1. My hexagons didn’t seem “grounded” to me until I was this card and decided to back the entire hexagon grouping with a bright cardstock.
  1. Titles are always the most difficult part of a layout for me, but this card prompted me to try my title (and journaling) on a banner.

Using these three creative ideas, I produced a layout I love:

Together by Betsy Sammarco for Snap Click Supply #digitalscrapbooking

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Supplies:

Stitched Snowflakes by Nancie Rowe Janitz
Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock
Wooden Hexagon Pieces by Kaiser Crafts
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint Teal
Sequins
Font: Steelfish
Jenni Bowllin Studio Malted Milk ink

 

This is the season of giving, isn’t it?  I created these Handmade Gift Tags from the same digital kit I used for the layout and am gifting you the pdf here.  Are you making handmade gifts this year?  If so, these would be adorable tags to adorn your packages.  Print and cut and use as is, or embellish them further as I did here:

Handmade with love tags by Betsy Sammarco

Download your Handmade With Love tags here:

Handmade with Love Tags

 

 

Whimsical Christmas Tree Collage | Free Printable!

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For the next few weeks our fabulous design team will be sharing holiday project inspiration here on the blog, along with some FREE holiday printables as our way of saying “Happy Holidays” and “Thank You” to all you wonderful Snap Click Supply Co fans. Tammy starts us off with this beautiful printable tree collage. Enjoy!

 

Hey guys! Can you believe it’s already the holiday season again? It seems to come faster and faster every year, doesn’t it? Tammy here from the Design Team with a quirky collaged Christmas tree made with elements from Fancy Pants’ Merry Little Christmas kit. And you know what? Because it’s the holiday season, we are giving you this lovely whimsy to print for yourself for your own seasonal décor! Just call me Santa. J

Printable Christmas Tree Collage by Tammy Circeo featuring the Merry Little Christmas kit by Fancy Pants Design available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #freeprintable #christmas

But if you’d rather make your own using this kit or any other one, I’m going to give you a few pointers on how to do it. Here’s a triptych of the three elements kits that are in the Merry Little Christmas kit to show you that picking a kit with lots of elements gives tons of options for making your shaped poster.

Fancy Pants Design Merry Little Christmas Kit available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #snapclicksupply

You can make this poster any size you choose, obviously. However, because I knew you were going to have the choice to download it, I wanted to give you the option to print it in a size that your home printer could easily handle and that was easily framed with a store-bought mat and frame. I opened a new document in Photoshop by clicking on FILE>NEW, then chose 8.5 x 11 inches in the dialog box for the size, also making sure to choose 300 PPI and … we’re ready to get started.

We now have an 8.5 x 11 document, but a standard frame size is 8×10 so I brought in guides from both the top and sides to keep myself reminded to not put elements outside of that area and risk them being covered by the mat or frame. To bring in guides, be sure your rulers are visible by clicking on the VIEW tab, then scrolling down to RULERS and clicking again. When your rulers are visible, click down in the ruler at the top or side of the workspace, hold the mouse down and pull out a guide to the desired point.

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Now you have your borders defined and can work within those. I knew I wanted a Christmas Tree shape so I chose the Custom Shape Tool. It’s housed with the Rectangle Tool, Rounded Rectangle Tool, Line Tool … It’s the last tool in the drop-down menu for that icon and it’s a star shape.

I could’ve chosen a simple triangle shape, right? Because when you squint your eyes, a Christmas tree is really just a triangle. But I searched for an evergreen tree anyway and found one …

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It’s a little shaggy, but it gives me a great space to work with.

Click down with the mouse and drag to the desired shape, being sure to hold the SHIFT key to keep it proportionate. I changed the color to a lighter gray because I simply wanted it to be a guide. Not a dictator.

Then I started loading in elements from the kit … word tabs, stickers, letters …

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There was lots there! Too much, in fact. This was the point I asked my Wordsmith Husband to craft a message to Santa using all those words.

He immediately said, “You know there’s way too many words, right?”

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Of course, I did and started deleting word tabs and bringing in a few letters from the blue Alpha in the kit. All in all, I only used five of the many word tabs and felt a little sad about that because they were all so wonderful. But I love the “jolly ol’ Elf” and the “All I want for Christmas” stickers so they stayed!

I knew I wanted to use the music-patterned tree at the top, and top it with a gold star so I got that in, used the “Dear Santa” word tab to get the top of the tree started with a message to Santa, then loaded in other elements, and made “Merry Christmas” the front and center message at the bottom. Santa’s vintage shape with his pack of toys was perfect for the bottom left of the tree!

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After that it was simply a matter of arranging words, shapes, and colors to write a quick message to Santa and make a visually pleasing collage. It took a little tweaking here and there, but in the end, I was pleased … especially after putting this dark paper behind it! It just pops off the paper!

“Dear Santa, You’re a jolly ol’ Elf. All I want for Christmas is peace, joy, blessings & smiles & memories. Merry Christmas.”

Isn’t this a wonderfully whimsical way to shape a Christmas tree and feel the holiday spirit? Wishing you and yours the best this season has to offer!

Click the link below to download your FREE PRINT QUALITY file:

WhimsicalCollagedChristmasTree-TammyCirceo-PRINTABLE

Printable Christmas Tree Collage by Tammy Circeo featuring the Merry Little Christmas kit by Fancy Pants Design available at www.snapclicksupply.com #digitalscrapbooking #freeprintable #christmas

Print this on your home computer on good-quality cardstock or save to a disk and ask your local print shop to print it for you. You can copy the file to a thumb drive or CD disk and take it to the shop. They will also have good suggestions for the type of paper to print it on.

 

Supplies:

All Elements, Alpha, and paper from Fancy Pants Merry Little Christmas kit available at Snap Click Supply Co.