Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pretty Packaging - Gift Tags & Holder

I have another fantastic set to show you today illustrated by Lauren Pope.  It's called Christmas Borders and it celebrates the whimsy and design of an old fashioned Christmas with the candies, presents and ornaments. 

Do you ever find yourself getting to the stage of wrapping all the presents only to find you don't have any tags to label them?  I was thinking that a really nice and practical gift for someone would be a set of fancy tags, you could even add the wrapping paper to match as part of the gift.  How practical would that be for a Teacher or Hostess you're visiting during the Christmas Season? 

Well, here is my inspired Gift Tag Holder closed.  You can see all the ribbons from the inside collected together on top. 



and here it is open:  (if you click on the picture it will give you an even larger shot).



I used a Timeless Template from Lauren Meader (Recipe Wrap-up) for the  Tag holder, and then filled each pocket with a couple of tags.  I colored each of the Christmas Borders with Copic Markers.   I added various ribbons on the different tags for variety, satins, ginghams, organdies, twine, grosgrain...all intermixed together. 

I really like this last picture.  Instead of a 6th pocket on the far right, I added an acetate section to the panel and then added smaller gift tags attached with glue dots so they can be lifted off and used.  I used my Nestabilities to cut the tags into pretty shapes. 



And here is a closer picture of the coloring on the front. 




So would you like to see what all the other Design Team girls have designed for you with this set? 

and to win this set today be sure to check out the Flourishes Newsletter!

Recipe:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Christmas Borders, Fancy Labels;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Kiwi Kiss, Garden Green, Real Red;  Paper:  Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red, Flourishes Classic White Paper, Basic Grey Mistletoe DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Fancy Labels Nestie, Labels 8, Labels 2, Borderabilities, Scallop Edge Punch, Kaiser Rhinestones, Various Ribbons, Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Brads, Slit Punch

21 comments:

Candy said...

I think this is a GREAT gift!
You have made a wonderful way to store and present your beautiful tags.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
Hugs, Candy

Leslie Miller said...

Christine, this is so cute! I love the plaid paper, and your coloring is divine! All the different ribbons come together into a fabulous ribbon bouquet when the unit is closed. You're right, this would make an awesome hostess gift!

Diane said...

Very cute idea....and if you visit my blog you will see I have been into making lots of tags myself...love the idea of a gift with ribbons and paper...who wouldn't LOVE to receive that!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh WOWWWWW! I LOOOOVE this....and I totally want to make one. Beautifully done, Christine!!

I gotta go check out that template!

Jerri Kay said...

A wonderful gift tag set Christine! Oh my, I love how your photos blow up so big!! You can see every single detail! Love your papers . . . the tags are adorable!

NancyK said...

All I can say is WOW!! You've really showcased this set so well and shown how fabulous it is!

Crystal said...

WOW this looks AMAZING!! What a gorgeous holiday project!

Marilyn said...

What a fabulous idea! Anyone would love to be on the receiving end of this gift tag book. And they look like they would easy to make - this is definitely on my to-do list!

GaMtnScrap said...

You read my mind! I was just thinking the other day about making gift tags for my neighbors as early Christmas gifts. But, I wasn't sure about it. After seeing your wonderful set, I'm inspired to do it! Of course, your set is much more grand than I had pictured, so I may have to lift some ideas from yours, if you don't mind!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is WOW! This is so fun and such a cool idea. What beautiful tags, how can someone not keep these after the gift. I really like the idea of the smaller ones, each one is wonderful! Beautiful job!

Marisa said...

These are fabulous tags and I love the gift package they are in! Wonderfully done!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Fabulous! Your colouring is amazing and the tag folder is over the top gorgeous! Great idea and beautiful execution!

Latisha said...

I am so casing this Laura! Wow, this is so cool. I love it!!! I may have to give these out as early Christmas presents
hugs
latisha

Makiko Jones said...

OMG Christine!! How GORGEOUS is it?!?
I'd love to make something like this! What a fantastic gift idea!!

Betty Wright said...

WOW!!! This ensemble of gift tags is just fabulous and so beautifully done, Christine!!! Wonderful gift!!!

DB said...

I love this idea, very cute tags!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

What a fabulous gift Christine!!! AWESOME!!

leenda said...

WOW! What a fabulous gift! Beautifully done Christine!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

How clever, beautiful and fun Christine!! LOVE your tags and their fabulous holder!! You are amazing!!!

Willy's creations said...

Looks lovely.

Hugs,Willy

Lori Craig said...

AMAZING... i just said that out loud to myself. beautiful gift, Christine. LOVE IT!