I decided to make a gift item that someone can actually use during the holidays--a gift bag filled with hand-made gift tags. When the "hecticity" of the holiday season strikes, wouldn't it be nice to have a bunch of sweet gift tags to add to your gifts for a more personal touch?
I used two stamp sets on these tags: "Lots of Joy" and "Among the Branches." The Merry Moments Designer Series Paper decided my color scheme of "traditional" Christmas colors: Real Red and Mossy Meadow. I added lots of different elements: Metallic Foil Doilies, Metal Rimmed Pearls, Designer Buttons, Ribbons, and lots of different punch shapes. I really enjoyed making each tag just a bit different from the last. As a finishing touch, I tied each tag with a length of Real Red or Garden Green 1/8" Striped Ribbon.
After I'd made these tags, I thought they'd be pretty in one of Stampin' Up's Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bags, tied with some more pretty ribbon, some Gold Sequin Trim, and sporting another tag. I think this gift set turned out right cute.