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gift tag tutorial

August 12, 2010

this last week i made my own gift tags for the first time. i wanted them to be something different from what you normally see in a gift tag. and i also wanted them to fit my brand. so i collaged and painted them, making them completely a girl and her brush. i am so happy with the results!

gift tag tutorial


cardboard for template

gift tag template

cardstock paper

hole punch

acrylic paint

papers for collaging

rubber brayer

string, or twine

(first of all, there is probably a much easier way to make these tags, but this is how i did it.) i started off with a tag that had come from a piece of clothing for my template. but there are tons of free templates online that i found as well. i traced the template on a hard piece of cardboard and then cut it out. i wanted something sturdy that i could trace around. i then used the cardboard template to trace tags onto some orange cardstock paper. then simply cut out all of your tags and you have the base for your gift tags.

so this is where it gets fun. i started layering paint in white with my brayer. let dry. then i adhered pieces of paper with matte medium. be sure to give the paper a generous coat of matte medium on the bottom and top of the paper. let dry. i added even more dimension by stamping acrylic paint with bubble wrap and brushed some pink paint all around the edges. again let dry. then i stamped thank on the tags, added a hole with a hole punch and ran some twine through the holes.

gift tag tutorial

repeat for the second side… or don’t. i also stamped my business name on the other side. i hope you have fun making these. i know they will look amazing on all of my packages for my business. but you could use them on presents for birthdays or for christmas.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. August 12, 2010 12:33 pm

    How fun are these! And they totally work with your brand – love!

  2. August 12, 2010 7:07 pm

    great….very nice

  3. bizzilizzi permalink
    August 13, 2010 12:56 pm

    Inspirational – I’ve been thinking about new gift tags

  4. August 13, 2010 2:29 pm

    lovely tags. I adore the colours! ☺

  5. August 18, 2010 11:10 am

    They are fab Wendy!

  6. kendall permalink
    August 18, 2010 1:11 pm

    super cute! absolutely love them.


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