Today I want to share a couple of gift tag holiday banners. There are so many fun gift tag dies on the market right now, and banners are still very popular. It seemed a logical choice to put the two together to create a quick and simple Christmas decoration.
For the “Merry & Bright” banner, I used the “Tilda Tag” Magnolia DooHickey die. What a fun tag! I love the little distress edging, and the topper that goes with this tag. It is perfect to showcase in a banner. I began by cutting 12 tags and toppers from white cardstock. I edged each of the tags and toppers with Memento Lady Bug ink (using a Darice craft marshmallow).
I used a set of Memory Box dies (Parker) to cut the letters and symbol needed for my holiday sentiment. Attaching the letters to the tags can be somewhat tricky because of all of the small parts. I found it easiest to use a product called “Sticky Dots” by Therm-O-Web. Sticky Dots comes as a small sheet of adhesive. To use this product, you lift a liner sheet to place the small pieces face up on the adhesive, and then replace the liner and rub over the images to be adhered. You then pull back the liner, and remove the “sticky” images. This product works great any time that you have small pieces to be adhered (or, for example, if you have an intricate die cut design).
To finish, I placed a letter on each tag. I decorated the tag with a couple of candy canes cut from May Arts candy cane satin cut-outs (adhered with Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal). I added a green nailhead where the candy canes intersected. I used 1/8″ red and white satin ribbon to string the tags. This sentiment works best as one long banner – I separated it into two only for purposes of the photograph.
For the second banner, I used the Christmas Label die by Nellie ‘s Choice. This is a two-piece tag, and I love the finished look of attaching the two pieces with dimensional adhesive. These tags were cut from ivory cardstock and each piece was edged with Memento Pistachio ink before attaching them with the dimensional adhesive
This banner is finished pretty much in the same way as the “Merry & Bright” banner. For this one, I used the Memory Box typewriter alphabet to cut the letters from a sheet of red velvet specialty paper. The flowers I attached to each tag were also made of red velvet.
Tag banners are such a quick and easy holiday project. They are also perfect as a family project.
Tilda Tag die by Magnolia Doohickeys
Christmas Star tag die by Nellie Snellen
Memory Box alphabet dies – Parker and Typewriter
Memento ink – Lady Bug and Pistachio
Darice craft marshmallow
May Arts satin cutouts ribbon – candy cane
Small green nailheads
Red velvet flowers (the brand I used was Offray)
Scor-Tape by Scor-Pal
Sticky Dots by Therm-O-Web
1/8” ribbon to string the banners – red, white and ivory
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!