Merry Mix-Mas Gift Tags!

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Merry Mix-Mas Gift Tags!

Use just one Fuse Creativity System® design set and a little creativity to make these non-traditional mixed-media holiday gift tags! Presentation IS everything.

I love wrapping gifts, and consider it an art form. The paper selection is important, but the gift tag is the icing on top of the pretty paper cake. It’s a great detail, a way to make each package personal, very special and if done right, a gift tag can be just as precious of a gift as what’s inside the box. So, when I give a gift, there’s always something more than just a bow on top of each box.  

This project was a whole lot of fun to make. My favorite was thinking about the people I was making these tags for, and thinking about what they might like. I always feel that when you give something to someone and they love it, you show them that you understand who they are.  

Gather a few scraps, tapes, embellishments and bling to make a few tags for your holiday gift giving. And don’t worry about making it all red and green. Stretch your concept of what holiday colors could be. Think about the people your making these tags for, and the colors they might like.  Make them pretty enough to keep forever or maybe hang on their Christmas tree!

Start with one Fuse die and see how many different ways you can make that shape work. I chose the hexagon because it reminded me of a vintage ornament. Below you’ll see six variations using this single shape.  

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Modern Graphic Gift Tag
Use your Fuse Creativity System® and hexagon die to cut out a glittery green base. Run a few strips of bold and graphic washi tape across the center. Punch a small hole at the top and tie on a string hanger.  

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Flowery and Glittery Gift Tag
Use a glittery green hexagon as a base for this tag. Run a vertical and horizontal strip of washi tape to form a cross. Top with a couple of punched flower shapes and add a little bling to the center with an adhesive rhinestone. Punch a hole and add a string.

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Woodland Glamour Gift Tag
Use a copper glittered cardstock hexagon as a base for this tag. Run a couple of wood grain patterned washi tape strips across the center. Attach a bird, bow and a velvet leaf with a hot glue gun. Add a few adhesive rhinestones to make it extra-sparkly. Punch a hole at the top and add a string.  

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Vintage Mix-Mas Tag
Use a copper glittered cardstock hexagon for this tag. Add a stripe of corrugated aqua blue paper and a few strips of washi tape. Use your glue gun to add some embellishments. I added a vintage velvet flower, a tiny bottlebrush tree, a couple of leaves and a paper bow. Add any buttons or baubles you have. Work with what you have on hand –no need to go shopping to make pieces like this.  

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Winter Wonderland Gift Tag
Punch a hexagon from a thin sheet of wood veneer and mount it on top of a chipboard hexagon with glue. Cut a hexagon from glittered brown paper and cut it in half. Cut a tree border along the top of this cut piece. Glue a strip of white cardstock behind the trees and glue to the wood hexagon. Add a strip of wood grain washi tape, stamp a “winter wonderland”, and add a wreath and bow. Punch a hole and thread a string through it.  

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Wood Grain Winter Gift Tag
Cut a hexagon from a sheet of wood veneer and mount it on top of a chipboard hexagon with glue. Run a strip of washi and glitter tape across the top. Stamp a few winter or holiday stamps – the wood takes the ink nicely. Trim with a paper bow, punch a hole and add a string.

Adorn all of your holiday packages with your lovely tags, and make the recipients happy!

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Supply List

Modern Graphic Gift Tag
Heavy glittered cardstock
Washi tape
String

Flowery and Glittery Gift Tag
Heavy glittered cardstock
Washi tape
Glue
String

Woodland Glamour Gift Tag
Copper glittered cardstock
Wood grain washi tape
Velvet Leaf
Bird
Adhesive rhinestones
Patterned cardstock
Glue gun and glue sticks
Bow squeeze punch
String

Vintage Mix-Mas Gift Tag
Copper glittered cardstock
Washi tape
Corrugated paper
Velvet Leaf
Velvet flower
Laser cut leaf
Bottle brush tree
Glue gun and glue sticks
Bow squeeze punch
String

Winter Wonderland Gift Tag
Wood veneer paper
Wood grain washi tape
Chipboard
Glue
Thin glittered paper
Tiny wreath
Stamps
White ink
String

Wood Grain Winter Gift Tag
Wood veneer paper
Washi tape
Chipboard
Glue
Glitter tape
Stamps
Ink
String