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11.23.2010

holiday tags and handprints :: free downloads and tutorial

11.23.2010  at 7:00 AM


Christmas in July :: Holiday Tags & Handprints

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Want me to let you in on a little secret? I don't have a Christmas list, haven't purchased a single gift and wouldn't have all these tags and toppers made if it weren't for my hosting gig this week!
OKAY, NOT SUCH A BIG SURPRISE, IS IT? But, I wanted to keep it real for you. I am organized and efficient, yes, but not that organized!

Christmas Gift Tag Printables | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com
Let me share with you just a few ideas for using these gift tags, which coordinate with the rest of the downloads I've designed for you this week...all using the same font each day.

Christmas Gift Tag Printables | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

It's always good to have tags prepared and ready to go. Using this punch from Stampin' Up makes threading the ribbon through so easy. 

Christmas Gift Tag Printables | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

Using your Crop-o-Dile and some baker's twine gives you yet another option in Tag-Making 101! I've been using my Round-it-All by Zutter for all the tags. It rounds corners in anything! 

Christmas Gift Tag Printables | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

You could even use your kids' school supplies to embellish your tags. These green stickers are page reinforcements from the office supply store! 

Christmas Gift Tag Printables | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

I used a punch from EK Success, some cardstock and a little glue to make my own hole reinforcements for the tags here. 

Christmas Gift Tag Printables | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

After using my sewing machine to make some simple straight lines...

Christmas Gift Tag Printables | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com 
...I folded it over to resemble a book. I used my Crop-o-Dile to adhere the gift tag and keep the book closed. {I'll use this as a teacher gift.}

Christmas Gift Tag Printables | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

You could even use the tags as journaling spots in your December Daily albums.

Christmas Gift Tag Printables | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

I'd like to share two gift ideas that involve paint and handprints, and probably a little bit of a mess. But, it will be worth it when you see the Oma's, Nana's, Mamaw's, Meme's and Grandmothers open their gift!

Christmas Gift Tag Printables | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com

The handprints of the Kindergartener that made this adorable wreath graduated in June 2010, but each Christmas season, this still hangs on the door of the bathroom the kids use, and it will continue to do so until I can't make my own decisions anymore!

Handprint Tote Bag

These bags are so handy, our girls use their handprint bags as Library Book Bags. I used this same idea to make similar bags for the Grandmothers for their Mother's Day gift. I think you could use these as a gift for any occasion and they would be a hit. Mine is used to carry coupons to the grocery store, my to do list and a pen with an extra pair of reading glasses, just in case.  

Handprint Tote Bag

One more free download is in store for you tomorrow, and it will make your Mama proud! Did I give it away?


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10 comments:

  1. love these little tags -- just printed some and taking to my craft group to work on tonight -- thanks!

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  2. These are so sweet Great work :)... I don't know why but I cant see these pictures on your blog I have to actually click the image..I wonder if there is a setting I have to change :)

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  3. love these ideas...thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [24 Nov 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  5. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Nov. 27, 2010. Thanks again.

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  6. adorable!
    thank you for sharing

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  7. Oooh thank you for these free printable tags hon! They are fabulous!

    I also made the sweet handprint wreath with my kiddo's when I was a Pre K Teacher! It was always a big hit with the parents and the kids were SO proud of their creations!It was also a much requested Christmas item, when I started to get the brothers and sisters of former students!;)

    Loving your blog and YES I "Pinned" tons of your goodies! Keep on Rocking Us!!

    Laura

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  8. I have the same exact hand wreath that I made in 1997 too-did your family ever live in Arkansas?

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    1. No, we didn't Hannah. But this is one of my favorite holiday decorations ever!

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