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Hand Printed Christmas Gift Tags

Last week, my friend and I had a craft day and decided to stamp our own Christmas gift tags. As usual, we got distracted by food (Thanksgiving leftovers, yum!) and did not get nearly as much done as we thought we would. That being said, we still enjoyed ourselves and I  made one tag that I’m really happy with!

I had a bunch of card stock left over from my scrapbooking days so we cut some pieces down to 3” x 5” rectangles. We both really love the big, colorful Christmas lights, so we made three rubber stamps, each with a different size light.

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Once the stamps were made, we inked them up and started printing! Unfortunately, quite a few of my photos came out blurry, but I did get a couple good shots of my favorite tag:

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I stamped the lights in 4 different colors because I wanted them to resemble the really colorful, old Christmas lights. Once they were dry, I drew in the black strand to connect then. All that’s left to do is punch a hole in one end, add some ribbon, and write a note on the back! I think I may try this design on a card as well because I love how colorful it is!

I got distracted with my camera and all the paints on the table and then went a bit crazy editing them in Photoshop, so here are some extra shots of my printing supplies:

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Last night, I went to Michael’s to buy some tote bags, t-shirts, etc. for a screen-printing workshop I have on Sunday, but of course, left with more goodies than I originally intended! I got two packs of pre-made gift tags, two packs of cards, some glitter glue, gold and silver pens, and adhesive ribbon. I have some ideas brewing so I will be sure to share them all with you!

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Stay Curious! xo…Alane