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Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today, and I have some fun personalized Christmas tags for you using some of the new and some of the old goodies from Honey Bee Stamps holiday stash! Over the last few years, my husband and I have tried to minimize the “stuff” that we gift our children for Christmas, trying to give them just a few gifts from us, a few from Santa, and then some fun experiences. We have really enjoyed the “want, need, wear, read” concept, and I thought that it would be fun to make personalized tags for our older twins’ gifts using some of the lovely patterned papers and new Tag Builder dies. Let’s get started with the details!

I began by die cutting four tags in each color scheme, using one of the beautiful floral patterned papers from the gorgeous Vintage Holiday 6×6 stack as the basis for my color way for my daughter’s tags, cutting two from patterned paper and two from solid cardstock, as well as sticking to some traditional “boy” coordinating colors for my son’s tags. I die cut them using the largest tag die from the Tag Builder dies.

For the solid, plain cardstock tags, I used the beautiful Pierced Fancy Flakes die to add some lovely, subtle texture to the background. I also used a blending brush to lightly blend some white ink around the edges of each tag, which I think creates a lovely frosty effect.

I used the Tailgate Alpha dies to cut the smaller “want, need, wear, read” letters from some deep green cardstock, then cut the initials using the Bee Bold alphabet dies, also cut from the same deep green cardstock. I adhered them to the tags using liquid adhesive, then added some fluffy pink seam binding bows and loops to finish off the tags.

I did the same basic steps with the tags for my oldest boy, changing the colors ever so slightly. I used more beautiful patterned paper from the Vintage Holiday 6×6 stack for two of the tags, and cut two more tags from solid, plain cardstock in coordinating colors.

I love how the darker cardstock colors really look like a frosted windowpane! I thought perhaps my camera had become a bit smudged, but the white blending around the edge of the tags really does create that lovely frosty halo. I finished these tags off with some white raffia.

I am going to try to get my big kids to save these tags so that we can use them again! Now, I just need to find some coordinating wrapping paper… hmm… Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!

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