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DIY Holiday gift tags!

December 23, 2016

DIY Holiday gift tags using embossing

Holidays are around the corner and Iโ€™m already 99% done with my gifts for my friends and family! One thing that Iโ€™m doing this year is to color coordinate my cards, gift bags, and gift tags! Iโ€™m making my own cards and holiday gift tags so I can personalize it! ๐Ÿ™‚ I learned so much from attending Paper Source workshops and Iโ€™m so happy with all the progress I had! haha! I made at least 20 gift tags so I want to share with you how I did my holiday gift tags this year! ๐Ÿ™‚


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Here are the materials I have for creating the gift tags:

Materials for creating holiday gift tags

Materials needed for creating holiday gift tags

  • White gift tags

– You can buy this at stores like Michaels or Paper Source. I cut my gift tags, using a sample gift tag that I have, with card stock from Paper Source. ๐Ÿ™‚

Paper Source card stock in Soft White (8 1/2 x 11 Cover Weight Cardstock – 210 grams I think ๐Ÿ˜)

  • Holiday rubber stamps

– I canโ€™t find these online but I bought them from the store. ๐Ÿ™‚

Paper Source Happiest Holidays to You! stamp ($7.95)

Paper Source Snow Flake stamp ($6)

  • Brushes (big and small)

Just use whatever you have at home. ๐Ÿ˜The big one is an extra brush I found at home and the small one is probably familiar to you guys! Itโ€™s the Real Techniques Detailer Brush, the one I used in my makeup before! ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Hole punch



  1. Clean the gift tags with the big brush. Make sure to clean them so it will not be a struggle to clean the embossed glitters later. You donโ€™t want those dust or other glitters in there! ๐Ÿ™‚

Create your own holiday gift tags

2. Using the Happiest Holiday Stamp, stamp it with the VersaMark Inkpad and apply it in the middle of the gift tag. This is the ink where the embossing glitters will stick into. Stamp it upside downย so you can easily see if the ink was spread out of the stamp. ๐Ÿ™‚

Embossing with rubber stamps in diy gift tags

Embossing for holiday gift tags

Tip #1: Make sure to apply the glitters fairly quickly since the ink can dry up. If it dries up, the glitters will not attach to the paper. ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Apply the gold glitters into the gift tags. Tap off the excess glitters into the glitter tray.

Glitter embossing

4. Reapply the gold glitters to make sure weโ€™re not missing a spot. ๐Ÿ˜€

Glitter embossing DIY

5. After applying the embossing glitters, clean out the excess glitters buy using the small brush.

DIY glitter embossing

6. Put the gold glitters back into the container and repeat steps 1 through 6 to a new gift tag. I usually put the glitters back every time I stamped another gift tag, but do what you want to do! ๐Ÿ™‚

Glitter embossing

Here are some of the gift tags after applying theย gold glitters. ๐Ÿ™‚

Glitter Embossing Paper Source

7. After applying all gold embossing glitters into the gift tags, clean out the glitter tray so we donโ€™t mix these glitters to the silver glitters weโ€™ll use for the snow flakes. ๐Ÿ™‚

Embossing tutorial

8. Similar to step 2, use the snow flake rubber stamp and stamp it with the VersaMark InkPad. Stamp half of the rubber stamp on the outer edges of the gift tag. Repeat steps by applying VersaMark InkPad and stamp it on the other outer edges.

DIY Christmas holiday gift tag embossing

Christmas DIY gift tags

Christmas DIY gift tags

9. After applying the stamp with ink on all four edges, I applied the silver glitters in the outer edges.ย 

Embossing Christmas DIY

10. Similar to step 5, cleanย out the excess glitters out of the gift tag.

Christmas DIY gift tags

Tip #2: Make sure to clean out the excess glitters. It will stamped into the paper once you embossed it, and of course we donโ€™t want that! ๐Ÿ™‚

11. Using the heat tool, heat the gift tag with glitters to make them embossed.ย 

Embossing Paper Source

Tip #3: Make sure to not heat the glitters too much. Once you saw that it was embossed, stop on that area and move on to another. I noticed that the glitters looks different and not that embossed when you heat it for long. :)

Here is the before and after. ๐Ÿ™‚ The one below was embossed using the heat tool.

Embossing glitter DIY Christmas

12.ย After embossing all gift tags, punch the center top of the gift tag with the hole punch, insert the hemp cord into the hole and voila! All done!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Here are the gift tags and one of the gifts that Iโ€™m giving out to my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

DIY Christmas holiday gift tags embossing

So there goes my first DIY, holiday gift tags! I enjoyed making these and it was all worth it! My friends were surprised that I made these myself! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love it so much that I want to share it with you guys!! I did embossing with the cards that I made so it is similar to this one too. ๐Ÿ™‚

What holiday items are you doing-by-yourself this year? Share it with me in the comments below! I would love to hear it!ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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