Hey Bella BLVD friends! It's Leanne here and I am beyond thrilled to be welcomed back to the team for another term. My design team involvement with Bella stretches back as far as 2012, when I first applied to join and I've been here, full of excitement, ever since! I live in Australia with my husband of 18 years and my four children. You've probably witnessed my guys growing up before your own eyes in the pages and projects I've created. I still have a passion for this creative industry and I still love to document my family's growth. I would like to share with you one of my favorite Bella Blvd layouts and then a new project that using the new Santa Stops Here Collection!
And now I want to share step by step guide on creating mini gift tags using the delightful Santa Stop Here collection. These gift tags are the perfect Holiday greeting for children to share with their friends in class or around the neighborhood. All you need are a few sheets of patterned paper, puffy stickers, enamel hearts and a Color Chaos White Confetti clear cut transparency!
step 1 | gather your supplies:
Bella Blvd Santa Stop Here patterned paper, Clear Cuts White Confetti transparency, puffy star and enamel heart stickers for embellishment, metal die circles, black pen, hole punch, twine.
step 2 | Trim your patterned paper tags to 1.5” x 6” in size and score a fold line at 3”. Determine which side of the patterned paper will be the inside of the tag.
step 3 | The next step is to create a window in the front of the tag. Unfold the patterned paper strip and secure a 0.75” metal circle die into position. For multiple tags, I have used washi tape to form guidelines for my tags to placed against.
The metal circle die has also been positioned with washi tape to form a cohesive look with multiple tags. This simple tip restricts the need for constant measuring on all the tags.
step 4 | Trim the transparency to 1.5” x 3” and add to the inside of the mini tag. The clear cut becomes the front of the window and adds interest without the extra bulk.
step 5 | With the transparency inside the folded tag, punch a small hole at the top of each layer and secure together using twine. To create the look of a mini tag, simply trim the top corners off near the fold line.
step 6 | Embellish the tag using strips of patterned paper. I wanted the windows to look like Christmas ornaments or baubles and added a small rectangle of patterned paper to the top of the circle cut out.
step 7 | Complete the mini tags by adding enamel hearts or puffy star stickers in coordinating colors.
These mini greeting cards or gift tags can be created in multiple batches and it takes next to no time for them to be put together. Hopefully this blog post has now inspired you to create more with this cute Holiday collection. Thanks for visiting today.
You can see more of Leanne's creativity here: