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How about I show you how to make last minute gift tags by embossing patterned paper to dress up your presents?  I don’t know about you but the tags are something I seem to forget about until the last minute!. 

Is this you?  You’ve:

  • spent hours deciding on the perfect gift for everyone on your list
  • wrapped it in special, saved-for-years, aged-just-right paper
  • decorated it with pretty curling ribbon, berries and bows

And now, the final crowning touch remains.  A fabulous coordinating gift tag.  How about these ones dressed up with the Sincerely Santa stamp (retiring now!) and the Layered Leaves dynamic embossing folder?

I LOVE Easy & QUICK Last Minute Gift Tags by Embossing Patterned Paper

Isn’t it neat how you can achieve three different looks with one set of designer series paper?  This one is Frosted Florals and you can see 3 different greens to coordinate with all your gifts. It’s been a favourite of mine this holiday season.  

What gives it extra OOMPH! here is I’ve dry embossed my patterned paper with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. The added texture is unexpected, and with this folder, elegant.  Have you noticed it before?

last minute gift tags by embossing patterned paper

It’s truly an all-season folder.  Great for spring, summer and fall and even into the winter and Christmas.  It looks divine with this paper, pulling together the leaf images beautifully.

Two tags are made with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.  The remaining one is just a rectangle cut with my paper snips to look like a tag.  If you’ve not done this before, here’s how to get perfectly matched edges:

Make Last Minute Gift Tags by Embossing Patterned Paper
Cut off one diagonal edge of your rectangle tag.
Last Minute Gift Tags by Embossing Patterned Paper
Turn your tag UPSIDE DOWN and align the cut triangle on the opposite corner and but.
Last Minute Gift Tags by Embossing Patterned Paper
Result? Two perfectly similar diagonal edges!

Make Last Minute Gift Tags by Embossing Patterned Paper

Cuttin’ It Up! (for a scalloped tag topper version)

  • Whisper White – 2” x 4”, scraps
  • Designer series paper – 2” x 4”
  • coordinating cardstock – Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce and Mossy Meadow scraps
  • glimmer paper – sparkle, silver and copper scraps
  • ribbon or trim – about 6-7” per tag

Let’s Make It

Quick & Easy Last Minute Gift Tags by Embossing Patterned Paper
  1. Run designer series paper through Layered Leaves embossing folder.  TIP: you can get 3 individual pieces in the folder at one time.  TIP: If you are using all one colour of paper, use a full sheet 4” x 6” then cut it down after embossing.
  2. Glue designer series paper to 2” x 4” piece of Whisper White.
  3. Stamp greeting on Whisper White cardstock scrap and punch out with Everyday Label punch. TIP: the words exactly fit inside this punch so I used the dots under the 25th to line up between the edges.
  4. Punch one 2” circle from coordinating cardstock and one leaf from your preferred colour of glimmer paper.
  5. Glue label to front of circle then to leaf and let dry.  Attach dimensionals and place on front of tag.  TIP: Place dimensional right over stem of leaf punch to hold it securely in place.
  6. Fold ribbon in half, insert folded end through hole, open the folded part and insert cut ends through.  Pull to secure.  TIP: Alternately, tie ribbon through hole and knot.
Make Last Minute Gift Tags by Embossing Patterned Paper

You probably have lots of safely-guarded and aged designer series paper at home to make last minute gift tags by embossing patterned paper. 

But if you don’t yet have the Layered Leaves embossing folder,  you might want to pick it up with my Steal of a Deal which ends today, December 23rd! 

Make Last Minute Gift Tags by Embossing Patterned Paper

Big Shot
$150.00
Leaf Punch
$22.00

Want another last minute tag idea also using punches?  This bright red and silver one could coordinate really well for your presents.

OK, now it’s your turn to pull out your embossing folders and designer papers and try and match them up.  You’ve got time to make these for your presents under the tree!

Maybe try Polka Dot Basics with smaller dotted paper.  Or Striped Scallops with birthday designs.  Or even Oh My Stars with pretty festive patterns.  

Oh So Pretty Last Minute Gift Tags by Embossing Patterned Paper

There’s no end to the fun you can have when you start to make last minute gift tags by embossing patterned paper.  

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