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Crate Paper – Willow Lane Gift Tags

Hello, CP friends! Today I’m sharing a set of tags created with the gorgeous Willow Lane collection by Maggie Holmes. Saying I adore this collection is an understatement; the colors, patterns, and unique embellishments are just perfect and suitable for any paper crafting project.

One of my passions is gift wrapping and pretty packaging. I think there is something extra special in adding a personalized touch to your gifts. Today I’m bringing you three gift tags, and I’m also going to share the finished wrapped presents using the new Gift Wrap Book that comes with the collection.

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts
One thing these tags have in common is lots of layers. I started by choosing a background patterned paper, on which I then adhered several other tags and embellishments. The specialty vellum paper with its gold foiling details worked perfectly to bring in some sparkle and soften the overall look of the tags, also adding a more feminine touch.

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts
Don’t you just love those cute little thread bows? I would use them on everything! Same with the gorgeous butterflies from the Flutter patterned paper.

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts
Here I stitched them together to bring in dimension and texture, and arranged them around a sentiment I fussy-cut from the cut-apart sheet.

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts
The third tag was inspired by the pockets that come in the Journaling Ephemera pack. I cut patterned paper to size, created a scalloped edge, and machine-stitched it to the bottom tag to create a pocket, which I then filled with a couple of die-cuts. I also used the Rub-ons to complete my sentiment, and finished it with the lovely sequined flower.

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts
Now onto the finished wrapped boxes. The paper in the Gift Wrap Book is thick and durable, and it comes in gorgeous patterns and colors. All I had to do was choose a ribbon that coordinated with the tags.

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts

Gift Tags by @enzamg for @cratepaper using the Willow Lane collection. #gifttags #giftwrapping #diy #handmadecrafts #gifts

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ll feel inspired to personalize your gift wrapping with papers and embellishments from the beautiful Willow Lane collection.


Supplies: Willow Lane – Daydream (344444), Kind Heart (344467), Happy Times (344463), Adore (344445), Friendship (344446), Flutter (344450), Willow (344462), Frolic (344451); Thread Bows (344470); 6×12 Sticker Sheet (344485); Rub-ons (344474): Specialty Foil on Vellum (344468); Gift Wrap Book (344493).

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Altenew – Gift Tags with Our Family Scrapbook Collection

Hello, everyone!

Enza here and today I am sharing a couple of gift tags featuring the beautiful Our Family Scrapbook Collection.

I love making tags; not only because they can be a lovely handmade addition to any gift, but they are versatile enough to be used as an embellishment on a scrapbook page or a card. I always start by choosing the patterned paper for the background and collect all the possible embellishments I can use.

For the first tag, I went with a floral patterned paper, which I backed with heavy white cardstock to make it more durable. I watercolored the same image from the Build-A-Flower: Coral Charm Stamp Set twice, trying to match the colors with the ones in the background. I also cut some banners to use as a layering element. The “love” chipboard sticker included in the collection fit perfectly on top of the flowers. I adhered everything down with foam adhesive for dimension and finished the tag with enamel dots and blue ribbon.

The second tag is very similar to the first in terms of design but has a different color scheme. The background is more neutral and allowed for some stamping. I used the little flowers from the same set, which I stamped with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Moon Rock color. Very subtle but still noticeable.

I layered one of the stickers from the Our Family Collection with patterned paper and adhered it down with foam adhesive. The floral embellishment came from the same sticker sheet, and I also used washi tape to create some separation from the background. I finished the tag with twine.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

I hope these tags have inspired you to use the Our Family Scrapbook Collection in a fun way.

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Altenew – Stamp Focus: Dot Labels

Hello, everyone! Altenew’s November release is amazing. So many new stamp sets to choose from!

Today, I will be focusing on the Dot Labels stamp set and coordinating dies. What I love about it is its versatility. It can be easily used on cards, scrapbook pages, gift tags, and so on.

4x6 Dot Labels

I created three projects for today’s post, mostly holiday-related, as I love this time of the year, and I thought it might offer some inspiration for the upcoming season.

Let’s start with a gift wrapping idea.

Altenew - Dot Labels - Gift

I used a cut file from my stash to cut the pillow box out of kraft card stock. Since I love the look of white on kraft paper, I decided to add some textured dots in that color with the Altenew Tiny Bubbles Stencil. While the texture paste was still wet, I applied Translucent Pearl embossing powder to it and zapped it with a heat gun. It is hard to see in the picture, but those little dots are so shiny and glittery!

Altenew - Dot Labels - Gift - CloseUp

I then made my embellishments for the top of the box. I used one of the craft dies included in the Envelope Liner Die set to cut the sprigs. I colored them by blending some Forest Glades Ink all over, and added some Evergreen Ink on the edges for more definition. Now onto my label. After stamping it with Ruby Red Ink, I die cut it and heat-embossed the sentiment from the Build-A-Flower: Poinsettia stamp set with Translucent Pearl embossing powder. Some red and natural colored twine finished the box.

For my second project, I have a Christmas tag.

Altenew - Dot Labels - Tag

Once again, you can see a combination of white and kraft cardstock. I started by heat-embossing the sentiment with Copper Crisp embossing powder, which is definitely a must-have. It is just gorgeous!!! Same color was used to heat-emboss the label onto patterned paper from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. For the background of the tag, I created a border with some of the adorable tiny stamps in the Happy Holidays set. Forest Glades and Ruby Red were again my choice of colors.Altenew - Dot Labels - Tag - CloseUp

My third and final project is a scrapbook layout. I can say I gave the labels a new life on this page! 😉

Altenew - Dot labels - Layout

It was not a quick layout to make, that’s for sure, but I had a lot of fun with it. I started by stamping and die-cutting what felt like a million labels. Half of them were heat-embossed with the new Altenew Embossing Ink and Platinum Crisp embossing powder to bring in some sparkle. I used the gorgeous patterned papers in the Our Family Scrapbook Collection as my base.

Altenew - Dot labels - Layout - CloseUp2

After assembling the tree, I thought it needed some foliage. The Dot Labels stamp set comes with tiny leaves that were perfect to bring in more texture and interest. Again, I stamped and cut a “million” of them, and tacked them in between the layers. For the star, I used the Halftone Stars stamp and coordinating dies. Three nesting layers of stars adhered together with foam adhesive added more dimension and completed the tree.

Altenew - Dot labels - Layout - CloseUp1

I kept the embellishments around my photo pretty simple. Just a few more stars, stickers and wood veneer pieces from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection. The washi tape included in the kit is just beautiful, and finished the layout by balancing out the right side of the page.

Altenew - Dot labels - Layout - CloseUp3

Altenew - Dot labels - Layout - CloseUp4

I hope you felt inspired to use the new Dot Labels stamp set and coordinating dies on your next holiday projects. Thank you for stopping by!