Christmas Cocoa Tags

It is getting so incredibly close to CHRISTMAS!!!! I hope you all are as excited as I am!! Today, I have a last minute set of tags to share with you, using the newer Christmas Cocoa Stamp Set. This set is so big and packed full of images that you can layer up to create some really beautiful objects. So I have four different tags, very similar to each other, but also each one is different! Be sure and watch the video tutorial below to see exactly how I put them all together!

I first did a little die cutting with a small plain rectangle die and white card stock and a larger scalloped rectangle with kraft card stock. These are from a rectangle layering set, so I just pulled one size and the next size bigger for a nice mat. There is also quite a bit of stamping involved. Be sure and watch the video tutorial above for the full run down on stamping and how many times I stamped each image. After stamping, I did fussy cut each of the images. As you may be aware, Joy Clair does offer FREE SVG cutting files for all of their sets, but I wanted each image cut directly on the black line with no white border, so I did hand cut all of these images.

Finished 2One of my favorite ways to do some quick, vibrant coloring is with Distress Inks, so I pulled quite a few colors and started blending and coloring in all of the images. In order to make images different colors I did some paper piecing, which did require a bit of planning ahead, but it was super simple and easy to put together! The larger thick, bold lines  help make paper piecing these images REALLY easy and they turn out beautifully each time! I also used Glossy Accents to put together each little cut with all of it’s accessories, so I had a little wiggle room time, but also knew everything would hold together nicely! Tags are on the outside of packages and are often knocked, handled, etc. so a strong glue is a MUST so they don’t fall apart.

Finished 4
Finished 4On each panel I stamped ” Hot Chocolate” from the stamp set, but you could easily switch this up to match your gift, recipient, or occasion! To finished these tags, I just punched a hole into the top of both the white and kraft rectangles and then strung through a bit of red & white baker’s twine. Normally, I adhered my mat to the panel, but I let these two swing freely from one another. This is an awesome idea, especially if you want to include a little note on the kraft tag, a TO & FROM stamp, or even a recipe!!

Finished 1

I hope you all enjoyed today’s project!! I am so happy with the way these little tags turned out and I can easily see being able to switch up the color scheme of these to fit any holiday or occasion that arises! If you are interested in the Christmas Cocoa Stamp set that I used on my project today, you will find it linked below! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!

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