Let the Giftwrapping Begin!

Every year my husband and I say that we’re going to start wrapping Christmas gifts early. And every year we sit down and look at what seems like a mountain of things that need to be wrapped.

Part of the reason our wrapping adventure takes so long is that we like to add riddles to each tag. I’m told this tradition comes from my Swedish heritage, but in my family we always wrote little notes on the gift tags, in addition to the regular “to/from”. Then on Christmas morning, we read each tag and the recipient takes a short guess or two about what’s inside the package.

So for the tag on a funny blogging tshirt we’re giving my brother, we’ve written, “the unofficial guide to social media”. (I don’t think my brother reads my blog, so I’m safe here ;-) But if he gets it on the first guess, I’m going to have to watch what I write here in the future!

Anyway, we need a little more room on our tags than the traditional sticky tags allow, so I used my Big Shot and the all-purpose Top Note Die to make our tags this year:


091216-tag-big-shotIt’s really easy to add Designer Series Paper (Merry Moments shown here) to your Big Shot diecuts:

  1. Adhere your Designer Series Paper piece to the cardstock backing.
  2. Put cardstock and paper through Big Shot

The Big Shot Bigz dies will cut through up to 4 layers of cardstock at the same time with no problem, so you can make quick work of your tag creations.

As you’re wrapping gifts this year, consider using some of your stamping or scrapbooking supplies–punches, Designer Paper, ribbons, rhinestones whatever you have on hand–to dress up your packages or tags.




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Big Shot (113439), Merry Moments Designer Series Paper (115672), Stampin’ Up! Top Note Die (113463)

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