Friday 9 December 2016

Gift Cards for JAI #340

Happy Friday to you and welcome  :-) It's been one of those weeks with someone nearby digging through phone lines so I am very relieved to finally have the Net back on. The 5 days without it felt liks so much longer and meant that I was writing this post earlier this week at a local shopping mall where they have free glad to now be able to update it a little at home :-)

With December now upon us, it's incredible to think that Christmas is just around the corner! This year, with a new house to decorate, there are a few adjustments to make - we have a little more living space so will need a few more bits and pieces...another excuse for a shopping excursion :-)

Talking of bits and pieces, this week's challenge at Just Add Ink should quite literally help you tie up some of the loose ends! This week's theme was suggested by me and it is that we Just Add... Gift Tags! Our lovely and talented team have all created fabulous gift tag ideas to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look and join us.

For the base of my gift tags, I used the lovely Hello December Project Life card collection.  Often, I will make a family Christmas card and so for the nieces and nephew to get their own card, a special gift tag is the answer :-)
These were relatively quick and easy to create. All with the same design and sentiment stamp and similar colours. And on the back... a little more stamping and room to write a message and name.

There is just a little detail (and sound!) added by tying on one of the lovely red bells just below the gold ribbon as this deer image was looking great on it's own. The little gold stars are from Santa's Sleigh Framelits and the sentiment is from The Merriest Tags set. Adding the stars with Glue Dots means they stand up a little more too. My BIL loves deer, so this one was always for him :-)

The same design idea was used here too - with a gold tree from the same Santa's Sleigh to go with the white printed one on the card and some green Enamel Shapes stars :-)

The wreath on this card was the perfect size to enclose the pretty silhouette on this simple Die from Penny Black too :-) To create some dimension, I cut one from each colour and simply layered the gold version on the top.

Card Stock: Emerald Envy, Gold Foil, Basic Black
Ink: Versamark
Stamps: Merriest Wishes
Acessories: Big Shot, Sanata's Sleigh Framelits, Gold EP,  Gold Metallic Thread, Mini Jingle Bells, In Colour Enamel Shapes, Bakers Twine Trio Pack (gold),Black Bakers Twine, Triple Banner Punch. Hello December Project Life Card pack

Non SU: Manger die, Penny Black

Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the fabulous creations the team have made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing the Gift Tags that you are creating this week too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Jan these are stunning! The bold colours are intrinsically Christmassy especially accented with all those wonderful gold accents. I'm thinking I might need to buy a Christmas set of PL cards next year! xxx

  2. These are a whole lot of fabulousness Jan!!! I'm totally 'borrowing' this idea for future tags! Kelly x