If you haven’t been to the shopping page recently pop over and you will see that Lori has so kindly posted a Christmas countdown for us…although it freaks me out a bit how quickly Christmas is coming haha!
Every year I think ‘I’m a scrapbooker, I have all the tools and paper, I should make my own Christmas gift tags’….then December rolls around and no tags made, under the gun to get everything else done and well it goes on. But I’m not giving up on the idea, one of these years (maybe this year) I will make my own tags rather than using store bought ones.
So to get the juices flowing I went to my favorite site Pinterest and found hundreds of great Pins full of inspiration that I thought I’d share with everyone. Ok I won’t share hundreds, but enough to hopefully inspire you to make your own Christmas gift tags this year.
You can click on all the photos to take you to the original Blog posts!
This first tag is so elegant looking they would stand out on any gift!
This next tag is just adorable, it appeared on the Jillibean Soup blog a few years ago and was created by Kathleen Kelley Skou…what a great idea for using the Tim Holtz Rossette die!
This next one is a great way to use those embossing folders, and I love that she used such a basic shape for the this tag showing that you don’t have to use just Christmas themed products!!
This next tag is adorable and even though it has all the traditional Christmas colors the soft hues make it feel modern and fun!
And what would the winter holidays be without some mittens? This would be a fun project to do with your kids, you could use their hands to create the mitten templates for even more personalized gift tags!
If you’re really adventurous and are looking to make a gift for that person on your list that seems to have everything how about this fun box of homemade Christmas gift tags!! The blog even includes instructions to make the box!
And of course what would a post all about tags be if I didn’t include at least one by Tim Holtz! Originally he started with the 12 days of tags which always kicked off the Christmas season for me. In the last couple of years he started posting a tag each month so that we could enjoy his inspiration and creativity all year round! Here is his December 2014 tag!
Phew that’s some awesome inspiration, aren’t you glad I didn’t show you ALL the fun tags I found on my search!
For today’s recipe I wanted to share a Christmas tradition from my childhood, one that I have kept going with my kids! Now in my house we call these Chipit Crunchies, but most people refer to them as Haystacks. Whatever you call these little clusters of goodness it doesn’t matter, they are quick easy and oh so tasty!!
1 pkg Chocolate Chips
1 pkg Butterscotch Chips
1 cup Chow Mien Noodles
1 cup Chopped Walnuts or Peanuts (you can substitute with any nut of your choice)
In a double boiler melt the Chocolate and Butterscotch chips together until smooth. Stir in the Chow Mien Noodles and Nuts. Drop onto wax paper and allow to cool. Eat!! (note: when storing be sure to keep the cookies in a cool room or freezer)
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This post was written by Lisa on December 3, 2014