Christmas is one of my favorite holidays - although it's really a tie between Halloween and Christmas for my favorite. I really love to craft, create and decorate for both of these holidays!
SANTA GIFT TAGS
Today, I'm sharing a trio of Santa gift tags that I created using some of my 17turtles Digital Cut Files and a FREE digital cut file that you can download below. These Santies (as I love to refer to them) are reminiscent of the old paper piecing trend that was popular back in the day. I still enjoy this process of playing with paper and had this in mind when I created these cut files.
KIDS CHRISTMAS CRAFTING IDEA
As I was cutting out and assembling the Santa's, it occurred to me that these paper dolls would be super fun and easy for kids to put together as well.
The tags I created are quite large - the Santa's are 7" in height and the tags are 8.5". I made them big because I want them to serve as both a decorative element on the present and as a card.
These are the three cut files that I used to create my Santa's. They are available in my 17turtles Etsy Shop. As you can see, the files also contain some great titles that could be used for a wide variety of projects such as cards, scrapbook pages, and home decor.
The tags are cut from kraft cardstock at 8.5" in height using this FREE Tag No. 1 Digital Cut File. Next, I added a SRM Stickers border sticker to the bottom of each tag. I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edge of each tag and then used my sewing machine to add the stitching.
To create the larger sentiment pieces on each tag, I mounted a SRM sticker to white cardstock and then onto green cardstock before attaching it to the tag with double sided foam tape.
The holly leaves are cut from my FREE Digital Cut File Merry & Bright. I dressed them up with a few adhesive backed jewels to create the look of holly berries. You could also just cut the berries from cardstock, however, I really like the dimension that the jewels add.
If you take a closer look, you will see that I added some texture to the trim on Santa's outfit. This was achieved by using Deco Art's Snow Writer. I really love the wonderful textural effect it adds and you can even add glitter to it while it is still wet if you want more glitz and glam!
FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE | TAG NO. 1
Don't forget to download the FREE Tag No. 1 Digital Cut File to start creating your own Santa Gift Tags! I can't wait to see what you create and remember you can always share your cut file projects with me on my 17turtles Facebook Page or tag me on Instagram with #17turtles!