DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

I hope each of you had a fabulous Thanksgiving Day wherever you were and whoever you were with. I certainly enjoyed the day and had my fill of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and pie. I opted to skip any sort of Black Friday shopping to stay at home and start getting in full Christmas mode! I planned on decorating Christmas Tree #2 yesterday before dinner (the one you saw here), but decided to be lazy instead. So I may attempt to make some progress on that today.

However, while the Christmas tree isn’t decorated yet, I did work on a couple fun crafts.

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

I assume many of you have heard of Stampin’ Up, right? If you haven’t, they have an amazing online catalog filled to the brim with craft supplies. I’m especially loving their holiday catalog. I had a chance to play around with a few of their kits and wanted to share my creations with you.

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

First up, I used their Build a Banner Kit as well as their Christmas Banner Accessory Kit. It’s been a while since I actually sat down and crafted like this. As you can see from my workspace, I really got into it.

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

What I love about these kits is that they give you all of the tools you need to create some super cute and special crafts, but still allow you the flexibility to make it however you want to suit your decor or home.

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

Simply by changing colors, papers, or ribbons, you can have a completely individual look.

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

I started off by painting my banner using the stencils and spritzers in the kit. Once everything was dry, I traced on letters with a gold marker to spell out “joy.” I then had fun with the accessory kit to give this banner a seasonal feel.

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

Pretty much everything I needed to create four really pretty rosettes was in the kit. Again, I had fun coming up with my own designs.

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

To give the finished banner a really bold look, I opted to use a red ribbon that I had instead of the twine that was included in the kit. As you can see, this tied it all together and made it work perfectly in my space.

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

Super cute, right?

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

For my next craft, I made some gift tags. I absolutely love wrapping Christmas presents. I’m always on the hunt for ideas to make my packages unique and personal. Whether it’s with a cool paper, a fun ribbon, or special gift tags, I like to make the wrapping something special.

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

Starting off with the Stamp a Tag Kit, I created some fun gift tags.

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

Again, it’s great that this kit comes with all the tools you need, but gives you lots of creative freedom.

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I used a few of the stamps that were provided and added some washi tape to get my tags going.

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

I then used this other fun stamp, full of holiday sayings, for some added personality. I even cut out a few extra photos I had with this amazing punch. I figured why write, “to and from” when I could just put the person’s picture on the package.

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

In under half an hour, I had a dozen adorable tags ready for tying on packages.

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

So much cuter and more meaningful than most store-brought tags, right?

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

DIY Banner and Gift Tags | Inspired by Charm for Stampin' Up #IBCholiday

Now that I’ve had some fun, I’m off to complete a few more projects on my Christmas to-do list. For more craft ideas, hop on over to my latest Pinterest Board “I Craft for the Holidays” where I’m sharing some of my favorite craft ideas for the season. And be sure to swing by the Stampin’ Up site or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for even more inspiration.

I hope you liked my little holiday crafts! See you back here tomorrow!

This post was created as part of my collaboration with Stampin’ Up! As always, the thoughts and ideas are my own.

Comments

  • Raquel at

    What I want to know is how you wrap your gifts so perfectly creased and folded. A tutorial!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha. Thanks! Maybe I’ll have to do a little tutorial.

      xo Michael

  • Susan P. at

    Love this! Stampin’ up has THE coolest stuff. The idea of putting photos on packages instead of writing out the names is genius. I love making things personal.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes – I’m totally loving it too! I may have another similar idea coming up soon. Stay tuned!

      xo Michael

  • Mary at

    The garland is so cute and looks just perfect in your office space. The rosettes are so pretty.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Doesn’t it match perfectly? Thank you so much!!

      xo Michael

  • Paula at

    Okay. I seriously NEED that stamper with all of the sayings on it. I have so many ideas for that bad boy. Thanks for sharing!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I don’t blame you. It’s totally one of my favorites. So many ideas!

      xo Michael

  • Krista at

    LOVE this! So creative, and festive – i’ve only tried Stampin’ Up for cards – would love to try tags!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      The tags are awesome! You’ll love them for sure.

      xo Michael

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