Welcome to a special weekend edition of Crate Paper's "Merry Makings"! Today, the popular manila tag joins with Peppermint to create a catchy, colorful assortment of gift toppers! I have to admit, I adore Peppermint's non-traditional color palette. It feels peppy and reminds me of the old fashioned hurricane glass ornaments from the 1950's. I'm sure you're familiar with them, and maybe you've a collection on display at this very moment! In any case, these tags look fantastic when paired with just the right wrapping paper. More than likely, I'll go the route of polka-dots because they're just as playful as the tags!
In total, I put together three tags, but I'll only be featuring a step-by-step instruction set for one. It should still give you a general idea of how all the layers come together and as to how I go about organizing them. And believe it or not, the tags aren't that difficult to make! Let me show you...
To create a strong horizontal line that unites the tag's numerous embellishments, trim a snippet of the doily red border sticker and lay it on top the vintage book paper.
Tuck the tag beneath a white, pretty felted flower (Maya Road) and continue to embellish the surrounding area with small sized stickers & chipboard pieces.
Pop up this vibrant red candy sticker with pop dots near the left edge. Note the 1925 sticker, too. It's vintage turquoise color and font make my heart melt. I don't think I'd ever grow tired of using it. It's a great graphic element that sits perfectly next to some of Peppermint's more whimsical designs.
The tag is officially finished! Now as a slight alternative to the gift topper idea, these tags would also make really cute gift card holders! A pocket could easily be created on the backside of the tag with the help of patterned paper. You might even feel like doing a little sewing to attach the pocket. Slip in the card, and you're set to go!
I'm going to leave you with the final two tags - they're just as lively as the first! Do enjoy!