DIY: Treat Boxes, Bags, & Tags!


Hi readers! Happy Wednesday to you! I hope you’re having a fabulous week, and if you’re a “mid-westerner” or perhaps even along the east coast, I hope you’re staying warm. :) I’m pleased to welcome back Jocelyn Olson to our blog to share us some fun & cute boxes, tags, & bags featuring Paper Smooches products that we can make to make holiday gift giving even more fun!

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With the holidays right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about fun ways to wrap presents. Armed with some Paper Smooches stamps and dies, I went to work creating some coordinating packaging.

Not long ago, I bought the We R Memory Keepers Gift Box Punch Board. It’s a great tool to quickly make a variety of boxes (and quick is good when it comes to wrapping!). There’s no die-cutting or gluing, just scoring and folding. I used the Webster’s Pages All That Glitters paper pack and vellum to make the boxes and tags.

Once I had the boxes made, I made three corresponding tags. I couldn’t stop, so I made an extra tag with the little gingerbread man. All of the stamps and dies are from Paper Smooches.

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Here are some close-ups:

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The Paper Smooches Numbers dies are perfect for a December Daily, Advent calendar, or for birthdays. I didn’t have any matching cardstock, so I die-cut the numbers out of white cardstock and blended Distress Ink on the numbers. I die-cut the Poinsettia die out of felt to add some texture.

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I created my own tag by using the Scalloped Circle die and simply punching a hole through the vellum. I added some glitter to the edges of the Large Snowflake die.

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The new Gift Tags dies are perfect for different box sizes. I used the largest die for this tag, and added the adorable Cool Dudes snowman.


Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Jocelyn for this super sweet inspiration!

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  1. I’ve been making my own tags since I was in my teens. Let’s just say I wore bell bottoms the first time they were in style . =/
    These are fabulous!! Love the fresh inspiration.

  2. The tags are so cute. Paper Smooches designs are perfect for “cute”. Love the boxes, too and I might have to get the box punch board.

  3. I loved your projects of boxes and tags that you shared with us today. I really love those Paper Smooches number dies.

  4. Such sweet little boxes and adorable tags! As soon as I finish my Christmas cards, I will definitely be making some tags!

  5. Super cute tags, I especially love that cute snowman and how he’s coloured to match the gift box! Also love the Paper Smooches number dies, I may just have to put them on my wish list!!! TFS!!!

  6. Pretty boxes and lovely tags – THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION Jocelyn!!! … I had been thinking about getting this punch board and now you have decided it for me – I will get one for sure :)

  7. Boxes are so cute, I have this punch board and have to confess, I have not played with it much. Now , I am inspired !

  8. These are adorable. Making Christmas tags is probably my favourite Christmas craft…just mentioning that I think you’ve got the picture of the gift bag punch board on your site instead of the gift box punch board…(I don’t own either – just have the envelope one so far but I was checking the price and the picture is for the bag board…)

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