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tags for teacher gifts & merry christmas!


Things have been quiet here as our family has been getting ready to celebrate Christmas. This time of year is always so busy and I look forward to the quiet that actually comes when Christmas gets here. It might be quieter than we had planned looking at the storm that is heading towards us in central MN...! We will wait and see what happens!

The picture is from last weekend when our church had its yearly Christmas pageant. Hana was an angel again this year and did so well with her lines. Tacy was the star that led the 3 wise men to baby Jesus.

Our girls have school through Wednesday this week, but there are lots of Christmas presentations going on. I have been wrapping up teacher gifts this week to send in with the girls. With how much time I have left, and how much I have left to do, I made some quick digital tags to attach to each gift.

This is my first time doing some screen shots right from my Photoshop Elements program. I hope they help you see what I am doing a little better - and you can click on any photo to see it larger.


I wanted to make tags to punch out similar to how I did the Halloween tags that I made for my girls classmates. This time I did a 2 1/2" square. The screen shot above shows how I opened a patterned paper (this is from the Away in a Manger kit from Sweet Shoppe Designs), made square and then moved it to where I wanted it on the paper. When you are all set, then copy (ctrl c).

Open a new document. I usually do a 8" x 10 1/2" because I know that everything I put on the page will print on my printer without running into the printer margins (where the printer won't print on the edges of the paper)


Next I pasted (ctrl v) the square onto the new document and added the digital snowflake elements (from the Winter Wonderland kit) onto the square. You can group these together or merge the layers when you get your first tag the way you want it and then copy and paste enough square tags to fill up your page. After I had my page filled, I went back and added the type to personalize each tag.


After I printed out my page, I went and punched out each tag with my giga scallop square punch.


I used the labels 1 die set along with the Vintage Labels stamp set to make the tags bases that I adhered the scallop square tags to.

My gift this year was a mug filled with some yummy chocolates, cocoa, a candy cane, and felted star ornament. I stapled the tag right to the bag that I put the cocoa and chocolates into - perfect!

I hope that you all have a very merry holiday season! Merry Christmas!

Teacher Gift Tags

hybrid supplies from Sweet Shoppe Designs:

Away in a Manger by Traci Reed and Penny Springmann, Winter Wonderland by Zoe Pearn

traditional supplies

giga scallop square punch by Marvy

Labels 1 dies by Spellbinders

Vintage Labels stamp set, Fresh Snow ink by Papertrey Ink

tiny attacher by Ranger