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Sizzix Tutorial | Last Minute Holiday Tags by Audrey Pettit

Hi everyone, it's Audrey, and today I'm here with a super quick and easy Sizzix gift tag tutorial for all you last minute holiday wrappers out there. Tomorrow is Christmas Eve already, but trust me, it's never too late to put together a fun and festive holiday package, thanks to the help of a few favorite Sizzix dies.

Sizzix Tutorial | Last Minute Holiday Tags by Audrey Pettit
No matter how rushed for time I become, it's still possible to put together a great looking present simply by adding a festive tag. I love sticking to a basic neutral gift wrapping, like this plain brown kraft paper. It just works for everyone on my gift giving list, and it's easy to dress up or down to suit any occasion.  Better yet, Sizzix tags come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so you're sure to find one to perfectly fit your needs, every time. For these tags, I pulled out two of my favorite Sizzix Tag Framelits sets, Tim Holt'z Tag Collection and Stephanie Barnard's Tags Stamp and Die set. Between the two sets, I had 15 tag dies to choose from, so you KNOW I had plenty of options.

Sizzix Tutorial | Last Minute Holiday Tags by Audrey Pettit
I layered a couple of tags here for a big visual impact, and brought in my holiday theme with some fun snowflake cut outs. Looks fancy, but seriously, this is super easy. Let's take a closer look.

Sizzix Tutorial | Last Minute Holiday Tags by Audrey Pettit
Start by die cutting a basic tag shape from cardstock or patterned paper. I wanted a fairly large tag to match my larger gift boxes, and knew I needed a tag large enough to fit the snowflakes, too, so play around to find the right size for your project.

Sizzix Tutorial | Last Minute Holiday Tags by Audrey Pettit
Line up the die image that you wish to use as your cutout on the bottom of the tag. Here's where the Magnetic Platform really comes in handy, as you can adjust the placement of your Framelit dies, and know they'll stay perfectly in place. For my project, I used Tim Holtz's adorable Paper Snowflakes Sizzix Thinlits.

Sizzix Tutorial | Last Minute Holiday Tags by Audrey Pettit
Run the tags through your Big Shot machine using this basic Sizzix sandwich for Framelits dies: Magnetic Platform, Standard Cutting Pad, paper to be die cut, die (cutting side down), Standard Cutting Pad.

Sizzix Tutorial | Last Minute Holiday Tags by Audrey Pettit
Remove the snowflake die cuts, and set them aside for another project.

Sizzix Tutorial | Last Minute Holiday Tags by Audrey Pettit
Die cut your original tag shape again, this time from contrasting cardstock or patterned paper.

Sizzix Tutorial | Last Minute Holiday Tags by Audrey Pettit
Layer the cardstock tag behind the die cut snowflake tags, and adhere together. You can leave them as-is, or add an additional tag for extra impact, like I did.

Sizzix Tutorial | Last Minute Holiday Tags by Audrey Pettit

For my smaller tags, I turned to Stephanie Barnard's Tags Stamp and Die set, so that I could add a Christmas greeting to my finished tags. Simply stamp and emboss the tag frame and sentiment onto white cardstock, then die cut using the matching Framelits die.

Sizzix Tutorial | Last Minute Holiday Tags by Audrey Pettit
Thread the two tags with ribbon or twine, and tie them to your package. So simple, right?
Happy Holidays everyone!

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