12 Tags for 12-12-12

What better way to celebrate 12-12-12 Day than with a dozen tags that would be perfect for a last-minute gift? And to top it off, how about a chance to win two sets of printable images from Iralamija’s Etsy shop.

The winner will receive both the Peppermint Tags image that I used for this project as well as another image of their choice. All you need to do to be entered in the drawing is to leave a comment on this post by Wednesday, December 19, 2012. The winner will be posted here on Thursday, December 20, 2012.

I’m always on the lookout for a project that is quick, easy, and inexpensive and this one fits the bill on all three counts. Let me show you what I mean. First, I printed out a sheet of the Peppermint Tags images.

Using a good quality photo paper makes a big difference – this is my favorite brand:

Making the tags can be as simple as punching or die cutting each one, adding a smaller hole to the top, and threading with string or ribbon.

If you have a little more time, you can try inking the edges and adding “To” and “From” using a stamp.

This is a great project for using up supplies you might already have on hand (come on, admit it… you have some eyelets stashed away, don’t you?).

You can keep these tags as simple or embellished as you like. I added die-cut cardstock circles and holly leaves to a few of my tags.

I also have a soft spot for glitter and sparkly brads.

In hardly any time at all, I had a dozen gift tags all ready to be packaged up.

I love to stock up on canning jars since they make great containers for all sorts of gifts. One tip I have for making a jar look full when the item you are putting inside wants to settle to the bottom is to add a piece of crumpled cellophane to act as a support.

Some velvet ribbon and another tag and you are all set.


  • Peppermint Tags – Iralamija’s Etsy shop.
  • Premium Presentation Paper Matte – Epson
  • Holly Die – Papertrey Ink
  • Handmade Hodgepodge and Tag-Its #9 Stamp Sets – Papertrey Ink
  • Small Craft Zots Adhesive, SuperStik Permanent Glue Stick – Therm O Web
  • Stickles Glitter Glue in assorted colors – Ranger
  • Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Ranger
  • Onyx Black VersaFine Ink Pad – Tsukineko
  • Sparkle Brads – Karen Foster Design
  • Crop-A-Dile Punch – We R Memory Keepers
  • Silver eyelets
  • Silver thread

Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway!

Happy “12” Day!

Alice Golden from Golden Moments (www.alicegolden.com)

22 thoughts on “12 Tags for 12-12-12

  1. Beautiful vintage images from Beatriz. You made a quick and easy project! Handy because it is so busy this time of year. The 12 tags would make a wonderful gift. I am always struggling to find gift tags when I am wrapping presents.

  2. What a sweet set those Peppermint tags are. I have used quite a bit of glitter this Christmas; it makes everything so festive. Your embellishing turned out so cute on these. I have browsed Iralamija’s Etsy, and she has wonderful papers, etc.


    (I found you on Facebook today).

  3. What a great idea! Love the vintage look of the tags. The jars would look great with a circle ot Christmas material draped over the top. When I don’t use a lid and ring to hold the material, I use an elastic band to hold the material over the lid until I have twine or ribbon tied. An idea from my husband!! Thanks for the opportunity to win the tags.

  4. I love these tags and what a sweet gift they would be for a couple of people who I know. Seems they are always asking me at the last minute to come up with tags for them. LOL! Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Can always expect something great from you!!
    I have a hard time finding ways to give gifts and the tags are so vintage. Love it!!

  6. These tags are beautiful. And thanks for suggesting all the ways they can be embellished and packaged for gift-giving. You are very talented.

  7. I have purchased several of Beatriz’ collections-I love how she does vintage.Time to get out my punches and ink and give this a try.

  8. I love all the images from Iralamija’s shop. I have bought quite a few of them. They are all so beautiful, and you showed with your tutorial the fabulous creations that can be made. Have a great holiday season!

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