Tag! You’re It! Christmas Tags in Bags

Tag!  You’re It!

Christmas Tags in Bags for Really Reasonable Ribbon


Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

It’s time for another fabulous challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Our theme this time is “Tag, You’re It!”  Create a tag with ribbon or trim and share it with us over on the  Really Reasonable Ribbon BLOG .    I used the   the fresh, fun ribbons in the October “Crazy for Christmas” Ribbon Club Assortment to make some super cute retro styled Christmas Tags in Bags.  Check out these ribbons!


These ribbons put the jolly in Holly Jolly!  Since they have such a great retro vibe, I pulled out some cute October Afternoon papers and went to work.

Kathy by Design/Christmas Gift Card Tags in BagsI layered these super fun retro papers and ribbons onto Chevron Striped Middy Bitty Paper Bags.  They are the perfect vehicle for presenting a gift card or cash during the holidays.   You can even tuck in an individually wrapped chocolate, pouch of hot cocoa, tickets, a Christmas cookie or any smallish gift. And you can use the sparkly clothespins to hang them on the tree!

Kathy by Design/Christmas Gift Card Tags in Bags 01This snowy white Mary Crochet lace is perfect for winter projects.  It adds great texture when used as a border piece on this envelope.  And I have a new ribbon crush!  This Poppy Red Taffeta Ribbon ties the prettiest bows and pairs perfectly with the cutie pie Mittens on Poppy Red Grosgrain Ribbon, too.  In fact, that’s one of the things I love the most about the Ribbon Club at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  All the ribbons complement one another.  It makes it so easy to pull together a great project! My double loop bow was topped with a snowy white WOC Magnolia Blossom.

Christmas Gift Card Tags in Bags 02I carried the ribbon theme inside the card with a pair of punched and paper pieced mittens held together by red burlap string, and more pretty mitten ribbon. This time I layered it up with Forest Green Satin Ribbon with a Grosgrain edge.

Christmas Gift Card Tags in Bags 03Here’s another version of this same design.  This time I topped the crochet lace with Christmas Fun Flowers Satin Ribbon.  For some reason, this ribbon reminds me of the old fashioned Christmas hard candy my grandmother had around during the holidays. I wrapped the top of my bag with Emerald Checkerboard Satin Ribbon tied in a simple square knot.  Then this was topped with a loopy  string bow made with Parrot Green and Red Burlap String.

Christmas Gift Card Tags in Bags 04I paired these two ribbons up again on the tag inside the bag, adding a Red Cottage Rose to pretty it up even more.

Christmas Gift Card Tags in Bags 05I love the combination of the Forest Green Satin with the playful Christmas zig-zag ribbon.  And I used the burlap string bow again here…it just seemed right for the image.  I backed my sentiment banner with a little bit of the same Forest Green ribbon to make it pop off the page.

Christmas Gift Card Tags in Bags 06And i used the same Dynamic Duo on the gift tag inside the envelope.  I hope you’ll make some of these cute Christmas Gift Card Tags in Bags for your own stocking stuffers.  They are addicitive…once you get started, you just want to keep on making them!

Now dig into your crafty stash and make some fabby tags with ribbon or trim!  Tag!  You’re it!

Thanks for stopping by!




8 thoughts on “Tag! You’re It! Christmas Tags in Bags

  1. Sara Emily Barker

    Gosh, Kathy, I’m not sure if you could hear it from there, but I’ve been squealing in delight for the past 15 minutes as I’ve soaked up every centimeter of these nostalgic gift bags! First off, such a GREAT idea! Secondly, these are so stinking adorable with those vintage looking papers, which just steal my heart! You’re arrangements of the papers and elements on each of the bags and tags you show just blow me away! You are SO creative!!! Oh, to be in your head when you are crafting would be so much fun! I bet you are humming Chirstmas carols the entire time and grinning from ear to ear! They look like they were fun to make and made with such love and attention to detail! Just look at that stitching….always a favorite of mine!!! Squeal! those sweet embellishments!!! Love that black and white button and red shimmery star! Squealing again! And the ribbon and your lovely bows are the icing on the cake! A new favorite! Is that POSSIBLE????? big hugs!

  2. Sharon Spitzer Bridge

    Hi Kathy, these are so beautiful! I love all of your designs. Your ETSY shop is awesome! I have a question for you about the flowers that you use. What is the process to shape or stiffen the flowers and then add glitter to them? I am new to all of this and very excited to learn as much as possible. Thank you so much!

  3. LuvtoKraft

    These are great and so very versatile, Kathy! You know me, I love the vintage and the RRR selection is sitting on my craft table now. I laughed out loud when I saw the plaid jacketed snowsuit. I had one very like it when I was little. They really didn’t have a selection of “girls” snow suits, so I was constantly mistaken for a boy! As a precocious 3 or 4 year old, I was quick to correct the error! LOL

  4. Autumn

    Kathy, how very wonderful are these tag/bags! The idea of using the clothespin to hang them on the tree just makes my head spin with ideas! I love these retro images and how beautifully they work with the ribbons. Fantastic inspiration and your bows take bow making to a whole new level of cool! Gorgeous!

  5. soozyb2013

    Love your tags and I didn’t think I could love your work any more than I already do, but these tags on bags are so sweet. I really wish I had access to the ephemera that you do 🙂 but again I think I would be overwhelmed and couldn’t decide what to use!!! I especially love the one with the sleigh ride. Love the photo. Great job my friend.

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