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Simple Stories Vintage Spring Garden ATC Box of Tags

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Simple Stories Vintage Spring Garden ATC Box of Tags: March 2024 Tag of the Month Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  This Simple Stories Vintage Spring Garden ATC Box of Tags is our March 2024 Tag of the Month Tutorial.  It’s filled to the brim with pretty spring florals, cute garden images, and all kinds of shabby chic goodness.  If you love to decorate for spring, then I think you’re going to really enjoy making these mixed media tags.

This is a big project with 3 ATC tags, 2 Regular sized tags, a dressed up Graphic 45 ATC Box, and even a Tea Party in a Box tucked inside!  So it’s going to take us 2 days to complete this project.  Day One (today) will go over basic supplies and the process for making the tags.  On Day Two (Thursday) I will show you how to decorate the sweet little ATC box.

NOTE: If you don’t have an ATC box in your stash, you can use any sturdy lidded box that measures 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 2 3/8″.

Mixed Media ATC Tags

Graphic 45 ATC Boxes come with a set of 3 ATC tags.  These little tags make a BIG visual impact thanks to pretty floral ephemera pockets.  We’ll add some fun mixed media texture with ink, stencils, and crackle paste.  And, there are two side to these little tags, as you will see in the video tutorial below.

Vintage Garden Regular Tags

Dig in and create some sweet garden collages on the regular sized kraft tags.  Layer ephemera, flowers, stickers and enamel dots to create a springtime garden on paper.  These tags are double-sided as well, and I’ll show you how to do it all in the video tutorial below.

Simple Stories Vintage Spring Garden ATC Box of Tags Tutorial on YouTube

Please enjoy Day One of this two-day tutorial.

Even if  you don’t have all the supplies to make the ATC Box, this tag tutorial can be used to make lovely little gifts, place cards, or home decor for springtime gatherings.

I’ll be back on Thursday to share the tutorial for making the box.

This item is also for sale in my Etsy Shop. 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!




Quick and Easy Christmas Treat Tags Tutorial

Simple Stories Vintage Rustic Lodge Christmas Treat Tags-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

 Quick and Easy Christmas Treat Tags Tutorial with Simple Stories Vintage Rustic Lodge

Hello, Friends!  I’m keeping the Christmas Crafting Train rolling with this Quick and Easy Christmas Treat Tags Tutorial.  This idea just popped into my head the other morning, and it was so fun, so cute and so fast to make that I just had to share the tutorial with you.  I think you’re gonna love it!

You can make a basket full of these little beauties and keep them by the front door to give as great last minute gifts.  They are also a perfect way to dress up a gift card or cash gift.  And, you can set up a crafty assembly line with your kids, grands or girlfriends to make it even more fun.  Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

Start with a Tag…

Quick and Easy Christmas Treat Tags-Simple Stories Vintage Rustic Lodge-Reneabouquets-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

The base for this cute contraption is a Graphic 45 Square Kraft Tag.  One simple score line, a ribbon closure, and BOOM.  Instant tag pocket.  It’s almost too good to be true!

If one tag is good, two tags are better, right?  So I also dressed up a kraft ATC tag and tucked it into the bundle of goodies.  But you could easily package a single Christmas Cookie or other small treat.  Because there’s just one score line, flat treats work best.  But if you want more dimension, just add a 1/4″ score line!  Easy-peasy!

Holiday Table Place Cards?

If you’re looking for a fun way to dress up your holiday table, these little beauties would make great place cards, too.

Dig around in your stash of Christmas embellishments so you can dress your tag up in it’s holiday best!  This was perhaps my favorite part of the creative process.  I heat embossed some Reneabouquets snowflakes, spritzed faux snow on rusted metal trees, tied bows on mini candy canes, and strung jingle bells from a simple shoestring style bow.

Quick and Easy Christmas Treat Tags Tutorial Tips and Video

To make this project come together quickly, I suggest the following:

  • First, score all your tag bases.
  • Next, die cut all the tag liners using G45 Square and ATC tag dies.
  • Then adhere the liners to the tags.
  • Now, tie all your jingle bells and charms onto bits of string or twine.
  • Prep all your trees.
  • Heat emboss all your snowflakes.

Now you can create your piles and put each tag together quickly.  Cookie breaks are allowed, of course!

If you’d like to see  how easy it is to make these sweet treat holders, please enjoy this video on my YouTube station.

And that’s it for me, friends!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a project share.  Gotta keep that Christmas crafting mojo flowing, right?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!