Dec 24 2015

Joy Shaker Gift Tags

Published by at 9:40 am under Projects,tim holtz

I love the Christmas Season for many reasons, but I have to say, it is fun to see my name everywhere.  It’s the only time I get to see my name “in lights”.  lol

As we were shopping around last weekend, MJ spotted some cute Joy Christmas gift tags.  It was the perfect inspiration.  So, when we got back to the house, tim and I pulled out the supplies to make our own.


But when you’re crafting with #thesky, the possibilities are endless.  It was a constant “ooh! We should add this!” or “what if we do that?” or “it would be cute if we….” We kept stepping it up a notch… so a quick Christmas tag turned into the cutest little project… each and every one of them!  #ridiculous (with a smile)


Tim had a great idea to use the minc machine to make the black cardstock have silver foiling of “joy” all over. So, he created a cute background that he printed on his laser printer and ran through his mini minc machine inserting the black cardstock and silver foil into the transfer sheet.  And bam! the cutest cardstock piece comes out the other side.

We used his Framelits Tags Collection to cut out the tags and then we used the Alphanumeric Thinlints to cut out the J and the Y from the black tag, as well as the fun foam (which tim Xyroned so that it already had adhesive on both sides).  Once we got the design in place, I used the Tissue Tape to hold the J and Y dies in place so that I could run the tags and foam through the vagbond easier without having to re-align the J and Y.


After the black cardstock was cut into tags, I ran the brushed pewter distress paint all along the outside of the tag.


We put the die cut fun foam onto the Yuletide paper tags.  Using the CUTEST little idea-ology spoon, we put 1/2 a teaspoon of distress glitter in the J and the Y and then covered that up with a piece of transparency, making the prettiest little shaker.  We then placed the black cardstock tag onto the rest of the tag.  It was nice that the black cardstock aligned so easily with the rest of the tag since we used the tissue tape to hold down the J and Y in place.


We die cut the tag re-inforcer out of Silver Metallic Core-dinations Cardstock.  The wreath was cut from Tim’s Pine Twine and he used his heat tool to help it lay flat onto the tag.  We used Gold Deco Sheets on kraft cardstock to punch out the Bow for the wreath.


Every time I put one together, I would smile.  This project made me super happy.


Here are a few of the tags that we made.  I’m excited to be able to give these out to my family and friends.


Merry Chrstmas everyone!


4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Joy Shaker Gift Tags”

  1. Deb L says:

    These look amazing Joy! Happy Holidays!

  2. Amy Gray says:

    I love these cute little tags!! I was wondering how you got the foiled “Joy” on the black card stock. Thank you!

  3. marci piraro says:

    These are darling!

  4. Joy says:

    Wow, those are adorable. I totally understand seeing your name in lights during the holidays, i always search for unique”Joy” decorations. I have enough Joy things that I dedicate a whole wall to all things Joy. Totally cute, and I love using the Minc. Might have to get mine out.

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