You never know when you'll need a cute greeting card or gift tag, and that's why I love making bunches of them to keep on hand. You know how much I love fancy gift wrapping—and a cute little homemade tag or card is the perfect companion to a thoughtfully wrapped gift.
I was so excited to receive three sets of A Beautiful Mess stamps to play with, and spent the next week dreaming up fun ways to use them to make cute and quirky cards. Emojis really are the perfect little accents to any kind of greeting card! It's like an Instagram comment sent via snail mail. Who wouldn't be delighted to get one?
For this card, I filled a glassine envelope with confetti and sealed it with my sewing machine. Then I glued it onto a card and accented it with a little square of gold cardstock and a confetti emoji stamp. I added a celebratory "HIP HIP hooray" with the alpha stamp set and some little stamps I've had for ages.
This card would be perfect to send to a far away friend for New Year's Day. They can rip open the glassine envelope and throw confetti in memory of you!
This naughty or nice card is a fun holiday greeting card—perfect for sending to a cheeky friend. I stamped two emoji stamps onto different shades of pink cardstock and elevated the cardstock with foam tape to give it dimension. I used an old set of little stamps for the "naughty or nice" phrase.
We like to tease my sister-in-law for her excess use of "I can't" as an expression of amusement. This would be the perfect card to send to her! It was so simple to make too. I just stamped the blue card with the emoji stamp and added the words with an old alpha stamp set. Then I stitched angled pieces of olive green cardstock to the top and bottom. If you don't have a sewing machine, you could easily glue on the pieces of cardstock instead!
Sewing on Paper Tip: It's safe to sew through paper if there isn't adhesive on the paper. Make sure to change your needle to a fresh one before sewing into fabric again.
These little round tags are just the cutest! I think it's probably because of the dancing twin girls, honestly. I made the top two tags with the cross and triangle stamp from the bow stamp set, and the bottom tag features the dancing girls from the emoji stamp set. I punched out the cardstock with circle punches and cut out the yellow cardstock with pinking shears.
If you know someone who's been an angel all year (or would have you believe they've been good), the HO HO HO tag above would be a perfect way to adorn their gift! I used the alpha stamp set and emoji stamp set for these tags and accented the plain cardstock with pieces of glitter cardstock. Fancy and fun!
Stamping onto plain gift tags is a super quick way to give your gifts a custom look. On these premade tags, I used the heart and heart eyes emoji stamps as well as the striped ribbon and triangle from the bow stamp set. Very quick and easy!
Which one's your favorite? I think I'm going to have some friends over for hot chocolate, Christmas movies, and crafts so I can make my other dream cards into reality! Uh-oh… I might be addicted. -Mandi
Credits // Author and Photography: Mandi Johnson. Photos edited with Stella from the Signature Collection.