Cards & Tags with A Beautiful Mess Stamps

Cards and tags made with A Beautiful Mess StampsYou 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?

Cards and tags made with A Beautiful Mess StampsFor 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!

Cards and tags made with A Beautiful Mess StampsThis 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.

Cards and tags made with A Beautiful Mess StampsWe 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.

Cards and tags made with A Beautiful Mess StampsThese 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.

Cards and tags made with A Beautiful Mess StampsIf 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!

Cards and tags made with A Beautiful Mess StampsStamping 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! 

 Cards and tags made with A Beautiful Mess StampsWhich 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.

  • Wow, I love what you did with the stamps! I have been having so much fun wrapping gifts lately – I think it is just as fun or even more fun than the shopping part!

  • Adorable! They look pretty amazing! As always, thanks for sharing.

  • I love the HIP HIP HOORAY card! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • These are just TOO CUTE. I love the combinations that you’ve used – colors, shapes, and mediums. They’re all so visually pleasing without being too much. Now you’ve got me all inspired to make gift tags ….

    xx Kathryn

  • I love the confetti one too!

    What kind of white ink did you use on the white ink one?


  • These are so cute and unique items…you are full of imagination and creativity, Mandy.. love these..


  • These are cute. I especially like the confetti one. What a great idea.

  • incredible cute ideas you gils have! I definitely have to make some nice or naughty cards for our christmas here in Germany!

    Love from a gold and rainy Germany
    the -fatcatconenction-

  • What a great idea! I use emojis obsessively so I love the idea of incorporating them into my gift wrapping. 🙂

    Always, Anita

  • Beautiful tags! I’ve just rediscovered a Cavalini alphabet stamp set I picked up a while ago … stamps are the best! I need some of yours!

  • This is such a fun idea! I love the tags! So many cute fonts!

  • These are so cute! I love them. You should totally sell them for people like me who have no crafting abilities and can’t operate a sewing machine to save their life 😛

  • These are so cute! I’m planning to make my gift tags later today and you’ve really helped inspire me 🙂

  • I CAN’T EVEN HANDLE these emoji stamps they are SO cute!!! Well done Elsie & ABM team, well done.

    Can you guys make puppy stamps next (… kitties too, for Laura)? hehe 🙂

  • Your emoji stamps are so cute, I love the kissing face! and the HOHOHO one is great, too. I’ve never tried sewing on paper, but it looks very nice. and the confetti card.. as, they’re all so cute!

  • Love these. So so so so cute. I think I have more fun wrapping my gifts than giving the actual gift. Is that bad?!

    Taryn Nicole

  • Oh my god, they are so cute!
    I loved the envelop with confetti and the tags!
    I totally have to try it!
    This week I bought the ABM happy mail and can’t wait to receive my papercrafiting 🙂


  • These are sooo cute!! I am super inspired and ready to get creative this weekend! The emoji stamp sets have been on my wish list since they came out. I can’t wait to own a set!!

  • These are so cute and such a great idea. I always have a stack of greeting cards handy just in case. Which reminds me I’m running low and need to get the paper, scissors and glue out soon.

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