Made From Scratch Gift Tag

Hello everyone! Popped in to share a tag I made that was published in Create: Holidays Idea Book (October, 2013). It was made for Christmas but it certainly works for a handmade gift for Valentine’s Day or almost any occasion that you may have coming!

Nina Yang - Create Holidays Idea book 201310 - Made from Scratch Tag

As seen in Create: Holidays Oct 2013

I love, love cats! My cats love to play with anything that tangles and anything that they can scratch. Isn’t the sentiment perfect for a gift tag with a cat on it?


1. Die cut a tag from pink heart paper and knot red hemp cord through the top of the tag.

2. Stamp the sentiment on the bottom of the tag in black and stamp the cat above it.

3. Stamp the cat image again onto blue patterned paper and white cardstock, paper piece the image together, and layer it over the base image using foam adhesive.

4. Wrap red hemp cord around a small paper circle (1/2″ circle punch used here) and glue the ball below and to the left of the cat, wrapping the loose end around the cat’s neck for a fun look.

Here is a closeup of the dimension I achieved when paper piecing with foam adhesive:

Nina Yang - Create Holidays Idea book 201310 - Made from Scratch Tag closeup

As seen in Create: Holidays Oct 2013

Fun, right? Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!


Click on EH for the product listing in Ellen Hutson Online Store; SSS for Simon Says Stamp Online Store.

Paper Smooches – Stamp – Nine Lives (EH|SSS)
VersaFine – Onyx Black (EH|SSS)
Lawn Fawn – Peppermint (EH|SSS)
Kool Tak – Foam Adhesive – 1/16″ thick (EH|SSS)

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5 Responses to Made From Scratch Gift Tag

  1. 1

    sooooo cute Nina!

  2. 2
    Miriam Prantner says:

    Too funny! Love the yarn ball!

  3. 3
    Kailash says:

    Oh my, love the yarn and your design. You are simply too talented!!!

  4. 4
    Kathy Martin says:

    LOVE this! That yarn ball is fabulous! :)

  5. 5
    vjw81e says:

    Absolutely adorable, Nina!