It’s all in the packaging. Some pretty ribbon and a personalized gift tag go a long way to pretty up a package.

These are the gifts that I gave demonstrators on my team when we attended Stampin’ Up! events across the country recently. Included are a “Hoping Your Day is Perfect” card made with a VersaMark background, a VersaMark ink pad and a list of 5 VersaMark techniques.

It’s all packaged up in a gusseted cello bag and tied at the top with White Baker’s Twine. As I tied the twine into a bow I added a strip of Bermuda Bay sequin trim and just attached it by tying the twine around it.

Of course the final touch is a personalized gift tag! I had fun stamping these up and for the photo above chose names in a variety of lengths to give you an idea of how short vs. long names would look.

Here’s a quick tip for your clear stamps… mount them all on one block & stamp them at the same time! For these personalized gift tags it was super easy to line the letters up on my grid paper and then just set the clear block on top of them.

For names with multiple of the same letter, I still laid out all the letters on grid paper leaving just enough room for letters that were missing. Then after stamping the initial name I filled in extra letters as needed. It was easy to center them between two letters that were already stamped.

Lining up a full name on the same block also helped me know how long each tag needed to be. I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch to create the tops of the tags. All you need to do is cut a 2″ wide strip of card stock as long as you want and punch. Easy peasy!

This technique will also work with clear mount stamps. You can put a number of stamp images on the same block at the same time, however it’s harder to line them up because you can’t see through the stamps to line them up on grid paper. With the clear mount stamps I find it’s easier to use multiple stamps to create a background.

Supplies Used for Personalized Tags:

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