Christmas in July | Pretty Packages

Before we get started, if you’re looking for the Christmas stamps, including the two that are brand new this week, please use the link to the right. All is explained there.


I think that half of gift giving is the packaging. You want to dress up that awesome little gift, but you may not have the time to do that come December and so you wind up doing what I do, which is tissue paper and a bag.

Well, that’s what this week is for. To help you get ahead of the game so that come the holiday season, you have several things prepped and ready to go.

And that’s what Miss Maggie’s project is all about!
Let’s have her tell us about this beauty of an idea:

Merry Christmas (in July!) 

Maggie here with quick & easy idea for creating completely customizable tags that can be used for all of your gift-wrapping this holiday season! 

*OK…confession…typing that last sentence (in the middle of summer) made me a little bit panicky.*

Now, one of my very favorite things about Christmas is the gift-wrapping, so I’m always looking for fun ways to make the packages that I’m giving look beautiful.

This year, the Merry+Bright & Hollyberry Wreath files will be helping me do just that…


To create this tag (which can also be used as an ornament!),

I started by opening the .png files of both designs in Silhouette Studio.

I eyed-up the sizes I thought would look good and traced and outlined both designs.

Now, I knew that I wanted to create foiled looks for my tags so I added the extra step of filling in my designs in black and using the print and cut feature to print my words & wreaths on my laser printer. I cut my designs with my Silhouette & foiled them with my Minc machine.*

*you can see in Kerri’s post here on how the Minc & Kerri’s designs work together. No Minc? No worries! Use patterned paper or colored cardstock to create beautiful tags!


After my designs were cut & foiled I assembled them.

I cut some vellum circles and used them as a background for my “merry AND bright” – I love the way the vellum acts not only as an inconspicuous background to glue my words to, but it also kind of breaks up the foil-on-foil look of the two designs together.


A simple piece of baker’s twine threaded through the wreath and vellum and my tag is done!

And I love that I can make these tags coordinate with any gift I’m giving!


Brilliant, Miss Maggie! I love the idea of making an image into a print+cut you can foil! Everything is better in shiny stuff, right? ;)

These are just beautiful. So make yourself a little stack of these babies, put them in an envelope, and you are good to go come the holiday season.


2017-05-09T20:26:51+00:00July 19th, 2016|projects|3 Comments


  1. Linda Vanorio July 19, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Love, Love, Love these wonderful tags!

  2. christi in ma July 20, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Did the foil on the cardstock make it harder for the Silhouette to cut the images?

    • Kerri July 20, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      I believe she printed and cut it in the black from a laser printer and then ran them through her Minc. So the Silhouette never actually cut the foiled part. :)

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