Tis the Season for handmade gifts and magical surprises and today's blog features both! We have Magical Kewpie Tags for our #G45Tag – December Challenge to share with you, along with excellent papercrafting tips all by, Brand Ambassador Katie Z. These tags highlight our Staples Tags and Christmas Magic paper collection and really make our products shine!
#G45Tag – Kewpie Magic Tags
By Katie Z
“I’d have to say Kewpie dolls are really cute! So cute that I decided to try to come up with something interesting about these adorable dolls for this season. Kewpie Post is what came to my mind, but I wonder how this can be done. It took me close to 2 weeks to figure out how to come up with something that’s “doable” and able to gift away. Still much in love with flying suitcases, and I decided to have ideas combined together and here’s what I’ve come up with…
These flying matchboxes are “removed” from the tags itself, with these Kewpie dolls as flying postdolls to send gifts!
Tip: To make matchboxes “removable” from the tag itself, I’ve used magnets beneath the graphic of the tag as well as the base of the matchbox.
Notice how these little Santa's helpers are getting involved here? And Yes! They are “removable” as well!
Pretty much, I’ve used quite a number of magnets for this project. Well, I’ve made a very short video on how this whole tag works.
Tis the Season – Kewpie Post Tags by Katie Z for Graphic 45
That’s all the little Santa's helpers coming out from the matchboxes!
Tip: Glossy accent the fussy cuts to ensure durability. Magnets have been placed behind to make it attached to the box as well as onto the tags.
I’ve also attached a jingle bell within. As you pull the drawer, you will get to hear the bell jingles.
There’s where all the little Santa's helpers heading back to their matchboxes!
Tip: Make your very own tassles with metallic crochet yarns to match your design, which is cheaper and more fun!
Last but not least, to keep it simple just a plain little ephemera attachment on the back where I can pen some messages down. I’ve yet to think what I should gift within the small matchboxes, surely there’d be something I can get which I think I’ll be doing some last minute shopping really soon!” ~Katie Z
Graphic 45 Supplies:
- Christmas Magic 12” x 12” Collection Pack
- Christmas Magic 12” x 12” Pattern and Solids
- Christmas Magic 8” x 8” Paper Pad
- Christmas Magic Ephemera Cards
- Antique Brass Stamped Metal Brads
- Clearsnap Decades Venetian Lace Dye Pad
- Regular Tag & Gear Die
- Square Tage & Clock Die
- Regular Ivory Tags
- St. Nicolas Rubber Stamp (sold-out)
- Golden metallic dollies
- Matchbox bigz die
- Holiday greens fancy label and frames dies
- Metallic gold cardstock
- Yellow dotted cardstock
- Paper and artificial florals
- Organza ribbon
- Strong thin magnets
Wowzers! Let's give Katie a round of applause for these cute tags! We hope you have been encouraged to pull out your papers and a few magnets and try a few new tricks, and when you do, please share your work with us on our Graphic 45 – Official Community Page on Facebook. We wish you a creative and happy holiday season!