Quick and Easy Gift Tags and Mini Album

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Today I want to show you a couple of fun and easy projects that you can do in a very short time.  I am going to show you how to make a fun gift tag and a mini album that is also a decorative item!

Here are the gift tags:




And her is the mini album:




Gift Tags:

Products Used:

HCD 713 – Decorative Lace Border Die
HCD 739 – Banner and Trees Die
HCDP1 236 – Christmas Card Paper Collection
HCDP1 237 – Antiquity Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other products: Stars Five, Ribbon and Pearls from my stash, White Card Stock. Glitter Paper, adhesive and die cutting machine.

Instructions:  Using the Decorative Lace Border Die cut it 2 times and glue them together to form a long strip.  Scor at 1/4″ intervals and then trim and glue to form a circle.  Using the largest Stars Five die, cut it out using your favorite DP and attach the Decorative Lace Border Die rosette using hot glue to the center.  Finish with die cuts from the Banner and Trees Die and your favorite sentiment.

Star Mini Album:

Products Used:

HCDP1 238 – Floral Key Paper Collection

Project Instructions:

Other products: Ribbon from my stash, Card Stock. adhesive and die cutting machine.

Instructions:  Using the tutorial found here and the printed images from the Floral Key Paper Collection, cut and assemble the paper according to the instructions.   I started with the center images and simply added 1″ to both the top and sides of each layer.  As a different option you could always use photos and simply size the mini album to fit whatever size you wish.

I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

5 responses »

  1. They are all so pretty, I love the blue star with the silver and red, such pretty color combo, love the book idea too, it would be neat to have pictures of Christmas pasts on one of these too!
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!


  2. Mery Christmas to you too Joann. Love your two projects, your choice of colours are so tasteful and I love the finished effect of both of them. Hope you are having a great day. Judy x


  3. Merry Christmas, Joann! Two beautiful gift tags! Love the way you used the lace die cuts. So clever! And the star book is really fun. You have been a busy bee!


  4. Absolutley gorgeous!!!!


  5. Gorgeous Joann!! Love the the tags you created.



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