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Paint Chip Gift Tags



Oh, come on, you had to see this one coming from a mile away!

I used paint chips, sample paper, and dies.

I order envelopes and paper from a company called Paper-Papers. With every order, you get a random sample pack of scraps. I LOVE THIS! Would I really order a pack of 25 sheets of all of the colors? No. But the scraps are great for accents and projects like this. Paper-Papers even puts a label listing the contents on the sample pack, so you know what you are using.


Supplies: Paper – Home Depot, Lowe’s Paint Chips, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Silver, Malmero Perle White, Stardream Metallics Azalea, Dolomite, Emerald, Juniper, dies – Impression Obsession (snowflakes on large paint chips), My Favorite Things (snowflakes on small aqua paint chips), Reverse Confetti (holly & berries), Stampin’ Up! (ornament/hanger), The Cat’s Pajamas (largest snowflake), cord – Offray, metallic cord – PaperMart.


5 thoughts on “Paint Chip Gift Tags

  1. A super fresh colour palette for these. Love them. The first two shades are ones I would happily use to decorate with! Do you sell your tags too, or are they for personal use?

    • I have not sold many tags, Gillian. Honestly, I am usually creating them too close to Christmas to have time to package them. And I struggle with…”am I willing to pay money for a tag? Do I have money in my holiday budget for fancy tags?” I guess I can’t figure out WHO my customer would be for these. Do you have any wisdom to offer me on this? I would love to hear your opinion on it!

      • I am always shocked by how much gift bags and tags cost in retailers. I am a gift wrap junkie but even before I got into paper craft I often made my own tags, either because of the price or so they matched or complimented the wrapping paper. So really I had similar thoughts to you – who would be the target market? But then people have said to me that they would happily buy pretty tags, maybe in multipacks; I have also been asked for bag and tag sets before now, for little gifts. I had been thinking about making some of these perhaps. Same dilemma really!

      • I did put a few “sets” (2 in a pack, $2 or $3 for the pair) in my basket last year or the year before, and they did not sell.

        The year before that, one of the middle school teachers gave me the suggestion of tags, because his wife bought some at a craft fair…but I couldn’t do it for the price he mentioned (and if you are not a paper crafter, it is not obvious how much some of these doodads really cost!)

      • Yes, exactly. It seems to me that maybe middle-priced items are the best bet.