Use your favorite Leftover holiday DSP and Make Christmas Gift Tags!

Here’s a great idea for your Leftover holiday DSP (designer series paper) and those holiday cards you can’t bear to throw out: Make gift tags for next year’s christmas presents!

DIY Gift tags using Stampin’ Up! Dies

Is your desk still covered in christmas craft projects? I like to do this every year as a way to close the book on the holidays and clean up. Creating tags allows me to feel organized and prepared for next year while simultaneously cleaning up the previous season.

I’m using up the last of my holiday DSP that has been floating around my craft room. Do you have some, too? Yaaass. We all do, and my goal is to use up some of it! Even though I made a PILE of tags (I stopped counting after the thirties), the 6×6 christmas paper pad I was attempting to finish still has a few pages left! A lot of paper is packed into these stacks!!!

Good news for any new crafters: No stamping was necessary for these christmas tags! Just a few dies and punches can make a lot of varied types of tags. Below I show how simple it was to use each one to create festive gift tags from Leftover holiday DSP.

Stitched Shape Dies

I love using the stitched dies. They give not only the option of size (and larger sizes to cut out dsp to mat the holiday card piece). The circles made it easy to pick a specific area from some pretty cards and turn it into a tag.

DIY Gift tags with Stampin’ up! stitched Dies

Similarly, the stitched oval dies were so easy to use to turn a card into a tag. Just place the die over the image you want to highlight, and run it through your die-cutting machine.

Detailed Trio Punch

The Detailed Trio punch has been so wonderful for these tags. One of the three punches included is an oval hole punch and it’s perfect for finishing the tops so I can add festive ribbon and tie it on packages and bags next winter.

DIY Gift tags with Stampin’ up! Punch

Another punch in the trio is a corner rounder, which is VERY useful to making some tags feel finished. I would die cut a part of a card with the stitched shapes, glue it onto some of my DSP, and cut the DSP into squares. It just didn’t look complete until I rounded the edges. This punch made it super easy!

Stitched Nested Labels Dies

Next, I used the Stitched Nested Labels dies and cut many of the cards and many of the DSP pieces!

DIY Gift tags with Stampin’ up! Dies

From the pictures, I hope it’s obvious that I was able to get a few tags from most of the cards. Therefore, I ended up with a few “matching sets” of tags. These would make excellent gifts, too!

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

And what about those long cards with large sentiments? Long tags that can be reused as bookmarks were what I decided! This Tag Topper Punch is super versatile and I love using it for lots of projects.

DIY Bookmarks from holiday cards

Look below for all of the dies and punches I used for this pile of tags!


Supplies used to Create Christmas Tags

  • Leftover Holiday Designer Series Paper
  • Beautiful Holiday Cards


I love reusing things and holiday cards are no different. Sure, I save a few of my special ones for a box of sentimentals, but what better way to love something than to keep on using it. When I make the tags and later place one on a gift, I remember the person who sent me the card and smile. 🙂

Doing this every year makes this a fast craft that helps keep everything up-to-date and organized. Icreated something similar last year too using up card stock scraps if you’d like to check out the results.

gift tags from old christmas cards

I hope you found this useful! Go ahead, use some of your fantastic holiday paper and a few of your holiday cards, and make a bunch of gift tags for next year!

Happy Crafting!

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