Wednesday, October 30, 2013

VIA Tag Gift Box...

Hey Guys! Welcome to another 3D Wednesday. I have loved seeing all the cute tags around lately and so I decided to start making lots of them. If I have a bunch ready, they are so easy to add to a card front, a gift bag, any box, or just to tie on to treats.'s the one I made this past weekend.

I love how this came out for not much experience using Distress Inks and that rustic look. But...I stamped out the background and then set about using some Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a sponge applicator to distress it a bit. I believe I used Vintage Photo. First I did just the edges, then I decided to go over the entire surface. I wanted to "warm" up the tag a bit more. 

I also stamped the strip using the cappuccino background stamp. Then I made a shadow layer and to get the scallop edge, I used the bottom edge of the tag die. I did each edge, eyeballing it to get the width I wanted to layer the top piece over it. I used the same paper to make the band on the coffee cup. I also distressed the cup using the same distress ink.

I used a 1 inch punch and stamped the coffee beans, then attached a 1 inch clear gel sticker. I tied on some crinkled ribbon and used a dimensional square to attach the button. You can't see it, but I used the reinforcer die on the hole of the tag. I stamped the sentiment, distressed, and added a few enamel dots. I curved the stamped sentiment down in the center and up on the edges...adding a small dimensional in the center to keep it up.

I cut another tag to use on the backside. I created a very simple, narrow little box that is 1/2 inch thick. I figured out the finished size I wanted and added enough to have a 1/2 inch on each side and the bottom. Scored and folded up those edges and used Scor Tape to keep shut. I then glued the back and front tags on to this narrow little box. It is perfect to add the VIA coffee packs but I imagine it would hold several different candy bars from the store. You'd have to make sure it's not too thick or adjust your little box to be big enough to accommodate.

Here is a pic with the Starbucks VIA that I used. I love this one...I drank it a lot this summer cause it is an iced coffee. Caramel! Yum!!! You could use any that you prefer though...and what a cute little gift you have. You could do a bunch of these in Christmas papers, hang them on your tree, and then when guests come, you can take one off and give to them as they leave. Even put a couple candy canes in here to give...and how cute would they look on your tree!

I hope you like my gift tag/ is a list of what I used.

There you have it, that's what I used. Trust me when I say, I'll be making a bunch of these! In fact, I'm going to use the Christmas Tree idea, and have a bunch ready. 
I'd love to see what you come up with...share pics on Facebook and tag me if you'd like.
 Happy Crafting!


  1. You did a great job I can't believe it's your first time doing this as it looks awesome and definitely has that shabby chic look I know you had fun doing it too as I love all of Tim Holtz stuff just fun and I love how you used all of Miss Emma's goodies and whomever is the lucky person who receives your clever and creative creation is so lucky and will soooo love it.

  2. AWESOME job and great idea Cheryl, LOVE IT!!! :)

  3. Super job on this holder! I like the inking and clever how you used tags. The clear over the bean stamp for you ribbon button is very clever and looks wonderful.
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