12 Days of Christmas – Day Nine with Julie – Comment to Win!

Welcome to Day Nine of the 12 Days of Christmas Designer Series!   

The designers have put together 12 days of holiday ideas.   Our goal is to help you get ready!

We also want to give you  the chance to win a YNS Store gift certificate!   All you need to do is leave a comment on the 12 Days of Christmas posts right here on the YNS Blog to be entered in the draw.   The grand prize is a $25.00 YNS Store gift certificate and two runner ups will each win $10.00 YNS Store gift certificates, the winners will be chosen randomly among all the comments left on the 12 Days of Christmas posts.   The more 12 days posts you comment on, the greater the odds of winning.   All comments must be left by December 8, 2017 and the winners will be announced on December 10, 2017.

Now we will pass the blog over to Julie Elak…

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a gift for a hostess or anyone you would like to give a little something before the holidays.  At the beginning of the school year I purchased several rolls of gift wrap from my children’s school fundraiser.   What to do with all that paper I purchased?   Add some mini cards and dress it up, turning it in to a gift!  Luckily, the new Drink Tag die is the perfect size to fit over a roll of gift wrap.

Scroll on down for all the details on making your own tag and mini cards, plus a few tips!


YNS Supplies:  Drink Tag die set | Frosty Friends stamp and die sets | Waddles – Winter Wonderland stamp and die sets | 3×3 Snowflake Panel Die | Double Stitched Hills Die Set | Envelope Die | Scrapworks Strips Die Set

Other Supplies:  3 sheets 8.5 x 11″ lightweight card stock for envelopes | 2 sheets 8.5 x 11″ card stock for mini card base| 1 sheet 8.5 x 11″ card stock for snow panel die cuts | 1 sheet 8.5 x 11″ card stock for tag | scraps for snowy hills, strips and decorating | Zig Water Color Brush Markers | Water Brush Pen | Hole Puncher | Ribbon | Plastic Bag |  strong tape and other adhesive

Mini Cards – directions:

1 – Cut out six card bases, 3″ x 6 ” and score at the 3″ point to fold in 1/2.

2 – Die cut 6 snowflake panel dies.   Tip #1 – it is easiest to keep the card stock in the die and then pop out all the snowy pieces using a needle or a piercing tool.3 – Stamp and color desired images, then die cut each out.   Tip #2:  line up the dies around each stamped image, then use painter’s tape to hold the die in place while running it through the machine. 4 – Cut out snowy hills and strips from scraps to decorate cards.  Stamp sentiments as desired and determine layout for front of each card.

5 – Stamp sentiment inside each card.  Tip #3:  If you have a sentiment that you love but it does not fit exactly where you want it, then carefully cut it apart using sharp scissors. This sentiment used to be 2 rows and after a few snips it will now be 3 and fit inside the cards.


6 – Adhere Snowflake panel die cuts to card bases, then add strips, hills and stamped/die cut images.  The Scrapworks Strips die set is the set I use more than any other!


7 – Die cut 6 envelopes.  Assemble envelopes using super sticky tape, with a strip at the bottom and on one flap.   Add a strip of tape to close the envelope and leave the paper on that one so that gift recipient can insert the cards first.

Tag – Directions:

1 – Die cut 2 tags.   To make the tag stronger, these will be glued together later in the steps.

2 – Die cut 1 Snowflake Panel.

3 – Die cut 1 snowy hill from scraps.

4 – Cut out a 3.25 x 3.25″ card stock for mat.

5 – Cut out 3 x 3″ white card stock to layer behind Snowflake panel.

6 – Stamp sentiment at bottom of one tag and then decorate tag, layering as desired.   Adhere a second tag to the back of the first to reinforce it.


Tag and Bag of Card Assembly Directions:

1 – Place all cards and envelopes in a clear bag and tie ribbon around top.

2 – Punch 2 holes at the top of the tag and thread ribbon from bag through each hole, then tie a bow to secure bag to tag.

The Drink Tag Die is so versatile!

Thanks for stopping by today and visit us again tomorrow for Day Ten of the series.

Be sure to leave a comment before you go to be entered in the drawing to win one of 3 YNS Store gift certificates.   If you missed any of the other days go back and leave a comment on each of those posts too.  The more days you comment on, the greater the odds that you may be the winner!

Happy Stamping!




  1. 1

    Fantastic work! And thank you for all those lovely tips, they are of great help!

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    Leanne says:

    Great projects & tips. Thanks for sharing.

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    Becca Yahrling says:

    What a fun gift! And oh so cute, too! I love the snowflake panel die – it’s on my wish list!

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    JenAA says:

    I’ve been thinking of creating some small cards this year – these are a great inspiration … love the envelope Die – I need that!!! ?

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    Oh they are adorable tags. I love each images!

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    Pam L says:

    Such cute cards and gifts. Great use of the drink tag die!

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    Vinita Jain says:

    Such fab creations with cute gift and array of cards, each one is adorable!

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    Louise says:

    Such a great use of the drink tag die

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    F. Andre says:

    Such cute mini cards and tags. Great idea for a gift.

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    Connie De says:

    Fun way to dress up that bottle of wine we all give someone at Christmas

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    Marilyn says:

    Awesome!! Love your mini cards and tag!! Love the colors!

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    Amy Cooley says:

    What a cute tag for your gift! Very creative ideas today!

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    Small cards used as gift tags are the sweetest ideas.

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    Migdalia Rodriguez says:

    They are ALL adorable!! Fun ideas!

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    Eileen R says:

    Love the cards, and thanks for sharing the tips!

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    Helen says:

    Just love how you put all of this together to create such a delightful package. tfs

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    MichelleH says:

    What a perfect little neighbor gift!!! Thank you for the idea and the easy to follow how to.

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    Karen T says:

    Such a cute hostess gift! I love those adorable little notecards! Beautiful presentation!

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    Oliev says:

    Awesome project!

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    JAS42 says:

    I like how you shared the measurements. That’s a big help to me.

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    Lisa Stolp says:

    I love how the wine tag has so many other uses! Your projects are Adorable! Thanks for sharing ?

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    Debbie Rumpza says:

    Adorable tags! I love the blues with the red… so festive!

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    carol says:

    Festive spirit soaring in seeing your fabulous projects here! Thank you for the inspiration and the smiles!

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    Danielle Dietz says:

    Very cool gift that anyone would love to receive! Love the little cards.

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    Tracy A says:

    Wonderful projects. I love the turquoise color you used.

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    Dee Earnshaw says:

    love these little gift ideas, they are just darling. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Thanks for sharing your fantastic note cards and tags. They are all so cute. Love the adorable little snowman.

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    Shelley says:

    Great pictorial! These are adorable and a great idea. Thank you.

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    Mary-Anne V. says:

    Thats adorable very cute mini cards!

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    Ashlyn says:

    This is so fun! I love how you used the wine tag on a different thpe of gift. Very creative.

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    Renee VanEpps says:


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    Awesome release as always!!

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    Arianna Barbara says:

    Oh my!!! Awesome projects!!! Thanks so much for sharing your tips!!!

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    Zajawka says:

    Great inspiration 🙂 I was thinking how I should to pack my Christmas gift 🙂 Thx

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    Isabelle says:

    WOW ! Beautiful creations and excellent idea !

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    Everything just look so cute!!!!!

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    Laura R says:

    Great idea! The snow theme is terrific.

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    Carla Hundley says:

    Darling idea and
    this looks so cute!
    Carla from Utah

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    Mary Holshouser says:

    the treat holder is snow sweet.
    The penguin is darling.
    thanks for sharing.

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    Cynthia says:

    Wow, great projects, Julie! Love the color combo.

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    renee milner says:

    I think this is a great idea–I really like using my stamps and dies for other projects like this and not always just for cards!

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    oh my so much cuteness..

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    Margery C says:

    Theses are all so cute. I need these for the holidays.

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    Sandy says:

    So cute, I love the background!

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    This is so sweet! i love the cards.

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    Denise Bryant says:

    These are adorable! Love the stamps and dies!

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    Ruby Marchand says:

    I also love the dies. The project was super cute.

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    Marjorie Dumontier says:

    These are absolutely adorable ! margessw@icloud.com

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    Von Marie Design says:

    So very cute!! I love the cute cards and tags!!

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    Shelley Parker says:

    What can I say, they are all so adorable! ?

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    Marilyn Webb says:

    Wow these are gorgeous!

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    Trina P. says:

    These are all adorable.

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    Lynda F says:

    I like the drink tag idea. It just adds to a gift making it more personable. Thanks for sharing all your ideas,

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    These tags are so precious. Love the dies and stamps too

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    Alma Legere says:

    That drink tag die is perfect for gifting drinks/booze for nieghbor. I love the snowman and penguin images they are so cute!

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    ionabunny says:

    These are so cute. Love the drinks tag die. Hugz

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    Chark says:

    who wouldn’t love these? great treat idea!

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    What a cute idea!! Those tags are adorable and do fit the wrapping paper gifts perfectly!! Plus, adding the cards & envelopes makes it so the recipient has a complete gift set ready to go!

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    Loved seeing your creative work….all of it is SO pretty! Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!!!!

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    Fikreta says:

    its so adorabe!
    love it!

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    sharla~ says:

    These cards are really adorable! I’m loving the die panels!

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    What a cute project and the packaging idea is great!

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    Suz Rose says:

    Oh my, these are amazing! I love that mini snowflake panel and simplicity of the mini cards. Great use of colour to show how easy it is (or looks!) to make great cards and tags!

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    Michelle Seward says:

    This is an incredible set! Wow!

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    Jen P says:

    Fun projects! Love those cute penguins and fun sentiments! Adorable!

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    Katie Korsak says:

    Such a great gift idea! Love those penguin cards!

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    Valerija says:

    Love the images and your design is gorgeous!

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