Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Package Tags for Pocket Pages - Challenge 18

Challenge 18 of the Compendiums of Curiousity 3 is just what I needed to organize all the package tags I love to make for my Christmas gifts. Thanks to Linda Ledbetter and the Curiosity Crew for making this challenge possible and their fabulous project ideas to share with us. 

Yes, I love to make special tags to go on each and every one of my Christmas gifts and now I have a place to store them as they are created. This Challenges comes from page 36 of Tim's book and you need one to take part in the challenge. 

Linda Coughlin owner of The Funkie Junkie Boutique is the sponsor of this challenger and is giving a $25 shopping spree to one winner. 

Here's a peek at my pocket pages which are part of my Christmas Wishes book. I made this page a flip out page following Tim's directions in the book.

Another pocket page was used with flip up tags. The red tag with the wreath is the flip down tag. The second picture are the flip up tags The black glittered ornament is on a wiggle spring so it moves when touched. 

An issue for me is many of my tags are over-sized and won't fit into the pocket pages so I decided to alter the pocket pages a bit.

The gingerbread die is so cute but when placed on a tag, won't fit into the pocket pages. My solution was to add two strips of paper to the outside of the pocket pages using two-sided tape. In the second picture, you can see how easy the tag slides in under the strips of paper. 

I used the same idea on the back side of the pocket page. Strips of music paper were added to the outside of the pocket pages. Now the tag slides under the two strips of paper.

Another issue for me are all of the smaller tags I make not fitting just right. The solution was to slit  the top layer of the pocket page to form an opening for those smaller tags. I did insert a thick piece of coated paper into the pocket page so I wouldn't cut through both layers. Then attached a piece of Tim's film to the pocket page with two-sided tape then added ribbon, industrial stickers, Christmas rub-ons and a wreath.

Now thanks to the pocket pages, I have the perfect place to store all of my Christmas gift tags - Judy.


  1. Love your festive tags!! Merry Christmas

  2. Judy...your worn covers book will be a treasured keepsake with all of your gorgeous Christmas tags. Love how you've combined some of the pages per Tim's instructions in Compendium of Curiosities III! Each tag is really nicely done and has a distinct vintage feeling. Thanks so much for sharing your art with all of us at CC3C and Merry Christmas! <3 Candy

  3. Love all your tags Julie. Good ideas for fitting oversized tags in the pockets x

  4. Love these pages! The XL reindeer split between the two pockets is my favorite. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

  5. I LOVE that you make everyone a tag to go on their present...so cool! All of them are wonderful and love how you stored them in the pockets. Great job playing along with us on the Pocket Pages challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

  6. Wow, those tags are gorgeous. I would have a hard time giving those away. I love your idea of making a pocket for the smaller tags and framing it with the industrial borders. Genius!