How to Make Custom Chalkboard Gift Tags

Posted by Chrissie Tobas
Learn to create custom chalkboard style tags that are perfect for the holidays.

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Learn to create custom chalkboard style tags, perfect for the Holidays or any upcoming event!

Supplies You Will Need:

Black Cardstock
White Cardstock
Foam Adhesive
Adhesive/Tape Runner
Q Tip (or blending sponge)
Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils 028 and 047 (Essentials Pack)
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers LG4 (Lights) and DR5 (Reds)
Spectrum Aqua Markers Burgundy and Bud Green
Memento Luxe Wedding Dress (white) ink
Versamark Watermark ink
Lawn Fawn Tag You're It Die
Sentimentals Mistletoe Kisses EZ Mount Stamp Set (or Sentimentals Holiday Home for Christmas set)
Ranger White Embossing Powder
Collall Glue (any clear glue will work)
Heat Gun
Doodlebug Bakers Twine Primary Pack (red, blue, green, black)

I die cut 4 tags out of black cardstock using my Cuttlebug. If you don't have the dies, you can use a punch or trace another tag and cut it out.

I laid out the sentiments onto the tags before stamping them, just to make sure they were the way I wanted.

Then I stamped each sentiment in VersaMark, covered it with white embossing powder and activated it with the heat gun. This really makes the white stand out on the black tag.

I stamped one of the images I used on a separate piece of white cardstock. I wanted to keep that holly for later.

I also colored in another image I used (just the holly) using Spectrum Aqua markers.

To create the chalkboard look, I took a Q-Tip and swirled on some white ink.

I also added a few embellishments to each tag, where needed. I added a snowflake a sequins to one, and I colored on the white embossed area with colored pencils on another tag.

I fussy cut out the holly pieces I colored and stamped, too, and added them onto their respective tags as well.

Then, using a Wink of Stella pen, I added some sparkle to a few of the tags, too. It's those tiny extra touches that really make the tags unique!

I cut some Baker's Twine and tied them into the tags. I chose a difference color for each one, that matched some of the accents I added.

For more inspiration, make sure to check out the Ideas Section of the website!

Happy Crafting!