Truly Grateful Tag by Crystal Cleveland


Here's my tag for Tagsgiving A Thankful Event that Maymay has asked us to do this month.

We want to encourage you to take the month of November and tell others how thankful you are for them in your lives.  Right in your own town, community or environment.  For more information on this event click on this link.



This was just a fun project! Just get out your scraps punches or print out images at goole images, and have a fun!! 

I made them for the school board members for all the hard work they do!!

For this project you will need the following items:


I cut a pumpkin shape out of orange corrugated card stock. I traced a shape I found on google images.

I have a large maple leaf punch I picked up on sale at pat catan's and punched it out on some pattern paper. The pattern paper is where I took my color palate from. Stamped truly grateful with versa fine black ink. If you choose to use a image make sure " Truly Grateful" (Fall stitched up)  will fit.

Used maymay's stitched leaf and stamped it on green then stamped the words "thanks" ( fall stitched up) never mind that it was a little larger than the leaf, crowd the T) fussy cut it out.

I used the stampin up acorn punch and stamp set to make the acorn. You could use maymay's acorn stamp. Just stamp 2 acorns from different card stock and cut a "cap" off or one of them and glue it on the other acorn.

Then I stamped "for your service" ( just to say thanks) on delightful Dijon card stock scrap and punched it out. I curled the maple leave to make it look real. Popped everything up with pop dots And layered them together on top of the pumpkin.

Under the maple leaf I punched a hole to add my twine.


For the gift bag

You will need the following :

  • Flat Kraft treat bags
  • embossing folder (optional) 
  • ribbon
  • 1" circle card stock
  • glue dots

I embossed the treat bags by putting them all together through my big shot. The bags are so thin it's the only way to get a good impression.

Fold over the top.

Glue a small 1" circle in one corner and punch a hole in the middle to stabilize the hole. Wrap ribbon around the bag with a glue dot to make a belly band. Tie a bow and attach it to the ribbon using a glue dot.

Tie on the gift tag.

I gave them out at the school today and everyone loved them! I put an oatmeal cream pie in them. It's not so much the gift as it is the presentation that makes the difference.

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Maryann C.

Maryann C.

I absolutely love Maymay’ s idea about the thanksgiving tags! And l love your idea with the decorated bags. Very creative and pretty!!! I can’t wait to start giving!!!!

Sue Budzinski

Sue Budzinski

Love this! ! Thank you so much for the inspiration :)

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