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Office Supply Holiday Tags

Christmas came early this year for the crew at Piggy Bank Parties when we received a box from Hero Arts! We couldn’t wait to create a few things to share with you using their holiday line of Poly Clear stamps. My name is Do (like do-re-mi) and I’ll be your tutor today!

If I find a fun stamp or embellishment that I just can’t seem to live without—like something from Hero Arts or May Arts–I try to balance my budget by using things I have around my home. When I’m paper crafting, I go treasure hunting in Piggy Bank Parties’ office supplies. Today’s treasures—address labels, cardstock scraps and envelopes.

Gather the following supplies:

  • 8”-10” of May Arts ribbon per tag
  • Hero Arts stamps
  • Hero Arts gems
  • Address Labels
  • Cardstock Scraps and Envelopes
  • Scissors or Paper Trimmer
  • Hole Punch
  • Stamp Pads
  • Optional: Corner Punch, Printer, Embossing Powder and Heat Gun


Ready? Here we go…


I usually create my own paper for projects and I was inspired by the Hero Arts’ stamp, “wishing you a warm & wonderful CHRISTMAS.” I listed words that made me feel warm and wonderful in the winter months—hot cocoa, mittens, snowballs, marshmallows, snowflakes, etc. Here’s a simple way to create your own custom paper for this project…


1A. Create a text document and print on address labels. {Designer Tip: Use the Landscape page setting.}



Don’t feel comfortable with the computer? Here’s another way to create your own design…


1B. Create a pattern on the address labels using Hero Artsstamps.



2. Stamp an embellishment on the labels. Optional: Emboss the embellishment.

{Designer Tip: Keep your heat gun moving so that you don’t curl the labels.}


3. Attach the labels to the scrap cardstock and envelopes.

4. Embellish with Hero Arts Stamps and Gems.

5. Punch a hole and add your own finishing touches.

6. Thread May Arts Ribbon through hole.




Ta-Da! Don’t forget to attach these to your gifts!


I hope you’ve been inspired to create your own “Office Supply Holiday Tags” using Hero Arts Stamps and Gems and May Arts Ribbon. They’re a “warm & wonderful” combination!



  • Ribbon by May Arts  {Styles: 363–16 (Green Twisted Burlap), RJ14 (Red/White Twisted Rope) and PM01 (White Wired Pom Poms)}


  • “wishing you a warm & wonderful CHRISTMAS” stamp from the "Wishes Come True" Collection by Hero Arts


  • “JOY,” “HAPPY HOLIAYS” and “Ok…let’s get merry!” stamps from the "Get Merry!" Collection by Hero Arts



Design and Tutorial by Piggy Bank Parties


Blog Posted By: Doris Driver


Be sure to hop on over to Hero Arts & see what they have goign on today!

  1. AnitaRex

    Loved seeing what you made with office supplies ribbon and stamps!

  2. Dorothy

    Do, will you be using these on your packages this year? If not, I will!
    (Love, your big sis)

  3. Donna Przybylowski

    Absolutely wonderful Tags, GREAT idea,
    THANKS so much!!

  4. Angie Hall

    What a clever use of office supplies. The tut was very helpful. I’m going to try this soon. Thanks

  5. Bethney @ May Arts

    I think you are referring to our BY series. Here is the link:
    Thanks for visiting our blog! 🙂

  6. Beverly BL

    Love all your tags. Saw you cute little reindeer over on the Hero Arts blog. They are very cute.

  7. Do @ Piggy Bank Parties

    {blushing} Thank you for all of the wonderful comments! You made my day!

  8. Message Keeper

    Great use of supplies!

  9. Janet Sisk

    What a fun and practical project! I always love getting ideas of how to use stuff that I already have laying around the house. 😀

  10. Erika M

    What fun tags!

  11. Kathy (krolski)

    Such fun holiday tags! Thanks for the tutorial!

  12. Jenifer Ann

    What wonderful tags! Thank you for the inspiration 🙂 I’ve enjoyed May Arts and Hero Arts pairing up with all of these wonderful ideas 🙂

  13. margaretart

    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. I am enjoying this blog and exchange of ideas and techniques.
    One problem I wanted to buy some of the leaf ribbon shown of the Hero Arts card either Mon or Tues., but only found the holly ribbon, which is pretty, but I need the other ribbon more. Can you help with a stock number?
    I would appreciate it!

  14. Sheri

    That is such a fantastic idea!!! I love it!! I have so many address labels – what a great idea!!!

  15. Ujjwal

    Thanks for the great idea!! Fun, cute and clever and great for mass producing 🙂

  16. barbara lassiter

    Ta! Da! is right! How clever and cute and easy is this? Thanks for a great idea.

  17. Marijane

    Great use of beautiful ribbon and stamps. The possibilities are endless aren’t they? Thanks for the ideas!

  18. Kelly massman

    Love the tags!

  19. Arlene Mc

    Wonderful yummy ribbons. I never thought of using address labels and printing on them. Great idea. If you use white address labels, you could swirl distress inks on them too. Oooh.

  20. Sue McRae

    Lots of great tag ideas, thanks!

  21. Kimberly Jones

    Great tags! So creative and fun!

  22. Sharon D. from Canada

    Cute tags and I love how you added labels to the envelope! Love the red and white cord – so cheery!

  23. Renee M.

    Such cute ideas and pretty ribbons! Wish I could stay home from work today and make tags 🙂

  24. Pam Loris

    What a wonderful and creative idea! Thanks for sharing! Will have to try this technique!!

  25. sue w.

    What fun holiday tags. stamping sue

  26. Amy

    Love the idea of making your own text paper! What a fun project!

  27. Jill Jazz

    Never thought of using mailing labels…what a GREAT idea!!!

  28. stacy green

    Wow, thanks for the way you did that, so simple, but so great

  29. Karen Baker

    Love these projects and the tutorial is amazing! (Sorry if this is a duplicate, having some system issues)

  30. Karen Baker

    Wow, love this tutorial and projects! Very innovative!

  31. Charlene

    Fun set of tags! Thanks for the label tip…great idea!

  32. jen shears

    Do! You are so clever!!! What a fun set of tags!!! 😀


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