Printables

Best Papers to Use for Printable Gift Tags & Stickers

So you grabbed some printable gift tags or stickers, but now you need to figure out how to print them so they look as great as the styled photos? Here are my tips for printing gift tags and stickers, plus some links to my recommendations for the best papers to use.

Best Paper for Printable Gift Tags, Sticker, & Art Prints | Radiant Home Studio
Fresh Vintage Printable Christmas Gift Tags, Stickers, & Art Prints | Radiant Home Studio

(Some links may be affiliate links, which means I make a small commission at no cost to you. Thanks!)

Classic Berry Printable Christmas Gift Tags, Stickers, & Art Prints | Radiant Home Studio

Best Paper for Gift Tags:

I used the Epson presentation paper for my tags and art prints. It’s bright white so the colors print as expected. The weight is sturdy enough for tags, but not overly thick. It’s just right for art prints and looks beautiful in a frame.

The Neenah card stock paper looks like another good option. It’s slightly heavier weight and comes in a fairly small package. 

(I have some free Christmas gift tags available if you want to try them!)

Classic Berry Printable Christmas Gift Tags, Stickers, & Art Prints | Radiant Home Studio

Best Paper for Printing Stickers:

Avery sticker paper is high-quality. Just make sure you get the full sheet white paper (it comes in clear too, but I’m not sure that’s best for most downloadable stickers.)

I used Amazon sticker sheet labels. The price per sheet was much lower than the Avery labels and I am happy with the printing results!

Printing Tips:

Most home printers are going to be fine for printing gift tags, stickers, and small art prints that you have downloaded for personal use.

I use an HP Envy similar to this. The basic version has the same print quality without all the extr features (so it’s very affordable!).

You can adjust your print settings to make sure it is printing at the highest quality (the most dots per inch). For everyday printing, I set my default to print on draft quality so I have to manually change my quality before I print. Double-check to make sure yours is set to the best setting. Also, double-check to make sure you are printing in color ink.

Pro tip: If you print a lot in color, invest in an HP printer that works with the HP instant ink program!

I’ve saved a ton on ink this year. You are charged by the number of pages printed, regardless of how much color or ink is on the page. Plus, you never have to go to the store for ink because they send you more before you run out!

Home Decor, Printables, Shop

New in the Shop: Printable Christmas Gift Tags, Stickers, & Art Prints!

I’ve been working on some new printable products for the shop! I’ve added some downloadable Christmas sets that include coordinating printable gift tags, stickers, and 8″ x 10″ art prints.

Fresh Vintage Printable Christmas Gift Tags, Stickers, & Art Prints | Radiant Home Studio

There are 2 sets. The first set I’m calling Fresh Vintage. The colors are sweet, lively, and a bit less traditional with some coral and turquoise in the mix. I really love how these printed!

Classic Berry Printable Christmas Gift Tags, Stickers, & Art Prints | Radiant Home Studio

I also created a second set with a classic Christmas color palette. Traditional berry red, pine green, and gold will look lovely with both modern and country decor. 

Each set includes 12 Christmas gift tag designs, 10 sticker designs with 20 to a sheet, and four 8″ x 10″ art prints. 

Classic Berry Printable Christmas Gift Tags, Stickers, & Art Prints | Radiant Home Studio

Fresh Vintage Printable Christmas Gift Tags, Stickers, & Art Prints | Radiant Home Studio

You can download a page of free sample tags here, or purchase the whole set from my shop. 

Classic Berry Printable Christmas Gift Tags, Stickers, & Art Prints | Radiant Home Studio

You’ll need some heavy-weight paper, like card stock or presentation paper, for the gift tags and art prints. To print the stickers, you can buy some sticker paper sheets like these, or some full page label paper. Keep in mind that you will need to cut the stickers with scissors after printing.

Fresh Vintage Christmas Printables | Gift Tags, Stickers, & Art Prints | Radiant Home Studio

The files contain several pages in PDF format, as well as printing directions.

See more info in the shop or grab one now! 

Holidays, Home Decor, Printables

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags for Beautiful Gift Wrapping!

It’s almost Christmas! I’m always late getting started with handmade gifts, but I got a jump start on making some printable gift tags this year! And I’m giving you two designs for free.

I thought it would be fun to design a couple of Christmas gift tags as a free printable, but once I got started I couldn’t stop. It was so much fun seeing these designs that started as doodles (which I made while waiting for during one of my kids’ regular appts.) come to life as a finished product.

Styling and photographing everything made me excited to wrap gifts and decorate. I hope they inspire you too!

In the end, I created two full sets of farmhouse style printable tags, stickers, and art prints! If you want all the stickers and art prints and coordinating gift tags, you can grab a full set for a few dollars in my shop. 

Click below to see the full listings and more photos, or just add to your cart!

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Thankful Sale 2018! (plus some other creative deals you’ll want to know about)

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving! We celebrated at home with some friends and good food, then made a day trip to the NC mountains to pick out our Christmas tree!

Expired: I’m thankful for many things this year, but I’m especially thankful for you, my creative friends! All Radiant Home Studio patterns are on sale for 20% off through 11/27 with code “thankful”. 

I also wanted to share a few more of my favorite deals & sales with you! I’ve carefully curated a list of patterns and creative gifts and classes that I have used or bought myself. Most support small shops and independent artists as well!

Most of these sales end Monday, but you’ll need to check individual shops for deadlines.

(Some of the following may be affiliate links, which means I make a small commission at no cost to you. Thanks!)

Sewing Patterns:

Sew Liberated patterns – 30% off with code “handmadeholiday2018” – this includes the Matcha Top pattern (black top above) and many more beautiful basics.

True Bias patterns – 25% off with code “thanks2018” – including the Ogden Cami & Hudson Pants I’ve made several times each!

Alina Design patterns  – 30% off with code “thanks2018” (expires Mon.) – including the new Fulton Sweater Blazer, which is in my to-do pile!

Hey June patterns – 20% off all with code “HJ2018BF” – including the Halifax Hoodie and some great tween/teen patterns

Fabric & Supplies:

The Confident Stitch – Lots of sale items including 15% off knits and free shipping on orders over $75. I’ve ordered some beautiful waxed canvas and leather straps from them before!

C & T publishing – 30% everything with code “BF2019” through Monday! Kraft-tex fabric (which is a great alternative to leather for bags), beautiful craft books (including On-the-Go Bags with one of my patterns), and more!

Classes & Gifts:

(Both of these have extra cash back rebates when you sign up for Ebates first!)

CreativeLive – 50% off all classes – so many crafty classes! My favorites are “Design Surface Patterns from Scratch” with Bonnie Christine and “Improv Quilting Basics” with Cheryl Arkison.

Minted – cards, gifts, and art. A percentage of each purchase goes to independent artists (like me!) We have a couple of these gorgeous paintings by Jess Franks.

And here’s a link to my shop with a fun gift wrap design and some stationery (it can be personalized with your state!).

Ink & Elm – wood and photo backdrops. I love these for bloggers and photographers!

Bonnie Christine  – beautiful art, sewing patterns, and more! 

These are a few of my favorite things! I hope you find some new independent shops and artists to support this weekend!