Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tutorial Wednesday - Gift Tag

hi there!

 This little tip is for those of us that need a little gift tag when giving a gift... maybe with or without a card.  Sometimes we have a need for one or the other, and sometimes both.

The other day my Mom came for lunch,  I had picked her up an Orchid and needed a little tag to go along with.

Then I thought, hmmmm, I should really show everyone how easy it is to make these!  So here goes.....

 First gather your supplies, I have kept this very 'tool basic' for those of us that may not have a lot of tools.  A trimmer, any border punch, a hole punch and a corner rounder are all that you will need.
 Starting with a 2.5" piece of cardstock (you will notice I am using a scrap) punch along one end using your border punch.
Now trim it down to 4 inches tall.
Add a punched hole in the center of the non border punched edge and round the corners at the top only.   Now you have your basic tag piece done.
I keep a stash of scraps ( I will tell you how I decided which ones to keep and how I organize them one day, remind me... my memory is suffering lately!) on hand, this way when the need arises I go straight to this bin to pull out what suits me at the time.
 Now decorate the the tag with whatever pattern paper you chose.
 I also have a little bin that I keep 'off cuts' of my die cuts in.  For example, if I am using the Cricut to cut out a shape, but maybe it is too small or too large... I throw it in here.
 Then when I have a quick project to make like this tag, or if I am looking for that extra little embellishment to  add to a project, I grab this bin and start sifting.

The finished project!  These sentiment rub-ons from ScrapMuch? even make the job that much easier!

This has got me thinking that maybe I should pull out my christmas paper scraps and start making a bunch of Christmas tags in advance, you know... get it done way ahead of the busy time!

Thanks for checking in!


  1. Just had to "pin" your tags ... nice work! Thanks for the how-to!

  2. both of these tags are beautiful! tfs!