After spending time making wonderful handmade cards, wouldn’t it be nice to finish the package with a co-ordinating tag? In last weeks video I showed how to make a selection of tag bases, in today’s post I’d like to share a tutorial for how to decorate those tags for your gifts. If you missed last weeks film, check out the links at the end of the article.
You Will Need
- A4 Card stock, plain or decorative
- Cutting Mat
- Craft knife
- Metal Ruler
- Rubber stamps to match/co-ordinate with your card design
- Cut n dry foam (optional)
- Crop A Dile or other hole punch
- Thread or ribbon in co-ordinating colours.
- Corner rounder
- Cuttlebug & Embossing folders (optional)
- Cut your A4 cardstock to 4 1/8″ x 2 1/4″. You will get ten tags this size from A4 card
- To add decorative panels to your base tags, trim 1/4″ from one short side and one long side
- Using the grid on your cutting mat as a guide trim off the corners from the two top edges of your cardstock panel, to correspond to the base tag.
- If you wish to ink, stamp and layer card onto your tag, do this next.
- Stamp your images and greeting onto the back panel of the tag, and attach them.
- Finally use your hole punch to punch a hole at the top of the tag, and use pretty ribbon or baker’s Twine for a retro style to finish your tag.
- Add dimension or highlight colours by matting your finished tag on to coloured or metallic cardstock.
- Create a boarder to your tag by running metallic pen around the edges of your tag.
- If you are short on time, print decorative papers or designs from your computer and layer those on to heavier card.
- For fancy shaped tags, cut your base tag using Spellbinder dies, or your favorite die design. Create your decorative layer and layer to write on from a smaller sized die.
Add your personal message to the back of your tag, including who the gift is for and who it is from ;)
Quick & Easy Tags; Part 1 In this film I showed how to create your base tags. Which are the one’s I decorated in today’s film.
I hope you have enjoyed this film and project. Do leave me a comment to let me know what you think. Have you made tags with this tutorial? Add a link to your finished tags with your comment, it would be nice to see what you make.
Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon