Saturday, December 11, 2010

Holiday Tags

I am very close to being done with all my holiday shopping. Wrapping them is next on the list. I'm not much of a card maker. I do love to look at and receive handmade cards but the time involved just isn't my thing. Every year around this time I get the urge to create cute little Christmas tags to decorate my packages. This year, I am sharing my tags with you.

How to use them:
1. Print as many copies of the PDF as needed. Make sure when printing that you do not have "fit to page size" or scaled printing checked in your print window. You will want to make sure they print at the correct size to ensure they line up with your punches.

2. I designed the tags to be used with a 1.75" and 2" circle punch (you can get away with a 1.5" and 1.75 if you need to). The EK Success Gold Circle punch is 1.75 and hands down the best punch in my enormous stash. StampinUp also sells a 1.75" punch. buy it, it is so versatile.
3. Grab some cardstock scraps in colors that match your print.
4. Begin by punching out all of your printed circles. Remember to hold the punch upside down so that you can see where you are punching.
 If you are using the 1.5" punch you will have to punch off the colored ring and simply punch out just the icon.
 5. Punch a stack of 2" circles out of the cardstock scraps. (If you are making the smaller size tags, you will punch a 1.75" circle). These circles will become the base for each tag. You could also cut these backer circles from a diecutting machine if you don't have the correct punch.
 6. Adhere an icon circle and a to/from circle to the front and back of each base circle to form the tag. Add a 1/8" hole punch to the top of each tag. Add ribbon or Jillibean Soup Bakers twine to finish!
 Tip: How to get to the center of the page? Cut the page in half so you can punch right down the line.
 Your finished tags will look like this depending on the size you punched.
 Quick and simple handmade tags! Enjoy.


Camila Borssoi said...

Thank you for the free digital.

Michelle said...

These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Debbi Tehrani said...

So fun and adorable! Thanks so much for sharing these!

Candace H said...

Thank you, these are terrific!

Melanie said...

Thanks, Laina! These are adorable--and I have those punch sizes. Hooray :)

Trish said...

I could not love you MORE...