I created these tags for my work's Holiday project this year. I was not able to participate in Jennifer McGuire's Kind campaign last month. So this is my late way of showing my support to her campaign.
I cut the base tag cards using my Cricut Imagine and Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, using the tag cut in page 50, which is the tag base, and its layer, which is the front panel. I cut both at 4.4". I used an old Martha Stewart Christmas patterned paper for the base tag, and some cardstock for the tag layer. The base tag was cut with tick marks where to fold the base tag.
I cut an acetate about the same size as the front panel using a trimmer. I stamped the message onto the acetate using white Stazon ink. The sentiment is from a Paper Smooches stamp set.
I punched a slot on a side of the base tag using a puncher. This is where the gift card will be inserted. I stamped a sentiment below the slot using a Mama Elephant stamp. I embossed this in either white or clear powder.
To embellish the front of the base tag, I stamped another sentiment from Hero Arts stamp sets. I just got the Misti Tool and it was very helpful in positioning the sentiment onto the tag base. The sentiment was embossed in gold or red powder.
I scored the tick marks and folded the tag base. I applied adhesive to the outer sides of the inside of the base tag making sure not to put any adhesive below the slot where the gift card will be inserted. I applied a slim double adhesive tape at the back of the tag layer and adhered the acetate to this. I applied another layer of slim double adhesive tape to this. I die cut different shaped and sized confetti. I used a Mama Elephant Confetti die for this. I poured a good portion over the front of the base tag, then adhered the acetate layer on top of this.
My Cricut does not make perfect cuts, even the layers are not exactly same in size. I trimmed off any excess base tag showing at the sides of the layer. The circle of the tag is also not a perfectly cut circle so I die cut hole reinforcers using a Paper Smooches die to cover this and as an added accent. I threaded a ribbon, a twine and a thread through the hole and made a not.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Maria Giselle B.
Cartridge: Cricut Art Philosophy
Stamp: Hero Arts Christmas Crytals, Hero Arts Holiday Sayings, Mama Elephant Confetti, Paper Smooches Merry Motifs
Die: Mama Elephant Confetti, Paper Smooches Toppers
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