ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Easy to Make Christmas Gift Tags with Cricut and Stamping

Updated on January 28, 2016

Tag those gifts!!

After you have purchased your Christmas gifts the next step is the wrapping and finally adding a gift tag for the person you are giving it to. The expense of shopping for Christmas has become more and more each year and along with the price of the gift itself you need to count on buying wrapping paper and tags. Now I can't help you with the expense of the wrapping paper, although one year I used brown shipping type paper and decorated it myself with glitter and stickers. But I can help you defray the cost of gift tags, read on....

Homemade Gift Tags!

Make your own gift tags- be in charge of the size, the shape and the color of your custom gift tags. Your Cricut Machine and a few Stamping techniques will help you make them.

Using heavy weight cardstock and the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge, you can cut the shape of your gift tag very quickly and in large quantities. It is easy to make a gift tag to match any of the wrapping papers you have purchased; cardstock comes in so many colors.

Stampin'Up! A Great Choice for Stamping products

For the stamping I would recommend a cardstock with no texture to it as the stamp imprint comes out much better on a flat smooth piece of cardstock.Also choose a white or light colored cardstock for the stamping imprint.

Products from Stampin'Up! have so much quality, the imprint is crisp and clear as you can see on the gift tag with a sentiment included. Check out the website to find a representative near you.

Gift Tags made easy

Specifics

Cricut Machine Cartridge: Sweethearts

Cricut Machine Pressure: Max

Cricut Machine Speed: Medium

Cricut Machine Blade Depth: #2

Sponge

Stampin'Up! stamps: Tagtastic and Holiday Happiness

Stampin'Up! marker: Red

Heavy Weight Cardstock

Tip and Tricks for Sponging

Sponging: When you are sponging around the outside edge of a piece, sponge from the imprint out to the edge. That way the sponge mark is darker at the edge of your paper.

Cut a round sponge into 4 wedges; staple a small piece of cardstock to the pointy edge of your sponge to serve as a holder.

Red and Green cardstock
Red and Green cardstock
White untextured cardstock
White untextured cardstock
Green imprint
Green imprint
Sponging around the edges
Sponging around the edges
small ornaments stamped
small ornaments stamped

Step by Step

Cut one <Tag>, pg 79, using the Shadow and base keyboard key. Cut two for each tag of this larger cutout for the tag background. One will be the background for the imprint, the other will be on the back of the tag. Sizes below...

Cut one<Tag>, pg 79, using just the base keyboard key. Cut one for each tag. Use a light colored or white piece of untextured scrapbook cardstock. Sizes below...

Make sure to punch out the small holes cleanly on each cutout.

Sizes:

For the three tags included in the Stampin'Up! Tagtastic collection:

Cut your <Tag> 3" for the "Just for You" imprint. Remember to cut two shadow and one keyboard key.

Cut your <Tag> 2 3/4" for the plain Square imprint.

Cut your <Tag> 2 1/4" for the "A Special Treat" imprint.

Using the Tagtastic collection, stamp each of the three tags on various sizes of white cardstock.

Using the "Holiday Happiness" collection, stamp the small ornaments onto the bottom of the "Just for You" imprint, as if they are hanging off it.

Sponging

The stamp will dry fast. Hold onto your tag in the center and sponge around the outside edges with a coordinating color.

Adhere the three layers together. I chose to make a third layer to adhere to the back of the gift tag for a cleaner look. You could make another stamp on the back too.

Done!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)