Happy Tuesday! This is Rita from Rita's Paper Obsession. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. You probably have recovered from the large turkey dinner and started your Christmas shopping. If you are like me, chosing the right wrapping and gift tag is just as important as the gift. Creating gift tags from old greeting cards is fun and easy to do with our Cricut machines.
Over the years I have saved my greeting cards, I just hate throwing them away. I love the graphics, colors and paper quality of greeting cards. So this year I pulled out my stash of cards and the Very Merry Tags cartridge and went to work.
Below are examples using the base tag with the images from the greeting cards. Sometimes there are images inside and/or on the back of the card that look stamped so be sure to consider using those as well. I let the image size determine my cut size.
Cut two base tags and use the positive and negative layer cuts.
Using chalk inks I inked the edges to remove the stark white edges.
Now it's time to embellish. I used gel glitter pens, alcohol ink, Versamark ink, Perfect Pearls, Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents, chalk inks, rubber stamps, Stickles, gems, buttons and ribbons.
The lightbulb layer was cut from a very shiny white card. Alcohol inks and Perfect Pearls add a colorful and cheerful look to the tags.
The Christmas tree layer was cut from a card embellished in gold. I'm sorry the image isn't very good as this is one of my favorite tags. It looks so pretty with the colorful gems.
|Add Liquid Pearls|
|Add gel glitter, Stickles and Gloss Accents|
|Gift card holders|
Wishing you a happy and crafty holiday season.
Cricut Info & Other Supplies:
Designed By- Rita Poteat
Cricut Machines Used- Expression
Cricut Cartridges Used- Very Merry Tags