Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Christmas Tags

Good Morning! This week has flown by, but I'm sure it has a lot to do with all the activities for the last week of school before the holidays. It is my turn today to share a project with you at Exploring Cricut. 

While wrapping presents I realized that I had used all of the ready made tags and had none left. So, I decided to create some quick tags using my Cricut. I created them using my Gypsy to get them to line up properly. You can also do this in CCR.  I create 2 layers one with the tag and then a layer that has the images. This way when I take the pen out and put the blade back in my tag will be the only thing that will cut. The speed and pressure I used with the pen was 4 for each. 

The measurement of these tags allows you to get 12 tags in a 6 x 6 area on your mat. Using the Gypsy I can pause to change pen colors if need be. Make sure that when you are ready to cut you do not remove your mat from the Cricut. Your alignment will definitely be off when you go to cut your tags out if you do.



The red tag is definitely more subtle with the silver pen. I used a snow pen to make the stocking look fuzzy.


Different color Stickles were added to the tree for some character. I inked up the edges of the tags with the coordinating color of the pen.


Joys of the Season has tags with images all ready to go. I used a stamp for the "to" but you could certainly choose a font from the cartridges like I did above.

I still like making the elaborate tags with layers of paper for those special gifts, but these were really fast and got the job done:)

Recipe:
Tag - Plantin Schoolbook 1.12"
Tree - Winter Frolic 1"
Stocking - Doodlecharm 1"
Snowflake Tag - Joys of the Season 2.52"
To From - Lyrical Letters .29", Walk In My Garden .20"
Stickles, Cri-Kits Glitter Pens, Black ink, Snow pen

Thanks for stopping by!


Annette

2 comments:

Scrapping Girl said...

Annette-these look amazing! Love how you used the pens. I am deep into the present wrapping today (but amazon needs to get in gear and get the last few presents shipped here ASAP!), so I may be making a few of these myself! Hope you have a VERY merry Christmas with your family. We are hosting the big extended family party on Christmas Eve, so I've got lots to do to get ready, but I'm looking forward to it!
:)
Michelle

Donna and Sara said...

So creative! Thanks for the great tips too! Have a merry Christmas.