Christmas Card N Tags

CardnTag Olive Front 17

CardnTag Olive Inside 17

Back in 2015 I was wondering if there was a way to do more with Christmas cards than just look at them. The idea of having a card that could enjoyed and also be used really appealed to me.  So with some fiddling with my Silhouette I came up with this card.

Card n tag 2015 front

2015 Card’n’Tag

Card n tag 2015 Inside I took it to a card swap at a scrapbooking event but I realized that it would be very difficult to recreate without an electronic cir cutting machine.

It wasn’t until this year that the idea came back to mind as I was playing with the Scalloped Tag Topper.  One of the reasons I used my Silhouette was because I wanted to have tags that had tag-shaped ends. With the tag topper I had my solution.

So lets get started with this card:

Cand n Tag cut and score .linesl step 1 '17

You will need a piece of card stock that measures 8″ x 5 1/2″.  Score it at 4 1/4″

Card n tag scored trimmed and tags '17 cut

To make the tags start by cutting 1/4″ off of both ends of the 4″ side of the card to the score line. This way you will have tags that are all 1″ wide. Now the tag ends need to be punched. Before punching them it is easier to fold all of the tags on the fold line so that you can fold the 4 tags you aren’t punching out of the way. Slide each tag into the punch and center it in the punch like this:

scallop tag topper up close

Now all that is left is the decorating of the cards.  It is easy to get confused about where everything goes so here are the pics of the 2 sides of the card.

Card n Tag finished. front '17jpg

Card na tag inside finished '17

The easiest way to stamp on the tags is to slide a piece of scrap paper under the tag you want to stamp and over the rest of the tags like this:

Card n Tag masking for tags 17

Here are some other cards using this technique.

Peace Wreath '16

Inside Card n TAg '16

There wreath is retired this year but the images stamped on the tags are from the Peace This Christmas stamp set.

CardnTag Red Outside 17

CardnTAg Red Inside '17

I used the Merry Little Christmas DSP on both the Old Love and the Real Red card.The label dies that I used were not SU! ones but the Lots of Labels Framelits would work perfectly.  The sentiments were inked with Versamark  ink and embossed with white embossing powder

The stamps that I used for the Old Olive card are from the Peace This Christmas stamp set.  The Real Red card also used the Watercolor Christmas and Cheer The Year sets . I embossed one of the labels on the red card with the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The “to and from” was from the Labels of Love.

Happy stamping!


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