Friday, January 27, 2012

Easy Cricut Gift Tags

aka - what to do when you are leaving for your nephew's birthday party in 20 minutes and realize you don't have a card!


Supplies:
Cricut Create-A-Critter Cartridge (and Cricut)
Xyron 5" Creative Station (also known as 510)
Xyron 1.5" Create A Sticker (also known as 150 or X)
WRMK Crop-a-dile
assorted scraps of cardstock (don't forget black for the features)


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Determine which animals you are going to create and gather your supplies and coordinating paper (I literally used scraps I had laying around on my craft table).


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 Cut each piece on the Cricut.


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Run all of the larger pieces through the 510, set aside any smaller pieces. Remember that the adhesive goes on the BOTTOM of whatever item you put in through the machine, so be sure all of your pieces are facing up.


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Use your scrap of black cardstock and cut out enough to cover the features (eyes, nose, etc) for each animal.  This piece will be hidden in between layers so it does not have to look pretty.


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Run the black pieces and any small animal pieces through the X (right side facing up).


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Start layering your pieces!


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Once your animals are complete, flip them over to write a birthday message...


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Use your Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole in the top...


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and attach to your package!


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8 comments:

  1. Super cute ! And one more inspiration to make me want this cartridge ! Great work !

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  2. Very cute tags!!
    I love this cartridge!!

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  3. Great idea for tags! Love it!! Ciao db:)

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  4. What a great idea! I just make tiny cards..this is much better!! Question Ms. Beth...how the heck do I know how much more tape is left in my 500?! I always always seem to be pulling it thru and then....IT ENDS!!! ARRRGH...it isnt like my 'X' where you can see....oiye! Help a girl out here!!

    xoxo...Pam

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    1. Hey Pam! I totally feel you - the problem is that it is so expensive to add an "end of roll notification" that it would make the refill price waaaaaaayyyy too much. If I am rolling something through and the adhesive ends - I just peel off the top film, trim the waxy bottom part of the adhesive that DID stick, and run it through my new roll. It wastes a little bit of adhesive but keeps me from losing my mind! :) Hope that helps!

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  5. Oh my gosh...these are too stinkin' cute! What a great idea. You could also send them through the magnet laminator for a keepsake too.

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  6. i like the cards you did with the xryon i have the 5" and the little one haven't used the 5" yet

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