I honestly don’t know how I survived life before having a Cricut. Seriously, it has made my life so much easier in so many ways, especially this holiday season.
Is anyone else super obsessive when it comes to picking your wrapping paper for the year, or is it just me? I think its the designer in me… but I just love it when all the wrapped presents work together visually. Anyways, each year, I pick a different theme. This year’s theme was silver, gold and natural (or kraft paper). Sometimes finding gift tags that match my theme is really tricky, and usually when I do find them they are crazy expensive. So this year I decided to make my own cute gift tags using my Cricut – and I’m never going back!
I bought some scrapbooking paper from my local Michael’s in colours and patterns that matched my theme. I then created vector images using Adobe Illustrator to use as my cut files for my gift tags. I wanted to have a variety of shapes and I wanted some to be super fun so I went with a traditional tag, a tree, snowflake, snowman, gingerbread man and an ugly christmas sweater for fun! Now, let get crafty!
For this DIY, you’ll need:
- Scrapbook paper in the colours/designs of your choice
- One Cricut mat
- The Cricut basic tool set
- Ribbon or string
- My FREE Cricut cut files!
First things first, you need to download the cut files and load them into the Cricut design space. Next, remove the plastic cover from your Cricut mat as usual and place the scrapbook paper on top. Make sure it’s completely smooth and bump free!
I found that the dial for cardstock worked best with the scrapbooking paper, so set it to that and then load the Cricut. All you need to do next is hit go and start cutting! Easy peasy, right?!
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I’m seriously never buying tags again. It was so incredibly easy and I loved that I was able to customize them with the shape and paper. I can’t wait to create my next Cricut project and share it with you guys!
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