Typecast Gift Tags

Hello We R friends! It’s Aly here again today to share some easy gift tags I made with my Typecast Typewriter and some tags from the mint Typecast Paper Collection. I love how easy to is to add sentiments, journaling, or other text to my papercraft projects with the typewriter! I find myself using it all the time.

Typecast Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Typecast Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make these I started with some kraft and rose gold tags that are part of the collection. I added a strip of patterned paper and a strip of washi tape to each one.

Typecast Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added some ink splatters to give the kraft tags a little more visual interest, allowing the ink to dry completely before finishing the tags.

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Then I added a focal accent to each tag that I trimmed from the paper pad that’s part of the mint collection. I used a postage stamp image, and I fussy cut a butterfly and some birds. I added a few copper staples with my Staple Board as decorative elements.

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Adhering the focal accents to the tags with foam squares added some dimension and depth to them.

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Typecast Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, I typed “For You” directly onto some labels and mini tags from the Typecast paper collection, and then adhered them to the tags. It’s so easy to roll stickers, labels, and tags right through the typewriter. Love it!

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I hope this project has inspired you to get out your Typecast for easy sentiments and journaling. Thanks for joining me today!

Typecast Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Typecast Typewriter
Typecast Mint Tags
Typecast Labels
Staple Board
Enamel Shapes–Cool

Photo Sleeve Fuse Tag Set

Hello, and happy Tuesday, We R readers! Laura here with some fancy Urban Chic shaker tags you can use to dress up a present or card. The new Urban Chic collection is perfect for creating a special gift for your best girl friend.

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The Urban Chic collection has a great layered tag set and ephemera die-cuts that work perfectly to create shaker tags with the fuse tool. Since the tags are pre-cut these come together really quickly. I started with one of the tags and a photo sleeve. I used the FUSE tool to create a pocket for the tag. I added some gold sequins and seed beads to the pocket along with a gold heart from the ephemera set.

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I used the FUSE tool to close up the top of the tag. The ruler helps you to get a straight line.

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I added a gold eyelet to the top of the tag using the Crop-A-Dile tool.

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To make the other two tags, I followed a similar process. On the “Oh, Hey!” tag, I used the FUSE tool to fuse the bottom edge of the tag in a V shape.

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I filled it with gold sequins and some black cardstock confetti I made with the Confetti punch. I used one of the ephemera shapes to add a little flag on the outside of the tag.

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I added a letter “L” on the bottom of the first tag to give it a little something extra using one of the Urban Chic Thickers.

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Each tag received an eyelet at the top and some twine to finish it off. Shaker tags are so fun and festive. You can really fill them with whatever you want! They make any gift seem a little more special.

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Supplies:

Urban Chic Ephemera Die-Cuts

Urban Chic Layered Tags

Urban Chic Thickers

FUSE Tool

Fuse Photo Sleeve Waterfall Sleeves

Crop-A-Dile

Eyelets

Baker’s Twine

Sequins

DIY Party Confetti Punch

 

Easy Letterpress Tags

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Hello, We R fans! Jen McDermott here, sharing some fun tags I created using our Letterpress system. There’s no need to be intimidated by letterpressing; WeR makes it super easy to create trendy, top notch pressed goodies, using the Evolution Advanced, and a special folding platform.  For today’s projects, I made a variety of gift tags using a few different letterpressing techniques.

First, I created a very basic tag to get warmed up. I used one of the larger, background plates that are usually good for big areas.

Using a small piece of double-stick tape that comes in the letterpress kit, I stuck the plate onto the flippy side of the letterpress platform. Designer tip: you can use the same piece of tape for several different plates. Just leave it on the platform and reuse it until it’s no longer sticky.

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Then,  I squeezed out a SMALL amount of letterpress ink. This ink is thick and sticky, so a little goes a LONG way.  Make sure to roll your brayer around in the ink in several different directions, so you are left with a thin layer of ink on your brayer; no lumps.

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Then I rolled the ink onto the plate, using light strokes, and going over the plate till I was satisfied that all of the butterflies were covered with ink.  Then I aligned my paper in on the platform, folded it shut, and rolled it through the Evolution Advanced!

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What came out was a super cute, pressed butterfly square, that would look GREAT layered under a smaller, simpler tag.

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You can also run your tags through the letterpress platform more than once, if you want to add a second color to your paper. I had this thank you tag already pressed in silver, but ran it through the Evolution again,  this time adding a Hot Pink heart.

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I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch the hole in the paper, and voila! A two-step tag.

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Next, I went the clean and simple route by making a couple of tags using no ink; just the plain letterpress plate.

I used the same process as the previous tag, I just didn’t use any ink.  I was left with a couple of very chic, clean white tags that are good for dressing up cute, storebought gift bags.

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I used my 1, 2, 3 Punch to make a gift bag using paper from the Wildflowers collection. I jazzed it up with a doily and some ribbon, and attached a tag I letterpressed then shaped into a banner.

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I hope you have been inspired by all of the fun ways you can dress up your gift tags easily, by using your letterpress platform! I can’t wait to make bulk tags for Christmas gifts!  What do you use your letterpress platform for? Share with us on our Facebook page!

 

Supplies:

Evolution Advanced
Letterpress Kit
Letterpress plates–Clearly Posh, Wildflower
Crop-A-Dile
Letterpress squares, circles, A2 cards

Father’s Day Gift Card Tag

Hi everyone, it’s Traci from Artsy Albums and I’m happy to be back to share a fun and easy Father’s Day project with you.  I created a tag that can hold a gift card.

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To create the tag, I used the new 123 Punch Board, an angle Corner Chomper and the trim and score board. To start, I cut the pocket portion of my tag from navy card stock 3 1/2” x 10”, and scored the piece at 5”.

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With the piece folded in half on the score line, I used the “angle” side of the pink Corner Chomper to create tag corners.

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Next, I created a notch on one short side of the card stock for my “shirt collar” by using the center marks on the 123 Punch Board.  Then I adhered the piece together on the long sides to create a pocket, and punched a small round hole in the back to hold my jute cord.

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I cut a piece of plaid paper (from the StoryTime collection) to create my shirt.  3 1/4” x 4 3/4”.  I followed the same steps to create the tag corners and “shirt collar” notch.

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I adhered the plaid paper to the front of the navy background tag.  To create the bow tie, I followed the directions for the XS bow on the 123 Punch Board.

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Finally I added the bow tie to the front of the “shirt”, added a few buttons and a title.

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Thanks for letting me share this tag for Dad with you today!  Please share your Father’s Day projects with us on our Facebook page!  Thanks for stopping by!

Traci

Supplies:

123 Punch Board
Angle Corner Chomper
Trim and Score Board
Storytime Plaid paper