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

Pinwheel Letterpress Tags

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting really excited for spring. And with the change of seasons on my mind I’ve been planning all kinds of spring-inspired projects. One thing I always think of when the warmer weather arrives is birthdays, and who doesn’t need a few extra birthday tags on hand?

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Another thing that reminds me of spring is pinwheels. So, I decided to get out my Pinwheel Punch Board and create some colorful pinwheels for my birthday tags. Don’t they add a happy celebratory touch to this project?

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While making the pinwheels I discovered that the 3″ size was too small for these tags, and the 4″ size was a bit too big. So I trimmed my paper to 3 1/2″ squares, punched it, and lined it up halfway in between the 3″ and the 4″ guides on the punch board. Then I followed the directions to create the pinwheel. It worked perfectly!

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I created the tag sentiments using my Letterpress tool. I printed them on A2 Flat Letterpress Paper, and then cut the tag shapes out using the second largest of the Nesting Tag Dies and my Evolution Advanced.

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To finish off my tags I punched holes at the top with my Crop-A-Dile and added some Sew Easy Baker’s Twine for tying. These fun tags will sit in my finished card basket ready for the next birthday party!

~Aly

Supplies:

Pinwheel Punch Board
Cupcakes & Candles 12×12 Paper Pad (coming soon!)
Letterpress Tool
Evolution Advanced
Nesting Tag Dies
A2 Flat Letterpress Paper
Letterpress Ink–Orange, Red, Teal Green
Crop-A-Dile II
Sew Easy Baker’s Twine–Red, Aqua, Orange
Brads–Red, Aqua, Orange

Holiday Gift Tag Set

Need a last minute hostess gift idea for Thursday? How about a quick and easy set of gift tags in a handmade box. I created these snowflake gift tags using some of my favorite dies and my Evolution Advanced, then I made a cute little matching box to wrap them in with my Envelope Punch Board.

Holiday Gift Tag Set by Aly Dosdall

First I die cut five tags using the Tag It Kit. Then I used one of the single dies from the Snowflake Punches Dies to cut out a snowflake shape from the bottom of the tag and backed it with white cardstock. Then I added a gold sequin, a simple sentiment, an eyelet to the top with my Crop-A-Dile, and I tied some twine through it to finish the tags.

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Next I used my Envelope Punch Board to create a little gift box to wrap the tags. My tags are about 1 3/4 “x 3 1/4″, so I created a 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4” box.

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Here’s how I did that:

1) Trim your paper to 7″ x 7″ and line up the top left corner of your paper to the 3″ mark on the board. Score your paper (do not punch) and rotate it counter clockwise 90 degrees. Line up the score line you just made with the score guide and score. Repeat this until you’ve score all four sides of the paper.

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2) After you finish scoring the fourth side, scoot the top left corner of the paper to the 2″ mark on the board and score. Rotate the paper 90 degrees counter clockwise, line up the score line you just made with the score guide and score again. (Be sure you use the newest score line and not the previous ones when aligning your paper with the score guide.)

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3) Repeat the scoring process until all four sides are scored. You should now have 8 score lines on your paper.

Cut your scored paper as shown in the photo below to create a box template. Round the corner of what will be the top panel (the panel without any tabs).

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Place adhesive on the tabs and the front flap and assemble the box as show in the photo below.

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Tie the box with some twine, and add some embellishments and a sentiment.

This little set makes a great hostess gift for Thanksgiving, a holiday gift for teachers, or stocking stuffers for your crafty friends!

~Aly

Supplies:

Envelope Punch Board
Evolution Advanced
Crop-A-Dile
Snowflake Punches Dies
Tag It Kit
Eyelets–Warm Metal

Paper Bow Gift Tags

Paper bows are an easy, fun, and high-impact element to add to any project. They create a festive beautiful feel and are versatile enough for scrapbook pages, cards, altered projects, and gift packaging. Using the Gift Bow Die makes it easy to add beautiful paper bows to your projects. Check out these Paper Bow Gift Tags I created using the It Factor collection.

Paper Bow Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall

I used my paper bows on gift tags that I attached to plain white gift bags using mini wooden clothespins. Not only do the tags label the gift, but they also include the bow for the gift–two birds with one stone? Yes, thank you. =) I used the It Factor 6×6 Paper Pad–I prefer to use 6×6 paper when creating smaller projects like cards and tags. Not only do I save my 12×12 sheets, but the scale of the patterns on the 6×6 papers is more appropriate for and easier to see on smaller projects.

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Two dies come in the Gift Bow Die set–one to create the ends and center of the bow, and one to create the loops. After cutting the two pieces out, I always curl the loops slightly with my fingers so that they maintain a nice curve instead of creasing when you fold them to assemble the bow. I also use a glue gun to adhere the pieces–that’s my go-to glue for folded paper crafts.

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Since the bows are a real statement piece on these tags I kept my additional embellishments down to a minimum to let the bows shine.  I added some Acrylic Shapes and Wood Stickers for sentiments, and Washi Tape and Enamel Shapes for accents.

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So, are you a paper bow fan? What kind of projects do you like to use them on?

~Aly

Supplies:

It Factor 6×6 Paper Pad
It Factor Wood Stickers
It Factor Acrylic Shapes
Enamel Shapes–Neutral
Washi Tape–Sea Foam
Gift Bow Die
Nesting Tag Dies
Albums Made Easy Dies–Instagram
Pocket Scrap Dies–Hello
Evolution
Magnetic Circle Cutter

Something Old, Something New

Here’s a fun challenge to help you use up your scrapbook stash and enjoy your favorite new goodies at the same time:  create a project (scrapbook page, card, tag, decor, etc) using something old and something new.  Of course, old and new are relative terms, but let’s say for this challenge that “old” means something not from this year, and “new” means something you purchased this year.  Sound good?

For this challenge I grabbed some goodies from one of my all time favorite older We R collections, Good Day Sunshine.  I combined those with some of the new colors of Washi Tape released this year.

I love to have spare cards and tags on hand for friends, neighbors, birthdays, weddings, etc, so I created this friendship tag with my “old” and “new” products.

After cutting my tag shape out of one of the papers from the 4×6 pad, I layered some more paper, washi tape, embossed stickers, and chipboard stickers.

To finish off the tag I added a couple of glitter brads, an eyelet, and some baker’s twine.  Easy peasy, and I used up some of my stash–a win/win for sure!

~Aly

Supplies:

Washi Tape
Good Day Sunshine 4×6 pad
Good Day Sunshine Layered Chipboard Tags
Good Day Sunshine Embossed Stickers
Good Day Sunshine Glitter Brads
Aqua Shimmer Eyelets
Yellow Baker’s Twine
Crop-A-Dile