How many times have you gone to the store to find the perfect gift tag to put the final touch on your gift only to come up empty-handed? Whether it’s a holiday gift, birthday gift, or a thank you gift for a client or employee, this custom gift tag is the answer to your problems.
I broke out my Silhouette Cameo 3 and I created some custom gift tags that are easy to make and I’m going to show you how to make them. Don’t own a cutter or don’t want to spend time making this tag? No worries; feel free to head over to my store and you can just buy a pre-made pack and get it shipped to you. Just pick an occasion and a color, and it’ll be created and shipped to you. I’ve also taken the hard work out of creating the tag from scratch and have a downloadable file you can import into your cutting program and get to creating.
- Cardstock Paper (110lb)
- Elmer Craft Glue or Modge Podge
- Foam Brush (optional; only needed if using Mod Podge)
- Blank Gift Tags Template
- Cutting Machine (Silhouette, Cricut, etc)
Step 1: Download and Import Your Template
Once you download your blank gift tag template, load it into your cutting program the first thing that you want to do is you want to go on ahead and you want to run away from all the good sides.
Step 2: Ungroup and customize
Now that your template is loaded, ungroup the gift tags. You can choose to ungroup one by one and customize or select all an ungroup collectively. Once you have them ungroup, add your decoration piece to your desired location.
Step 3: Customize Your Colors
Once you’ve identified the icon or the design and placement of your design that you want to put on your gift tag, the next step is to change the color of the outer border of your gift tag. Since we went ahead and ungrouped the gift tags earlier, this is going to make it easier when it comes time to send your file to the cutter.
Step 4: Cut and Create
Your gift tag is all set up and ready to go. Send your file to the cutter and cut by fill color. For your outer border, select the “carstock, glitter” option. For the top part of your tag, select the “cardstock – plain”. Cut each piece one after the other.
Since I am using glitter cardstock, the best adhesive I have found to work is craft glue. Once you have cut your files, use some Elmers Craft Glue and put it together to dry. You could also brush on a thin layer of Modge Podge and use that as your adhesive option as well.
There you have it. A custom gift tag to make your gift pop.