How to Make Cards and Tags with Stripes and Dotscomments (7) August 6th, 2008
My mom is one of those people who keeps a shoebox filled with cards for pretty much any occasion you can think of. I am not one of those people. Although I always remember to get a gift for my friends and family, I am usually scrambling around my house looking for something to make a last-minute card with. Here are some quick card and gift tag ideas you can make with things you probably already have lying around the house. Make a bunch of them and you too will be known as someone who is always prepared for that last-minute birthday party! For recycled gift wrap to match, I think packages wrapped up in newspaper and tied with sweet red and white baker’s twine is very smart and stylish.
What You'll Need:
Assorted sizes of cards and tags
Magazines and other paper from the recycling bin
Decoupage glue such as Mod Podge
X-Acto knife and cutting mat
Optional: Sewing machine with a leather/vinyl needle and thread color of your choice
1. With an X-Acto knife and cutting mat, cut different-colored strips from magazines. I like them to be free-form strips, so I don’t use a ruler.
2. With a hole punch, punch different-colored circles out of magazine pages.
3. Lay your design elements onto a blank card or tags. You can come up with endless designs just using stripes and dots, so be creative! Lay out a sheet of newspaper and brush the back of each piece with a small amount of glue. Smooth each piece onto the card or tag.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
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