Published on November 30th, 2008 | by Julie Finn35
Punch out Gift Tags from Greeting Cards: A Quickie Tutorial
Spending Thanksgiving weekend with my grandpa (Want some old twist ties? Margarine tubs? Bread bags? You got it!), I came across my late Mama’s 50+ year stash of greeting cards received. Given permission to cut up any cards from people we no longer, um, “associate” with (Note: “From Pam and Bud” should now read “From Pam, Art, Zack, and Katie”; “From Dennis and Pat” should now read “From Dennis and…” uh, Martha? Margie? I seriously can’t remember anymore), I turned some old cards from the exes into a huuuuge stash of awesome little gift tags for all occasions. In about a MINUTE!
You will need: greeting cards you’ve received and wish to recycle; a large craft punch in a shape you’d like to use as a gift tag (traditional tag shapes work, obviously, but so would squares or circles); a small hole punch (1/8″ is a nice size)
1. Using your large craft punch, punch gift tag shapes out of your recycled greeting cards. You can fussy cut out particular pictures or patterns, or punch randomly. Check that the back side of what you’re punching out is blank if you’d like to write there.
2. Using your small hole punch, punch out the hole you’ll thread the ribbon through to tie it onto your pretty package.
Seriously, that’s it. As for the pretty package, well, that’s up to you!
How do you recycle your greeting cards?