12.10.2010

Free Friday is back.

Yes, you read that right. I found some time this week to create a little something just for me (and you!)

Whoops, how did that cute picture of Frank get on here. :) Who doesn't love a great pug pouty face?

Before we get to the freebie, don't forget to leave a comment on Sunday's post for a chance to win one of the new CK special issues. Contest is open until midnight tonight.

I am very close to being done with all my holiday shopping. Wrapping them is next on the list. I'm not much of a card maker. I do love to look at and receive handmade cards but the time involved just isn't my thing. Every year around this time I get the urge to create cute little Christmas tags to decorate my packages. This year, I am sharing my tags with all my blog readers.

I have had this idea for a new product at my TwoPeas site for quite a long time... Punch and Print PDFs!



How to use them:
1. Print as many copies of the PDF as needed. Make sure when printing that you do not have "fit to page size" or scaled printing checked in your print window. You will want to make sure they print at the correct size to ensure they line up with your punches.

2. I designed the tags to be used with a 1.75" and 2" circle punch (you can get away with a 1.5" and 1.75 if you need to). The EK Success Gold Circle punch is 1.75 and hands down the best punch in my enormous stash. StampinUp also sells a 1.75" punch. buy it, it is so versatile.
3. Grab some cardstock scraps in colors that match your print.
4. Begin by punching out all of your printed circles. Remember to hold the punch upside down so that you can see where you are punching.
 If you are using the 1.5" punch you will have to punch off the colored ring and simply punch out just the icon.
 5. Punch a stack of 2" circles out of the cardstock scraps. (If you are making the smaller size tags, you will punch a 1.75" circle). These circles will become the base for each tag. You could also cut these backer circles from a diecutting machine if you don't have the correct punch.
 6. Adhere an icon circle and a to/from circle to the front and back of each base circle to form the tag. Add a 1/8" hole punch to the top of each tag. Add ribbon or Jillibean Soup Bakers twine to finish!
 Tip: How to get to the center of the page? Cut the page in half so you can punch right down the line.
 Your finished tags will look like this depending on the size you punched.
 Quick and simple handmade tags! Enjoy.

Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of my Punch and Prints!

13 comments:

briscrapper said...

Gorgeous, Laina. Thanks. Have already printed them out, ready to punch out. Too bad I haven't started my Christmas shopping yet. Oh well, at least I'll have my tags ready to go!!

Laura J said...

I absolutely LOVE these! Thanks!

Pam said...

Super Duper...TFS!

Andrea D. said...

Those are adorable and right up my alley as far as time. Thanks so much for sharing your file.

p.s. I really love your Frank. I have a black pug named Bella, and she's just one more kid in our pack.

KathyM said...

These are adorable, Laina...thank you!

Scrapthat said...

Very cool! I'm going to probably see if I can get this to work as a print and cut on my SIL though...easier I think! TFS!

Janet said...

Laina, I printed these out the minute I saw them. I used some older photo paper and they turned out GREAT! Just what I needed for next weekend. Thanks.

Marcie said...

Laina these are SO adorable! I'm going to be wrapping this weekend and can not wait to use these.
Thanks so mcuh!

Lori Northon said...

These would make grest little ornaments for the tree as well - instead of using the "To/From" circles, just double up punching the image circles - glue an image to each side of the scrapbook paper circles. Love what you've designed!

Trisha said...

Great idea! Thank you!

cindyj said...

Thanks so much for sharing the printable tags! LOVE them! you rock! Have a Merry Christmas!

Kay B said...

I volunteer with a group foster home and I used these this weekend with the kids there. We were making glass tile necklaces and used these as our gift tags! Thanks, they were right on time for me. I'll surely be making more to use at home too.

Kim J. said...

Darling project, Laina! And AWWWW Frank!!! :)