10 DIY Christmas Card and Gift Tag Ideas Using Cricut
I don't know about you, but I am always impressed when people send out Christmas cards every year. It may seem like a simple thing, but I know how much work it takes. The cards are often sent to almost everyone you know. Even if you purchase Christmas cards, that's still a lot of signing and addressing to get them out in the mail. Making homemade cards just takes it to a whole new level, at least in my opinion. Here are some great ideas for creating homemade Christmas cards and gift tags - for those of you who are that ambitious. I would love to receive one!
These cards are so pretty, and they tick a lot of things on my list of favorites. I love using blue for Christmas decorations, whether they are lights, ornaments, garland or wrapping paper. Snowflakes are another favorite. They are so unique, and they can be either delicate or bold. Add the two together, and you have a winning combination. The painted background also gives a look that you can't get any other way.
Iris Folding is completely new to me, and I am intrigued by it. The finished product looks so complex, but it seems fairly easy to do. This is one process I definitely want to try. You do need an Iris Folding template to make this project. I googled them, and there are many different ones, many of which you can print for free. I think I'd like to try it using ribbon. I can see how this could become quite addicting.
These gift tags are adorable. I like the cutout on the front with a different color behind. You could choose cutout designs appropriate for each gift recipient and any color you'd like for the background to make them unique. The grommets and twine add so much to the final look.
Something about vintage illustrations gives me such a good feeling, I think because they remind me of a simpler, more wholesome time in our history. There is a kind of innocence to them that appeals to me. The Cricut is so versatile, in that it can draw as well as cut. All you have to do is find an image you like, and it does the rest. Then you can just color with your favorite medium. What could be simpler?
And here is a post that also uses the drawing feature of your Cricut. This one even includes a link to a tutorial on how to use the feature if you haven't done so before. These gift tags are cut and drawn on at the same time! I like that the gift message is put right on the tags by the machine. Once they are cut out, they are ready to use. That's my kind of project!
A greeting card in a frame? What a neat idea! I have never seen anything like it. If you like to give unique gifts like I do, this could be the perfect project to do. The different layers of designs make it even fancier and make it ideal for Christmas cards. If I received a card like this, I would want to display it every year at Christmas.
Do you have a small gift list and only buy for a few people? If so, I would guess that you like to make each gift extra special. What better way to do that than to create these individual wire name tags for each gift? The best part is, once the gift is opened, the name tag can be used for other purposes.
Wow. It's amazing what you can make out of a clothespin. Not only is this an inexpensive project, but you end up with something super cute and versatile. I think these would work great as gift tags. You could print names on vinyl with your Cricut to stick on them or simply glue the clothespin to your gift and clip a name tag on at the end. They would also work great to display all your Christmas cards on a string hung over a doorway, window or wall. Or stick a magnet on the back and use them on your fridge.
Christmas gift stickers are my favorite way to label packages for my loved ones. Just peel them off and stick them on the wrapped gift - done. This post shows how to make stickers with the Cricut Joy and includes a video you can watch to see how it's done. You could easily use this method to create your own gift tags. You could also use a Cricut Explore Air 2 or a Maker. You would just use a different kind of sticker paper. Another new thing I want to try.
Do you plan to make your own Christmas cards but don't know what message to put inside? This post has five different quotes you can use in your cards. It also includes instructions for using a Silhouette MINT custom stamp making machine for making Christmas cards in bulk, if you happen to own one of those. You could also use the drawing feature in your Cricut machine or handwrite the messages.
Are you now inspired to create your own unique Christmas cards or gift tags? They add such a personal touch and show how much you care. It may take a bit more time, but that's kind of the point.