Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Technique Tuesday - Tag Holder

Welcome back to another Technique Tuesday!! As promised I am sharing how to make the tag holder. I promise it's super simple and easy to make!!

Start with one full sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock. Start by creating a score 3 inches on both sides of the cardstock; this will be done along shorter ends. Then score along the longer side at 2 inches and again at 5 1/2 inches. Then trim off at 7 3/4 inches.

After you have created you score lines cut off the four corners. At this point I would decorate the outside and inside which I did by using one of our jumbo wheels.

You will need to create additional score lines at in order to create some depth to the pocket. I created an additional score 1/8 of an inch from the original lines on all four sides. Use some dimensionals or some foam tape to tape down one flap along the sides only. I used the bottom flap that measures 1 7/8 inches.

In this picture you can see the flap taped down. The two side flaps will fold in and the top flap will fold down. That's all you need to do to create the base of the tag holder the following steps are just additional information on how I decorated mine.

Then decorate as you would like. I did a lot of sponging along all the edges.

I tied the ribbon around just the top flap.

If you look you can also see that I used the old slit punch; that is what I used in order to keep the flap down. I cut a small slit along the back of the chocolate chip piece that you could slide the flap into. You could always use Velcro; which is what I was going to do but couldn't find where I hid it in my craft room. The chocolate chip piece is scored 1/4 inch from the bottom folded in and I just taped down that single flap so I could fold over that piece on top of the top flap.

If you have any questions I did not cover just let me know! As always if you use the tutorial please come back an leave a comment with a link to your post so I can see the wonderful projects you create!! Happy Stamping!!


Cindy said...

Love the step-by-step pictures! Had to LOL about the missing Velcro....I'm sure it's in a very safe place, just like mine is. :-)

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Penny Hanuszak said...

Carmen,this is just awesome. Takes my breath away every time I look at it. Great instructions. Will definitely be making this.

Dawn said...

Thank you so much for sharing the instructions. Before getting to Christmas uses, I found another occasion to use the design. See my photos at... http://stamp-pressions.blogspot.com/2010/09/hostess-gift-tag-holder.html

I didn't like the Velcro I had and remembered the stick-on magnets stashed away from a project years ago. If using the magnets, add a little extra room to the score lines so that the flaps will lie flat.

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