Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tutorial : Tag in a card
I love making tags, and often would rather make them instead of a card. I wanted to find a way to incorporate a tag into a card, so that the recipient can remove the tag, and each piece stands alone.
I hit on this simple card fold idea, which has a removable tag, which could be used as a bookmark. The greeting is written on the reverse of the tag, and due to the gusset fold of the card, it doesn't collapse when on display, as top folded cards often can.
To make, cut two pieces of card to the measurements shown.
Score and fold
and glue the tabs inside, leaving a slit open at the top
for the tag to fit into
This leaves you two bare surfaces to decorate. Remember to save all your dimensional decorations for the front of the card or the top of the tag, as the tag needs to be flat to fit into the slit. This also makes it perfect for use as a book mark.
I decorated my card and tag with stamps from the artistic stamper's new heart plate.
I'd love to see what people do with this template,