Holiday Card or Gift Tag
Decorate a card or make a gift tag for any occasion.
Make holiday cards and gift tags quickly and easily, or use them for birthdays or other special times.
Students can make attractive cards to give and tags for gifts with these simple gift shapes.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Cardstock or construction paper, Ink pad (watermark), Pencil w/eraser, Scissors, White pen
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- To make the card, fold a card-sized sheet of paper in half. Open the folded sheet, and die-cut a rectangle on one side for the card window, or hand cut a rectangle on one side for the card window.
- Die-cut the larger Gifts shape using white, dark green and light green cardstock or construction paper.
- Leave one of the Gifts whole, and trim away parts of the other two Gifts. Layer them on top of the whole Gift to create a layered look.
- Using different colors, repeat the two steps above to create the smaller Gift.
- Use a pencil eraser and ink pad to make polka dots on the bottom of the smaller Gift.
- Position the Gifts inside the card so they show through the opening of the card, and adhere (Figure A).
- To make the box and tag, die-cut the box from the Boxes and Bags set using cardstock or construction paper. Fold on all the perforations.
- Bring the sides of the box together, and interlock the slits at the front and back of the box. Place a small gift inside.
- Die-cut several snowflakes from the Christmas Tree, Ornament, Snowflake & Stocking Die using white paper. Adhere to the top and sides of the box.
- To close the box, interlock the slits on the top of the box.
- To create a gift tag, die-cut the tag on the Gifts die using cardstock or construction paper. Decorate and add a ‟to” and ‟from” message with a white pen, and slide the decorated tag into the slits on top of the box (Main Photo).
- The cards and tags can be used for birthdays, holidays, special occasions and celebrations where gifts will be exchanged.
- Figure A
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