For some reason Father’s Day always sneaks up on me. Maybe it’s because it’s so near the end of our school year and life gets so busy then. Well, this year I decided to get ahead and get creating before it gets too late! I made these simple and fun gift card tags that can be the gift itself, or can be attached to another gift as a tag.
Supplies: patterned paper (Simple Stories), brad, eyelet, floss, baker’s twine, Crop-A-Dile, Sew Easy (We R Memory Keepers), font (Tall Films Expanded)
They’re super easy to make. Here’s what you need:
- Patterned paper scrap cut to 3x7 ½ inches
- Patterned paper strip cut to ½ x 4 inches
- Paper piercing tool
- Embroidery needle
- Gift card
Here’s how to make one:
- Fold the 3x7 ½ ” paper at 3 inches (you can score first if desired)
- Cut a ½ inch deep slit in the center at the 3 inch end of the tag. Fold the corners down to form the shirt collar.
- Write “DAD” in the center of the 4 ½ inch section (I printed mine since I’m not a fan of my own handwriting). If you write/print it on the inside of the tag you’ll need to do so backwards. If you write/print it on the front, do so frontwards.
- Using a paper piercing tool punch holes at even intervals following the letters (I used my Sew Easy tool, but you can use any paper piercing tool)
- Using floss and an embroidery needle, hand stitch the word DAD so that the letters show on the outside of the tag (this section will eventually be the backside). The gift card will hide the backside of the stitching.
- To create the necktie, fold the top of the ½ inch paper strip down and around itself. Then trim the ends to a point. You can add a brad for a tie tack. Adhere the tie to the tag just under the folded collar.
- Add adhesive to the inside edges of the 3 inch section and fold both sections together to form the gift card holder. Trim the top corners add an eyelet, and tie some twine. Insert your gift card and you’re ready to go!
~ Aly Dosdall
A very special thank you to Aly for sharing this great tutorial. Be sure to visit Aly's blog for more innovative designs. She has a great video using the new We R Memory Keeper's Envelope Punch Board you don't want to miss too!