Two Tag Cards, Halloween and Christmas

October 8, 2014

Halloween Tag Front

Created by Mary Dimercurio Prasad for Elizabeth Craft Designs

There are so many possibilities for the new Tags & More dies – I couldn’t wait to try them.
I chose two of the three sets, Lace and Leaves, and made a pair of cards, one with a Halloween theme and one with a Christmas theme. They are a little smaller than A2 size.

Making the Cards

1. Fold a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of black cardstock in half lengthwise. Cut in half,
giving you two cards measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches with the fold on the long side.

2. Line up and center the basic tag from Tags & More 1 – Lace at the top of one of the folded cards (front) such that the edge of the folded card is inside the left edge of the die. You will
not be cutting the fold, just the top of the card. Run it through the die cutting machine.
Repeat with the basic tag from Tags & More 3 – Leaves on other card. Using a paper trimmer, cut the tag down the right (open) edge of both cards, keeping the cut parallel to the fold.
This cleans up the straight line on that side of the tag and ensures that the tag shaped card is perfect at both the left and right sides.

3. Using decorator dies with each set, open cards and cut top front of each, lining up holes.

4. For Halloween card, cut around spider Peel-Off and use it to roughly measure off the same amount of Double Sided Adhesive. Peel off backing paper and stick to white cardstock.
Peel off the other side and stick spider Peel-Off to it. Coat with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish with finger. Color with alcohol markers. Fussy cut around design.

5. Cut candy corn paper using Katie Label Accordion main die. Line up and cut again in opposite direction to remove tabs, etc. so you have only the label part as shown. Using label die (one size down), cut black cardstock. Adhere candy corn label to center of card front as shown. Adhere black cardstock then, using dimensional tape, adhere the spider as shown.

Halloween Tag Close

6. Cut a piece of candy corn paper using main Tag 1 die; trim edges. Using Agatha Edge with bracket point, center and trim as desired to line inside top of card; adhere offset a little, then use small hole die to recut hole. Cut round reinforcement from black cardstock; adhere around inside hole over candy corn paper to hide the offset hole.

Halloween Tag Inside

7. (Optional) If Halloween twine is too white, dye it with Antique Linen Distress Ink.
Tap Antique Linen onto nonporous surface such as a craft sheet and mist with water.
Roll Halloween twine in it. Let dry. Ditto with Christmas twine (I used less ink and more water for a subtle tint).

8. Tap Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink onto a nonporous surface such as a craft sheet.
Mist with water. Saturate a length of seam binding ribbon in it. Clean craft sheet. Do same with Bundled Sage and another length of seam binding ribbon. Let dry.

9. For the Christmas card, cut solid stocking from red chevron paper and black cardstock.
Cut stocking top, heel, and toe from green paper (back of red chevron). Cut green paper 3 1/16 x 3 1/2 inches. Cut stocking paper 2 13/16 x 3 1/4. Adhere green and stocking papers to card front as shown.

10. For each card, tie twine in a bow on card front as shown. Tie dyed seam binding through back hole as shown. Stick “Boo!” embellishment on card as shown; ditto for glittered snowflake.

Christmas Tag Front


ECD Supplies

Other Supplies

  • Cardstock: Black, White
  • Alcohol Markers (e.g. Copics)
  • American Crafts Haunted Collection 6×6 Pad (Candy corn pattern)
  • Recollections Halloween Embellishments (“Boo!”)
  • Halloween Colored Twine
  • Distress Ink Antique Linen, Spiced Marmelade, Bundled Sage
  • Authentique 6×6 Pad, Joyous Tradition JTC600
  • Christmas Colored Twine
  • Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Dimensional Tape

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  • Mary Prasad October 22, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Thanks for your comments! I’m glad you liked the cards (I’m also partial to the Halloween one!).

  • Kelly Booth October 11, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    LOVE both Mary but that Halloween tag stole my heart!!!

  • TracyM #6773 October 9, 2014 at 2:47 am

    Pretty tag cards Mary – clever way to use the tag dies, love how you have lined under the decorative edges – it makes them pop!!!

  • Raquel Mason October 8, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Great tag cards Mary!

  • barb macaskill October 8, 2014 at 11:06 am

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! How Boo-tiful these both are~~~ The spider is sparkaliscious! TFS!

  • Rita Edwards October 8, 2014 at 10:28 am

    These are such great cards! I really love the colors and entire composition of your Halloween card!

  • Candy Spiegel October 8, 2014 at 9:42 am

    These are so cute! I love them.

  • Marge Burns October 8, 2014 at 9:07 am

    really nice

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