Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Card Gift Tags

Looking for something to do with your Christmas cards now that Christmas has passed? I like to recycle mine by making them into gift tags. I will show you how I do it with my die cut machine.

This is the die template that I used to make the tag shapes. The tag on the right has a crease so it can fold over. The slit at the top under the hole will hold it closed. The clear plastic pieces under the die template are what you use to sandwich it to make it fit into the machine.

You need a die cut machine, the two pieces that sandwich the die template (shown above) and scissors.

and this is what you get!

I made a bunch of them. I also used this die and process for Santa's magic key here.

If you don't have a die cut machine, there are other ways to punch tags. I just happen to love this one. What will you be doing with your Christmas cards?


  1. Hi Patty, I love your gift tags! Here's what I do with my cards after Christmas. I look through them one more time as I say a prayer for each family represented. Then I recycle them, but I save ones with person's personal photos.
    xo, Beth

    1. Beth, I LOVE the idea of going through cards and praying for each family - what a wonderful practice.

  2. Great way to recycle the cards.
    I made some many years ago cutting them out by hand. Like your way better - Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you enjoyed the holidays.

  3. Patti, this is an excellent way to recycle Christmas cards. I generally hold on to them, but I have to be honest, most of mine are via internet now :-( Wishing you blessings this holiday season!

  4. This is so great! What a clever idea. I'm so glad to be your newest follower, love your blog:)


  5. These are SO darn cute! What a great idea... now... I must NEED one of those machines. ;)

  6. What a great idea! I don't have that machine. But I do have a pair of scissors.


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