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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Washi Tags:.

Every summer, my mom, sisters, and sister in laws do a favorite things exchange on our annual family vacation. This year I decided to gussy up the bags holding my favorite things with these simple and easy washi tags.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Washi Tags: Super easy, super cute, & the perfect finishing touch to any gift!

You can’t tell me that you wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of one of those. I’m tempted to keep one for myself to be honest.

These are super simple, super quick, but add just the perfect finishing touch.

Here’s what you need to make some washi tags of your own:

- cardstock
- Cricut
- washi tape
- twine
- double sided tape/glue stick/some other adhesive

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Washi Tags: Super easy, super cute, & the perfect finishing touch to any gift!

Start off by designing the tag in the Cricut Craft Room software. You can search ‘tag’ to find lots of different options.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Washi Tags: Super easy, super cute, & the perfect finishing touch to any gift!

I decided I wanted to cut out the first initial of each person’s name on their tag. I searched ‘monograms’ to find lots of fun initial options.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Washi Tags: Super easy, super cute, & the perfect finishing touch to any gift!

Once the initials are all on, it’s time to cut.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Washi Tags: Super easy, super cute, & the perfect finishing touch to any gift!

After cutting out the tags, I decided that I didn’t want the negative space from the initial to just be empty,

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Washi Tags: Super easy, super cute, & the perfect finishing touch to any gift!

so I got some scrapbook paper to put on the backside of the tag. Be sure to save the inside spaces of letters so that you can attach them to the scrapbook paper.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Washi Tags: Super easy, super cute, & the perfect finishing touch to any gift!

Much better, right?

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Washi Tags: Super easy, super cute, & the perfect finishing touch to any gift!

Now it’s time to get busy with the washi tape. I just picked a few tapes that I had to match the bags I was putting the goodies in, and wrapped the white parts of the tags.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Washi Tags: Super easy, super cute, & the perfect finishing touch to any gift!

Super easy! Now grab some twine, and tie those tags on to the bags.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Washi Tags: Super easy, super cute, & the perfect finishing touch to any gift!

I love the addition of the washi tape to the tags, and I think the tags just make the bags look that much better. Don’t you?

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Washi Tags: Super easy, super cute, & the perfect finishing touch to any gift!

Come on, I know you want one of those bags, don’t you?

Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Washi Tags: Super easy, super cute, & the perfect finishing touch to any gift!

What favorite things would you exchange for a favorite things party?

2 comments:

  1. I love the favorite things exchange. I'm totally borrowing that idea for the ladies in my family! These turned out so cute!

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  2. ADORABLE! Hugs, Holly @ coconutheadsurvivalguide

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