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How to Make Grafix Inkjet Shrink Film Christmas Tags

Project Description: This project will show you how to use Grafix Inkjet Shrink Film to turn images of vintage greeting cards into some fun and unique gift tags for your holiday gifting. Wonderful ornament idea too!

Designed by: Tami Sanders

Difficulty: Easy

Materials: 

  • Grafix Inkjet Clear Shrink Film
  • Clearsnap Smooch Illuminate
  • Clearsnap Smooch Glitz- Frost
  • Beacon Adhesive Zip Dry
  • Scissors
  • Permanent Pen
  • Hole Punch
  • Paper Trimmer (optional)
  • Ruler
  • Mini Pom Pom Trim
  • Metallic Cord – Gold and Silver
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper

Steps to Make This:

  1. Search for “vintage Christmas card” using your choice of search engine, then click to view by “images”.
  2. Save your choice of image to use for a tag.
  3. Open a new document in your word processor and insert saved images. Set orientation to landscape and margins as narrow as possible. Use 2 images per page with the tags measuring approximately 2″ x 4″
  4. When your project bakes, the colors will darken and intensify considerably. So lighten your images and also reduce color saturation.
  5. Next, insert a plain text box under each image.
  6. Change colors and design of borders to coordinate with your images. Then add “to” and “from” in your choice of font and print tags onto the Shrink Film.
  7. Cut out tags using a paper trimmer or scissors.
  8. Measure top of tag and mark placement for hole at the center top.
  9. Punch a hole at the top of each tag. Be sure you use at least a 1/4″ punch, as holes will shrink considerably.
  10. Place tags on a parchment lined baking sheet, being sure not to crowd and bake as directed on the package.
  11. Tags before and after baking. Note size and color differences.
  12. To add a little bling to your tags, use Smooch Illuminate to highlight items with a bit of shimmer. I added it to the ornaments on this tag.
  13. Close-up of the tag to show shimmer added with the Smooch Illuminate.
  14. Next, I added frosty glitter accents to the tree branches using Frost Smooch Glitz.
  15. Close-up of glitter added to branches.
  16. Adhere mini Pom Trim to bottom of tags using Zip Dry.
  17. Tie tags using the metallic cord to finish.
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