Snowflake gift tags are perfect for the season! They pretty much go with anything and everything!
Because I really wanted to use a snowflake but I needed some space to write (the main purpose of a tag, you say!), I decided to make it into a ‘peeking’ pocket tag.
The design is adapted from a free file offered by retired Team KNK Designer, Bird. You can get the original snowflakes file from her blog. She is a very talented designer, check out her other files while you’re there!
First, I created the pocket shape, then I welded the snowflake to it. I created an inset shadow layer, trimmed it and added a half circle from basic shapes. I had to use the skew tool to make it fit the available space correctly, as well as a bit of node editing, but I really like how it turned out.
To match my wrapping paper, I chose a metal finish card stock for the inside and Smooth & Silky for the pocket itself. I used a brad to bind the two together and to give me a place to anchor the tag string.
I considered using my KNK to ‘write’ the message but since all of my gifts are hand made this year, I felt like I needed to do that part by hand as well.
- Card stock for the inside and outside of the pocket tag
- Standard (red cap) blade
- baker’s twine or string
- Sharpie silver metallic marker
- double sided adhesive tape
Settings (Maxx Air):
- f = 52
- v = 200
- p = 1
- Open the FREE FILE from Team KNK
- Hide the card cut layers, show the emboss layer only
- Insert the embossing tool and turn off the offset
- Emboss the fold lines
- Hide the fold lines layer and show the “Cut – Pocket” layer
- Set your offset to the standard blade setting
- Cut the cardstock for the pocket
- Hide the pocket layer and show the “Cut – Inside of card” layer
- Cut the cardstock for the inside piece
- Bind the two pieces together with a brad
- Adhere the pocket flap with two sided tape to close the pocket
- Decorate as desired and add string or twine
Please leave me a comment below if you find this post and its free file useful!!!