Box O' Cards

Whenever you purchase any of The Angel Company's exclusive cardstock collections, you receive one full sheet of tags. I've heard some people say they don't know what to do with them. That can be frustrating!

Here is one of those collections. It's called "Juliette" and it's my current favorite!This is 65# heavyweight cardstock and the kit costs $6.95. You can make a lot of cards from one kit if you use coordinating solid cardstock as the base. (TAC has taken the guesswork out of this process and lists coordinating solid cardstock, hardware, ribbon, and inks all on the same page!)

There are soooo many things that these cute little tags can be used for! Are you giving a gift that has a card to go along with it? Why not make a card using the wonderful cardstock from the collection and then use one of the tags as your gift tag. They will coordinate and make your presentation one to remember!

I also like to stamp a sentiment on the tags and put them on the front of cards.

You can also do projects like this:

This little gift box is so easy to make! (These colors match better in person.)

1. It starts with a piece of 8" x 5 3/8" cardstock scored at 1" on both long sides. Then turn it 90 degrees and score at 3 1/4" from each short end. I used my Scor-pal to do the scoring.
2. Next, turn it so that a short side is at the top. Now on each horizontal score line, you will cut in to meet the vertical score lines. So there will be four cuts. Fold on all of the score lines and glue the side and bottom flaps all together. They will overlap each other.
3. The lid is created in a similar way. Start with a piece of 5 1/2" x 3 5/8" cardstock and score it at 1" on all four sides.
4. Make one cut at each corner, fold on all the score lines, and glue the end flaps all together.
5. I made a 1" band to go around the box (notice I used a tag on that too) and glued ribbon around the lid along with a faux bow.

This box will hold several 3" x 3" cards, depending on how bulky the embellishments are. I made six cards for my box and they don't have anything bulky on them. I could fit another six in there probably. Here they are:This is a quick and easy way to use up those tags that come in TAC's exclusive cardstock collections!
They all coordinate with each other and match the box too! Some of the tags have been trimmed to size.
On this gift set, I featured two of TAC's awesome Gift With Purchase stamps from the Spring 2008 Inspiration Book & Catalogue. There are 16 to choose from and you get one free with every $30 purchase! How cool is that!

The Soar With It Collection that I used on this project is called Mulberry Meadow and I used Versamagic Eggplant ink.

WOW! This has got to be one of my longest posts ever! LOL! But with all that rambling, I hope you are inspired to use your tags!

Thanks for stopping by! Tootles!

6 comments:

KellyRae said...

Great tip. I'm constantly using all the patterned paper in the SWIC kits but never the tags, this is something not so intimidating.

Thanks for sharing!
KellyRae Cooper
Angel #3212

Jennifer Carter said...

I love how you take on these challenges! I saw the thread on PW about how to use up the sheet of tags and should have known that you would rise to the challenge!! Great work! Thanks for the ideas.

beckyl said...

Thanks so much for this great idea. I have some scraps left of Mulberry Meadow and almost all the tags. I am in the process of running with your tag card ideas here. Thanks for the inspiration.

margo bauman said...

What a fab idea and project!

I "used up" a bunch of tags when a group of us shared pieces of the SWIC ribbon to make sample kits. I used the coordinating tag to label the ribbon.

Nancy Grant said...

Awesome ideas! Thanks for inspiring!
:-)

Ms. Jen said...

WOW! You posted this two years ago and I'm just now finding it! I love this. I have a ton of these tags and this is a great idea to use some of them up. My grandma loves to write little notes to people. I think I'll make one for her. Who knows if you'll even see this comment, but if you do - THANK YOU!

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