"You're Tweet" Tag

Today I want to show you how I made this cute little tag "You're Tweet" tag using a stamp from the Stamps of Life "birdcage2" set, Cricut Craftroom and a piece of Really Reasonable Ribbon. This handcrafted tag is such an easy little project and would be great for a gift tag, or even to put on one of your handcrafted greeting cards.

1. Bring a tag up on your screen in Craft Room. I used the blackout of a tag from the Wrap It Up collection but you could also make a basic tag with a rectangle. You could also create your own tag shape.
2. I eliminated the punch out at the top by clicking on "Hide Contour", highlighting the punchout, and clicking on it. I'll hand punch my tag later with the paper punch when I have the layers finished. Exit.

3. Stretch and resize a circular element at the bottom of your tag. Click on "Weld" and you'll get this little window.
4. Now you can create any text you want to put inside your oval. I made my own "You're Tweet" using the font of my choice. To do this, I made the text for each word, closed up the spacing so that they would 'weld' together, positioned them inside my oval. I had to do a little turning and tilting to get them where I wanted them, but it's worth the time spent. Now they are pretty well joined and will not be as flimsy when I put the tag together.
5. I wanted to make some little musical notes but I didn't have a cartridge with just notes. I did have a bird with notes and again I used the "Hide Contour" to block out all but the notes and placed them on my tag.
6. Now you can create a layer to cut out for the back side of your tag, and cut your pieces.

7. Stamp your bird in two parts with your stamp set. I used CTMH Lagoon and then black for the outline.
8. If you want to, you can use a little patterned paper, and tape it behind the musical notes. Otherwise just let the back layer of card stock shine through.
9. Put together your tag with tape runner. A little Craft Bond glue pen on the back of the lettered area with also stabilize and protect the lettering.
10.  Punch through both layers with a single hole punch.
11. Thread your ribbon through and staple at the top.

Now you have a "Tweet" little tag for your gift or card. I saved my file in Craft Room so I can make this one again if I choose. What do you think? This method would work for any occasion. I can't wait to make some more.

That's it for today. Hope you enjoyed this project and we'll see you again next time!

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