HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
- Cardstock (I used red, white, and two shades of gray/silver)
- Electronic cutter (cricut explore or maker, silhouette or other cutter)
- Cut File – Pull Tab Christmas Light Gift Tag BA2319 (click here to get the SVG file for free from my free SVG Library)
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO
STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG FILE
The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project. I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library. These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others. This library is open to everyone and is free! You can access the library here. Look for the file called Pull Tab Christmas Light Gift Tag BA2319. It will be listed under the Craftmas 2023 Category-Day 19.
STEP 2: CUT THE CARDSTOCK PIECES
Open the design in your cutting software and resize it to 5″ tall. The front of the lightbulb has perforation lines that will be cut with a regular blade. If you’re using Cricut Design Space, you’ll need to attach the perforation lines to the bulb behind it. There is also a bulb with a rectangle cut out of it. This is a template that shows you where to write on the gift tag. This piece is optional, but it is very helpful. You only need to cut one, even if you’re cutting multiple tags. Once everything is sized correctly, cut out the pieces with your Cricut or Silhouette.
Once the cardstock is finished cutting, remove it from the cutting mat. It’s best to flip over the mat and gently bend it over until the cardstock releases. This way, the cardstock shouldn’t get bent.
STEP 3: ASSEMBLE THE GIFT TAG
The cut file has three different lights. The front light has the tab cutout and the perforation lines. The back part of the light is solid with swirls. The piece with the rectangle cut out is a template.
The template will show you exactly where to write on the gift tag. This piece is optional, but it is very helpful. You only need to cut one, even if you’re making multiple tags.
Place the template over the back piece of the lightbulb.
Write your message inside of the rectangle.
Grab the front of the light and flip it to the backside. Add glue around the perimeter of the bulb.
You should be able to see the perforation lines for the pull-down tab. Add glue around the perimeter of the tab. Make sure you don’t get glue in the middle of the tab or you won’t be able to tear it down.
Place the front lightbulb onto the back lightbulb. Make sure the edges line up.
Next, glue on the white highlight piece.
Glue on the solid gray/silver top. Make sure all the edges line up with the back layer, especially around the swirls.
Then, glue on the top outline piece. Once again, make sure all those edges line up.
To finish the tag, thread some ribbon through the hole at the top.
Tie the two ends in a knot.
When it’s time to reveal the names, grab the tab and pull down. So fun!
Isn’t that a fun gift tag?
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library