Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Back to School Craft: Backpack Tags

I’ve been making these for Christmas gifts for my nieces and nephew and one for my son. They’re fairly simple to make – especially if you have a Cricut! My friend, Cindi, showed me how to make these – she is a brilliant crafter!

I cut out 2- 3” circles using this Gina K paper – be sure to set your Cricut on multi-cut. It’s a heavier cardstock and put together is like chipboard. If you have a deep-cut blade, you can just cut out one circle from chipboard.

Cut out 3” circles in coordinating paper. Use a glue stick to glue the layers together – 2 of the heavy cardstock and then a pretty scrapbook paper on each side of the circle. I set my layers under a heavy jar until the glue is dry.

Punch a hole in your tag.  I used my Crop-A-Dile.

Put a light coat of Mod Podge on each side. Finish by gluing the initial on the front.

IMG_5800 Add a binder ring or clip of some kind. I finished off my tags with some ribbon to girl-ify the girlie ones.IMG_5856

IMG_5848 IMG_5849 IMG_5853 Here’s the one I made for my son. He’s obsessed for baseball thus a baseball tag. IMG_5857


  1. Those are TOO CUTE!!!! What a neat idea!

  2. My girls are going to LOVE these!

  3. These are so cool! Our kids are going to be the coolest kids in school. :)

  4. Love this idea! How much will these tools set me back? Oh, and it's me, allison from Tutta la Storia. I'm back!


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