Create Amazing Crochet Gift Tags
When I pick up a crochet hook and a skein of exquisitely colored yarn, I feel like a true artist. I am a fiber artist! But hand me a pencil and a pad of paper and I can draw you a pretty decent stick figure. Yep, that’s about the extent of my drawing skills. I can play a mean game of hangman, but I can’t draw a cat to save my life.
When I was younger, my dad would create these incredible hand drawn cards. I think about them every time I wrap a finished crochet gift. I would love to be able to attach a unique gift tag!
I can’t draw one, but now I can create them with GraphicStock. I had so much fun! While I’m definitely not ready to start a job as a graphic designer, I had a blast and I love the finished designs. I’ll be practicing and making a few more this weekend, but let me show you how easy it is.
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I used Photoshop to create my tags, but you can use your own favorite program—Pixlr.com is a good free option that is very similar.
Download your desired image as a JPG or or PNG and open it in your image program.
Create a new page to your desired size. I used 8 1/2 x 11 so that it was easy to print. Photoshop has some frame templates but but you can create your own tag shape or just draw them on the page after you print it.
Open your Graphic Stock image and crop out the portion you want to use. I used the Flourish Elements image for my first set of gift tags. You can use the crop tool or the lasso tool to choose the portion you want to use. Copy that image and transfer it to your original page.
Resize the image and place it where you want on the tag. I ended up flipping the image because I wanted it on the left side of the tag. Just play with the images orientation and location. Just play and have fun.
Now add your text. This was my favorite part because I could add the word “crochet.” It’s one of my favorite words. This tag says, “Crocheted with love.” You could add color at this point if you want but I decided to just print my tags on colored or off white cardstock.
If you are using Photoshop, you can now flatten the image. Copy and paste it on the same page so that you can create additional tags.
After creating these simple crochet gift tags, I made a few fun owl tags that can be colored in Photoshop or by hand (at top of post). Next up is creating some spectacular tags for Christmas gifts. I’m debating whether to use the Christmas Deer or Christmas Tree Collection image. What do you think?
Sign up for GraphicStock and create your own tags or use the images to embellish your website, take your PDF crochet patterns to the next level, and so much more. I can’t wait to see what you design!