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Quick Gift Tag Christmas Cards

Want to make quick Christmas Cards? Use some large gift tags and you will have a stack of cards in a flash! Select tags with a sentiment, add some embellishments and you are ready to mail holiday greetings to friends and loved ones.

More advance design tutorials

Merry M Fold Card Tutorial

Christmas Card Ideas

Double Z Fold Card Tutorial and Reveal



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From Our Gnome to Yours- Dollar Tree Inspired

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Merry M Fold Card Tutorial

Whether you call a W fold or a M fold card, whom receives your homemade greeting card will be merry upon opening it. These action cards have a pop-up motion thanks to the…you guessed it the M-fold.

See the M-fold in Action

Best suited to display small designs stamps, stickers, and the like or just pretty paper. These are simple to make with spectacular results.

Cutting and Scoring Chart

DescriptionQuantityCut SizeScore at
Base/Back14-1/4″ by 11″5-1/2″
M-fold12-1/4 by 11″2-3/4, 5-1/2, & 8-1/4
Front Artwork (Landscape)13-3/4 by 5″
Pieced for Stamping42″ by 3″
Border for Stamped Pieces42-1/2″ by 3-1/2″


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You may also like these ideas:

  • Quick Gift Tag Christmas Cards
    Quick and easy Christmas cards using gift tags. Choose large tags with sentiments, add to fun fold cards, embellish and you’re ready to send your love to friends and family this holiday season.
  • Merry M Fold Card Tutorial
    Whether you call a W fold or a M fold card, whom receives your homemade greeting card will be merry upon opening it. These action cards have motion thanks to the…you guessed it the M-fold.
  • Double Z Fold Card Tutorial and Reveal
    Learn to make double z-fold cards. These fun fold cards have moving parts as you open them. Guaranteed to kick up your card making skills Feature your art work on the card front or use greetings from card stock. Reveal the designer sheets in Echo Park’s Christmas Salutation pack.
  • Get over 25 Bonus Images
    plus Gnome for the Holidays Reveal You found the perfect card stock… Continue reading Get over 25 Bonus Images
  • From Our Gnome to Yours- Dollar Tree Inspired
    I gnome you love ’em. And if you can get them cheap you’ll be sharing gnome greeting with everybody this holiday season.
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Double Z Fold Card Tutorial and Reveal

Wonder what is in Echo Park’s Christmas Salutations 6×6 card stock package? Check out this quick reveal.

MainelyDiY earns a small fee for purchase

Next check out how ideas on utilizing this pack with the fun and quick double z fold card tutorial.

What is a z fold card anyway? It’s an action card that seems to move as you open it. These fun folds are extremely addictive. Watch the video until the end to learn from some of my boo-boos plus all my tips for making them.

Let the size of your art work for the front of your card dictate how to make your card. Typically you have 4 1/2″ in length by 3 to 4 inches high to work with. In our samples, we used greetings from a card stock package. Into stamping? This is a great place to feature your designs. Cut-outs, stickers, drawings – the sky in the limit. So let your talents shine!

If your split an letter sized piece of card stock in half lengthwise at 4 1/4 inches, you will have 2 card bases. This is the recommend size and shown in red in the cutting chart. The front should be 1/2″ narrower than the back and 1 inch shorter than the back.

Rectangles have two size options. Option A will have a eighth inch border whereas option B will have a quarter inch border. One rectangle should be a light color as it is a place to write your personal note. The second rectangle is purely decorative and depending on the front card stock you may decide not to use a second rectangle.

Cutting Chart

Back/BaseFrontRectangles ARectangles B
4 x 113-1/2 x 102-1/2 x 3-1/4 2-1/4 x 3
4-1/4 x 113-3/4 x 10 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 2-1/4 x 3-1/4
4-1/2 x 11 4 x 10 2-1/2 x 3-3/4 2-1/4 x 3-1/2
4-3/4 x 11 4-1/4 x 10 2-1/2 x 4 2-1/4 x 3-3/4
5 x 11 4-1/2 x 10 2-1/2 x 4-1/4 2-1/4 x 4

Score or fold the 10 and 11 inch pieces in half lengthwise. Next score or fold one half in half again.

Score Guide

ItemScore 1Score 2
Front (10″ Long)2-1/25
Back/Base (12″ Long)2-3/45-1/2

Watch the video for assembly tips, tips to make the most of your materials and learn from my mistakes.

Tools and Materials



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You may also like these ideas:

  • Quick Gift Tag Christmas Cards
    Quick and easy Christmas cards using gift tags. Choose large tags with sentiments, add to fun fold cards, embellish and you’re ready to send your love to friends and family this holiday season.
  • Merry M Fold Card Tutorial
    Whether you call a W fold or a M fold card, whom receives your homemade greeting card will be merry upon opening it. These action cards have motion thanks to the…you guessed it the M-fold.
  • Double Z Fold Card Tutorial and Reveal
    Learn to make double z-fold cards. These fun fold cards have moving parts as you open them. Guaranteed to kick up your card making skills Feature your art work on the card front or use greetings from card stock. Reveal the designer sheets in Echo Park’s Christmas Salutation pack.
  • Get over 25 Bonus Images
    plus Gnome for the Holidays Reveal You found the perfect card stock… Continue reading Get over 25 Bonus Images
  • From Our Gnome to Yours- Dollar Tree Inspired
    I gnome you love ’em. And if you can get them cheap you’ll be sharing gnome greeting with everybody this holiday season.
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Gnomes Really Do Grow on Trees

Gnomes are good luck. Some live underground and protect the ground, especially minerals and buried treasures. Others protect gardens and livestock. And the special woodland gnomes protect the forest. They have become so integral to tree live that they literally grow from the trees and are attired with buffalo plaid hats.

Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself!

Print pattern full sized on 8 1/2″ by 11″ paper. Can’t sew? Use glue from hat as an alternative.



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Get over 25 Bonus Images

plus Gnome for the Holidays Reveal

You found the perfect card stock or paper package. Using this cool tip I was able to get nearly 30 extra images from my package. And if you would like to see just what comes in the featured pack, then look no further.

Did you see the ceramic blade I used of cutting? I absolutely love these. They last almost forever. You can go from paper to quilting cloth with ever changing the blade. And it is really hard to cut yourself but accident.



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From Our Gnome to Yours- Dollar Tree Inspired

If you are in love with ever popular gnomes, join the club. These mystical woodland creatures and they love to be shared. What better way than through handmade greeting cards. But where can you find a ton of gnome images to work with AND at a cheap price? Look no further than your local Dollar Tree. While this video is not on card making, we’ve shared some of ours.

Love to see and share yours projects using these gnomes



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Last Minute Gift Tags – 8 Fresh Ideas

You’ve got your favorite Christmas music playing and you are happily wrapping those holidays presents when oh no! you run of gift tags?!

Here’s what to do!

8 ideas to save you from running to the store for gift tags. You’ll save money & recycle too!

These ideas are great as you can use what you have and likely were going to throw out in the trash anyways. Yup, you get to recycle too! If it’s bows you’re out of see our solution for that at the bottom on this page.

Materials? Those Christmas greeting cards or scrap card stock and some scissors. Check out of all the ideas.

Does it have a pretty design? Simply cut it out!

Got decorative scissors? Fancy edges will take your design up a few notches.

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We bet you have stickers! The kids will love to join the fun with this one.

How about paper punches? Don’t forget you can get two for one by gluing the punch out to a tag AND backing the hole cut out with contrasting paper.

Rubber stamps are always fun. A simple outline, color them in, emboss them ….what suits your desire and schedule.

Adding a hole with a regular hole punch and adding twisted two color string or a festive ribbon not only gives it pizzazz but a professional flare as well.

This post is dedicated to Mom who is the source of many of our inspirations. She designed and made every one of these tags.

Easy up-cycled bow for gift package

You Can Become a Star Bow Maker – Just in Time for Wrapping Gifts

You may also like these ideas:

  • Quick Gift Tag Christmas Cards
    Quick and easy Christmas cards using gift tags. Choose large tags with sentiments, add to fun fold cards, embellish and you’re ready to send your love to friends and family this holiday season.
  • Merry M Fold Card Tutorial
    Whether you call a W fold or a M fold card, whom receives your homemade greeting card will be merry upon opening it. These action cards have motion thanks to the…you guessed it the M-fold.
  • Double Z Fold Card Tutorial and Reveal
    Learn to make double z-fold cards. These fun fold cards have moving parts as you open them. Guaranteed to kick up your card making skills Feature your art work on the card front or use greetings from card stock. Reveal the designer sheets in Echo Park’s Christmas Salutation pack.
  • Get over 25 Bonus Images
    plus Gnome for the Holidays Reveal You found the perfect card stock… Continue reading Get over 25 Bonus Images
  • From Our Gnome to Yours- Dollar Tree Inspired
    I gnome you love ’em. And if you can get them cheap you’ll be sharing gnome greeting with everybody this holiday season.

The Perfect Gift

Dad’s Favorite Shirt



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3 Jovial Elfish Jester Gnomes

Gnomes are often known as the Guardian of Treasures. So what secret treasures are these Jester Gnomes the keeping? The answer is of course your smile! With their curled toed shoes, these little elves are sure to tickle every one they meet.

Make excellent gift tags and ornaments.

Why not add some to your holiday greeting cards? Or send along the cut shapes and let your recipients mix and match pieces to create their own Jester Gnomes – a great way to share the love of crafting.

Endless design combinations.

To use our svg files:

  • Download and upzip the files (available below).
  • Upload them to your Cricut Design Space (or similar software specific to your machine.)
  • Resize to desired size. We made ours 4″ tall.
  • Make a duplicate of the shapes and mirror image the duplicate copy.

Get our svg file here. They are $1.50 each or all three designs for $3.00

Jester Gnome delivered via email as a zip file. The zip file contains both pdf and svg file formats. Cost is $1.50 USD

Wonky Jester Gnome Duo delivered via email as a zip file. The zip file contains svg file format. Cost is $1.50 USD

Fat Hat Jester Gnome delivered via email as a zip file. The zip file contains svg file format. Cost is $1.50 USD

Jester Gnome Set delivered via email as a zip file. The zip file contains svg file formats Cost is $3.00 USD

A free printable pdf template for Jester Gnome is available in our

Pdf includes both red and green bodies. Print it and hand cut the designs.



      Prices subject to change. As participants in affiliate programs, we may earn small commissions on products and services linked in our blog/website. There is NO additional cost to you however it gives us a boost and allows us to continue to provide you with easy link access to items we use. We are participanta in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and the Cricut affiliate program. An affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to products and service of affiliated sites.

You may also like these ideas:

  • Quick Gift Tag Christmas Cards
    Quick and easy Christmas cards using gift tags. Choose large tags with sentiments, add to fun fold cards, embellish and you’re ready to send your love to friends and family this holiday season.
  • Merry M Fold Card Tutorial
    Whether you call a W fold or a M fold card, whom receives your homemade greeting card will be merry upon opening it. These action cards have motion thanks to the…you guessed it the M-fold.
  • Double Z Fold Card Tutorial and Reveal
    Learn to make double z-fold cards. These fun fold cards have moving parts as you open them. Guaranteed to kick up your card making skills Feature your art work on the card front or use greetings from card stock. Reveal the designer sheets in Echo Park’s Christmas Salutation pack.
  • Get over 25 Bonus Images
    plus Gnome for the Holidays Reveal You found the perfect card stock… Continue reading Get over 25 Bonus Images
  • From Our Gnome to Yours- Dollar Tree Inspired
    I gnome you love ’em. And if you can get them cheap you’ll be sharing gnome greeting with everybody this holiday season.

Santa Bow will make you Smile!



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Dirty Little Gnome Stars In Best Buddies Gone Bad

These two were close buddies and the best of friends. That was until the Dirty Little Gnome decided to snatch Dirty Little Santa’s body! Gnome was so ashamed that he crawled up inside Santa’s body and hid there disguised as a hat.

Well enough for that wild tale!

Oh be to to see the upgrades.

Buddies gone bad.

Looking for a SVG cutting file for both dirty little gnomes?

Dirty Santa Gnome Duo delivered via email as a zip file. The zip file contains both pdf and svg file formats. Cost is $1.50 USD

A free pdf template for Dirty Little Santa Gnome is available in our

Dirty Little Santa Gnome



      Prices subject to change. As participants in affiliate programs, we may earn small commissions on products and services linked in our blog/website. There is NO additional cost to you however it gives us a boost and allows us to continue to provide you with easy link access to items we use. We are participanta in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and the Cricut affiliate program. An affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to products and service of affiliated sites.



      Prices subject to change. As participants in affiliate programs, we may earn small commissions on products and services linked in our blog/website. There is NO additional cost to you however it gives us a boost and allows us to continue to provide you with easy link access to items we use. We are participanta in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and the Cricut affiliate program. An affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to products and service of affiliated sites.

You may also like these ideas:

  • Quick Gift Tag Christmas Cards
    Quick and easy Christmas cards using gift tags. Choose large tags with sentiments, add to fun fold cards, embellish and you’re ready to send your love to friends and family this holiday season.
  • Merry M Fold Card Tutorial
    Whether you call a W fold or a M fold card, whom receives your homemade greeting card will be merry upon opening it. These action cards have motion thanks to the…you guessed it the M-fold.
  • Double Z Fold Card Tutorial and Reveal
    Learn to make double z-fold cards. These fun fold cards have moving parts as you open them. Guaranteed to kick up your card making skills Feature your art work on the card front or use greetings from card stock. Reveal the designer sheets in Echo Park’s Christmas Salutation pack.
  • Get over 25 Bonus Images
    plus Gnome for the Holidays Reveal You found the perfect card stock… Continue reading Get over 25 Bonus Images
  • From Our Gnome to Yours- Dollar Tree Inspired
    I gnome you love ’em. And if you can get them cheap you’ll be sharing gnome greeting with everybody this holiday season.

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Dirty Little Santa Gnome

You’d be dirty too, if you went down people’s chimneys. While this fun little guy is a Santa Claus he could be a gnome for any season when dressed in other colors. If you don’t like the dirty look, you can easily choose a whiter color for his beard.

Check out our library for a FREE printable pdf. The pattern is in color so you can print on white card stock and cut the pieces out or print out a paper pattern to be used over and over. We recommend using a small punch at the top out Santa’s hat for hanging. Alternately you could sandwich a string between the front and an added body blank adhered to the back. Better yet why not make him double sided? One clean and the other dirty! Just remember to mirror image the pieces on the back side.

Want a SVG cutting file?

Not only will a cut file be available for the Dirty Santa Gnome, there will be a bonus gnome design. Plus learn how to upgrade them both.

Dirty Little Gnome stars in Buddies Gone Bad

Dirty Little Gnome Stars In Best Buddies Gone Bad