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Cricut Gift Tags Plus a FREE Happy Holidays SVG File to Use!

Learn how to make shiny and easy Cricut gift tags! Plus grab a free Happy Holidays gift tag SVG to use to make your own.

In my last tutorial I showed you a few easy gift tags to make with a Cricut Joy so today I thought I’d show you how to make some shiny Cricut gift tags with the bigger Cricut machines and foil.

Since the release of the Cricut Foil Transfer Kit, I’ve been foiling everything (as you might have noticed!). I’ve foiled on canvas, made foiled address labels, and add foil to printable vinyl for easy DIY decor.

I’m getting a jump on my holiday gift wrapping by having DIY custom gift tags made and ready to use! I even made a FREE Happy Holidays gift tag SVG file to use on a foil gift tag (find below).

I’m going to show you how to use foil but you can just as easily use Cricut pens or markers for these Cricut Christmas tags.

These foil tags would be perfect to add to gifts for crafters, or gifts for Cricut users, or to any DIY personalized gift you make. Let’s get started!

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Materials Needed for Cricut Gift Tags

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Using Cricut Design Space to Design Custom Gift Tags

There are so many ways to make Cricut gift tags that sometimes it’s hard to narrow down which ones to make!

For this Christmas gift tags DIY tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make four different custom gift tags, all of them using Cricut foil. If you don’t want to use the Cricut foil, you can easily use the writing and cutting function with Cricut pens.

Also, if you are new to CDS, make sure to check out my series of Cricut Design Space 101 tutorials to get started.

The first thing you’ll want to do is find some tags you want to use. After clicking on Image, I typed “tag” in the search field and the four tags I used came up on top. Click on the ones you want and then click on Insert Images.

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To make the from Santa gift tag, I first ungrouped the file and changed the top layer to foil.

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Make sure the top layer is selected (it highlights on the layers panel), then change the Operation to Foil and select Fine or Medium. Then you can change the color of the foil you are going to use also.

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Then so I could see what it will look like I changed the bottom layer of the Santa file to red.

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Since this is a from Santa gift tag, I want to add a name to it. You can easily add the name with foil too but I decided to have my Cricut write it.

I clicked on Text and typed what I wanted. Then on the font drop-down menu, filter the fonts to Writing. Choose which ever writing font you want!

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Then I changed the color of the Draw to dark green so I know which color Cricut pen to insert.

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I want the name to fit inside the Santa cup so I used the curve function to curve the text so it fit. I have a full tutorial on how to use the curve function in Cricut Design Space if you need additional help with this part.

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Once everything is how I want it, I select all the layers (text, foil Santa, and background cut) and click on Attach. The Santa gift tags are now ready to cut!

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For the other Cricut gift tags, I found some files that are perfect to use with the foil transfer tool. In the image section, filter Art Type on the side to Draw Only. Then I typed in Christmas in the search bar. There are a ton!

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Scroll through to see what you want to use! If you want to use the one Merry Christmas one I used, type #M195E9D99 in the search bar and for the Wishing You quote type #MFB851C.

Once the file is inserted change the LineType to foil, select your color and then size it to fit over the round tag.

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Select both and click on Attach.

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Repeat the same process for the other gold foil gift tags. Change the file to foil and gold or silver. For this one, I wanted a From line on it so I inserted a text box and typed in what I wanted. Then again filter the fonts to Writing.

Change the font to foil as we did above. Size everything to fit on the tag and Center Horizontally. While everything is selected, click on Attach.

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Using the FREE Happy Holidays Foil Gift Tag SVG

If you want to make holiday gift tags with the free file I have, once you’ve downloaded it to your computer, upload it into Cricut Design Space and insert it on your canvas. This file is specifically designed to use with the Cricut foil tips, pens, and engraving tip.

It will look funny, that’s ok!! You’ll need to Ungroup everything and then click on the individual elements to change them to foil.

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I changed the Happy with circles image to foil->medium and gold. You’ll notice when it coverts to foil it only shows the outlines that we want foiled.

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Do the same with the Holidays circle and the To: and From:.

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Drag the circles over the black tag and Attach them all together. Do the same with the back of the tag. Move the To: and From: and Center if you want. Then Attach.

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On the prepare screen move the tags in and down about 1/2-1 inch to leave room for the foil tape that needs to be applied.

Cutting Out Foiled Gift Tags

The nice thing about the 12 x 12 foil transfer sheets is that you can make a bunch of gift tags at once! Change the Project Number on the Prepare screen to select the number of copies you want.

Then place a piece of cardstock on your Cricut mat and change the setting to cardstock.

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Now that we have all the pen colors and foil colors set in Cricut Design Space, we will keep getting prompts on what to do for each step. I love that part of CDS!

Move the rollers to the edge of the machine and insert the foil housing with the tip that CDS tells you too.

It first told me to insert the green gel pen. I always like to scribble with it on a scratch sheet of paper to make sure the ink is flowing. I forgot to do this one on my mermaid invitations and part of the words were missing!

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Once the writing was done, the Cricut stopped and told me to tape down the green piece of foil. I am making three different colored foil tags on one sheet of cardstock – green, gold and silver.

If you are doing multiple on a mat you just need to make sure you put them on different sections on the Prepare screen and then take note of where to tape down the foil.

Without unloading the mat, tape down the foil and press on the blinking light.

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After the foil tool is done, the Cricut will pause again and tell you to remove the foil

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Then it told me to tape down a gold piece of foil. Another note is that sometimes the tape rips the cardstock so make sure the tape is far enough out that it won’t tear the actual tag.

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Once the gold is done, it paused and told me to tape on the silver foil. Again, if you are doing only one foil color, you won’t need to do these extra steps.

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Once all the foil is done, the Cricut will pause and have you remove the foil and the foil tool and insert the fine point housing. Do this all without removing the mat!

I did the same process for the black gift tags.

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See the rips the tape left on the black kraftboard??? That’s why it’s important to make the foil bigger than your project so the tape lines will be outside of the cut zone. It doesn’t always do it, but better to be safe!

Now the blade will cut the tags out. Once that’s done, you’ll be prompted to unload the mat. Remove the excess cardstock and remove the new silver and gold foiled tags!

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For the black gift tags, I made different ones to show you the difference of how the gold and silver foil look on the black background. They are both pretty vibrant and shiny!

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And check out the differences on the red cardstock. The green doesn’t stand out quite as much.

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I love the silver foil on the from Santa gift tag. Remember for this one I used a green glitter gel pen for the name.

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For the double-sided Cricut foil gift tags, glue the top and bottom together and you’ll be ready to sign your name to any present you need to give out!

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I’m not sure I can decide on which one my favorite is!

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If you want to use another one of my favorite Cricut features, print then cut, check out these cute printed tags from

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FREE Happy Holidays Gift Tag SVG File

As a reminder, all of my FREE SVG files are for personal use only and not for commercial use. Please click here to purchase a commercial license if you want to use the files for commercial purposes such as to sell items for your small business.

Sometimes the file will look blurry when you first open it, but once you download it, the SVG will open up clearly.

If it doesn’t automatically download, you might need to right-click on it and Save As. If you need additional help, make sure to check out my post on how to download and upload files to CDS.

Or check out my Cricut Design Space 101 series for even more tutorials.

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How to Make Cricut Gift Tags with Foil

Yield: A bunch of tags
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: Under $1

Make your own shiny custom gift tags with a Cricut and Cricut foil.


  1. In Cricut Design Space, search tags. Insert whichever shape tag you want on a new canvas. Or you can open the project in CDS by clicking here.
  2. Search drawing art type that you want foiled on the tag. Add text boxes with custom sentiments.
  3. Size everything to fit on the gift tag.
  4. Change the line type for all writing to Foil and then select a tip size.
  5. Select the foil image and the tag and click on ATTACH.
  6. Select cardstock as you setting and follow all of the on screen prompts to foil and cut out your tags.


See post for full detailed tutorial and video.

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Saturday 21st of November 2020

I've been looking for just this! Thanx for taking the time to explain the process so seemlessly!

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Tuesday 24th of November 2020

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