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DIY Paper Scripture Tags

Written by Tracy Pounds

April 12, 2024

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Today, I’m thrilled to share a fun and simple paper craft project with a meaningful twist. This Easter craft holds a special place in my heart as I prepare it for my grandchildren, but its heartfelt message can accompany any gift, spreading joy and inspiration. We’ll be crafting a simple yet beautiful paper cross, adorned with a verse on the back. Whether tucked into your Bible or used as a bookmark, this creation is sure to uplift and inspire. Join me as we explore the art of paper crafting, using patterned paper, cardstock, and a touch of chalk ink to bring this project to life!

Crafting Your Paper Cross

I am using solid-colored 4×6 cardstock along with patterned paper that is a half-inch smaller – 3.5 x 5.5 inches. Take a ruler, lay it in the middle of your patterned paper, and draw a line outlining the ruler on both sides using a Frixion Pen pen. (These pens are great because the ink disappears when you apply heat!) I’ll do the same with the ruler across the paper to create the cross shape. 

Cut your cross out with scissors and use a heat tool to erase your pen lines. Next, I’ll use chalk ink to add some colors to the paper edges. Use a chalk ink pad and just rub it along the edges. 

Place your patterned paper cross on top of a piece of colored cardstock, and glue it down with Scotch Quick Dry Glue. Then, cut the cardstock around the cross to create a border.

Adding Embellishments to your Paper Cross

I’ll use a large heart hole punch to cut out a heart to attach to the center of my cross. I’ll add some chalk ink around the edges of my heart and use Foam Tape to attach it to the cross.

Punch a hole in the top of your cross and add twine so you can hang it from a gift or use it as a bookmark. Put both tails through the hole and tie a bow in the front. 

At this point, I’m going to use some Pitt Pens to do some detail and line work around my patterned paper and heart. This does not need to be perfect, but just a fun, doodle look. I’ll also add some Stickles to my flowers and polka dots.

These are so simple, fun, and easy to make! Whether tucked into a Bible, used as a bookmark, or displayed in your home, each cross serves as a reminder of faith and positivity. Consider sharing these special verse cards with someone who could use a little extra encouragement or inspiration. Let them know they’re in your thoughts and prayers with a thoughtful gesture that 

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speaks volumes.

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