Gift tags freebie cut file

I wanted to make gift tags from my latest printable christmas papers. I printed some sheets of my favorite structured card stock. Then I created some simple gift tag shapes in Silhouette Studio, 6 shapes and copied 5 of them to make them smaller and fill the whole sheet and make the most of the papers. Nothing special, but so handy!

The file might be helpful for you, too, so I share it here as a freebie.
It is european DinA4, but with some minor adjustments you can use it with international letter size, too.

Just click to download and enjoy.

gift tags file as .studio

a click on the images lead to the papers.

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Biking on a sunny afternoon…lalala….

This is the last round of my recent tags mini production. Some are already gone making friends happy. People indeed see them as little gifts. Maybe I ashould make a collage sheet from some of the Lola figures.

For these I used my new bicycle die from die-versions. They make beautiful designs and I love the quality of the american made steel dies.

Have fun with these fresh green summer tags!

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making endless damask paper rollers for gelli printing

I recently ordered 2 sets of damask embossing folders from Sizzix with having wall paper like prints in mind. The little size does not cover a letter size sheet though, so I tried to make endless rollers.
I found a matching roll within my fabric stock and cut it in pieces, also the embossed papers and fixed them around the rolls.You need to have very good double sided tape for this to get a clear endless pattern.

I used the rollers with the gelli plate and it was such a sticky, messy and intricate action, that I totally forgot to make pics. I was not happy with the results anyway. But with a couple of days rest in between, then scanning some of the best sheets, recoloring them on the computer and printing the new colors I found them usable.

I cut tags, ran them through the Big Shot again embossing them with the same patterns. I brushed distressed ink pads over it softly to get more contrasts and then covered them with embellishments. At the end I love them and I will bore you even more with tags 🙂

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May an angel be vain?

On my tags YES.
And when preparing to bring a love message OF COURSE.

For the backgrounds I embossed my own printed card stock, then softly rubbed distressed ink pads over the embossed parts in matching colors to get more contrast on the damask and tape measure wall paper pattern.
Then I added the embellishments.

Have fun looking at my newest tag creations.

Lola Angel tags

Paper lace doilies on elegant black and white gift tags with flowers

I love lace of all kind.
Now I tried the first time to cut paper lace doilies on my Silhouette Cameo. I recently bought many designs from the Silhouette online store, because I find them soooo complicated to make, that I do not have to do this myself.
I even had a bit of a hard time to cut the finished designs. I had to try many different settings and paper qualities. The intricate designs will not work with cheap paper, that tears easily.
You have to use new sharp blades and a slow speed.

I put different designs and sizes on letter size format and came up with a stack of beautiful lace doilies. Now I have to think what to do with them and just started with some tags I decorated with flower embellishments from my own black and white flower collage sheets.

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printed prints – spring tags with butterflies

I just did not have the heart to cut my original gelli prints so I have scanned them all, yes all 79 I have made during my “test the gelatin printing” and “test the new gelliarts plate which arrived a couple of days ago” phase. But now they are saved forever and I can work with them without damaging anything.

Wow, and it was so much fun to recolor some of them, play with hue and saturation, contrasts and brightness.
I printed some of them on my favorite structured off white card stock. They printed like a charm and are looking great, perfect for making tags together with some butterfly and flower embellishments.

I die cut not only tags, but ovals and circles. The first time I tried triangle tags and I like them.
Have a great and sunny day!

butterflies collage sheet
flowers collage sheet


gelli arts prints

gelli arts prints

Tags from my gelli prints

Tags from my gelli prints

 

Quick greeting card

Last week I needed a quick greeting card for a new born baby. I used some of my embossing experiments: the basic card, a square element of the same pattern and one of my new grungy paper labels fixed with a pin and decorated with a box and two fluffy balls from the craft shop.

baby shower card

grunge labels paper notes

grunge labels paper notes