Month: November 2017

DIY Christmas Wine Bag

Sew a Holiday Wine Bag for Gift Giving

Wine Gift Bag

Christmas is right around the corner and I’m working on holiday gifts. Today I’ve combined my love of sewing with this awesome wine bag.

We all know that the best crafting projects start with great tutorials. I used a tutorial from Craftsy for making this “fat quarter friendly” project. (more…)

Quick and Easy Christmas Gift Tags

Holly Tags with Free Cut File

 

Quick and Easy Christmas Gift Tags

I love to study historical traditions, so I’ve been reading today about holly and its role in the Christmas season.

Here are just a few links to articles about its use in Christmas tradition, in case you’re interested:

Holly, Ivy and Christmas Plants 

Christmas: eight things you didn’t know about holly

Why do we decorate with holly at Christmas? 

 

Since I’ve been busy creating gift tags, I wanted to share with you these simple gift tags that I created using my new “holly” SVG file.  In case you missed my first free SVG, you can find it HERE.

Holly Quick and Easy Christmas Gift Tags

My basic oval tag was created with my Silhouette Cameo 2. I drew an oval 2″ x 3″ and then did an internal offset to make the white part of the tag. (more…)

Creatively Give A Gift Card

Make a Match Box

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Today I wanted to share with you one way to give a gift card creatively, using a handmade Match Box.

With Christmas right around the corner, there is no doubt you’ve been searching for gift ideas.

A gift card almost seems like a last resort, doesn’t it? You shop… and shop for the perfect gift, and then you throw up your hands and say, “I’m going to give a gift card.”

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Creating Gift Tags from Scraps and Free SVG File

Tag set and cutting files.
Christmas Tag Set
Gift Tags are a wonderful way to use up bits and pieces and they make gifts look so special. These turned out so cute that nobody will know they came from scrap bits in your stash.

I’ve cut these little tags in Silhouette Studio from a file I created myself in Inkscape. With the cut file below you can make tags like these as well as something that is the right size for your gift.

I was able to cut out 4 tags, the white layer and these cute little trees from small pieces that I grabbed from my overflowing file drawer. Each tag is only 1.5 inches x 2.5 inches and is the perfect size for gifting those smaller items on your Christmas list. 

This tiny sentiment comes from  “A Little Love”, stamp set from Close to My Heart. It’s the smallest stamp that I had available and fit perfectly in the amount of white space on the tag. For the hole at the top of the tag, I simply used a paper punch. This is something that could be added to the cut file, but this way you can use your own punch to make it larger for ribbon or smaller for baker’s twine or other string. Of course some bling, like these enamel embellishments, provide some extra dimension.

This is my first time trying to make my own cut file and it’s been an enjoyable challenge to learn this process. Today I’m sharing it as a free file in Zip format. There are formats in PNG, SVG, DXF, and JPEG. You can download the entire file by clicking on the link below.

 

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Layers of tag cut file.

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