The Christmas holidays were pretty busy and I didn’t have a chance to put together blog posts on the things I was working on. I made Christmas gift tags for the family, and have been working on a thank you card for my in-laws.
I cut out the tags using my Silhouette Cameo – the Silhouette Studio file is available for download at the end of the post.
I used two stamp sets for the images and sentiments: the reindeer and presents from the Merry and Bright stamp set and a few of the cups, smiley faces, snowflakes, and sentiments from the Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte stamp set.
I stamped the images and sentiments using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the images in using a combination of Copic and Shinhan Touch Twin Markers. I cut them out using the Silhouette Cameo and Pixscan Mat.
I used a pale blue and white card stock to create the tags. With the reindeer and hot chocolate tags, for example, I cut out one set of blue tags and one set of white tags that were split across the middle – the cut line is included in the file below. I then paired the opposites together.
I stamped some of the tags with snowflakes from the Merry and Bright set with versamark ink and used white embossing powder on them.
I finished the tags off with some red and white twine.
Thank You Card
The second card I’m sharing today is a winter thank you card very much inspired by a card created by Lime Doodle Designs. Because I don’t have the stamps or die cuts used in that card, I had to get a little creative.
I used the Silhouette-friendly free font KG Beneath Your Beautiful to write out thank you. Because the font is pretty thin, I used the Silhouette Studio offset feature to make it a little thicker. I then welded it to a thin rectangle, and then cut out three or four of them to adhere to each other using spray adhesive. (With the thinner die cuts, spray adhesive is the easiest way to stack the dies for dimension.)
I wish I could find where I got the bird icons from, but unfortunately, I can’t. I printed them out using a laser printer onto Neenah Solar White Cardstock (110#) because I was planning on doing some Copic coloring. I also use this hat from this winter vector set and made some changes to it using Illustrator.
I colored the hats using B04 and B04. I don’t have any browns in Copics so I used Shinhan Touch Twin markers BR103 (Potato Brown) andBR91 (Natural oak.) For the beaks, I used my Copic Y19.
I cut a card front (5.5×4.25) out of light grey cardstock and stamped it with the Simon Says Stamp Frozen Fractals stamp set in Delicata White Shimmer. I cut a piece of white cardstock (about 3×4) and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.
I adhered the birds, hats, and thanks die cut using foam tape and then adhered the dotted cardstock and the grey cardstock to the card front with the Tombow Stamp Runner. The blue and white twine I had didn’t match entirely with the shade of blue I used on the hats so I just colored over the twine using the Copic B04.
Check out the full list of supplies for each project below (affiliate links where applicable):
Supplies for Both Projects
- Silhouette Cameo (AZ | SSS)
- Silhouette Cameo Pixscan Matt (AZ | SSS)
- Copic Perfect Primaries – 6 set (AZ | SSS)
- Shinhan Touch Twin Markers – 36 set (AZ | SSS)
Supplies for Christmas Tags
- Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte Stamps (AZ | SSS)
- Simon Says Stamp Merry and Bright (SSS)
- Silhouette Studio Tag File (Download)
Supplies for Thank You Card
- Cuttlebug (AZ | SSS)
- Cuttlebug 5×7 Embossing Swiss Dots (Joann)
- Thanks Silhouette Studio File (Download)
Let me know what you think of the projects in the comments!