Monday, December 01, 2014

Silhouette Giveaway Blog Hop!!!

Well howdy everyone!!
I've got a fun post happening today so I'm glad you've joined me.

Today Silhouette America is having a blog hop ... and I'm the last one on the list.  So if you've been on the hop to all of the other gals blogs and have finally landed here (after visiting Amy Cox's blog last) then you're in the right place!!

As you have noticed already each of the Silhouette America Designers are hosting a Giveaway on their blog and today I am doing the same thing!!  I will share my giveaway at the end of my blog post but first I'd like to share these fun little projects with you.

I created a variety of Christmas/Holiday themed gift tags using the fabulous Silhouette Printable Kraft Paper.  This is one of my favourite Silhouette products and I used it often on layouts and other types of projects.

So here's the first set of tags that I made.

I began by using these sentiment files (Noel & Merry Christmas) that I placed onto a tag shape.
I then coloured in the sentiment by filing in the colour to black and the line colour to black.  I then printed those sentiments (using the Registration marks) through my printer.
After it printed onto the Kraft paper I ran it through my Silhouette to cut the tag shapes ... and voila!

Then I made 4 smaller round shaped tags.
These 3d cutout tag shapes are already created for you in the Silhouette online store - Angel, Tree, poinsettia, bird.

I simple added some text to 2 of the tags shapes printed those out first and then ran the kraft paper through my Silhouette and cut out the various shaped tags.  I then cut out the larger shaped tags from 4 different colored pieces of card stock and then adhered the kraft paper on to those.  In order for the adhesive kraft paper to not stick (on the cut-out shapes) I simply rubbed a bit of baby powder on the backside and this removes the stickiness.

I also created this fun card using the Printable Kraft paper and my sketch pens.
I found this great phrase ("have yourself a merry little christmas") and decided it would look good on the kraft coloured paper.

After inserting it onto the tag shape (in Silhouette studio) I simply ungrouped the image and then highlighted the words that I wanted to sketch with in certain colours.  Make sure that you also click on NO CUT in the cut setting window so that the design will only sketch and not cut later.

I love the glitter green sketch pen as it has a bit of sparkle - just perfect for the holiday season!

I used the red sketch pen and another sentiment onto a pennant design which I used as an envelope label. So fun!

Supplies used: 
Silhouette Printable Kraft Paper
Sketch Pens
Rhinestone setter

Now for the fun part!

Giveaway time!!!

I'm excited to be giving away a package of the Silhouette Printable Kraft Paper and Silhouette Printable Cotton Canvas!!  2 of my favourite products!

SO here's a few things that you'll need to do in order to enter this giveaway.
  • Open to US/Canada Residents, 18 & older.  
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. Prizes will be fulfilled by Silhouette America.
  • Winner cannot have won another Silhouette America giveaway in the past 90 days.
  • Winners should expect their prize to arrive within 4-6 weeks.

You can enter by follow the details below with Raffelcopter .  Good luck to all of you!!!
The lucky winner will be announced here on my blog on Mon., Dec. 8th!

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  1. So many great Christmas tag ideas here all of the ways you used the kraft paper. The popup cutouts are awesome!

  2. Whew! I made it through the whole hop! Your tags and labels are beautiful, Cari. My favorite are the tags at the top that are printed with a simple cutout. :)

  3. I love your tags! The pop out ones are really clever :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. awesome tags! Love the sketch pens!

  5. I love Kraft anything, add rhinestones and I am a happy girl!

  6. Kari, every single tag is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for the baby powder tip. I will definitely be trying that.

  7. Love these, Cari! The kraft paper is one of my most used products! It makes for such cute tags!

  8. Nice, cute, sweet and simple.
    Thank you for the ideas.....

  9. These tags are awesome! I love the printable kraft paper. And it's so handy that it's already sticky. (But the baby powder idea is also genius.)

  10. I love those lil circle tags with the popup pieces!

  11. I love doing things are cardstock...I especially like the pop up neat.

  12. Anonymous11:06 AM

    What a neat way to use my sketch pens! I thought you had stamped the sentiments on the cards. Love it!!!!

  13. I have been obsessed with cards and tags this year. Great ideas.

  14. This intimidates me a little. But I game to try it :)

  15. I love your tags! So many different looks but all so amazing!

  16. Love all the tags you made!

  17. Love the tags. Specially the first 2!

  18. great job- you've inspired me to finally make the tags!

  19. Awesome inspiration! TY!

  20. These are all gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

  21. Love your tags...I got tired of the tags you get at the store and now I make all my tags.

  22. Love, love, love your tags. I need to try this kraft paper. :)

  23. Your tags 'popped' right off the post....I absolutely HAD TO stop by and find out how you made these pretties! I love CAS with a hint of country, so needless to say, your tags blew me away! Thanks for the detailed info on how you made the tags. I have only used my print & cut feature once or twice, but that will change with your easy-to-follow instructions!

  24. Great tags! I love the pop ups and sketch pen :D Thanks for the inspirations!

  25. These tags are adorable!

  26. Anonymous2:42 PM

    Each of your tags is a work of (he)Art! Thanks for sharing your talent!