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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Made by YOU: Lots of Gift Tags!

It's Christmas Eve! Are you all set for the big day tomorrow? Whether you are all prepared for Christmas or still wrapping presents, please take a seat, grab a cup of tea and enjoy these gift tags that were made by the readers of this blog. 

1. Ana Maria 
Ana Maria was one of the first people to try out my Gift Tags tutorial and I couldn't have been more pleased when I saw her tags on my Facebook wall.

Ana Maria's tags are adorable! I love that she used the colors of the elf to coordinate with the base of the tag. You can read more about Ana Maria's tags on her blog Shorty Creations

2. Cecilia
I was so impressed when I first saw Cecilia's tags on Facebook. What a clever idea to print and layer the main image on the base!

I really like the little touches that she added to the tags. Did you notice that she even varied the design of the labels too? There are more details of this project on Cecilia's Crafting in the Night blog. You must check it out!

3. Ooh La La Paperie
So you want to make these tags but you have a problem. You only have the SVG or Cut Its but you do not have the Silhouette Designer Edition that is needed to import the files. No worries! Ooh La La Paperie has come out with a BRILLIANT tutorial that will show you how to use your SVGs to make these tags WITHOUT the Silhouette Designer Edition!

Go to the Ooh La La Paperie blog and she will show you how to use the free Inkscape program to convert your SVG into a PNG file that you can use to print-and-cut these tags out. Even if you already have the graphic or the Designer Ed, do check out her tutorial. It's a good one and besides, you never know when this info will come in handy. ;-)

4. Candi
Candi is always full of great ideas and I have learned much from her. Her addition of glitter and glossy accents (for the eyes!) on these tags sure kicked them up a couple of notches. 

Candi is also super smart to print out the patterned base instead of layering it like I did. At the time of this post, Candi has not updated her blog but she has mentioned that she will put up a post on these tags as well as some other 3D projects using Lettering Delights files soon. In the meantime, you can read about Candi's other work on her Creating in Chaos blog

5. Rebecca
Becky is one of those girls who constantly amaze me. For example, she has only started blogging 6 months ago and already it is filled with a ton of lovely projects.

Even though she is very busy, Becky took the time to make these tags. I had used the Silhouette Studio software for my tutorial but Becky has shown that you can make this project with Make-the-Cut too! She used Make-the-Cut to make her tags with her Silhouette SD. You can see more photos and read about Becky's tags on her Happy Card Encouragement Factory blog.


I want to give my most heartfelt thanks to these ladies for taking the time to try out my tutorial. It is a super busy time of year and despite me giving only a very short notice, they created these beautiful tags to share with all of us. Please visit their blogs to check out their work and don't forget to give them some love.

I have also created this special button for your featured blogs so feel free to grab this badge, ladies! Just copy and paste the code to the sidebar of your blog. Thank you for sharing your work with us!

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  1. Thank you very much Jin for giving us the opportunity to be featured on your great blog. You know I look up to you as a crafter even though I am very busy and don't get over here that much anymore. Thanks again!

    The Happy Card Encouragement Factory

  2. Was so excited, Jin, to see this feature! Such an honor... Everyone did fabulous!!! Thanks so much for your inspiration Jin! Keep your tutorials coming!