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Vinyl Gift Tags

A Treat for You | Vinyl Gift Tag Tutorial | Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

A Treat for You | Vinyl Gift Tag Tutorial | Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

Ah, treats. My love language; my go-to. I know some of you feel me on this one. Whether in the form of candy or a fresh baked cookie, it’s the direct way to my heart. And what better than to be able to give a sweet treat to a friend topped with a little handmade tag love? That’s right. In this tutorial, I will take you through the steps of how to create your own treat tags using the Silhouette Adhesive Vinyl, which can be adapted for anything from gifts to organizational tags. Whatever your little hearts desire! Mine desires, sugar. 

 

For this project, you will need:

  1. Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait
  2. Silhouette Adhesive Vinyl
  3. Silhouette Transfer Paper
  4. The Hook Tool
  5. The Scraper Tool
  6. Blank Gift Tags

 

Let’s begin!

  • In Silhouette Studio, start by creating a rectangle equivalent to the size of your gift tag to use as a template for sizing your design.

A Treat for You | Vinyl Gift Tag Tutorial | Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

  • Browse the Silhouette Design Store, and pick a phrase or design you’d like to adorn your tags with. The design I chose is #90507 (A Treat for You).

A Treat for You | Vinyl Gift Tag Tutorial | Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

  • Size the design to fit within your rectangular tag template. Once sized, the rectangle can be deleted and you can duplicate your design to be cut out however many times you need.

A Treat for You | Vinyl Gift Tag Tutorial | Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

  • Ready to cut? The cool part about using vinyl, is that to feed it into your CAMEO or Portrait, you won’t be needing a cutting mat. The one thing you will need to check, depending on the width of your vinyl/machine is that the rollers are locked in to the right spot so that your vinyl doesn’t move all around. If you only have a scrap piece of vinyl you’re trying to use, great! Your best bet with scrap pieces is to throw them on your cutting mat, and put them through your machine that way.
  • Note: When doing vinyl projects, there are a few things you’ll need to get acquainted with: the hook tool, weeding, and using the transfer paper with your scraper tool.

A Treat for You | Vinyl Gift Tag Tutorial | Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

  • Once your design is cut out, you will want to use the hook tool to weed out the excess vinyl pieces. Weeding simply means to remove the unwanted bits from your design until only the final design remains.

A Treat for You | Vinyl Gift Tag Tutorial | Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

  • Transferring your design: Begin by cutting a piece of transfer paper that covers the entirety of your design. The transfer paper is the sticky, semi-transparent material with a red grid printed on it. Peel the backing off your transfer paper piece, place sticky-side down on atop your vinyl design. Using the scraper tool, rub over the top until the entire design is attached to the transfer paper side. From there, place that piece stick-side down on top of your tag, using your scraper tool once more to finish off the transfer.

A Treat for You | Vinyl Gift Tag Tutorial | Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

  • Peel back the transfer paper, and there you go! If any of your design pieces are still sticking to the transfer paper, use the scraper tool once more before peeling the entire piece of transfer paper off.

A Treat for You | Vinyl Gift Tag Tutorial | Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

Now pick those people you want to shower with sweets and get to makin!

A Treat for You | Vinyl Gift Tag Tutorial | Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

Brittany Sazonoff

Hi friends, both old and new! My name is Brittany (of BSaz Creates) and I am so excited to be joining the Silhouette Creative Team for another year! Outside of the Creative Team, I am freelance designer and creative living out my life-long affair with crafts in Chicago, IL. I have used my Silhouette CAMEO for projects small and large. From invitations to storefront windows, Silhouette has expanded my capabilities as a one-woman design studio in so many ways. When I'm not working on a project (or even when I am) you can almost always find me eating ice cream and cuddling with my pint sized pup, Brody, who makes quite the appearance on my instagram. I can't wait to continue to share my projects with you all!

Designs Used:

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®

Blade

hook

scraper

12-inch matte adhesive vinyl

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4 comments

  1. So pretty! Excellent tutorial, and I wouldn’t mind finding one of those beautiful treat boxes on my doorstep. Just sayin’. 😉

    1. If only they were actually packed full of treats! 😉

  2. This is my favorite project among all in this blog.

    Thank you, Brittany!

    1. Wow, Leon. What a compliment! Thank you!!

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