Layered Bird Gift Topper – Silhouette America Blog

Layered Bird Gift Topper

Free Design of the Week | Bird Tag Tutorial by Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

For this project I’ll be turning a bird design from  Jamie Koay into a little gift topper using some patterned cardstock I had on hand and Silhouettes’ Printable Adhesive Kraft Paper. If you haven’t gotten a chance to play with this kraft paper yet, please do! The color and texture are great, and IT’S ADHESIVE! Sigh, the things my heart beats for. Ha!

 

For this project, you’ll need:

  • Silhouette CAMEO®/Portrait® or the Silhouette Curio™
  • Silhouette Printable Adhesive Kraft Paper
  • Patterned Cardstock

 

Let’s get to it!

 

  • Once design downloaded into your library, locate the design and open it up in Silhouette Studio®. From there, open the offset window. This will create an extended version of the bird, essentially creating a background to layer it atop. I have my offset set to 0.066, but play around with what you like most.

Free Design of the Week | Bird Tag Tutorial by Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

  • Once your shape is offset, you will notice that not only did the outer edge of the bird offset, but so did the internal bits. No worries. With your offset shape selected, locate the modify window and select release. This will create individual shapes, allowing you to delete the internal parts completely while keeping the “background” in tact.

Free Design of the Week | Bird Tag Tutorial by Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

  • With the internal parts deleted, you can now separate your original bird shape and the offset “background” shape and set it to cut. Luckily, the cut settings are the same for Cardstock and Kraft paper, so you won’t need to switch your blade in between materials.

Free Design of the Week | Bird Tag Tutorial by Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

  • With your cardstock or kraft paper place on your cutting mat, insert the cutting mat into your Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait and send to cut!

Free Design of the Week | Bird Tag Tutorial by Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

  • Once you cut both your cardstock and kraft pieces, you can simply peel off the kraft paper “sticker” and easily lay it atop your cardstock backings.

Free Design of the Week | Bird Tag Tutorial by Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

  • And, that’s it. Tie them on top and give yourself a pat on the back for adorning your gift so adorably in the matter of minutes!

Free Design of the Week | Bird Tag Tutorial by Brittany Sazonoff (BSaz Creates) for Silhouette America

 

 

Happy crafting!

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:

Blade

CAMEO 12-inch cutting mat

printable adhesive kraft paper

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3 comments

  1. LOVE it. Thank you!

  2. Love that kraft paper! Such a fun way to use it, too. Thanks for the inspiration, Brittany!

  3. So simple but so gorgeous! I’m definitely doing this!

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