Vellum Feathers
First Cut

Vellum Feathers

Have you tried our Β vellumΒ with your Silhouette? Today I’ve got a quick project idea and a couple of tips for working with vellum that I’d like to share. I used the CAMEO and cut this week’s free shape out of vellum and attached it to the front of a sketched lunch bag. Easy peasy DIY gift wrap!

I kind of love how the feathers turned out! What I love about them is that the shape is a delicate one, and so it the vellum. With that combination, it could be a tricky one when it comes to removing the shapes from the mat. But, I found that the combination of using a light hold mat and removing it with the spatula tool made a world of difference. Then there is the issue of adhesive. Because you can see through the vellum the adhesive tends to show through. Sometimes I’m ok to embrace that, but when I’m not, here are a couple of tricks I like to use… stitching it to the project with a sewing machine like I did here with the feathers to the gift bag, or like I did with the center piece of the feather, run the shape through the xyron to make the entire piece a sticker. Β A couple of other fun ways I like to attach vellum to a project are, using a stapler or paper clip. You just have to get a little creative, which is half the fun!


vellum feathers


The vellum is subtle and pretty on the gift bag, and a print/cut tag was the perfect little pop of color to complete the project.


vellum feather gift wrap tag









christmas sweater borders

4 borders

jewelry tag set



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  1. LOVE the feathers!!

  2. These feathers look so real. Thanks for the idea

  3. This gift bag is amazing, Jeana! The white borders sketched on kraft is brilliant!

  4. The feather is beautiful! I had to look twice to notice it’s not a real one πŸ™‚
    Thanks for your tutorial, Jeana…. the bag is wonderful.

  5. These would be perfect for my sons birthday party in March! But the link isn’t free…don’t the free shapes come out on Tuesday? Don’t want to miss it!

    1. Hi Courtney,

      It should be updated and showing as free now. πŸ™‚

  6. for some reason, the free shape is showing up in my cart as a 99 cent purchase? i’ve never had a problem like that before. anyone else having this problem?

    1. Hi Brittany,

      It should be updated and showing as free now.

  7. when I put the free feather file in my cart, it comes up as $.99. Is it free?

    1. It has been updated and showing as free now πŸ™‚

  8. Love the feathers. They are not coming up as free though. It still says .99 for the price. Is anyone else having this problem?

    1. Hi Wendy! It should be updated and showing as free now. πŸ™‚

  9. The free shape is wanting to charge me 0.99. Can you check it out? Sorry wasn’t sure where else I could post this.

    1. Oh sorry I figured it out

    2. Hi Angela,

      Sorry about that. It should be free now.

  10. I have tried to get the free shape, but it isn’t showing up as free…

    1. Hi Jane,

      It should be updated and showing as free now. πŸ™‚

  11. Uh, why is this “free shape of the week” – the one that just went up this morning – now 99 cents in the store?

    1. Free shape showing up as 99 cents is now resolved, thanks.

    2. Hi Andrea,

      It should be updated and showing as free now.

  12. how come the free shape of the week is .99 cents? I can’t get it to pull up as a free cut…

    1. Hi Jill,

      It should be updated and showing as free now.

      1. thank you

  13. That is a really nice bag. How did you get the white markings on the bag?

    1. Sketch pens! Just replace your blade with a sketch pen and you can sketch any design in your library πŸ™‚

      1. Thanks so much.

  14. This is such a fun bag and the feathers add a lot! Cute!!

  15. Beautiful gift bag, the feathers looks so real, and love the sweet touch of blue πŸ™‚

  16. It is all lovely. So to further comment 13’s query – so you just stick a lunch bag to the regular mat, and use sketch pens? That’s it? WOW. If so, that opens up a big creative door. πŸ˜€

    1. Yes, and if you get the pen holder, that opens it up to even further possibilities πŸ™‚

  17. Wow! That feather doesn’t even look like vellum, or that a machine could cut it. So pretty!

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