Give The Gift of Wine
and let your tag say it all
It’s that time of year, where parties will be commencing and the bottles will be popping! On any occasion, housewarming, dinner parties, holidays, etc., it’s a nice gesture to bring the host a bottle of wine. I plan on creating a handful of tags to have on hand when the need is there. As for right now, I figured I’d gift myself a bottle of bubbly for the recent sale of my townhouse! Woot-woot! I’ve been a landlord for that past 5 years, and decided that it was time to give that up. Being a few hours away from my property made it difficult if anything ever had to be done on site, and honestly, I wasn’t really making much on it at this point. While it’s a little bitter sweet, since I purchased my very first house on my own when I was about 23, I made a decent profit. So, CHEERS, to buying, selling, and no longer being someone’s landlord!
Check out how to create your own bottle tags. This was ridiculously easy and quick.
Silhouette Curio (or other cutting machine)
Bottle of bubbly
Open the Bottle Tag design #93849 in your Silhouette Design Studio. We will only be using the tag base, so go ahead and delete all other objects.
Create your desired text and have fun playing around with fonts, styles, and layouts. I used Lucida Grande font, keeping it simple and clean.
Then, create a few rectangles in different colors, arranging them in any orientation. It’s okay if they hang past the edge of the tag design. They will be cut off from the final design.
Make sure you turn on your registration marks, and that your design fits within the guidelines.
Send your design to the printer. I used core’ dinations 65# Great White, Smooth texture, paper. Sometimes thicker paper won’t work in the printer, but I’ve found that this particular one works best with my HP Officejet Pro. It feeds through the printer, and is still nice and sturdy for projects like this one.
My printer is sadly running out of ink, so my colors came out darker than expected. As with most computers and printers, colors will vary either way. I still liked the color combo, so I kept them! Otherwise, I’d play around with them a bit to get the right colors.
Finally, load your printed design onto your cutting mat, and send to Silhouette. Make sure you adjusted your settings so that only the base tag is being cut. I did this by selecting to cut by line. All other objects are set to no line color, so they will not be cut.
Pop that bad boy onto a bottle of bubbly, and CHEERS, to whatever the random occasion may be!