We absolutely love this time of year. Immediately after Thanksgiving is over, all of our minds transition over to Christmas. For some, that means putting up the tree, playing Christmas music, and making treats. But for most of us, that means buying gifts. If you’re like us, we love to think of what new things can be made with a Silhouette machine.
As we browsed Pinterest for some ideas, we thought to make a bottle tag that would be placed over a neck of a bottle of sparkling cider. Not only is this a very inexpensive gift, but it can also be something that you can give to a neighbor, friend, or coworker.
- Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™
- Silhouette Cutting Mat
- Silhouette Cutting Blade
- Silhouette Studio®
- Silhouette Metallic Vinyl -Rose Gold
- White and Pink cardstock
- Foam Dots
- Bottle of Sparkling Cider
- Design ID #53314
- Design ID #80376
- Design ID #164485
Step One: Create the Bottle Tag
- Open up Silhouette Studio®. Open Design ID #53314 by locating it in your library. Ungroup the design by right-clicking on the design with your mouse and clicking “Ungroup.” You will want to delete every piece of the design except for the actual bottle tag.
- Now that just the bottle tag is left, you will want to adjust the size of your design to make it larger. We wanted it to fit a standard-sized bottle. Select the inner circle and adjust the size to 1.693 inches by 1.693 inches. Then select the outer tag shape and adjust the size to 8.379 inches by 2.647 inches. If you use the Scale Tool, you can input these measurements, and the shape will adjust accordingly.
- Now that the main shape for the bottle tag is complete, group everything together by selecting the entire shape, right-clicking, and selecting Group.
- Now that the main shape is completed, we want to create an internal offset shape. This will give the tag a more layered look. To do so, first grab the rectangle tool on the left-hand side of the page and draw a rectangle that is just a tad bit smaller than the tag. The start of the rectangle should be under the dashed line. Our rectangle measured 5.068 inches by 2.371 inches.
- Now to mimic the point at the bottom of the tag, we want to use the Edit Points Tool. Double click on the rectangle shape. You will notice red dots outlining the shape will appear. Add a point in the center of the bottom of the rectangle. Now, click on the two outer points and drag them downward.
Step Two: Decorating the Tag
- Now that the main shape is complete, it’s time to decorate the tag. We thought that the saying, “May your holidays bubble over with joy” would be punny and cute. To make the saying, we added text and choose complementary fonts. The fonts used were Hoodwink Solid and Clickbait.
- Then to make the floral embellishments, we actually took apart the letter O from Design ID #80376. First Ungroup the letter O and flip it onto its side. Then select about half of the circle and drag it away (we found the middle was about from flower to flower). Now that you have both pieces, place one at the top and bottom.
- Lastly, add the Snowflake to the top of the design. Locate Design ID #164485 in your Library. Shrink the design down to fit above your text. We also decided to offset the design to give it a 3D effect. If you’re interested in doing so too, the offset tool is located on the toolbar on the righthand side. With that in place, your design is complete.
Step Three: Cut and Assemble
- Now that your design is all ready to go, separate pieces necessary to cut. For example, move the outer tag off the cutting mat along with the snowflake so that you can Print & Cut the inner tag.
- Once all your pieces are cut, add each component layer by layer. Add a foam dot to the back of the snowflake to give it a 3D effect.
- Now that your tag is assembled, place over your favorite bottle of Martinelli’s.