Hi there fellow KnK-ers!
Around this time every year I sit down and make a batch of gift tags that will be attached to my Christmas pressies, this year I have designed a bell with a large bow at the top. The cut file is available at the end of the post 🙂
- Blade = Standard
- Blade Height = 25 post-it notes
- Offset = 0.30
- Speed = 9
- Force = 60
- Passes = 1
Pic.2. Here are all of the pieces needed for one tag, I cut the larger bell and bow pieces in the darker shade of glitter card and the smaller pieces in the lighter shade as these will be towards the front. The colour difference will help with the illusion of dimension, that’s the idea anyway ;). As my glitter card doesn’t have a smooth reverse to write on, I cut a second large bell shape from some plain white card to back my tag:
Pic.3. First assemble the bell and bow separately. The smaller bell piece and the ringer are attached to the front of the bell with a strong red liner style tape then the white card is attached to the back of bell. Before I stuck my bow pieces together I gave them some shape, I ran the long edge of a bone folder along each piece to add a gentle curve, a pencil would work well for this step too:
Pic.4. To finish the tag, add some more strong tape (or hot glue) to the middle of the bow and place just beneath the loop on the bell. I added some silver cord to the loop on my tag and popped a sparkle in the middle of the bow:
Pic.5. I made my tags in 3 different colours:
Other uses: The finished tags are so glittery and sparkly that they could easily be used as Christmas ornaments, I would recommend making them double sided if you wanted to use them as hanging tree ornaments so they can spin and be just as pretty on both sides. Alternatively, try making 2 silver bells and placing them side by side with a white bow for your wedding projects.
Here is the Cut File used for today’s project: