Valentine’s Day Shaped Tags

DDVDTags How would I ever teach paper crafting classes without my trusty Klic N Kut?  These sweet little Valentine tags were created as a bonus for a Star Mini Book that my teaching partner (Jamie Andersen) and I have coming up next Tuesday.  Three little tags that will pop over the top of our book and it give it that unique handcrafted feel.  I feel that a little bit of myself goes into each and every project because I created something that is not mass-produced.

Our class project features papers from the Devoted Paper Collection by Carta Bella and my shapes were inspired by this pretty paper line.

Learn how I made the “14” tag by reviewing my Team KNK Imagination post dated September 28, 2012.

The “XO” tag was simple enough.  I wanted to have those cool little points on my letters, but didn’t want to purchase a new font.  I used the shape tool to create a triangle, duplicated this triangle 4 times and then lined up the triangles and welded them to the center of my X and O.  I finished up my design by using the contour object feature to create the shape outline.

The cupid was more difficult and I created it node by node.  I really need to learn how to auto trace…but I am amazingly quick at just starting with points, converting to poly-arc and curving lines.  I usually import a clip art shape into my screen to use for scale and then I tweak the shape to suit my needs.

I keep my 15″ KNK Maxx settings at Overcut 15 & Trailing Blade 20 because I only use my machine to cut paper.

Visit my blog to see the Star Book Project that these tags coordinate with and view other things that I created with my Klic N Kut at susan mast designs.

Thank you Jamie Andersen for using your creative talents to embellish these tags!

Supply List:

  • Bazzill Phoenix Cardstock 2-245
  • Bazzill Walnut Cream Cardstock 8-816
  • Bazzill Clear Jewels 303333
  • Bazzill Silver Glitter Tape
  • Ribbons and Buttons from designer’s stash



18 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Shaped Tags

  1. how adorable these are, Susan! will be so sweet on the books you are doing. great idea for any type of word book. thanks for sharing.

  2. Susan, you have another great project. I love the way you create your designs because they are originals and aren’t found everywhere. Thanks for sharing these great tags. Don’t discount node by node. I couldn’t do anything without it.

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