Monday, April 29, 2013

April SMBiGblog hop

Hello & welcome to our April #SMBiGblog hop! Each month we feature one of our favorite companies, and host a blog hop of inspiration, showing off the products and our designers, as well as a guest from the company. THIS month, we were lucky enough to have the entire Chic Tags team join us for a BLOGAPALOOZA-- over 20 projects to inspire you to get those Road Trip goodies out & start creating! Travel along with us, starting at the Chic Tags blog, here. There are almost 30 different bloggers so here is a list of who is before me and who is after me along with the two main sites. if you go to the SMB Blog you will find a list with links to all of the blog participants. 




Along the way there are plenty of prizes and freebies --- Diecuts, printables and chances to win some of your favorite Road Trip paper goods, and one GRAND prize winner of the Road Trip, Everyday Life II & Birthday Wishes collections ! ! ! ! ! ! Good Luck, and have fun hopping! If you would like to purchase some of these adorable products, head on over to the Chic Tags website !

Ok, here is my contribution to this hop. 

I created a tutorial using the Chic Tags cut files, and how to use the trace function in the Silhouette Studio to create a layered tag that can be used for multiple projects. I hope you enjoy and find this tutorial helpful. 


Once you have added the cut file to to your library open it into a new file. 


Using the trace function select the area to trace. Un-click the "High-Pass-Filter" and increase the threshold to 100%. Click trace. 


Now you can delete the original image and keep working the next steps with the traced image. 


Now you are going to retrace the image. Un-click the "High-Pass-Filter" and increase the threshold to 100%. This time click Trace Outline, and only the outside will be cut. 


Now you have to separate sets of 6 circles to cut. 


From the drop down file menu select the "Save to my library" function and then is will ask you to name your file. I named it Chic Tags Circles with offset.

Next I cut them from 2 different colors of cardstock and once the were cut I layered them to create these tags.


I made a few of these and they are now ready for layouts.

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Here is a closeup of the detail. I really like these files. 

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For these next tags I increased the size of the image by 200% and they turned out to be the perfect size for luggage tags. 

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Because of the way the tags cut you need to cut them out of two different colors so I ended up with this one also. I will be taking them to be laminated today after I write the contact information on the back. 

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Here you can see how much bigger the luggage tag is from the page tag. 

33 comments:

Evgenia K. said...

Спасибо за мастер класс!

Buffy Esser said...

the cute files are awesome...I just can't use them yet..maybe some day LOL

Po prostu Asia said...

I regret that I haven't got Silhouette :(

Adrienne Alvis said...

LOVE these cuts! Thank you so much!!!! xo

Adrienne Alvis said...

Love these cuts! Thank you so much!!!!! xo

Love, Carrie said...

Your cut tags are so adorable! LOVE♡

Sherri said...

Happy to be hopping along with you today Katie, aren't those files great?!

Sherri - Chic Tags DT

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

love those files and my Silhouette! Couldn't scrap without it! Thanks for the tutorial. I am certain many will benefit from it! :)

said...

I don't have silhouette, but thanks anyway :)
maybe one day...
ciao

TJ Butler said...

These are so cool - Thank you for sharing!!

butterfly843 said...

Love those circles!

butterfly843 said...

Love the circles

Stephanie said...

So fun!

Stephanie said...

So so fun!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great tutorial! I have a Silhouette on the way, so this is definitely going to come in handy!

Caroline said...

awesome, i love them

tatabajkova said...

LOVE these cuts! Thank you so much!!!!

Sabrina said...

Thanks for the tut!

Sabrina said...

Thanks for the tut!

k. smith said...

Thank you for the tutorial. What a excellent idea on enlarging the cut-outs, laminating them and using them as luggage tags.

Sparklin said...

Awesome cuts! Thanks for the tutorial!

Ruth said...

Great tutorial!

mk said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I will definitely come back and read through. The cut files are awesome!

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

thanks for the tutorial!!!!! had fun blog hopping with you today!

SabLank said...

Thank you for sharing!

Laura Hull said...

Thank you so much and thanks for the tutorial.

sakehanska said...

mi piacciono i blog hop. si conoscono tanti nuovi blog. marta

Ashley Horton said...

Your cut files are so cute!! Love them!!

Nutalie said...

Thanks for tutorial!

Laura M. said...

Great project-thanks for the tutorial :)

Karen said...

I don't own a Silhouette (yet) but I'm bookmarking your tutorial for when I do! Thanks so much for sharing!

Keri said...

Great tutorial on tracing and love that cut file!

daniela.peduli said...

thank you for the tutorial!



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