What? Chalkboard tags? Yes, I have another great couple of projects today! What are two of my favorite things? Chalkboards and my Silhouette CAMEO™. Here you can see that I’ve been busy with both!
Last Spring, I got these doors from my niece Marie. I’ve been thinking and thinking of what I can do with them. After making the original Beverage Tags, I decided to make some more. So, I popped out all of the slats in the top of ONE door.
I cut them with my compound miter saw.
Then, I drilled the holes, and painted them with some chalkboard spray paint.
I tied some jute on them.
Now that I have all of those Chalkboard Tags made, I have been thinking of how I am going to package them to sell at Glendale.
I bought some baggies in the jewelry dept at Walmart, but they were too small. Then I ordered some cellophane bags off of Ebay, and they were perfect. However, I needed some labels.
Silhouette America sent me some of their newest products that were unveiled at CHA over the Summer:
I chose the silver foil paper. I used the print & cut feature and printed these tags on my printer. You can see the black registration marks, that allow the CAMEO to know just where to cut.
I loaded the sheet of paper into the CAMEO using the mat.
After the tags were cut, I removed the foil from the mat, and then peeled off the excess foil.
I placed the sticker (label) onto my cellophane bag.
I stuffed the bag with my chalkboard tags and sealed it. Packaging really IS what sells, right?
Silhouette America is having a great promotion between now and September 30, 2012. Check out this great deal:
Although Silhouette generously supplied me with the specialty papers, all opinions are my own.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.