Got Leather? Make a tag! Cricut Style

It’s my turn to post as a Designer for the Practical Scrappers website.. My post for today is all about leather.  Did you get a chance to read the practical scrappers  post regarding the 11 Things you can do with an Electronic Die Cutting Machine?  If not take a moment to check out all of the Practical Scrappers wonderful ideas.

This post will make it complete with 12 things you can do with an Electronic Die Cutting Machine.

#12: Make Leather Luggage Tags.

My favorite electronic die cutting machine is the Cricut Expression.  I am a big fan of adding texture and layers to my projects and if I can add leather to a project, I am all over it.   I love creating tags for gifts or tags to attach to my luggage when I travel.  If a tag gets pulled off some how.. no worries I can always make another one. I use the cricut machine for most of my leather tags. I like having the ability to set my size, shape, and amount that I want to cut at once.

Here is a look at my most recent tags. (I like hearts and my favorite # is 2)

As you can see I used 3 different types of leather.  The red leather had a diamond design etched in it which was fun to use.  I will use that heart on a layout.  The tan leather heart  I will use on one of my cricut bags.

I really like the black leather scallop tag.  I added a mini heart with a #2 on it and will use that for my suitcase.

 

 

 

 

After I cut out my tags I added a grommet & some rope. I stamped the letter K & the #2.  You can stamp on it or add vinyl to customize it any way you want.

Some of the leather depending on how thick it is and if it is textured will cut cleaner than others, but I have tried a variety of leather and I am ok with it not being 100% perfect.

With Christmas only weeks away, I will make stocking & tree shaped tags and add them to gifts.

Have you ever cut leather before in your electronic die cutting machine?  If not give it a try.

Did you know I teach cricut classes?  Yep.. take a class with me and I will teach you how to cut leather, chipboard, fabric, vinyl, etc… Next class is Saturday November 17th 10:30 in my studio.

Practical Scrapper Designer & Scrap It Girl

 

Hexagon’s over at Practical Scrappers

Do you like using Hexagons on your layouts or cards?  Stop over at Practical Scrappers today to see what the designers did using hexagons.  You will notice my layout is one I made recently using Pink Paislee products and jumbo hexagons.  But the other designers gave us so many other great ideas, I can’t wait to use my Hexagon die and shapes more this week.  Do you like hexagons or what is your go to shape that you like to use?

 

Here is just a sneak peak at 3 of the projects they have at Practical Scrappers, but you will want to go to their site to see the rest of the ideas, and make sure you are a fan of theirs on Facebook and of their blog.

Practical Scrapper Erin
Practical Scrapper Mary Pat Siehl
Practical Scrapper Sarah
Have a great Monday & start creating something using Hexagons!

Sewing Notions Layout

Practical Scrappers is posting ideas today using your Sewing Notions.  I was supposed to post with them today, but didn’t get it up in time.  Here is my layout I created for their post. What have you used lately that would have worked with this theme?  I bet you have a needle & thread!  Seam binding, material, buttons, patterns, and buttons are fun to use too.  I used some seam binding, twine, thread, buttons, and stick pins for this layout.    Have a Great Monday!

Just Scor-It !

Today over  at Practical Scrappers they have a list of 9 things you can do with your scoring tools.  I use both the  Scor-Pal and Martha Stewart’s  Scoring board.   Here is the layout that I turned in to Practical Scrappers, please check out their site to view the other great ideas.  The team of crafters over at Practical Scrappers are so talented and I love their ideas for today’s post.

What have you done with your scor-pal lately?  I love to hear from you, so feel free to leave a comment any time.

My niece and nephew.
I created the back ground with my scor pal, then sanded the scored areas.

This is an old layout I did. I created the white score lines in the back ground, for texture and a denim jean look.

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