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