I was watching the Big Picture Pajama Party last week and Stacy Julian shared the cutest and simplest idea: cover a can of hot cocoa with holiday paper and keep a stash handy for quick last-minute or hostess gift ideas.
I thought: I can do this.
So I decided to create a custom lid label as part of the project. I posted a photo on Instagram and a few people said, "Can you show us how you did it?
Today I have a video tutorial that walks you through using Photoshop Elements and the Silhouette software to design, print and cut out a custom label. The reason I love this is that I don't have a circle cutting system. I can only go up to 2.5 inches (the largest jumbo punch I own) and when I realized, "Hey! I can use my Silhouette for this!" I decided to get down to the business of making adorable holiday gifts.
One note of interest: my head shows up in the second half of the video. Frequently.
It appears I have much to learn about shooting from above, but I will tell you this: I milk it for all its worth.
This project involves zero glitter and is a fun way to add a little digital hybrid to your holiday crafting.
And, you know, hot cocoa.
Note: I added a vintage shaped tag to my can and tied it on with some twine. The Silhouette store has tons of different labels to choose from. I chose one and just added some text inside the shape and did the Print & Cut process. I can see how money could quickly start going right down the Silhouette drain.
But really, can you put a price on cute?
Okay, I know the answer to that, but let's just pretend together.
Thank you, and thanks to Stacy Julian for making me tap into my inner crafty girl.
GREAT VIDEO ON PRINT AND CUT: I watched this video last week to figure out how to do a Print & Cut. It may be helpful and there are no heads that appear and get in the way.