Thursday, December 23, 2010

Lacey Scalloped Tag variation and files

Today I have another variation of the lacey scalloped tag and both the Design Studio and Gypsy files to share.  I wanted to test cut the .gypsy file to be sure that it converted with no issues.

I made the first test cut in the same red cardstock and, even though the shapes are identical, the Gypsy cut (on the left) seems to have slightly thinner open scallops than the original version.  I have no logical explanation for this since they are the identical shapes with no change in size. Just another "quirk" with these software programs.

I went ahead with another test cut on plain white cardstock.  I set up the Gypsy file with four tags.  If I get a chance I will explain how to do this with the Design Studio file but I will need to do a video to show you my method and my time is very limited with the holidays right now.

I decided to "fancy up" the tag by coloring it to resemble the original inspiration tag.  I used Ruby and Forest Green Promarkers to color the alternating scallops.  If you are persnickety about these things like me you will be glad to know that there is an even number of scallops (28) so the alternating pattern works out properly!  I put a piece of scrap paper along the edge to help keep stray marks off the body of the tag.

I was in a bit of a hurry to do this and post the files so I wasn't as neat as I would be if I had more time - the scrap paper really helped prevent a total mess.

The tag looked odd to me with just the scallops colored so I decided to keep going.

I used the same green to outline the shape of the tag at the base of the scallops.

This helped make the shape of the tag more definite.  Of course, I was a little messy doing this so I added  a line of black with a ProMarker fine liner pen (what's this you say - a fine liner...check back in a few days to hear more!).

I added a Vintage Christmas Frame from Creative Charms at the bottom of the tag.

These colors worked together pretty well - if I had planned on adding the frame at the start I might have "auditioned" the ProMarkers to find the best match in the colors that I have in my collection so far.

I added a bit of red ribbon and the tag was ready for the "to" and "from" to be added.  Quick and simple and rather cute (if I say so myself!).

I hope some of you are like me - still wrapping (!) - and you will be able to use these files.  Of course, the tags will work for any occasion so all of my very well organized readers can use them for birthdays and other events.  I also think they would make cute tree ornaments with some photos added  - perhaps for a "family tree."

Lacey Scalloped Tag - Design Studio
Lacey Scalloped Tag - Gypsy

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  1. thanks so much i love your files and i can hardly wait to load this up and start cutting some tags. i think they will be perfect accent to my holiday pages.

  2. Love the tag. I'm persnickety also...

  3. Cute tag. Thanks for sharing the files. They are so helpful.
    Will give it a try for different occasions.
    Have a Blessed Christmas and New Year.

  4. Diane, I wanted to wish you and your family a blessed Merry Christmas.

    Peggy T.

  5. Thanks so much for posting the Gypsy file too...I wasn't sure if you would so I tried to make one yesterday and couldn't get it quite right

  6. Thank you for sharing.

    Merry Christmas

  7. Thanks so much for the lovely tag and for all your work. I appreciate the cut files and all the great ideas you bring us. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
    Best Wishes from

  8. So cute. Thanks for sharing the file too.

  9. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [24 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  10. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Dec. 23, 2010. Thanks again.

  11. Thank you, Thank you, thanks you!! I tried to make a scalloped tag last night and it sure takes patience. Thanks for the files.

  12. Diane, thanks so much for providing the gypsy file. Most blogs only provide DS, which us gypsy lovers don't usually have. It's Xmas Eve and it is greatly appreciated to make this last minute tags. They're so cute. TFS

  13. Ingenius! Had to download your lovely tag file to see how you created the open half circles! Thank you for sharing and figuring this out for us. I wish Provocraft would come up with another cartridge similar to George with more shapes we could play with in DS!

  14. Love the tags. You hope some of your readers are still wrapping OMG I haven't started shopping yet. Maybe you would like to take my lists and help me out.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood
    ps I am using the gypsy download. Never done a download to the gypsy so here goes.

  15. Thank you, it looks very nice! I downloaded both since I have both DS and G
    Merry Christmas


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