I’m really excited to bring you my first tutorial as a Hybrid Chick. Now that Christmas has passed, it’s time to get ready for bringing in the New Year. I always like celebrating the new year and reflecting on the past year. I know a lot of big things will be coming to our family this new year and I can’t wait to countdown the end of 2010 and bring in 2011.
I thought it would be fun to make a label for our “champagne” bottle with some fun little tags for our glasses. I’m really excited about how this turned out and can’t wait to use them in a few days. Since I’m 9 months pregnant and will be celebrating at home with my family, I decided to use Laura Banasiak’s and Creations by Rachael’s fun Gurrrl’s Nite kit for the papers and elements.
I loved the clock element and found it perfect for New Years Eve celebrations and the fun little brad in there that I turned into a ball. I also used Geeky Diva Designs’ Mini Tags and The Cutting Files’ Rosettes Set 1 for this fun project. I hope you all have a wonderful time saying goodbye to 2010 and hello to 2011.
- Gurrrl’s Night by Laura Banasiak and Creations by Rachael
- Geeky Diva Designs Mini Tags
- The Cutting Files Rosettes Set 1
- DJB Fonts: Brewhaus Special
- Epson Matte Premium Presentation Paper
- Mini Glue Dots
- Mono Adhesive Permanent
- foam adhesive
- 30″ coordinating ribbon
- coordinating string
- Martha Stewart scoring score board & envelope tool
- Fiskars Paper Trimmer
- 12×12 black glitter paper
- photo editing software
- x-acto knife
Using my photo editing software, I printed up one of the papers I liked that I wanted to wrap around the bottle. I also printed up 8 of the “brad” from the kit that I thought would make a nice NYE drop ball or you can print up some fun paper and cut or punch 1.25″ circles.
I resized the mini tags in half so they were 1″x1″ instead of 2″ squares and clipped papers to each of the parts and separated them to print.
I also resized the clock element to fit in the middle of the tag and duplicated it to make 2.
I used one full size rosette clipping the plaid paper to it and then duplicated it 2 times and resized 2 of them in 1/2 (the picture shows 4 of them) so I would have 1 full size rosette and 2 smaller rosettes. I also printed up a square of one of the digital papers with the word “celebrate” on it.
I cut the Black Glitter paper at 4″x11″ and the digital paper at 3″x11″. Be sure to measure your bottle’s label for an accurate fit leaving a bit of overlap on the back of the bottle.
I cut out the “celebrate” paper in a rectangle leaving about an 1″ or 2″ above, below and on the sides of the word. I added gem strips to the top and bottom of the word and some glitter around the edges of the word piece and then adhered all the papers together. I used foam adhesive between the decorative paper and the “celebrate” label and then adhered the label to the bottle.
For the ribbon at the top of the bottle, I put together the large rosette using several mini glue dots to hold it together and using Mari’s great instructional video here. Note: I do not have a cutting machine but you can easily use these great files and cut them out with a scissors and x-acto knife.
I cut out the 8 circles and folded each of them in half. I then glued each half together lining them up to make half a “ball”. To make it sparkle I added some glitter to the edges of the ball and rosette and glued the “ball” to the middle of the rosette.
After tying the coordinating ribbon to the top of the bottle, I glued the finished rosette to the center of the ribbon. Now the bottle is complete and can be set aside to make the glass tags.
Using a scissors and x-acto knife, I cut out all the pieces to the mini tags and the small rosettes. I assembled the rosettes the same way I did above using the mini glue dots. I added glitter to the edge piece of the tag and then assembled the tags and punched a little hole in the top of the tag. I used some foam adhesive to adhere the clock to the middle of the tag and then glued the finished tag to the center of the mini rosettes. I cut out some silver string to tie them to the bottom of my glasses completing this fun project for New Years.
And here’s what they look like together. If you complete a project like this we would love to see it! Be sure to link us up!
May you have a very blessed new year!
Other Articles by heathergw:
- Hydrangea Vase - June 17th, 2011
- Chore And Storytime Dice - May 13th, 2011
- Baby Bingo Cards - April 21st, 2011
- Birdhouses - March 28th, 2011
- Framed Butterfly Collage - February 28th, 2011