Thursday, 23 February 2012


When you buy goods from a shop that are to be a gift it is great to have lovely labels for them.  A local shop asked me to make labels for them to put onto their goods that they were selling, so I thought I would show them here.  The shop is a gift shop and they wanted something completely different, so I had to put on my thinking hat!    They wanted black and gold!  

Here are the results:

First of all there are Small Heart Labels, which are 3 inches at the longest part.  I used gold corrugated card for the backing and plain black card for the pretty lace effect on top.
I used a 3" scalloped heart punch for the gold parts and used my cricut expression and the wedding cartridge for the black bits.  I then used my cropodile big-bite to make the little hole for them to thread through their ribbon.

I then made some labels using the black card as the background and gold lacey tops.

These were bigger hearts cut using the cricut machine for both sections and they measured about 4 and 1/4 inches at the longest part.

The next bunch of labels were a different shape altogether.........looking more like real labels:
These were more tricky to make.  Using the cricut machine I cut out both sections again from the same gold and black card, making sure they were all cut at the same measurements so that the two pieces would fit together neatly.  I think it worked quite well.

For their candles they wanted something different, so I thought...................candles?  Church! So this is what I came up with, and they were delighted:

Inspired, I think!  Using the same cricut cartridge......................

For the bigger items I made a few of these:

And the last ones were made using a cuttlebug and embossing/die:
Once these were cut out I gold leafed them on the edges to match in with the other labels.

Card:   Craft Creations

So there is the story of labels from Annie's Cards.  I hope you are all having a great day today and I will probably be back a little later with other tales and titbits.

And just to finish things off, today I made this lovely black and gold card:

I think this is a grand card.  The black background sets off the gold beautifully, and I love the greetings on the top and the bottom of the centre-piece.  I added the little metallic gold flower, because I could and the gold ribbon down the left had side just sets the whole thing off.  I don't think my photographic skills does the card any justice, but I think you get the drift.  The hearts are decoupaged and gives the whole thing depth.

Card:  Craft Creations

Size: A5

I really hope you like it, and thank you for visiting.
Centre-piece:  Kanban


  1. These labels are fabulous, I bet the gift shop loved them, great work Annie x

  2. Sorry, forgot to say how stunning your card is, love the sentiment too x

  3. You are very kind Dawn, and I am so pleased to see you here. xx