Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ballerina birthday tags

When I don't have stamps to match a party theme, I pretty much smooch my silhouette in humble thanks.  A dollar ballerina file is all it took to create these cute tags:

ballerina birthday tags

I used a tag shape I already owned, and cut the silhouette file out of masking paper.  I don't love handmade decorations to look too matchy-matchy (doesn't that defeat the point of handmade?) so I used both the positive and negative parts of the ballerina cuts to sponge my tags.  A flourishy sentiment (a mix of *you* and *thank...for coming* sentiment) and a few sequins finished things off.

Which version is your favorite?  pink ballerina on white tag, or white ballerina on pink tag?

And, a simple silhouette file can be used for more than just favor tags:

ballerina birthday tags

Cut out of 12x12 inch cardstock, they can beautiful hold up either end of a banner ♥.

12 comments:

  1. wow, these are beautiful. slightly prefer the pink ballerina on white but love the fact that they differ. gorgeous photos as well...

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  2. Oh, these are lovely, Elena! I think I like the white ballerina on pink better. I agree, my Silhouette is handy for things like this when I don't have the right stamps in my arsenal.

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  3. I so agree, I thank my Silhouette many times! Our daughter's cowgirl theme would not have existed without it! Such elegant tags and centerpieces.

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  4. All of your creations are simply stunning!

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  5. Hmmmm, I think I like the pink on white because it's easier. Ha! These turned out great, loving the sequins!

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  6. Beautiful Elena! Did you ink them with distress inks? They look lovely and very even! :)

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  7. Love them both but the pink on the white is my fave!! Very pretty party decorations ;)

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  8. ballerinas and sequins...a perfect match!!

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  9. they are both just beautiful-and just like my kids, I can't choose a favorite!

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  10. What a great idea to use the ballerina, Elena! Your tags are so pretty, and perfect with your lovely centerpiece!

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  11. Oh my, these are pretty beyond belief!! I couldn't pick a favourite - I agree that a mix and match is perfect for these tags and the colours for your blending are sugary sweet perfection!!

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