Make It: Snack Pantry Labels

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Cricut evangelist and European Trainer Suzie Candlin shows you how you can make your own labels in this terrific tutorial. Check out Suzie’s organisation tips here.

cricut exploreMake finding things in your pantry easy by labelling the containers using vinyl labels cut with the Cricut Explore ™ and its online software, Design Space™. You can use any font stored on your system or choose from the Cricut fonts.

TIP: You could use Cricut chalkboard vinyl to create blank labels that can then be written on in chalk.

There are several similar label creating projects located in the Make it Now projects on the Design Space™ landing page.

 

You will need:

Cricut Explore™ machine

Cricut Design Space™ software

12” x 12” standard grip cutting mat

Cricut vinyl – red

Cricut tool set

Cricut transfer tape

Plastic containers

 

How to Make it:

Connect the Cricut Explore™ to the pc/laptop/Mac, log on to your Design Space™ account. Select ‘home décor’ from the categories menu and locate the ‘Snack Container labels’ project.

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The project makes twelve 2½” x 4” labels. To create the project as designed, click ‘Make it Now’. To resize the project, click ‘customise’.

 

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Resize the images as required by first highlighting the image and then dragging the corner point. The size appears in a black text box as the image is altered.

 

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Cut the labels from red vinyl. The project cuts all the labels from one 12” x12” piece of vinyl, loaded on to the cutting mat.
TIP: Use the scraper tool to apply the vinyl to the cutting mat to ensure good contact and no air bubbles.
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Carefully remove the part of the vinyl not required, leaving the label image on the backing sheet.

TIP: Use the weeder tool to remove the tiny pieces of vinyl.

 

Cut a piece of transfer tape slightly larger than the label image. Remove the backing. Firmly apply the transfer tape over the top of the label image using the scraper tool. Carefully lift up the transfer tape: the label image should be attached to it.

Place the image side where required on the plastic container. Rub over the transfer tape with the scraper tool. Carefully lift the transfer tape leaving the label image in place on the container.
TIP: Gently rub over the image to remove any air bubbles.
 

 

 

 

 

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