DIY Rosette Name Tags

DIY Rosette Name Tags for Your Party Guests

September 14th, 2018 • Contributor: Jen Causey from Something Turquoise

Hey there, Cricut lovers! My name is Jen Causey and I’m the resident wedding expert for Cricut. I’m the creative gal behind the DIY wedding blog Something Turquoise, but today I have something extra special to share with you. I’m pregnant with my first baby and just a few weeks ago I helped throw my own shower.

I pretty much went Cricut crazy with it and so the team asked me to share some of my creations with you. My Cricut Explore Air 2 Special Edition, Martha Stewart Machine Bundle and Martha’s new Celebrations Party Supplies line (The Mint & Blush Collection), both sold exclusively at Michaels, took center stage at my shower. You’ll be able to see my entire shower both on MarthaStewart.com and SomethingTurquoise.com in the coming weeks.

This name tag project was my absolute favorite project from the entire event, while it was also the most time-consuming. It took me a little over 8 hours to create 40 of them, so make a note to yourself that this one takes time.

I used the Martha Stewart Wall Rosettes file in Design Space to start with, shrunk her designs down, and added a few shapes to create these unique name tags. Along with a rosette for each guest, I made funny baby sayings and a name tag banner.

On my shower welcome table I created a little “Name Tag Bar” display where each guest got to choose their rosette, find their name and pick a sticker saying to assemble their name tags and It was a major hit!

Supplies Needed:

Supplies for DIY Rosette Name Tags
  • Cricut Explore Air 2 Special Edition, Martha Stewart Machine Bundle
  • Cricut Cardstock 12x12, Sorbet Sampler
  • Cricut Sparkle Paper, Classic Sampler
  • Cricut Scoring Stylus
  • Self Stick Name Tag Pins
  • 8.5” x 11” White Sticker Paper
  • 8.5” x 11” White Cardstock
  • Home Printer
  • Glue Gun

Public Canvas: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/103070067

1: Create Your Design

DIY Rosette Name Tags

As I mentioned above, I used the Martha Stewart Wall Rosettes file in Design Space to start with, shrunk her designs down, and added a few shapes to create these name tags.

We have the two rectangle pieces of the rosette, the rosette center scalloped circle, the rosette backing circle, a banner tag with the guests' name and a silly sticker saying. The banner name tags and the stickers are available on my canvas for you to personalize. I chose to use the Print then Cut feature with both the name tags and the sayings.

2: Cut Out Scalloped Circles

DIY Rosette Name Tags

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DIY Rosette Name Tags

I used the amazing Cricut sparkle paper for the rosette center scalloped circles. I cut as many per page as I could; it turned out that 25 fit on a 12x12, so I only had to cut 2 pages. This paper is like glitter paper but it’s glossy and there is no loose glitter that falls off, it’s fabulous.

3: Cut Out Other Rosette Pieces

DIY Rosette Name Tags

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DIY Rosette Name Tags

Next, I cut the rosette rectangle pieces and backing circles, only two sets fit per 12x12 page so I had to cut 20 sheets of 12x12 to add up to 40. I used the Cricut Sorbet sampler cardstock pack which was the perfect fit for my shower theme.

4: Cut Out Banners

DIY Rosette Name Tags

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DIY Rosette Name Tags

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DIY Rosette Name Tags

I was able to Print then Cut 18 name tag banners at one time, so I ended up doing three sheets on white cardstock to reach my 40 person guest list. I was able to get 16 saying stickers per Print then Cut sheet, and I used 8.5” x 11” white sticker paper.

I used the fonts Mensch and Watermelon Script for this project. Both the tags and stickers were printed using my laser printer so that I could add toner reactive metallic foil to the prints.

5: Fold Rectangles for Rosettes

DIY Rosette Name Tags

Start to assemble the rosettes. Fold back and forth on the score lines until both rectangles look like an accordion.

6: Glue Together

DIY Rosette Name Tags

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DIY Rosette Name Tags

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DIY Rosette Name Tags

On the cut tabs, hot glue the two rectangles together to create an accordion circle shape.

7: Glue on Backing Circle

DIY Rosette Name Tags

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DIY Rosette Name Tags

Now glue the backing circle in place. It’s easiest to do this after you’ve completed the above two steps. Press one side of the accordion inwards and firmly hold it down.

DIY Rosette Name Tags
DIY Rosette Name Tags

Then add a few squirts of hot glue and use the circle backer to hold it in place. You’ll want to firmly hold the entire shape down flat on the table until the glue is cool. These folded rosettes are strong and will bounce up on you!

8: Glue on Sparkle Circle

DIY Rosette Name Tags

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DIY Rosette Name Tags

Next, glue the scalloped sparkle circle on the front of each rosette and hold until the hot glue is dry.

9: Add the Circle

DIY Rosette Name Tags

Peel the sticker backing off your name tag pins and adhere to the back of the rosettes. Now your crafting is complete and your guests get to do the rest from here!

10: Add Metallic Foil if Desired

DIY Rosette Name Tags

As I mentioned in step 4, I used my Minc Metallic Foiling machine to add toner reactive metallic foil to the name tags and the sticker sayings. You can do the same or you can choose to print the designs in color!

Thanks for letting me share this peek into my crafty baby shower, I hope it’s inspired you to get creative and customize files you find in Design Space. I’m super excited to see you amazing and creative Cricut users, create these adorable name tags for your next baby shower or special event - so make sure to share them on social and tag @something_turquoise and @officialcricut!

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DIY Rosette Name Tags for your party guests
Baby Shower DIY Fabric Banners

DIY Fabric Iron-on Banners

April 6th, 2018 • Contributor: Jen Causey from Something Turquoise

Hey there, Cricut lovers! My name is Jen Causey and I’m the resident wedding expert for Cricut. I’m the creative gal behind the DIY wedding blog Something Turquoise, but today I have something extra special to share with you. I’m pregnant with my first baby and just a few weeks ago I helped throw my own shower.

I pretty much went Cricut crazy with it and so the team asked me to share some of my creations with you. My Cricut Explore Air 2 Special Edition, Martha Stewart Machine Bundle and Martha’s new Celebrations Party Supplies line (The Mint & Blush Collection), both sold exclusively at Michaels, took center stage at my shower. You’ll be able to see my entire shower both on MarthaStewart.com and SomethingTurquoise.com in the coming weeks.

I knew I wanted to create custom banners for the gifts, drinks, and dessert tables but the typical banners are just that, typical. I thought long and hard about how I could make them unique and something that hadn’t really been seen before. I rented the gorgeous wooden room dividers as backdrops and so in thinking of having them hang off the wood, the thought of fabric entered my mind vs. paper. Then I thought ‘vertical is different’, every other banner I’ve seen is horizontal. So then a fabric, vertical banner using iron-on metallic foil was had to be!

Supplies Needed:

Supplies for DIY Fabric Iron-on Banners
  • Cricut Explore Air 2 Special Edition, Martha Stewart Machine Bundle
  • Cricut Iron-on, I used metallic foil in silver, gold and rose gold
  • Cricut Easy Press and Mat
  • Flannel Fabric
  • Scissors

Public Canvas: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/102712677

1: Create Your Design

DIY Fabric Iron-on Banners

Design your banner in Design Space or follow this link to use my exact designs. The font I used for this project is called Mensch.

DIY Fabric Iron-on Banners

Don’t forget to click “mirror image” before you cut, and also play with the cut spacing. I was able to save quite a bit of space by turning letters on the mat.

2: Cut the Iron-on

DIY Fabric Iron-on Banners

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DIY Fabric Iron-on Banners

Add the iron-on to your cutting mat, colored side down and then watch the Cricut work its magic. I did three different colors of iron-on so I had three cutting mats.

3: Weed and Separate

DIY Fabric Iron-on Banners

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DIY Fabric Iron-on Banners

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DIY Fabric Iron-on Banners

Weed, aka. remove, all the non-design areas of the iron-on design using your weeding tools. Then cut out each individual letter.

4: Cut Fabric for Banners

DIY Fabric Iron-on Banners

Cut your banners. I did 5” wide by varying lengths. The gifts banner was 5” x 48”, the drinks banner was 5” by 52”, and the desserts banner was 5” x 58”.

Each had 15” at the top for hanging over the room dividers and each had about 1/4” spacing between each letter. I used flannel fabric since it’s a bit on the thicker side which made a sturdier banner.

5: Add the Iron-on

DIY Fabric Iron-on Banners

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DIY Fabric Iron-on Banners

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DIY Fabric Iron-on Banners

Using your EasyPress and EasyPress mat, adhere each letter individually using the heat setting appropriate for your fabric and choice of iron-on

DIY Fabric Iron-on Banners
DIY Fabric Iron-on Banners

If using metallic foil, remember to peel the backing off once the material has cooled; it’s called a cool peel. Visit this page for all the EasyPress heat and time settings.

6: Display Banners

DIY Fabric Iron-on Banners

To display these banners, as I mentioned I left 15” at the top of each to hang over the room dividers I rented. We simply taped them to the backside using packaging tape and that was it, super simple!

DIY Fabric Iron-on Banners

 

Thanks for letting me share this peek into my crafty baby shower, I hope it’s inspired you to get creative and think outside of the box when it comes to banners. I’m super excited to see you amazing and creative Cricut users, create these darling fabric banners for your next baby shower or special event - so make sure to share them on social and tag @something_turquoise and @officialcricut!