For my tags, I used my Silhouette Cameo and the new Silhouette pen holder. However, this same project can be done with any die cut machine or with punches. I cut my labels from pale pink cardstock, then cut the same shape in silhouette chip board to back the cardstock as I was concerned about them holding up with use. I used the new silhouette pen holder and an American Crafts craft marker in the medium nib to write on each label. If I had it to do again, I would use a dedicated sketch font for the writing. In this case, I used the LD Marker font which is a cut font. This is why the writing is not filled in, but I really like this font as it has a fun, playful look.
I purchased the old pen holder by silhouette over a year ago and never liked the way it loaded pens. I could never quite get the depth correct and never got clean writing with my machine. The new holder has a cap that correctly gauges the depth needed in order for the pen to write correctly. I love this feature. Now that I can get clean writing, I find myself using the pen holder much more.
To give you an idea of how other pens work with the writing feature of a die cut machine, I created the above chart. For these, I used sketch or chalkboard fonts. I used the pen name for each example so that you can easily see how they look. I am told that each of these pens also works in the Cricut Explore die cut machine. I also tested them in my old school cricut pen holder that I purchased for my Cricut Expression and they fit it as well.
I tested a Sharpie fine point, American Crafts Precision point, Sakura Gelly Roll gel pen and the American Crafts craft pen medium point. Of note, the AC craft pens also come in a fine point and bold point. All of these pens use the medium holder from the Silhouette pen holder. The pen holder package also contains a small pen holder and a large pen holder which means there are a wide variety of pens that can be used in the holder.
Here is a look at my labels attached to the baskets on my desk. To attach them, I simply used a length of black ribbon from my stash and tied it around the basket handles. They were really easy to make and only took about 30 minutes to create.
I hope you try this easy way to organize your supplies. Be sure to let me know if you decide to try this idea.