mix+match |  brackets and boxes


Today I have a really simple tutorial that makes the cutest little tag. It’s all about utilizing your resources in my world…never reinventing the wheel. So I used a bracket from a font and a box (rectangle) and made this:

(please ignore my very obvious dry hands. winter is on its way.)

Wanna know how?


Here’s a video for you:

2017-09-10T07:39:51+00:00November 12th, 2013|mix and match, video tutorials|14 Comments


  1. Betty Shipe November 12, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Love this Kerri. what kit is the merry & bright from????

    • Kerri November 12, 2013 at 11:05 am

      It’s not from a kit. I just typed the words Merry+Bright using the ever famous Bebas Neue font. :)

  2. Trish November 12, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    OH wonderful! This is so cute and I am going to my software NOW to make one. The converting text to a compound path tip is really helpful.I have wondered why I have had trouble aligning dingbats or other font shapes. Yea for you! Thanks for the great video tutorial.
    PS I am really enjoying your “”Hello There class!

  3. Judy November 12, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Thanks for the video … it’s great! Just made one and it turned out really cute! And so easy!

  4. Karen November 12, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    This is a great idea . Thanks so much for sharing. The video is really helpful.

  5. Kris November 12, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    super stinking cute!

  6. Lori November 12, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    How fun! Thank you for sharing those instructions with a video. The steps are very clear and I am eager to make one.

  7. Marilyn Bronson November 13, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Thanks Kerri, that is one tutorial I will be trying out for sure. You are awesome!

  8. Paula November 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Fabulous & I like that they can be folded in half as file tabs too.

  9. Jane November 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Love It!! What a great idea – I remember doing this in Design Secrets, but what a great reminder to use what I have as opposed to looking for what I want. Thanks for sharing this technique!

  10. Sophia Allison November 17, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Thanks for sharing this super cute tip, just did mine and love it…♥

  11. Sophia Allison November 19, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Finally got it uploaded here is a link to see how I used your gorgeous little tag…♥♥♥


    • Kerri November 19, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      That turned out darling! Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

  12. Shelley August 5, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I have tried multiple times to “subtract” and it won’t let me :( What possibly could I be doing wrong? Help, I love this design!

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