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Homemade Canning Labels Tutorial

Posted by  ·  September 20, 2012  ·  Last Updated: May 26, 2016

Silhouette gave me some of their new gold printable paper to try and it is amazing! I was able to make these labels for my homemade strawberry jam. I will be sharing the recipe later.

First I designed a label.

Strawberry Jam Labels PDF

I created a PDF with many labels on a page and opened it in the Silhouette software. I placed a frame (from the Silhouette Artisan Label Set) around  each label.

Now here is the cool part. Select file, then registration mark settings, then click show registration marks (I did default/auto). Then choose send to silhouette. Print the labels on the gold foil right from the design studio on your printer. See the black square? That is one of the registration marks. Place printable foil on cutting mat.

Load mat into machine. Choose select registration automatically and let it do its thing. Set cutting settings for the printable foil and cut!

Peel off labels and stick on your homemade jam! I used some elastic gold cord to cover the lid with a vintage handkerchief.

So fun to have created my very own labels! Imagine the possibilites for tags and labels for all of your homemade gifts!


  1. Sunday, March 8th, 2015
    dont have a cameo, but do have a cricut explorer will it work? Love the recipes
  2. Saturday, March 7th, 2015
    LOVE this idea! It was one of the first ideas I saw two years ago when I got my silhouette. Do you find the ink smudges on the paper??
  3. Rowena
    Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
    How did you find working with the printable foil ?, it’s meant to work on inkjet printers as well as lasers, but mine come out very smudged as the ink doesn’t seem to stick to the foil no matter what setting I try.
    rwd x
  4. Joan
    Thursday, September 27th, 2012
    I could really sell some of my goods at our church bizare if I could make these labels! Wish me luck!!
  5. Linda
    Thursday, September 27th, 2012
    I would love to win.. so excited.
  6. Sheri Franek
    Thursday, September 27th, 2012
    This would be a dream come true. I hope whomever wins will enjoy their prize. Thank you so much for offering us this great opportunity.
  7. Joleen Richwilne
    Thursday, September 27th, 2012
    I have just discovered how much I could really, really use one of these machines. There are SO many really cool things to do with them and to create. I am just itching to get my hands on one and get started!
  8. Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
    I hope I win the Silhouette this time. Love your labels!
  9. Jacquelyn M Arland
    Monday, September 24th, 2012
    Would love this!! Awesome giveaway! My b-day is next week so this would be awesome to win!
  10. Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
    This is a great giveaway!! I haven't been able to afford the Silhouette and would be over the moon if I won. I have seen what a great product this is! Thank you for the opportunity!
  11. Laurel
    Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
    These look fantastic! I'd love to win a Silhouette machine!
  12. Sue Bales
    Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
    I have been wanting a Silhouette for months now!!!!! Love the labels too!
  13. Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
    I also LOVE this gold paper! It makes your canned goods look very professional. I've love to try some other projects with the gold.
  14. Amy
    Friday, September 21st, 2012
    Thanks for such a neat opportunity to win! I've been wanting to try one for a while.
    Have a great day!
  15. Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    While reading through your post, I just realized how the registration marks work. Man, that would have saved me tons of paper over the last few months while trying to line up printed shapes to cut. Now I know!!
  16. Susie Wilson
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Would love to try this! Thank-you for the chance to win!
  17. Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Thanks for the giveaway. I am really, really wanting to try it!
  18. Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Very cute! Thanks for sharing and hosting the giveaway!
  19. Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Lovely! I want to try this so badly! So many Halloween projects to try…
  20. Kaelyn Everham
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Fingers and crossed are crossed!
  21. Beth Kalbach
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    This is soooo cool!!!! Very well written intructions too... I'd love to be able to try this.
    [email protected]
  22. Kendra Visser
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    I've never seen anything like that, i am looking forward to learning more even I don't win! Thanks
  23. Jenny
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Love the labels! I soooo want this machine! fingers crossed!
  24. Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    I love love love your labels - so pretty. The vintage hankie is the perfect touch too - my daughter collects them and they are all so artistic. I made strawberry jam this summer too - along with raspberry jam, crab apple jelly, grape jam and jelly, and pasta sauce - I would love to have pretty labels for the jars I give away. On Saturday I am teaching a friend to can salsa so I'm looking for fun labels for that project. I've been taking in mending and doing alterations {groan} to save up for a Cameo - I am halfway there, but it's slow going. Being committed to debt free living sometimes stretches one's patience. It would be so very amazing to win this! Thank you so much for the opportunity Cindy - your blog is always inspiring.
  25. Lori O.
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Love the labels! It looks so professional and so easy to do! :) Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
  26. Shar
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Wow, I love that gold paper!!!
    I think I would slap it on every project I make LOL
    Defiantly would not last long in my paper stash!!
  27. Jessica Jones
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    With doing so much canning right now I absolutely ADORE the labels!!!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
  28. Jenny Van Daele
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    I would love one of these bad boys to get my house organized. Thanks!
  29. Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Oh my gosh would this be a fantastic win, would I love iot to be me, you bet... Now I have to tell my daughter as we share our creative projects and this would be just the ticket.
  30. Debbie Bishop
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    I have wanted one of these for sooooo long!! I keep asking for my BD and Christmas but no luck so far! May this will be my lucky time!
  31. Jennifer
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Ohhh, I have been wanting one for quite some time! You have the most wonderful give a-ways and blog!! Keeping my fingers crossed. :)
  32. JJ
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Such an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance :)
  33. Kimmers
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    AWESOME! So professional..... would love to win and be able to do cool projects like that!!!
  34. Tabitha Negron
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Great Job on those labels. Looking forward to your recipe. We love strawberry anything. LOL Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!
  35. Jeanie
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    I have been saving and saving for a Silhouette! Everytime I get so close to having enough money, the car brakes or the washmachine, this time it was the bathroom... Keeping my fingers crossed!!!
  36. Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Love the Jam labels - how cute and creative!
  37. Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Love this product!
  38. Charity Watts
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    LOVE LOVE LOVE the Silhouette...husband has not came through for me yet! Keeping my fingers crossed to win! :D
  39. Talaura
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    This is so cool! Thanks!
  40. angela montgomery
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    OMG I would so love to win this. What an awesome giveaway!
  41. Katrina D
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Sweet ideas, awesome gadget!!
  42. Lisa Burenheide
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Thank you so much for offering this awesome giveaway. I do not have a Silhouette CAMEO yet, but I am so in love with all the amazing things that it is capable of doing.
  43. Christine
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    I love these!!! I've never heard of this before but am instantly in love!! I'm getting married this December and these would be perfect to use on the wedding favors!!!!
  44. Alice
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Love the labels! I can't believe you did all of this with the marvelous machine! Since I can't afford to buy one now! I'll enter in hopes of winning this wonderful bundle!
  45. Shae
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Those labels are freaking adorable! Love them! I would love to win this--I just drool every time I see yet another awesome tutorial using a Silhouette! It's high on my wish list!
  46. Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    THanks for the awesome giveaway! I think I've entered EVERY one you've had! :-)

    Just a heads up that the link for your Pinterest boards on the RC isn't working. It's not complete.
  47. Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Thanks for the great label design and the generous giveaway. I look forward to the jam recipe.
  48. Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    I still cut out labels and glue them on! I think it is time for a change!
  49. Lynne D
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    These labels are a great idea and I would love to be able to add fancy, personalized labels to my handmade holiday treats! Thanks for the chance!
  50. Sandee
    Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    Would love to have a Cameo! I have so many things I would make with it? Thank you so much!
  51. Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    i would love to win this. i need one very much but have not been able to get one for now. they seem to be a great help to everyone i know that has one. thanks for this chance. i will keep my fingers crossed.
  52. Thursday, September 20th, 2012
    I'm so excited about this giveaway! I've been longing for a Silhouette for quite some time and, although I dropped numerous hints to my husband, it's not happening unless I win one. Thanks for this chance to win the one, the only, Silhouette! :-)