The secret is out. In the early hours of March 3rd, our daughter gave birth to twin girls by emergency C-section. Thankfully, despite being born at just over 34 weeks, Alexis (4lb 10oz) and Florence (4lb 1oz) are healthy and did not need to go into special care. CoVID restrictions in the UK mean that big sister Alyssa has not yet been able to meet them in person, so video chats are a lifeline. We’ve been chatting constantly and keeping up-to-date with the daily news. Congratulations to the whole family, life will never be the same.
So my project today probably won’t come as a total surprise. It’s a congratulations gift tag featuring the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set and Ornate Frames Dies.
I began my tag with a small 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ scrap of paper from the Ornate Garden 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. This pattern has a Mint Macaron background with an elegant gold fold design.
So using that as my inspiration I cut a 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″ piece of Gold Foil Sheet. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted the square of DSP on top.
To complete this background layer I wrapped some Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon around it and secured the ribbon on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive. Then I set it aside while I created the tag base.
I could have used coordinating Mint Macaron Card for the base but instead chose the lighter Soft Sea Foam Card. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut the card at 3″ x 6″. Then with the long side at the top I scored it at 3″. Finally, after folding the card along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
To turn this mini card into a tag I used the Detailed Trio Punch. I placed the card under the oval hole option on the punch and punched the hole just to the left of the crease. Then I threaded some Whisper White Twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack through the hole and tied it in a simple knot.
Now I was ready to work on the “Congratulations” sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set.
Using VersaMark ink I first stamped the sentiment onto some Soft Sea Foam Card. Then I sprinkled the sticky ink with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and tapped off the excess. Finally, after removing a few stray specks, I melted the rest of the powder using my Heat Tool set on 2 (high).
This special sentiment needed some special treatment, so I went looking for a small but pretty die to cut it out. I found exactly what I needed in the Ornate Frames Dies.
After cutting out the Congratulations sentiment I was ready to complete the final assembly using Stampin’ Dimensionals. First I mounted the sentiment onto the prepared background piece, then I fixed that to the tag front and I was done.
I love this combination of pale greens and metallic gold. Now it just needs to be attached to the gift.