Happy Sunday! A few days ago I created a bold birthday card using the O Holy Night 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper (DSP). It was a design that used just a 6” x 6” piece of paper to decorate the front and inside of the card, along with the envelope. When I was done I had a few scraps of DSP left over so decided to use the largest of these and the same Celebrate with Tags Stamp Set to create today’s simple Sunday project, a coordinating gift tag.
LAYERED FOR SIMPLICITY
I began with the leftover 1-3/4″ x 3″ piece of O Holy Night DSP. First I cut a 2″ x 3-1/4″ piece of Copper Clay Card. Then I mounted the DSP on top using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow), leaving an even border on all sides.
Next I noticed a 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Early Espresso Card on my desk. It was other other half of the piece I’d used as a contrasting layer on my card front. Today I decided it would be perfect to use as a big tag base. So I put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the layered DSP and included one near the top edge in the centre. Then I cut 8″ of Copper Clay twine from the 2023-2025 In Color Jute Trim pack and tied the ends in a simple knot. With that done I tucked the loop of the twine around the centred Stampin’ Dimensional. Finally, holding the twine carefully in place, I fixed the layers to the tag base. This method provides a simple way to tie the tag to a gift without needing to use a punch or die to create a hole!
TIP: To make sure it really coordinates with the card check the direction of the pattern before attaching the DSP to the tag base!
Now I was ready for some stamping and it was back to the Celebrate with Tags Stamp Set. Still using what was on my desk I picked up the bold “Happy birthday’ sentiment and Early Espresso ink pad. I found a scrap of Very Vanilla Card and cut it to 1″ x 2-1/2” before stamping the sentiment in the centre. Then I fixed that on top of the DSP background with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.
It was only at this point that I noticed a previously unused stamp in the Celebrate with Tags set, a bold “To: From: “. So I cut a 1-3/4″ x 3” piece of Very Vanilla Card and stamped that sentiment with Early Espresso ink too. Then using liquid glue I added this piece to the back of the tag in the centre.
Finally, going back to the tag front I had one last detail to add, some Copper Clay embellishments from the 2023-2025 In Color Dots pack. Taking my inspiration from the original birthday card, I placed two dots in a line below the bottom right corner of the layered DSP. With that done this week’s simple Sunday project was complete.
For the original birthday card that coordinates with this gift tag, see my blog post O Holy Night for birthdays.