And just like that it’s Monday again. I had a wonderfully productive weekend rediscovering old stamp sets and dies as I continued to reorganise my craft studio. I may even have made a Christmas card or two. Today’s elegant project uses the Celebrate With Tags Stamp Set which is a bit of a misnomer as it includes sentiments for lots of occasions without an actual ‘tag’ design in sight. For my colours I chose Wild Wheat which takes on the hue of antique gold when paired alongside rich Pretty Peacock.
FOLDED MINI CARD
I love the versatility of 3″ x 3″ mini cards that can be used as is. Stampin’ Up! even sells Basic White Square Envelopes to fit this size of card. But they also make great gift tags too. So for today’s project I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut a 3″ x 6″ piece of Pretty Peacock Card. Then with the long side at the top I scored the card at 3″. After folding the card along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
To turn the mini card into a gift tag I opened it up and slid the card face down under the slot option on the Very Best Trio Punch. After adjusting the card so the crease was just to the right of the guideline on the punch I pressed down. Now my mini card had a hole at the back, at the top near the crease.
Next I cut a 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ piece of Basic White Card and fixed it inside the tag using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). This would give me somewhere to write. With that done I cut 6″ of gold cord from the Simply Elegant Trim pack. After threading it through the hole I tied it in a simple knot.
All I had to do now was decorate the tag front and I started with the “Let’s celebrate you!” sentiment from the Celebrate With Tags Stamp Set. Using Pretty Peacock ink I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of Basic White Card. Then I cut it out using the decorative circle die from the Labels Aglow Dies.
For the background I turned to the Fresh As A Daisy 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. From the sheet decorated with lots of different panels I cut the one with Wild Wheat leaves on a Pretty Peacock background. Then from that panel I cut a piece 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″.
Next I cut a 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Wild Wheat Card and glued the DSP on top. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals I mounted the die-cut sentiment onto the centre of the layered DSP. Then I finished by adding the assembled layers to the tag front with more Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I love how this simple tag project turned out. As I look at the background layer I realise that it reminds me of Victorian silk wallpaper. If only there was a lot more of that design in the pack. I may simply have to make my own…