With Christmas only days away I’m acutely aware of all the things I still have to do. Today’s simple Sunday project actually began as an attempt to use up the various scraps of paper I have laying around. I found a few bits from the Painted Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack that had images that could be individually cut out. So one evening last week while watching a Christmas movie I did just that using my Paper Snips. By the time I was done I had a nice little pile of pieces just waiting to be added to a project.
CHRISTMAS GIFT TAG
I decided some of the pieces would look lovely layered onto a gift tag and so that’s what I set out to make today.
I began by cutting a 2″ x 4″ piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then using the Detailed Trio Punch I added an oval hole in the centre at one end. Through the hole I threaded some gold cord from the Simply Elegant Trim pack and tied it in a simple knot.
Next I selected my sentiment from the Christmas To Remember Stamp Set. Using Evening Evergreen ink I stamped “Have a holly jolly Christmas” onto some Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch.
Now all I needed to do was add the various fussy cut pieces to the top left and bottom right of the punched piece. I decided to do this by attaching the pieces to the back of the sentiment using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then once I was happy with the arrangement and colours I flipped the whole thing over.
After adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the assembled sentiment piece I attached it to the tag base. And just like that my tag was done.
I still have a variety of other fussy-cut pieces and I intend to use them up on some more tags. It’s so nice to see even the smallest scraps don’t get wasted. What do you think?
For more projects using the Painted Christmas DSP see these earlier blog posts:
- Christmas cards don’t come much easier than this
- Peaceful Sunday and making plans
- Less than a month to Christmas
- Christmas card making in bulk
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Christmas To Remember Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Christmas Pinecone Dies. Placing my order using the single “bundle” item number meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore this option. Please be aware that while the stamp set and dies will continue to be available in 2022, the discounted bundle offer ends on January 3rd. So if you want to take advantage of this offer you only have a couple more weeks to do so.
The Painted Christmas DSP is available (while stocks last) until January 3rd, then it will take a break but reappear in the July to December 2022 Mini Catalogue.