Every year as the end of the current Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue draws near I make an effort to use up my scraps. This year is unusual as Stampin’ Up! is changing it’s annual catalogue period, and the current one expires in early May not early June. As a result my end of catalogue planning is starting a month earlier too. So today I’m revisiting the Four Season Stamp Set which is current, but not shown in any of the major Stampin’ Up! catalogues. I’m also using up a scrap of Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper (DSP) left over from an earlier card project.
SIMPLE TAG BASE
As I already had the DSP I used it to help me select the colour scheme for my tag. I could have chosen Very Vanilla but just to be different I went with Misty Moonlight.
First, using my Paper Trimmer I cut a 2″ x 4-1/2″ strip of Misty Moonlight Card. Then using the Fancy Tag Topper Punch I shaped the top and added the slot in one go.
As my tag base was dark I also cut a 1-7/8″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed this piece to the back of the tag.
I don’t have any Misty Moonlight, Very Vanilla or Just Jade ribbon or twine so to tie the tag I’d need to be creative. In the end I took some Whisper White twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack. Then I coloured the twine using the brush tip of a light Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker. Once dry I simply threaded the twine through the tag and tied it in a simple knot.
FLOWERS FOR EVERY SEASON
Now I turned back to the scrap of Flowers For Every Season DSP. At 2-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ it was just a little bigger than I needed so I trimmed it down to 1-7/8″ x 3-3/4″. Next, using Tear & Tape Adhesive, I attached a small piece of Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim about 3/4″ from the bottom edge. Then I fixed the DSP onto the front of my tag base with liquid glue.
For the sentiment strip I went back to the 3/8″ wide strip of DSP that was left on my desk. I cut a piece 1-7/8″ long and flipped it over to the Just Jade pattern. At 3/8″ wide my sentiment would need to be small, but I knew exactly where to find it.
I pulled out the Four Season Floral Stamp Set and chose the “for you” sentiment. This would fit perfectly in the space I had available. So using Misty Moonlight ink I stamped it directly onto the DSP strip.
With that done I used liquid glue to mount the sentiment onto a 1/2″ x 1-7/8″ strip of Misty Moonlight Card. Then I attached some Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and fixed it above the lace on the tag.
Finally I added a line of three Pearl Basic Jewels towards the top of the tag and my project was complete.
There’s a sense of satisfaction from using up small scraps, and some of my scraps were very small. From the piece of DSP left over from an earlier card project, to a 3″ scrap of lace; it all gets used. And in case you were wondering, after making the card and tag all that remained was a strip of DSP 3/8″ x 1-7/8″. Maybe I’ll let that piece go…
You’ll find the card project that left me the original scrap of DSP in Hugs, prayers and love are always welcome.
For a project using the “happy birthday” sentiment from the Four Season Floral Stamp Set see Velveteen Paper is gorgeous.
Now I’m off to see what other scraps I can use up. What about you?