Yesterday I had a very busy day in my studio with my granddaughter Alyssa. She’d already made the Christmas card that I showed you a couple of days ago, but we still needed to make Mummy’s Christmas present. Obviously it’s a surprise and I can’t show you what Alyssa made, but when she flew home last night she took two handmade gifts complete with boxes. Alyssa reminded me that we always need gift tags, so today’s project is a tag with a sneak peek of the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set.
I began with a piece of Thick Whisper White Card and using Old Olive ink stamped the largest image. Then with my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform I cut out the image using the #4 (largest) circle die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
Next on Thick Whisper White Card I used Mint Macaron ink to stamp the 6 -leaf image. Then I stamped the small flower image with Cajun Craze ink, after first stamping it onto scrap paper.
These two images were then cut out using co-ordinating dies from the new Snowfall Thinlits Dies.
While I was at my Big Shot I cut a piece of Vellum Cardstock using the same die I’d used for the 6-leaf image.
Finally I stamped the ‘It’s Your Day’ sentiment onto Thick Whisper White Card using Cajun Craze ink. I cut this out using the Big Shot and Magnetic Platform with the #1 (smallest) circle die in the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
QUICK AND EASY ASSEMBLY
With everything stamped and cut, putting it all together was a simple process.
I used Mini Glue Dots to fix the vellum to the tag base, then fixed the 6-leaf image on top.
Then I put a Mini Glue Dot on the back of the flower to attach loops of Copper Metallic Thread. A Stampin’ Dimensional went over the top of the thread and attached the flower to the tag
Finally with a couple of Mini Glue Dots on the back I tucked the sentiment behind the layers, fitting them around the words.
All that was left was to punch a hole at the top of the tag with a 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch. Then I threaded a length of Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon through the hole and tied it in a simple knot.
I really like how this tag turned out and it could be used for many different occasions. I think I may make a bunch in different colours so I have them ready at a moment’s notice.
The Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set and Snowfall Thinlits Dies used today will be available to purchase from November 1st. Also available from November 1st are the Snow Is Glistening Stamp Set, Snowflake Trinkets and 12″ x 12″ White Velvet Paper.
These products are all part of the limited edition Snowflake Showcase suite and they are gorgeous. But, they will only be available during November, and even then, only while stocks last. So if you like any of these items place your order as early as possible in November to avoid disappointment.
Check out the Snowflake Showcase PDF for photos and details all the products in the suite, and do let me know asap if you’d like to place an order once they become available.
In the meantime see my earlier Snowflake Showcase blog post with a project created using the Snow Is Glistening Stamp Set.