I’ve decided I love small sentiments. They’re so versatile and can be used on other things besides cards. Just recently I purchased the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set and couldn’t wait to get it inky.
FOLDED GIFT TAG
While I like designing big fancy gift tags, sometimes I need something simpler and quicker to make. So today I started with a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Blueberry Bushel Card and scored it on the long side at 2-1/4″.
I folded the strip along the scored line and then sharpened the crease with my Bone Folder. With that done I inserted the folded end of the tag into the Detailed Trio Punch and punched it using the oval hole option.
Next I cut a piece of Whisper White Card 2″ x 3″ that I’d use to line the tag and provide an area to write on. I punched an oval hole at the top of this piece and then trimmed a tiny bit off the top. This would mean that the insert wouldn’t interfere with the folding of the tag. I slid the insert inside the tag, lined up the punched holes and then fixed it into place with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Now the insert was in place I threaded some Whisper White Baker’s Twine through the hole and tied it in a simple knot.
ITTY BITTY CHRISTMAS
In no time at all I was ready to ink up the “Happy Christmas” sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set. So using Blueberry Bushel ink I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the white insert.
All I had left to do was create the embellishment for the front of the tag.
For this I turned to the new Christmas Layers Dies and chose the larger of the two separate snowflakes. I cut the snowflake from Silver Glimmer Paper and then fixed it to the tag with a Mini Glue Dot.
To finish the tag I simply added a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the centre of the snowflake.
This gift tag design is very versatile. You could make the Christmas tags using a different base colour to coordinate with your gift wrap. Or you could use an entirely different sentiment and image to make the tag for another occasion. You could even make the tag bases with inserts, and decide on the sentiment and embellishment just before you attach it to a gift.
SEPT/OCT HOST CODE WINNER
Cathy A was the winner of my last Host Code draw and she won a pack of the Brightly Gleaming 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. All she did to enter the draw was place an order with me and include the Host Code.
If you’d like a chance to win free Stampin’ Up! products make sure you include this month’s Host Code GBHZ9CCV when you place your order via my online store by November 19th. If your order is $200 or more before shipping and taxes, please don’t use the Host Code as you will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards benefits instead. Contact me for more information.
NEW STAMPIN’ UP! TRIMMER
Stampin’ Up! have announced that their new and improved Paper Trimmer will be available for customers to purchase on November 1st. The trimmer includes a cutting blade and scoring blade, and additional packs of 4 cutting blades will go on sale in January for $16.25.
I’ve had my new trimmer for a couple of weeks now and love it!
BUNDLE BONUS – I purchased the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set and Christmas Layers Dies using a simple ‘bundle’ item number. That meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included links to both options before so you can explore this further if you wish.