Choosing colours for my projects isn’t always easy but I have learned a few tricks over the years. One of them is to cheat. Did you know that Stampin’ Up! lists the colours of their Designer Series Paper (DSP) packs on the packs and in the catalogues? So if their experienced professional designers think those colours go together, who am I to argue? Something else I’ve learned is to keep it simple with two shades of the same basic colour. So it was today when I paired Mint Macaron with Just Jade. Add in a little neutral colour in the form of Very Vanilla, plus a touch of gold foil. How could I lose?
JADE AND MINT
This folded gift tag started with the gorgeous patterned paper from the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. The pack doesn’t actually list Just Jade, but the colour variation on this piece just reminded me of it.
Using my Paper Trimmer I first cut and scored some Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Just beside the fold line on the back I then used the Detailed Trio Punch to add a small oval hole. Finally I threaded some Linen Thread through the hole and then tied it in a simple knot.
With that my 3″ x 3″ tag base was prepared and I could begin working on the front panel.
Having already chosen the paper from the Gilded Autumn DSP I cut a piece 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″. Next, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow), I attached it to a 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ piece of Just Jade Card. To add some texture to the layers I chose the Mint Macaron 1/2″ Basket Weave Ribbon. After wrapping the ribbon around the layers I secured it on the back using Tear & Tape Adhesive. Then I mounted the assembled layers onto the tag base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
WRAPPED IN CHRISTMAS
That just left the sentiment which I found while designing some Christmas cards for future blog posts. Although most of the sentiments in this set are definitely for Christmas, “A little something for you” is very generic.
Using Just Jade ink I stamped the sentiment onto a 1-3/8″ x 1-3/4″ scrap of Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then with liquid glue I mounted it onto a 1-1/2″ x 1-7/8″ scrap of Just Jade Card.
Then to finish I simply fixed the layered sentiment to the tag front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
This was such a quick and easy gift tag to make and without the use of any special tools or techniques. That said, it’s anything but boring. The gold foil on the DSP and the gorgeous textured ribbon certainly add a touch of luxury, don’t you think?