Last week I created a birthday gift tag with a dancing chicken. I loved how bright and cheerful it was, but it did involve quite a bit of work. So for this week’s simple Sunday project I wanted to pare it right back. Today’s project is a “Just for you” tag with a winter theme, using a couple of label punches to create the tag base.
Instead of making a rectangular tag using one of Stampin’ Tag Topper Punches I thought I’d see what other punches I could use. It was then I noticed the Label Me Fancy and Label Me Lovely Punches and that gave me an idea.
I began with the Label Me Fancy Punch. I’d never really though of it before but it’s another triple punch. There’s the main label piece, plus it can punch a ribbon slot and a separate twine hole. I opted to punch the top of a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper by turning the punch upside down so I could see the cutting areas. Then I slid the Watercolor Paper into the punch on the hole side, just as far as the edge of the label section. Then I punched down.
With the hole done I then slid the Watercolour Paper into the Label Me Lovely Punch. Looking at the bottom of the punch I was able to centre the punched hole on one of the straight sides. Then when I punched I had my tag complete with the hole for the twine.
SIMPLE WINTER SCENE
To decorate the tag I first pressed onto the lid of my closed Balmy Blue ink pad. This transferred some ink from the foam pad to the inside of the lid. Then I used a Water Painter to pick up some of the ink and quickly painted a rough area on the tag. After waiting a couple of minutes for that to dry a little I then added a bit more ink to darken the top section.
Once I was sure the painted area was completely dry it was safe to stamp the final details.
Using Crumb Cake ink I first stamped the single tree image from the Nature’s Beauty Stamp Set. Then from the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set I chose “just for you” and stamped that beside the tree.
Finally I took some white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack and threaded it through the punched hole. With the twine tied in a simple knot my all occasion winter tag was complete.
At 2-1/16″ x 2-1/16″ the tag isn’t huge, but it’s plenty big enough to write on the back. I think I might just punch out a few more of these tag bases so I have them ready to decorate another time. What do you think?
Just a quick reminder that today’s the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to get the October Christmas card kit called Peaceful Christmas. This kit contains everything, including an exclusive stamp set, ink spot and even adhesives to create 10 card with envelopes (5 each of 2 designs).
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Strawberry Builder Punch (not used today). Using the single ‘bundle’ item number to order the two items saved me 10% against ordering them separately. I’ve included a link to this bundle in case you’re interested and want to explore that option.