It’s time to get going on my Christmas gift tags. Once upon a time I rarely made tags, but now I design at least one a week. They’re a great way to practice techniques or ideas, and to use up scraps. Today I found my scraps in the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper (DSP).
The last few tags I’ve made have all been flat strips with a sentiment and embellishments. To change things up I decided to make a folded gift tag this time. So I began with a 3″ x 6″ piece of Whisper White Card, scored at 3″. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
To turn the 3″ x 3″ card into a tag I needed to add a small hole at the back close to the crease. For that I turned to the Detailed Trio Punch. After punching the oval hole I threaded some Linen Thread through it and tied it in a simple knot.
For my sentiment I chose the very appropriate “No peeking til Christmas” from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set. Then keeping it simple I stamped it in the top right corner of the tag using Soft Suede ink.
All I needed now was to decorate the front of the tag.
POINSETTIA AND MORE
While sorting through my Poinsettia Place scraps I found a narrow strip of DSP. It had lots of small poinsettias against a green background which was too dark for what I had in mind. However on the reverse was a pretty pattern which I could definitely use. The strip was 5/8″ wide so I simply trimmed it down to 3″ long.
Next I cut a scrap of Gold Foil Sheet to 3/4″ x 3″ and mounted the DSP onto it using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Then I glued the layered strips onto the front of the gift tag.
Instead of stamping and colouring a large poinsettia image I predictably found one in the Poinsettia Place DSP. This image is part of a sheet of large poinsettias on a pale yellow background. All I had to do was cut it out with my Paper Snips. Then after attaching the flower to the front of the gift tag with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals I was done.
Quick, easy and elegant, exactly what I had in mind.
For more Poinsettia Place DSP projects see these earlier blog posts:
- Starting off a wonderful season
- A place to write my plans
- Exploiting the power of three layers
- Fabulous World Cardmaking Day fun
- Taking my cue from mother nature
POINSETTIA PLACE ON SALE
Right now the Poinsettia Place DSP is one of 15 packs of paper on sale at 15% off. This sale ends on October 31st so don’t miss your opportunity to make your crafting budget go that little bit further.
See the Designer Series Paper Sale section of my online store for links to all 15 packs.