This morning’s project had started out with an idea for a very elaborate gift tag with lots of layers. But as so often happens, that’s not what I ended up with. Instead my Picture Perfect Birthday tag was much more minimalist, but I love it just the same.
I began my gift tag with the #3 and #4 ovals dies from the Stitched Shapes Dies (the two largest). Using my retiring Big Shot I cut a piece of the retiring Berry Burst Card using the #4 oval die. Then I cut two of the #3 oval from Very Vanilla Card.
FYI – With the move away from Sizzix as a supplier for dies and embossing folders, Stampin’ Up! can now have a simpler naming process. So no more Framelits, Thinlits and Edgelits (which a lot of people never understood anyway) – they’re just dies. Similarly, no more Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, they’re just embossing folders, with the Dynamic ones simply identified as 3D embossing folders.
Once the die-cutting was done, I punched a hole at the top of each piece using the oval hole option on the Detailed Trio Punch. Then with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached a Very Vanilla piece to each side of the Berry Burst oval, lining up the holes.
Next I used retiring Berry Burst ink to stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the retiring Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set, onto one of the Very Vanilla pieces.
After that I threaded some retiring Very Vanilla Baker’s twine through the hole in the tag and tied it in a simple knot. Then I tied a bow using the retiring Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon and attached it at the top of the tag with a Mini Glue Dot.
Finally I added three Rhinestone Basic Jewels in a line at the bottom of the tag and I was done.
There’s something about the contrast between the two colours and the simplicity of the decoration that gives this tag a really elegant feel. I could see this design working just as well with different sentiments and/or replacing the Berry Burst with another bold colour. What do you think?
PICTURE PERFECT BIRTHDAY
Listed below are some links to previous blog posts with projects I created using the retiring Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set.
I used an awful lot of retiring products on my project today. Everything that is Berry Burst, plus the Big Shot and Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine is only available while stocks last. The retiring Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set is guaranteed to remain available until May 24th, then it too will only be available while stocks last.