As we start to think ahead to the Stampin’ Up! 2020/2021 Annual Catalogue, I begin to wonder what will be retired. Looking through the current catalogue I come across products that I’ve got but haven’t used in quite a while and it inspires me to show them some love. Today I pulled out the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set to make a pretty thank you gift tag.
SHAPED TAG BASE
I began by using my Paper Trimmer to cut a 3″ x 6″ piece of Whisper White Card. Then with the long side at the top I scored it at 3″, folded it along the scored line, and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next I went looking for an interesting background. After searching for a while I was surprised to see this lined design in the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. I found an odd 2″ x 3″ scrap which was actually smaller than I was looking for, but showed potential.
As I planned to use the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set, I also had the coordinating Budding Blooms Dies on my desk and that gave me an idea. In the die set there are a couple of edge dies that cut a scalloped edge, so I decided to use one of these.
Using the border die I cut about 3/4″ off the front of the folded tag. So now the front was 2-3/4″ across. Then with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed my DSP to the tag, lining up the paper against the fold.
Finally to complete the base I used the oval hole option on the Detailed Trio Punch to punch a hole at the back of the tag.
BLOOM & GROW
Now I was ready to get to work with the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set.
On some Whisper White Card I used Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the smallest of the three large floral images. Then I coloured it in using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. In the end I chose light and dark combos in Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Seaside Spray and Purple Posy.
With the colouring complete I then cut out the image using the coordinating die from the Budding Blooms Dies.
For my sentiment I went back to the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set. The thank you is actually part of a larger phrase stamped onto Whisper White Card with Tuxedo Black ink. Once it was stamped all I had to do was use my Paper Snips to cut out just the words I needed.
Finally I was ready to put the tag together.
First I placed some loops of Whisper White Baker’s Twine onto the front of the tag. Next I added Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the floral piece, keeping them away from the right-hand end. Then when I attached the floral piece to the tag it secured the twine in place too.
I added more Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the sentiment, stacking them two high under the left end. Then I added it to the tag.
Finally I threaded some twine through the hole at the back and tied it in a simple knot. Job done.
I really love how this gift tag turned out. It was one of those projects that started out without a definite plan, but sometimes they are the most successful. What do you think?
Here’s some of my other blog posts featuring the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set:
- Simply wonderful surprise
- Back down the garden lane
- Contemporary winter colours
- Learn to make a simple box
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set and coordinating Budding Blooms Dies using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant that I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included both options below so you can explore these if you wish. You should note that even if the stamp set and dies are not retired, the discounted bundle offer will end on June 2nd.