A week or two ago I created a fun bookmark with an apple pie image using the Sweets & Treats Stamp Set. For today’s project I went back to the same set but this time for the cupcake. Little images like this make great focal points for simple cards but today I went even smaller. So here’s a 3″ x 3″ card turned into a gift tag with the addition of a punch and twine. It’s a great way to practice #simplestamping ideas.
FOLDED GIFT TAG
I began with my Paper Trimmer and cut a 3″ x 6″ piece of Basic White Card before scoring it at 3″. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next I placed the open card under the oval hole option on the Detailed Trio Punch with the scored line a little to the right of the centre mark. Then when I punched I had a small hole near to the crease on the back of the tag.
To add some subtle sparkle I cut a 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Gold Shimmer Vellum. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached the vellum to the front of the tag. But by keeping the glue away from the edges of the vellum I planned to hide the adhesive under the final layer.
For that layer I went with Basic White Card again, this time cutting a 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ square. However before I added it to the tag I needed to do some simple stamping.
SWEETS & TREATS
From the Sweets & Treats Stamp Set I took the “happy birthday” sentiment. Then using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped it towards the bottom of the Basic White layer. Once done I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add the layer onto the Shimmer Vellum.
Next, I took the cupcake image and stamped it onto a scrap of Basic White Card with Tuxedo Black ink. I also stamped the bottom of the cupcake onto the sparkly side of a scrap of the Gold Shimmer Vellum.
After setting the vellum aside (the ink would take longer to dry on this piece) I turned my attention to the first cupcake image. Using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers I coloured the top of the cake with light Cinnamon Cider. Then I coloured the frosting with light and dark Flirty Flamingo and left the base of the cupcake white.
It was at this point I made a decision about the twine for the tag and I cut a 6″ piece of white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack, Then using the brush tip of the dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends marker I coloured the twine and set it aside.
With that done I used Paper Snips to cut out the complete cupcake followed by just the cupcake wrapper part from the Shimmer Vellum.
Using a thin layer of liquid glue over the whole of the vellum cupcake wrapper piece I attached it to the whole cupcake image. This would ensure that there would be no tell-tale glue marks visible through the vellum. Finally, using Stampin’ Dimensionals I attached the completed cupcake to the tag front.
Then after threading the custom-coloured twine through the hole and tying it in a simple knot my tag was done.
I really love the simplicity of this tag design and especially how the Shimmer Vellum adds a wow with very little effort. Have you tried the Shimmer Vellum yet? Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.
If you missed the apple pie bookmark project you’ll find it in my blog post First outing for Sweets & Treats.