When you think of Christmas what comes to mind? My earliest memory is putting a stocking at the end of my bed. Back then though we didn’t have fancy stockings, they were my Dad’s old grey army socks but we didn’t mind. Somehow the satsuma, coin, chocolate and small gift all fit so we had something to keep us occupied before breakfast. The stockings in the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set are a bit fancier, but still rekindle those old memories.
TAILOR MADE TAG
For this project I wanted to make the stocking the focus but first I needed to create a tag base. So I turned to the Tailor Made Tags Dies, and chose the largest of the flat-topped dies. I started by using my Mini Cut & Emboss Machine to cut one tag from Basic White Card.
Then I chose a Crumb Cake and white pattern from the Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. After using the same die to cut out the DSP I fixed the two tags together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next, for a bit of contrast I found some scraps of Evening Evergreen Card and used a die from the set to cut out two pieces to reinforce the hole at the top of the tag. These fitted around the oval hole on the back and front and were fixed into place with liquid glue.
TIDINGS & TRIMMINGS
With the tag base done, it was time to do a little stamping using the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set.
First I used Evening Evergreen ink to stamp “Season’s greetings” directly onto the DSP side of the tag. Then I changed to Cherry Cobbler ink and stamped one of the two stocking images onto Basic White Card.
I was almost done, but just needed to do a little more die-cutting using the Christmas Trimmings Dies.
Using the coordinating die I first cut out the stamped stocking. Then I attached it to the tag using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Next I die cut a pair of holly leaves from a scrap of Evening Evergreen Card. This was followed by some small circles die-cut from Cherry Cobbler Card. Finally, using liquid glue I attached the holly leaves to the top of the stocking and then added three Cherry Cobbler berries.
To finish I tied some gold twine from the Simply Elegant Trim pack to the tag and my project was complete.
I was late to the party with the Christmas Trimmings suite of products but certainly don’t regret adding them to a recent order. Sometimes my purchasing choices are influenced by fond memories and that makes this stamp set and dies all the more special.
For more projects using the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts:
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Tidings & Trimmings Stamp Set and coordinating Christmas Trimmings Dies using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included both options below in case you want to explore these further.
SAVE DURING THE SEASONAL SALE – if you order between November 16 and 18 you’ll be able to save on some of the products I used for today’s project. During the sale the card will be 10% off, the ink pads 15% off, and the Tailor Made Tags Dies 20% off. See the Seasonal Sale Flyer for more information.
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