Yesterday was an exciting day as I unpacked my latest customer orders. It’s always really interesting to see what other people are getting, and to inspect the products up close. I have to say that sometimes my own orders have been influenced by what my customers get. This parcel was especially welcome though because it also included a brand new bundle for me from the January to June 2023 Mini Catalogue. This will be one of the bundles used in Stampin’ Up!’s World Card Making Day event on October 1st.
The bundle consists of the Warm Welcome Stamp Set and coordinating Warm Welcome Dies. It’s dominated by two door images/shapes but has lots of other smaller pieces and sentiments. Of course I couldn’t wait for the Stampin’ Up! craft along creative event and had to use it right away.
As soon as I saw the “Welcome” sentiment and separate “little one” I had an idea for a baby project. So using Cherry Cobbler ink I stamped the two sentiments onto some Shimmery White Card. Then on a separate scrap of Shimmery White Card I stamped the little row of shoes, and coloured in the smallest ones with a light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker.
Turning to the Warm Welcome Dies I used the small rectangular one to cut out the sentiment. Then I cut out the shoes using the die designed to coordinate with that image.
Now I just needed something to attach these pieces to.
COMBINED TAG & GIFT CARD HOLDER
So next I turned to the Celebrations Tag Dies and chose the largest of the main dies in that set. This one cuts and scores a piece that turns into a combined tag and gift card holder. So after cutting a 3 ” x 7-3/4″ piece of Shimmery White Card I die-cut the tag/gift card holder piece.
Before assembling the tag I used a Blending Brush to add a light layer of Flirty Flamingo ink over the whole surface. Next I took some Saran Wrap (cling film) and scrunched it up into a loose ball. Then I tapped this ‘ball’ gently onto the surface of the ink pad before lightly tapping it onto the inked card.
With the card now a pretty pink I folded it along the ‘scored’ lines embossed by the die. Then I put a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) along the two side tabs and folded the back section of the tag onto the tabs. Using liquid glue meant I had a minute to slide the card and check the holes and edges all lined up properly.
Now I simply had to attach the die-cut sentiment and shoes using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish the decoration I tied a small bow using white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. Then I attached it just below the sentiment with a dot of liquid glue.
After sliding the gift card in the top I tied some more white baker’s twine through the holes and my project was complete.
I love how this project turned out especially as I’d only just received the Warm Welcome bundle. You’ll definitely be seeing more of this in the weeks and months to come.
Meanwhile, for some other projects using the Celebrations Tag Dies see these earlier blog posts:
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Warm Welcome Stamp Set and coordinating Warm Welcome Dies as a single bundle. Using the “bundle” item number on my order meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the same two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle below in case you want to explore this option for yourself.
UPDATE 2023: Sadly the Celebrations Tag Dies have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!