It’s the ‘Tags til Christmas’ show. This wonderful 9 stamp set has all sorts of elements to spruce up your gifts and create some simple but smashing cards for this upcoming Christmas season. For my first sample, I have a quick Christmas card that is done in shades of Blue; Bashful blue, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy and our old staple Whisper White. I used a baby wipe to remove the ink from the to and from after inking the snowman stamp in Marina mist. A careful brushing of the white ink pad over the raised dots created by the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder carried the snow theme onto the card base. All of the stamps in this set fit one or more of our Stampin’ Up Punches. The 1 3/4” circle punch was perfect here and the new 2 3/8” scallop circle punched from Not Quite Navy made the perfect mat. I was thrilled that Season’s Greetings from the Curly Cute stamp set worked well here. It is one of my favorite title sets. For the final finishing touch, I added a strip of 1/4” grosgrain ribbon in Marina Mist tied off with a bow at the top of the card front.
My next sample is another simple Christmas card using 2 images from this set with the message from the Christmas Greetings set. I started with a Wild Wasabi base and added a piece if 1/4” early espresso grosgrain ribbon to the top. I used markers in Early Espresso and Always Artichoke for the label on the top, stamping on Whisper White cardstock. the ornament was stamped on Whisper white using Poppy Parade classic ink and sponging the edges with so saffron. I added dazzling diamonds glitter to the filigree in the ornament and used the small end of the marker to draw the string from the branch to the ornament. Both tags were punched out with SU punches and applied to the cardstock with Stampin Dimensionals.
For my third sample, I want to show you a little gift of 5 tags to package your holiday gifts. I actually made these at the Fall Fun event hosted by my up up line Julie Gunhus. At the top of the photo you can see the packaged tags in small cello bag tied with a ribbon of cherry cobbler seam binding. these gift tags used Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sued, Always Artichoke and Early Espresso inks. The show case some of our newest punches as the medium oval punch, fancy label, and 2 3/8 scallop circle are used as well as the 2 tag punches and the 1 3/4” circle punch. The make up quickly and look very stunning with the touches of bling from dazzling diamonds glitter used in various spots.
For my next foray into this sweet stamp set, I decided to make another quick simple card using the dec 25 stamp form Tags ‘til Christmas and the holly jolly Christmas stamp from the Merry & Bright set. I stamped directly on the dsp piece from Deck the Halls DSP. I used Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke for my ink and cardstock. Quick and simple.
The candy wrapper die made this next project a snap. Just a scrap of Deck the Halls dsp, fold glue and twist, tie off the ends with some Cherry cobbler seam binding and you have a cute container for a sweet gift of candy or even sparkles. The tag in Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler with some Dazzling Diamonds Accents is the perfect finish for one filled with eatable sweets.
For my final project, I made a Christmas card with a twist. For that person on your list with a quirky sense of humor. I used a section of dsp from Candy Cane Christmas for my focal point, topped it with the “Even the naughty deserve something nice” saying, and added some hand drawn swirls of dazzling diamonds. My colors for this card were Garden Green and Real Red.
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