I’m finally finishing up sharing my holiday projects and in a way I’m sad about it. I LOVED the White Christmas stamp set from Stampin’ Up but only started using it really in the last few weeks. Turns out I was right to love it because it always seems to turn out so cute! Even on something as simple as a gift tag, like this:
Quick, easy, and festive for that special gift.
Tips for making this tag:
- This is one of the very few times I will tell you to punch your circle BEFORE stamping The spacing is very particular and so it is so much easier if you punch first because you can see what you are doing thanks to the stamp set being a photopolymer (completely clear) set.
- Stamp your banner sentiment in black ink FIRST and then add your snowman in the space that fits under the banner.
- Use your Stampin’ Write markers to color the “banner thread” and to color in your snowman and add snow (I used Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Soft Sky)
- Use the 1-3/4” circle punch for the circle and then the 2-3/8” scallop circle for the accent. Add to a tag made from a 2” strip punched on top with the scallop tag topper to make your tag.
- Add a All is Calm snowflake embellishment (on sale through Jan 5th after which it is discontinued) for a great touch of metallic shine.
- Top it off with the Woven Satin ribbon from the 2014 Holiday Catalog – such a soft and pretty ribbon! Also only available until Jan 5th.
I also had to share a quick project I made using the new Treat Bag framelit coming out in the 2015 Occasions Catalog – Stampin’ Up’s spring catalog. It is so easy to make and was perfect for me to use to send some movie ticket gift cards to my family this year.
I made it out of the Nordic Noel designer paper from the 2014 Holiday Catalog and stamped the deer and sentiment from the White Christmas stamp set. Wrap with some Gold Satin ribbon and add Gold sequins and the Nordic Designer buttons to break up the paper pattern and add just a touch of decoration. I can’t wait to play more with this die! It also comes with lots and lots of extra accent dies. I show them all on my Occasions Catalog sneak peek video here – http://youtu.be/qZ8UNeXhJrc?t=6m10s
Project Supplies Used:
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