Good Morning! On Tuesday I shared with you a bundle that snuck right by me when I looked at the Occasions Catalog but thanks to inspiration from my downline and friend Jeanie, I HIT THAT PAW PRINT….and bought the bundle, That’s the Tag. If you missed my post on Tuesday, you can CLICK HERE to see the super sweet flower that I created for my Aunt Karen.
One thing that happens every year that everyone loves….is having a surplus of Holiday Tags for our gifts that we give. Why do we focus so much on the Christmas Holiday? I know many demonstrators have “tag nights” which is a great idea where people can come…chat…and make all sorts of tags and guess what, they are happy, they feel fulfilled and their “joy tank” are filled to the brim.
I hope that the pictures that I have for you will share with you the versatility and fun that you can do with a great bundle like this. You can make tags, you can make cards, you can use all sorts of shapes….(stitched squares would be super fun) so basically you can see that the sky is the limit and with that say – USE UP YOUR SCRAPS!
I think that this is my favorite one…well, I admit – I like them all but these flowers are just so sweet and they are an item that could be “tucked” in many projects that we work with. Having a framelit helps too!
I used the Aqua Painter and the ink colors are Mink Macaron, Sweet Sugar Plum and Daffodil delight! – I adore this color combination.I actually used just the regular weightof white cardstock when I was cutting these out because I was about to cut 3 at once!
Here is a tip: Because I think that this is such a sweet and useful flower, I cut a BUNCH of them out AND THEN STAMPED THE IMAGE on the little cut out piece. It was super easy to do because it is a photopolymer stamp so I can see through and stamp it easily.
I think when you have a great image like this it is easy to have a bunch stamped in black and ready to do a quick coloring if you needed a little something extra tucked in! The color so quick and the aqua painter makes it a breeze to do.
I popped them up with a stampin’ dimensional and the “lift” gives the fun and finishing touches to make it super special.
Isn’t it super cute to see the tag itself cut out with the leaves showing through. so easy to do as you just use the framelit over the white one and then cut the same size in a contrasting color and adhere them together.
Now to one of my sweet spots…..making something so simple look pretty. I know we have that TIME thing going against us but really Stampin’ Up! does have some packaging goodies that are staples in the house.
These boxes are soooooo sturdy and they make such a great presentation that is always easy to jazz up! Because it is a 3″ square box, it is super easy to add some DSP to the sides for a fun pop. Now I know that WE ALL HAVE DSP that either we an odd amount of, a surplus of, perhaps some that is discontinued etc…..but here you can see that I pulled the whole thing together with the colors from the DSP.
Now look at this fun close up! The beauty of this die is that when you cut it out in 3 colors like I did today, you can mix and match all of the pieces to end up making 3 tags. As I shared on Tuesday, it really is a fun and truly rewarding thing to do to ….adding the contrasting colors in the spaces.
The colors I used were So Saffron. Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay. I took a narrow scrap of paper to stamp the sentiment and then POPPED the entire piece up. (I think that it is super cute) 🙂
Taking it a step further before I added it to the top of the package, I covered the back with some fast fuse and then added some loops of bakers twine. Next, I cut another tag out of fun foam to cover the back so it looks clean and polished so the recipient can use it again!
How how about this cutie! I just think that there are so many ideas and sheer FUN you can have making tags and remember, there is no reason to limit them to just tags – BE CREATIVE and make a simple card using them as a focal point.
I do several Holiday gathering when people can come and purchase gifts and/or order gifts. I will say that people LOVE TO BUY tags because let’s face it, they are super handy to have on hand, they are useful, they make great hostess gifts etc….
Here is another fun shot of a variety….you can see that you could basically sit down….use whatever you see laying around and just GO TO TOWN! This is why that a Tag Event would be FUN. Can’t you imagine just sitting around a big table with lots of paper, ribbons etc…and have a blast making them.
I ask you ….ARE YOU ONE THAT MAKES MULTIPLE OF THE SAME or do you like TO MAKE THEM ALL DIFFERENT? Hands down I am one that creates several that I love and then make multiples of the same…Truthfully I do the same with my cards, when I have a “keeper” – I just make many!
There you go…..some more great ways to use this bundle that I totally breezed by in the catalog. Remember the card that I made for my Aunt Karen on Tuesday? Well….today I am ON THE ROAD with my dear Dad making the trek to go visit Uncle George. He is still not well but better than last week and how can you say no to someone who asks you if you could take him to see his brother.
It is a LONG drive but it will be a great visit with my Dad as we have to drive all the way down 81 into Tennessee and then back into a super sweet town in North Carolina….81 seems like an eternity….but the weather is to be great.
The hour glass has turned – and remember DOUBLE PAW PRINTS for everyone thru the end of March. You all are lovin’ the offerings of the 7 new products….Remember, for every $50 you spend you get to pick a FREEBIE. This is a great time to stock up ont he staples and basics that you use!
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Have a great day and think of me as I drive…and drive….and drive 😆 Tomorrow it is time for some BLOG CANDY and I think that it is going to make you “twitch your nose” – any ideas? – I hope that this post inspired you to have FUN making a useful and thoughtful handmade work of art from YOUR heart!