Guest Stamper: Deborah’s Christmas Gift Tags

My friend Deborah made these Christmas Tags for me as a Thank You.  Use these ideas as a starting point to creating some Christmas Tags of your own.  She used Stamps and ink, the Oh What Fun stamp set, Punches, Her Big Shot and some Framelits, stickers, silver embossing powder, gold cord, Baker’s Twine, Ribbons, and Rhinestones.  So grab some supplies and a Christmas movie and have fun making some Christmas Tags!
Deborah's Tag 1She used the retired Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Punch.

Deborah Tag 2She used the Oh What Fun stamp set and the retired Snowflake punch.

Deborah Tag 3She used the Bird Builder Punch, the Corner Rounder Punch, and the Merry Everything stamp set.

Deborah Tag 4She used the Oh What Fun stamp set, the retired Labels Framelits, and a circle punch.

If you don’t want to come up with the ideas yourself, just get the Oh What Fun Project Kit and Stamp Set.  If you buy them from me I will send you the Tutorial FREE.  OR you can buy the Tutorial HERE.

Happy Father’s Day-Three Versions

Happy Father’s Day!  I hope you all enjoy time with your Father and the other men in your life!  Remember all the good times you had with your Father and the important things he taught you.  I used the retired Mocha Morning DSP.  Choose your DSP and 2 coordinating colors and a sentiment and you can use this layout for a variety of occasions.

Version 1-Layered Decorative Label Punch (Medium).
Father's Day Version 1 Version 2-Small Decorative Label Sentiment (Most steps).

Father's Day Version 2

Version 3-Labels Framelits (Easiest).
Father's Day Version 3-Labels Framelits (Easiest).
Stamps:  Delightful Dozen w#122650  c#122652 

OR Word Play w#120308  c#120651
Card Stock:  Brushed Gold #102935  3-3/4″ x 5″
Early Espresso #119686  4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Very Vanilla #101650 (I used Confetti Cream-retired)  cardbase
Designer Series Paper:  Mocha Morning (retired)  3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″
Ink:  StayzOn Black #101406 or Early Espresso #126974
Punches:  Decorative Label #120907
Key Tag (retired) OR Labels Framelits #125598 AND Big Shot
Brads:  Basic Glimmer Brads #121003
3/16″ Neutrals Brads #119736
Other:  Paper-Piercing Tool  #126119  (LOVE this NEW one!)
Stampin’ Pierce Mat  #126199  (LOVE this too!)
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack #126187  (LOVE these too!)
SNAIL  #104332  refill #104331
Dimensionals  #104430
Post-It-Notes (not SU) 

Card Base.
  Cut all papers.  Front Layer:  DSP 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″.  Middle Layer:  Brushed Gold 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Adhere with SNAIL.  Use Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to evenly pierce holes in the DSP corners.  Put brads in holes.  Now adhere to Back Layer:  Early Espresso 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Adhere to Very Vanilla card base.

Version 1-Layered Decorative Label Punch (Medium).  I used the Decorative Label Punch and the Key Tag Punch.  Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock.  Punch with Key Tag Punch.  Use the Decorative Label Punch to punch 1 Brushed Gold and 2 Early Espresso labels.  Cut 1 Early Espresso Label length-wise down the center.  Trim the points.  Cut the other Early Espresso Label width-wise down the center.  Trim the points.  Click Here if you would like pictures of how to do this (Click “next page” two times-Nov 12, 2010-Layered Top Note).  Put SNAIL on the back of your Brushed Gold Label and attach the Length-wise cut Label parts and then the width-wise cut Label parts to the back of the Brushed Gold Label, trying to keep the exposed Early Espresso even all the way around.  Attach punched sentiment with Dimensionals.  Attach Layered Label and Sentiment with Dimensionals to card front.
Version 2-Small Decorative Label Sentiment (Most steps).  Layer the Brushed Gold and Early Espresso Decorative Labels the same as Version 1.  Stamp Sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock using Black StayzOn ink.  Punch with Decorative Label Punch, making sure the sentiment is in the center.   Place punched sentiment on a Post-It-Note and slide it back it your punch so the sentiment edge is touching/aligned with the long edge of the punch.  Punch.  Now attach your sentiment to another Post-It-Note and repeat with the other long side.  Adhere to the layered Gold and Espresso Labels with Dimensionals.  Adhere whole layered sentiment to card front with Dimensionals.
Version 3-Labels Framelits (Easiest).  Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla card stock.   Use the smallest Label Collection Framelit and your Big Shot to cut it out.  Use the next larger size Label Framelit to cut out your Brushed Gold.  Layer with Dimensionals and attach to card front with Dimensionals.

Framelits & Flowers

We made this card at my Stamp Class last Friday.  It was relatively easy to make.  We did get to use the Big Shot quite a bit using the Labels Collection Framelits, a NEW *Bitty Banner Framelit, and one of the NEW *Apothecary Accents Framelits (well, half of it) that will be available *June 1st.  Enjoy making this card!  Feel free to use some of your DSP stash to create different looks for this card.

Framelits & Flowers

* = available June 1st
  *Bright Blossoms  w#125495  c#125497

Loving Thoughts w#125843  c#125845 (carried over from the Occasions Mini catalog and still available)
Ink:  *Midnight Muse #126860 -sentiment
Old Olive #126953  -stems
Card Stock & DSP:  Daffodil Delight -card base & larger Label Framelit, small flowers
Whisper White -smaller Label Framelit, Bitty Banner Framelit
*Summer Starfruit -“Vase”
*Raspberry Ripple #126842 -small flowers
Tempting Turquoise  #102067 -small flowers
Pacific Point #111350 -small flowers
*Summer Smooches DSP card front layer  5-1/4″ x 4″
Big Shot Framelits:  Labels Collection  #125598
*Apothecary Accents  #127003
*Bitty Banners #129267
Punch:  Itty Bitty Punch Shapes Pack (Flower) #118309
Other:  Dimensionals (LOTS!) #104430
SNAIL  #104332  refill #104331 (adhere vase)
Mini Glue Dots #103683  OR (Tombow) Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755 (adhere flowers)
Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen #105021 OR Basic Pearls #119247 (flower centers)

  Vase.  I used just a little over half the Framelit for the vase.  Just align your card stock equally for a flat top.  You might want to use a Post-It-Note or blue painter’s tape (stuck to your jeans a couple of times to remove extra adhesive) to hold your Framelit in place on your card stock while you run it through the Big Shot.

2.  Flower Stems.  Cut your Whisper White Label Framelit.  Decide where the top of your Vase will be.  Stamp so the stems will be behind the vase at least a little bit.  (My customer just positioned her vase and stamped on top of it, then flipped it over so the front of the vase was clean.)  I stamped 3 of the Bright Blossoms stems.  I angled the stems on the sides toward the edge of the Label Framelit.  The center stems were straight up.  Next time I think I will stamp more stems so more of the Label is covered with flowers.  I put the punched flowers over the circles on the stems.  Adhere your Vase with SNAIL or Tombow.  You can adhere the flowers with Mini Glue Dots OR Tombow.  Add white centers to your flowers with a White Gel Pen or the smallest Pearls.
3.  Stamp your sentiment in Midnight Muse ink.  Then position the Bitty Banner Framelit over your sentiment and run through your Big Shot.
NOTE:  Be careful and only tap the stamp lightly on the NEW ink pads or you will have to clean around the edges of your stamps before you can get a clean stamped image.  You might want to practice a few times until you learn how lightly to tap your stamp on the NEW ink pad.  I am really enjoying getting great ink coverage with a lot less effort!!!!  Although I will admit to having to clean the stamp edges quite often still.  I am sure I will easily adapt.  AND these NEW ink pads will need to be reinked less frequently than the older ones.
4.  Assemble your card using SNAIL or Tombow on your DSP.  Use Dimensionals on the backs of both Label Framelits and the back of the Sentiment.
5.  Admire your cheery card!

Merry Christmas!

May you and your family have a Merry Christmas!!!

Tidings of Joy-Merry Christmas!


  Tidings of Joy
Bells and Boughs (Merry Christmas)
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler-card base
Garden Green
Whisper White
Inks:  Chocolate Chip
Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  Labels Collection Framelits (Occasions Mini)
Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder