Monday, November 8, 2010


I particpated in an "open to the public" shopping event this past weekend and even though the turn-out was smaller than hoped for, I still had a good time. The best part of course was creating all the projects to display. My "booth" had three tables - one for display, one for ordering and one for a quick make n take project.

Here's a photo of the display table.

You'll have to look closely to view all the goodies - the advent tree, snowman soup, snowflake ornaments, cards, tags, basket of greens, basket of ornaments, table setting, Santa Boot, etc. Can you see them all? If not, don't worry. I'll be showing each one between now and Christmas.

The make n take project was quick and easy - but I love the way it turned out. So much so I plan to make more to attach to the presents going under my tree this year.

To create this tag you will need the following supplies:

Crumb Cake Card Stock
Always Artichoke Card Stock
Deck the Halls Designer Paper
Twill Ribbon
Always Artichoke Ink Pad
Soft Suede Ink Pad
Craft White Ink Pad
Always Artichoke Marker
Real Red Marker
Season of Joy Stamp Set
Sweet Season Stamp Set
Vintage Labels Stamp Set
1/4" circle punch (non-SU!)
1/2" circle punch
1" circle punch
Scallop Circle Punch
Corner Rounder Punch
Sponge Dauber
Emery Board
Self-adhesive Pearl

1. Punch a 1/4" hole in a small piece of Always Artichoke cardstock. Turn the 1/2" hole punch upside down and center the 1/4" hole you just punched in the opening. Punch to create a hole reinforcer. Repeat this step to create a second reinforcer for the tag back.

2. Cut a 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock to create the tag base. Use the corner rounder to round all four corners. Use a sponge dauber and Soft Suede Ink all around the edge of the tag.

3. Apply one of the reinforcers to the top center of the tag. Using the 1/4" hole punch, line up the punch with the hole in the reinforcer and punch through the tag. Turn the tag over and adhere the other reinforcer to the back.

4. Using the Always Artichoke Marker color the words and the line for the bottom greeting only. Use the Real Red Marker to color the heart. Stamp the image leaving approximately 1/8" between the image line and the bottom of the tag. CLEAN THE STAMP.

5. Cut a 2 3/4" x 1 7/8 piece of Always Artichoke Cardstock and a piece of 2 3/4" x 1 5/8" piece of Deck the Halls DSP. Sponge the edge and front of the DSP with Soft Suede ink, then distress it by rubbing the emery board across the surface to bring out the white center of the paper. Adhere these to pieces together lining up the sides and creating an evenly spaced border of Always Artichoke along the top and bottom. Adhere this piece just above the stamped greeting on the tag.

6. Using the Always Artichoke Marker, color the words and line for the top greeting only. Stamp it in the center top between the reinforcer and the Always Artichoke CS. CLEAN THE STAMP.

7. Stamp the Medallion Stamp from Vintage Labels in Always Artichoke ink onto a piece of Crumb Cake CS. Use the Scalloped Circle Punch to punch it out by holding the punch upside down and lining up the points of the medallion into the center of each scallop on the punch. Adhere this piece to the center of the DSP.

8. Stamp the snowflake from the Season of Joy Set in Craft White Ink onto a piece of Always Artichoke Cardstock. Let this piece dry for several seconds then use the 1" circle punch to punch it out. Adhere the snowflake to the center of the Medallion.

9. Add a pearl to the center of the snowflake and a ribbon through the reinforcers to finish.

Very quick, very easy - but quite a nice finishing touch to any package.

Thanks for visiting - hope you enjoyed today's post.

Until Next Time -
Happy Stamping!


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