Archive for ‘Gift tags’

October 23, 2013

Halloween tag treats using the new envelope punch board … with a little bit of pumpkin punch art…

I was asked by Michelle Last to design and demonstrate a project for a group of Stampin’ Up demonstrators at a local craft day in Frodsham last weekend.  More on the project I designed coming up in a later post, so please do pop back again to see that. 

When we get together at craft events we love to share swaps – it’s a way of getting to know each other, chat and to share ideas.  For my swaps, I used the new envelope punch board from Stampin’ Up to make some Halloween tag treats…

Halloween swap

I used the  witches brew designer series paper teamed with pumpkin pie and basic black cardstock, and made 4 different pattern ways.  A chocolate mint fit just right in the centre of the punch art pumpkin …

Halloween swaps

At the craft day, I demonstrated how to make the tag, and the tab top, using the new envelope punch board.  The file folder that the tag was sitting in was also made using the punch board – so many uses for this fantastic new craft tool – it’s not just for envelopes!  You can see a Stampin’ Up video tutorial on my videos page here (scroll down and look for the envelope punch board).  These tags would be great for adding to scrapbook pages or mini books …

Halloween swaps 2

My swaps in their little basket, all ready to go to their recipients… I made one for each person who attended …

Halloween swaps basket

Here’s what I used to make today’s project – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: pumpkin pie, basic black, old olive, whisper white, witches brew designer series paper; stamp sets: teeny tiny wishes; inks: pumpkin pie, old olive, basic grey; punches: 1/2” circle, scallop circle, large scallop circle, word window, modern label, bird builder, crop-a-dile; accessories: envelope punch board, beautifully baroque embossing folder, big shot machine, stampin’ dimensionals, glue dots, sponge daubers; additional: Elizabeth Shaw chocolate mint. 

Thanks for dropping by today


September 21, 2013

Icecream and cupcakes …

Do you ever have a favourite stamp set that you absolutely fall in love with, use it lots and lots, but then put it to one side and neglect it for ages?  I came across a couple of sets that I’d not inked up for a while – they are ones that I just love too –  so when I needed a card for my sister-in-law’s birthday, I got out my stamps, and their matching punches, and made this card for her … 

happy cupcake birthday

I love this colour combination –

pink pirouette, sahara sand, very vanilla and the new in-colour – strawberry slush …

happy cupcake close up

While I had out my crafting goodies, I made a matching gift tag for her present too…

happy cupcake gift tag

 And talking of presents, I just love the card and tag kits in the new autumn and winter catalogue from Stampin’ Up!, and I knew my sister-in-law would love them too! 

happy cupcake gifts

All the kits are gorgeous of course – I was spoiled for choice!

The gift tags set has everything you need to create your very own festive tags, all presented in a beautiful little box, making an ideal gift …

she was one very happy lady! 

happy cupcake tag box

Here’s what I used to make today’s projects – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: very vanilla, pink pirouette; stamp sets: pennant parade, create a cupcake; inks: sahara sand, pink pirouette, strawberry slush; punches: word window, modern label, cupcake builder, petite pennants builder, corner rounder; accessories: very vanilla taffeta ribbon (retired), stampin’ dimensionals, mini glue dots, paper snips.

Thanks for dropping by today


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