Are you like me...a procrastinator? I am always working on improving that aspect of my personality because being a procrastinator has gotten me in to hot water on numerous occasions. I realize that it's only October--but we are nearing the END of October already! It really is time to start thinking about our Christmas projects because we all know that if we wait until December, we won't get them all done! To help you in that respect, I wanted to focus on two products from the current Holiday catalog: the Tin of Tags Project Kit and the Tin of Tags stamp set...
These products are meant to work together--you'll need the stamp set to complete the tags as shown in the instruction sheet--but the stamp set is also a fabulous stand-alone product with it's many greetings and the pretty star garland and snow flake images. With all the pieces and accessories included in the project kit, you can make all your Christmas tags lickety split! These would also make a great gift for someone...either as a kit, or with the tags already made up! The little red tin the kit arrives in is adorable, too, and useful for storage, or if you were giving the tags away, would be sweet packaging with a ribbon around it!
As I was stamping a couple of alternative ideas for my October Paper Pumpkin, I started thinking how the tags in the Tin of Tags kit could be a great jumping-off point for some fun Christmas card ideas. The tags are all great on their own, but if you choose to use them as part of a card, part of the work is already done so they work very nicely for quick and easy projects, AND the kit includes some really fun accessories (two kinds of sequins and baker's twine, some wooden pieces, silver metallic doilies, etc.) which saves money because these things don't all have to be purchased separately In fact, the only things I added for this project were Real Red and Whisper White cardstock, a Real Red stamp pad and Stampin' Dimensionals! (Note: In addition to the stamp set, to complete the tags as shown in the instructions, it is recommended that you have Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Old Olive and Real Red stamp pads.) I'll feature a few more cards using this nifty kit in the future!
Step by Step
In addition to the tag from the kit, you'll need cardstock cut to the following sizes:
5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Real Red (card base)
3" x 3-1/2" Whisper White
1) Stamp the snow flake image across the front of the Real Red card base using Real Red ink. Tear the Whisper White cardstock along the top and bottom edges and attach to the card base.
2) The kit includes step-by-step instructions for each tag. In this case, I made the tag exactly as instructed with the exception of tying a bow with the baker's twine. Once the tag was completed, I attached it over the Whisper White cardstock with Stampin' Dimensionals.
I used the following products on this project:
Make sure to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Sale before it’s over! You can choose any THREE of the following DSPs and receive a fourth one FREE!
141663 Floral Boutique
141660 Fruit Stand
141654 Blooms & Bliss
141630 Festive Birthday (my favorite!)
141640 By the Shore
141986 Presents & Pinecones (from Holiday catalog!)
141981 Candy Cane Lane (from Holiday catalog!)
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Until next time...happy stampin'!