Hello lovelies, welcome to our monthly Stamping Sunday Blog Hop. This November we are creating and sharing Gift Tags!
I'm Sharni Haines from South Australia you may have started here or come from the talented Katja either way have a look and keep on hopping around to see what beautiful creations everyone has to share with us today.
Christmas tags are your basic essential item around Christmas time. The good thing is they can be made any time of the year, but if you are like me....they will get made at the last minute!!
I have been busy with this lot however, thanks to Sara who thought up the theme. First thing I did was choose my colour palette. Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana and a dash of Real Red plus hints of gold.
Next, I decided upon a theme...this took a few days as I had quite a few ideas. Finally I committed myself to a kind of cool, funky modern retro feel. Something a little out of the ordinary, fresh and bright and a bit of fun.
I certainly had a lot of fun making them...so much in fact, that I just couldn't stop making them!! lol.
I did try to stick to our Sunday Hop brief...and that is showcase all three levels of stamping/card making - Beginner, Casual and Avid Stamping levels. These tags (like all my tags) were cut 2" x 3 3/4" then the top was punched with the Delightful Tag Topper and a piece of Real Red Braided Ribbon attached to the top.
All the tags were embossed with White Embossing Powder. I don't personally consider wet embossing a beginner's skill...but however, these are the simplest tags I made.
Stepping it up a little, I added a few die cut images to a few tags - but still keeping it quite simple.
I stamped some images, coloured in with Stampin' Blends and die cut out other shapes as well as stamped sentiments to these tags.
The Blends I used included Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana.
To hold all my tags, I decorated a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box with the same images and die cuts.
I made a divider in the middle of the box - this measures 7 1/2"x 3 3/4". Scored at 2 3/4", 3 3/4" & 4 3/4". Then simply valley fold, mountain fold & valley fold. It fits right in, nice and neat and helps keep your tags orderly.
To answer the BIG question...which stamps and dies did I use...well I will be honest and say that I piled up all my current Christmas collection onto my work desk and stamped a mass of images as well as cut out a mix of die cuts from the chosen colour theme and placed them all in front of me. Once I had a decent amount of what I call 'card candy' I then started decorating my tags.
You may notice I used a little bit of DSP from the Curvy Collection Bundle on a few of my tags - this helped bring in a little bit of neutral to soften the tags.
Some sentiments were hand cut, others I used what punches fitted the space available. They were all stamped with Real Red.
You could most likely recreate this theme with any Christmas Stamps/Bundles and dies that you own and in your own chosen colour palate.
I think the secret is to repeat the colours and shapes, don't over think each design (some tags took me under a minute to make) try to make each tag different, but don't be afraid to repeat the design if you really love it!
I just kept creating tags until all my card candy ran out! So no waste!
Well that is my lot for the day lovelies! I hope this has given you some ideas and inspiration! Thank you for popping in, have a lovely day.
A big thank you to the lovely Sara Levin for hosting the hop!
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