Thursday, February 6, 2014

Stampin' Up! Tag Punch

The new Tag Punches from Stampin' Up! are a must have tool in your craft room.  I love the versatility of the two punches - Angled Tag (133323) for traditional tags and the Scalloped Tag (133324) for decorative gift tags.  This post is going to focus on the beautiful Stampin' Up! Scalloped Tag Punch in the format of a tag and a cute little gift bag.

The tags are inspired by two wonderful ladies - Valita and Cecile, so be sure to check out their blogs.  The flowers are moulded using the scoring tool from the score board and the foam mat from the paper piercing pack.  The dimension is stunning
Perfect plumb on whisper white, with Rhinestone centres.
I had a couple of friends over for coffee and this is their creations - Bev, Sherenne and Diane.
These beautiful creations are in Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist and Melon Mambo.
I wanted to create a more earthy card and I tend to turn to Old Olive; this is the result....
Pearl centres add to the look of this tag...

The cute treat (as it holds a mini chocolate or alike) bag is so cute and can be decorated many ways  as shown on this inspiring You-tube video by Glenda...
Real Red

Creations by Sherenne, Bev and Diane in Summer Star fruit, with Gumball Green highlights and Midnight Blue...
Love the in colours, so bright  and match so well

This has been a popular class project and here are some combinations of workshop attendees...
Colours are Coastal Cabana and Old Olive
Rose used Calypso Coral and Marina Mist for her tag - gorgeous...
Colours used - Calipso Coral and Marina Mist
And another set I made whilst demonstrating.
Colours used - Calipso Coral and Marina Mist
These are beautiful gifts on their own.  The tags lift a gift, or they can be incorporated onto a card.  The treat bag is gorgeous and I cannot wait to give mine away with a special chocolate inside.

Happy crafting and I hope to see you soon

Monday, February 3, 2014

Purse Easel Card featuring Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers

This beautiful Purse Easel Card, featuring Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers (DSP), was shown to me by a very dear customer who spent some time in Tasmania and purchased a similar card.  So to the lady in Tasmania who made the inspiring card, who ever you are, thank you - it is gorgeous.

I designed a template based on this card, slightly different dimensions and very different dressing, but a stunning card all the same.
The card is made in two pieces - the front and handle is one piece, the base, back and flap the other piece.  It is the layering under the greeting, that provides a stop and keeps the face/front of the card in place. 
DSP is from SAB 2013
A front on view so you can see the shape - the inside curve is punched out with Stampin' Up! 2 1/2" circle punch - was so much easier than trying to cut that out.
DSP is from Eastern Elegance 130131
There is a slit where the back moves into the flap of the purse, for the handle to slot through.
DSP is from Gingham Garden 129130
This beautiful bag was the creation of Heather Payne - Love it...
DSP is from Gingham Garden 129130
This card uses 1 x 12x12" sheets of card stock and 1 x 12x12" sheet of Designer Series Paper.  It is wonderful to see different styles of cards and I absolutely love this one.

Happy creating