Fast forward to this weekend, my own Mother saw pictures of the tags and mentioned that she wanted to make similar tags for some home-canned items, but she needed directions. So, I decided to see what I could do to help her out.
Both of these tags are easy to make. Simply cut a rectangle of cardstock, score where you want the tag to flop over, and cut a hole.
Wine Bottle Tag:
I love the look of the card on the left with a frame around a piece of Designer Series Paper stamped with "I LOVE YOU." I chose to use the Stitched Stars dies and the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper for my card.
The Stitched Stars dies are perfect for creating frames similar to the one in the inspiration photo because there are so many sized stars to choose from that nest inside one another. Another advantage of the Stitched Stars dies is that they have "stitching" on both sides of the cut line. This means, when you cut the interior star for the frame, it leaves a stitch line on the star frame. This way, your star frame has stitching on the outside and inside edges.
I used the star I cut for the inside of the frame under the greeting. I also cut the star swirl from copper foil and used the stars that were cut out as accents on the card. I twisted some copper cord from my stash under the greeting that I had cut from copper foil using the Well Written dies. The copper foil matches the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper perfectly. This card is so sparkly that it was hard to photograph without getting a glare.
I love the shine and glamour for a truly special card to celebrate an amazing accomplishment.
I used the Well Written dies from the Annual Catalog to cut the "welcome" greeting from Basic Black cardstock. I lined this up with the bottom left edge of the gray bar to balance the stars that are grouped on the right side of the card. Finally, I tied a simple bow using White Baker's Twine and mounted my image on Basic Black cardstock and then on a Coastal Cabana card base.
When I finished, I realized I hadn't used a single rubber stamp! Dies are wonderful for creating dramatic cards quickly and easily. I think I'll make another rubber stamp-free card for Wednesday - maybe I can keep the trend up all week!
I'd love to see cards you made without using rubber stamps or cards inspired by this color challenge. Leave your comments below.
Heidi Collins, Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator
I have been stamping, scrapbooking, and paper crafting for over 20 years, and I love helping others explore the joy of making beautiful projects for yourself and others.
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