Earlier this week I had the ladies over for another night of stamping. I always have so much fun at these events. It is just a great group of people who like each other and love to stamp together. This time I decided to concentrate on some of the Stampin’ Up!® die sets that do more than just cut out the coordinating stamp sets.
The first bundle we used is the Celebrate With Tags stamp set and the coordinating dies called Celebration Tags (and you can save 10% if you purchase them using the bundle item number). I always try to make my own tags at Christmas time. I think it adds something special to a gift. Stampin’ Up!® Up!® always has a nice kit you can purchase for this but the problem with a kit is once you use all the pieces you can’t make anymore. With the Celebrate With Tags bundle you can make tags year-round. The stamp set offers sentiments for Christmas as well as birthdays and other occasions. The die set offers two different shaped tags as well as accessories that you can use on the tags such as balloons, candles, snowflakes and hearts. Plus it offers a rectangle and circle die you can use to make shaker tags.
This is the first tag we made that you can use for Christmas presents. To make this tag, I first cut it out using the smaller tag die and 2022-2024 Incolor Designer Series Paper in Sweet Sorbet. I cut out two snowflakes in Gold Foil Paper and adhered them to the front of the tag. I stamped the sentiment in Sweet Sorbet ink and cut it out using the coordinating die. I stamped the inside of the tag with the To: From: stamp. Lastly, I added some Simply Elegant Trim ribbon in gold.
The second tag we made was a shaker tag.
To make this tag I used the larger tag that comes with the Celebrations Tag die set with Design A DayDream Designer Series Paper. After I cut the tag out using my Cut & Emboss Machine, I cut the window out of the front using the stitched rectangle die that comes in this set. Then I adhered a 2″ x 3″ piece of Window Sheet to the inside using Tear & Tape on all four sides. I sprinkled some sequins inside it, glued all the sides around the inside of the tag using Multipurpose Glue and closed it.
After I finished making the outside of the tag, I stamped the balloon in Daffodil Delight ink and cut it out using the coordinating die. The word Celebrate is from a stamp that actually says “Let’s Celebrate You” but there is a large space in between each word so I was able to cut it out using the sentiment strip that comes with the dies. I stamped it in Blackberry Bliss Ink. Lastly, I added a piece of white Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack.