Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I'm at the home stretch with my room which means I'll have a bit more time to create. Today I'm making a quick run to Ikea in between picking dropping off and picking my nephew up from school and hope this last trip to Ikea is the last for a quite a while.
I wanted to pop in really quick and share with you a fun Christmas tag idea that's been swimming around in my head for quite a while now...in fact, since my friend Steph was able to order this set, Greeting Card Kids, for me. I also have a birthday thank you card I designed a while ago and haven't had a chance to share it with you yet. First up the tag, which is also for this week's Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC291) over at Splitcoast.
I used thought it would be fun to create a gift tag that could be used on a gift and then the recipient could save to hang on their Christmas Tree. Dressed up the tag with a bit of tinsel trim and colored the image in with Watercolor Crayons and Pencils...love doing this on Kraft, seems to pop the image a bit.
The sentiment is from the Warm Words set but can easily be substituted with any other sentiment you may have on hand.
Stamps: Stampin' Up!: Greeting Card Kids and Warm Words
Paper: Kraft, Pink Pirouette, Real Red, and Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Accessories: Stampin' Up!: Pretty in Pink Ribbon; Tinsel Trim; Small/Large/Scallop Oval Punches; Pearls; Circle Cutter Plus; Scallop Circle Extra Large Punch; Black Pen; Watercolor Crayons and Pencils; Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Next up is the birthday Thank You pouches I designed for my sister to send to people for coming to my nieces birthday.
I stamped the Simple Birthday Thanks image three times - once on white card stock (I only used the frosting and cherry part); once on patterned paper (for the cupcake wrapper); and once on pink card stock (I used this piece for the back).
I added some pearls to the frosting and colored the cherry in with red and olive marker and highlighted it a bit with the white gel pen.
The sentiment, I'm sorry to say, I can't recall what set it's from...I just know it is a Stamin' Up! set, so if any of you know out there, please let me know so I can add it to the recipe below. I stamped it on one of the tags from Lots of Tags Sizzlits 4-Pack die set.
After I finished decorating the front, I added double-sided tape to just the bottom section, the wrapper section, of the cupcake. This way it turned into a pouch. Inside my sister was able to put a little note to each recipient along with a photo of my niece.
Stamps: Stampin' Up!: Simple Birthday Thanks
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Real Red, and Whisper White Card Stock; Melissa Frances: Gilbert Patterned Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Accessories: Stampin' Up!: Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls; Lots of Tags Sizzlits 4-Pack Die; Old Olive and Real Red Stampin' Write Marker: Black Pen; White Gel Pen; Double-Sided Tape
Well, I'm off to Ikea and hope to get to answer some of your emails this afternoon. Thanks so much for stopping by!