Botanical Bliss Bundle, Tags

The Botanical Bliss Bundle is such a fun set. Are you in a book club? You could make up book markers for each member.  You only need a 2″ piece of cardstock cut to whatever length you want. Or make a beautiful tag for a gift. My new box of goodies came while Sheila (team member) and I were stamping. We only got a chance to make 2 tags. The bird one will have to come another time.

Sheila thought the flower on the left looked like a sunflower. So that’s what we made. I used Mango Melody cardstock which is the PERFECT sunflower color. I added a 1 1/8″ Starburst in Early Espresso, & also a 3/4″ Circle Punch in the center of that. I sponged both pieces with Early Espresso. The Starburst is popped up with a Dimensional. The 3/4″ Circle I added with a Glue Dot. I stamped the smaller flowers in Mango Melody & Gorgeous Grape and fussy cut them out. I ran part of the big flower again thru the Big Shot with Granny Apple Green to get the leaves. Of course I winked the flowers, and added a double Linen Thread bow.

I was not happy with myself when I stamped the greeting and it was crooked…..after I already had the rest of the tag done. So I used part of a Tailored Tag Punch to cover up my boo boo. I stamped the sentiment again and cut out the FOR YOU. Wouldn’t this be such a cute tag for a gift?The next tag was done by die cutting the flower in Highland Heather, then taking another two inch strip and gluing it to the back of the flower and tag, then you just fussy cut around the flower. Its easy and only takes a minute or two. Then I cut just the leaves with Granny Apple Green like I did on the other tag.

Here is a visual. Its really easy to do, I just can’t seem to explain it………Start with a 2″ piece of cardstock, any length. Repeat to die cut the leaves.

Can you see the possibilities? I need to play around with these dies some more. This flower is my favorite one.

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Enjoy Life, Eclipse Grad Card

Isn’t this a cool card? I had this vision in my head on how I was going to make Audrey’s Graduation card. The Enjoy Life Stamp set was perfect. Can you imagine the grads throwing their caps in the air? I had done several of the Brusho with Starch on Watercolor Paper. I knew this project would be perfect to use one of them. I used Yellow & Gamboge Brusho for this card. You can see how to do this technique HERE!The Stamparatus is a must have when stamping on Watercolor Paper.  You can keep adding ink and stamping until its dark enough. Every time it stamps in the same place.  I stamped the silhouette with Black Memento Ink and used the hinge technique, where you stamp, then move the acrylic piece down one notch and stamp again. I did this with the grass as you can see below. I found when I added the Silicone Mat to my Stamparatus, I get a better stamped image.  Here is a video from Stampin’ Up! Why you need a Stamparatus

After I got all the stamping done, I die cut the letters from the Large Alphabet Dies. I used a scrap of cardstock to make sure my letter were all lined up correctly.

Then adhered the background to my Black card base.

Then added the letters with Mini Dimensionals. Make sure you don’t forget the inside of the R, A & D needs to be adhered flat to the card base. Just the letters are raised.

I decided to add the butterflies from the Enjoy Life stamp set, for a little more added interest.

Hope Audrey likes my card. When she was younger I gave her a bunch of my scraps or pieces I ended up not using. Audrey is a great stamper!

Cutting Guide:

4 1/4″ x 11″, Black Cardstock, scored at 5 1/2″

4″ x 5 1/4″ Watercolor Paper

3 3/4″ x 5″ Whisper White cardstock for the inside of the card. (I forgot to show you the inside, I stamped the a sentiment & butterflies).

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Tailored Tag Punch Father’s Day

This is a fun way to use the Tailored Tag Punch. I started off with a Night of Navy card base. Then punched about 8 tags from the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper. This paper is perfect for “man” cards. I will have to say, it was hard not to put a pretty ribbon on it. I settled with the Baker’s Twine, and untwisted the ends.

To start, I put the two full tags in the lower center of my card base, (I had the card with the folded edge at the top), then built from there leaving a little bit of the card base showing. I wish I had taken more photos……I did cut the paper into 2″ strips for class. That made it easy to punch the pieces needed. The sentiment is from an older Paper Pumpkin Kit. The only current one I had was too small. So we stamped it in Night of Navy and sponged it. Added it with Dimensionals after we wrapped  Baker’s Twine around twice.

Cutting Guide:

5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Night of Navy cardstock, scored at 4 1/4″

2″ strips of Tranquil Tide Designer Series Paper

Scrap of Whisper White for the Sentiment

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