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Make Your Own Tags for Christmas

Make your own tags for Christmas this year and save a bundle!  Save money?  I’ll bet you’re up for that! 

Let me tell you all about it.  But first, I’m super excited to share my Product of the Week.  The Christmas Traditions Punch Box! 

Make Your Own Tags for Christmas

Did you miss it in the holiday catalogue? Go grab your catalogue.  You’ll find it on the inside of the front page right under Shelli’s message.

Or maybe you didn’t realize what a great deal it is.  6 stamps, 2 seasonal coloured inks, a clear acrylic block, the Christmas Traditions punch all packaged in a beautifully coordinated metal tin you can re-gift with some yummy homemade Christmas goodies.

Here’s what’s included.

Make Your Own Tags for Christmas

The images are a mix of fun, elegant and rustic designs.  Snowflakes, bells, evergreens and wonderful fonts and sayings.  They’ll appeal to just about anyone!

Make Your Own Tags for Christmas

Plus you just might want to join and check out my Facebook Group for my Steal of a Deal available all this week until midnight December 9th.  Just in case you need a teensy bit more encouragement🤗 . 

Now let me show you how sweet you can make your own tags for Christmas.

 

Make Your Own Tags for Christmas

 

SAVE MONEY and make your own tags for Christmas!

Isn’t it so pretty?  Lovely Real Red mixed with shiny silver and bright Whisper White. 

I pulled out my Garden Green for the greeting but the included Call Me Clover would be wonderful too.

Jo’s Design Details

  • an offset silver stitched circle with just a tiny sliver cut off the edge to align with the tag
  • two pretty vellum sprigs (another punch!) peeking out from behind your silvery circle
  • the Softly Falling embossed Real Red tag you make from a 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ piece of cardstock
  • sparkly metallic edged ribbon and silver and whisper white baker’s twine
  • matted punch border in Garden Green

So I mentioned something about saving money right? 

Well first of all, this tag is so pretty it can double as your holiday card.  No envelope required!  It takes only minutes to make and can be attached to any gift with Tear & Tape or dimensionals like I did here.

 

Make Your Own Tags for Christmas Gifts

So here’s the saving money part. Our  tag-card duo comes in at LESS THAN 50 cents.  Yes!  Even with all the sparkly personalized details! 

Here’s the supplies list so you can get busy making – and saving – too 😀.

Make Your Own Tags for Christmas

If you’re a punch fanatic like me, you might also like this traditional red and green holly berry Christmas greeting.  (Did you know you can pick up the Holly Berry punch right now on the Clearance Rack at 40% off?)    

And if you want more tag ideas, how about these elegant beauties

I’ve been having so much fun playing with the Christmas Traditions Punch Box.  Check back here Thursday when I’ll share another super idea.  Or if you can’t wait, come visit my Facebook Live on Wednesday.  Jump on over there at 4:30 to join in the fun! 

Make Your Own Tags for Christmas

You won’t believe the versatility of this punch box.  From tags to cards to gift items, you’ll use it for years.  Plus make your own tags for Christmas – and save money at the same time – count me in!

Why I LOVE Using Vellum in Card Making

Want to know why I LOVE using vellum in card making? 

  • It adds an unexpected touch everyone raves over.  
  • It’s super classy and elegant
  • It’s versatile.  From absolutely stellar die cuts and punched shapes, to full on card fronts, you can’t go wrong with it.

So if you’ve never tried this almost “frosted” see-through card stock for your designs, you will want to add some to your wish list.  Then add the popular Painted Harvest in a sunflower for a card with a neat surprise!

Using vellum in card making makes beautiful greetings

Pretty right?  The beautiful Painted Harvest set from last year’s holiday catalogue is still one of my favourites.  Here’s another fall inspired card made with this gorgeous set.

And don’t get fooled into thinking this set is only for fall.  How about this friend tag card?   Or look how great it works for these giftable frames.  The possibilities are just about endless.

But where’s the surprise, you ask? 

How about we look at it from this angle?

It's so pretty using vellum in card making

A lovely inside greeting that POPs right out at you through the window! But it’s almost invisible when it’s standing up.

But wait!  There’s another little surprise!  What about if we take a look at the inside too?

I LOVE using vellum in card making

How cool is that?  A fully decorated inside to WOW your recipient!

OK, this card does have a few steps.  But it’s easy to recreate with my tips and tricks.  Read on…

 

Tips and Tricks for a Painted Harvest See-Through Window Card

Have YOU tried using vellum in card making

  1. My first step was to cut out my window from my card base.  I placed the second largest Stitched Shape square framelit on an angle and cut it out with the Big Shot.
  2. Then rather than try and cut the vellum into a square window, I cut a piece of vellum the same size as the front of my card.
  3. I eye-balled where the sunflower needed to be so it was within the frame. (I chose to NOT centre it in there for more interest.)
  4. And then I stamped the sunflower directly on the vellum and heat set it with my heat tool.
  5. Adhere the vellum.  Squeeze a drop of liquid glue onto the corner of your silicone craft sheet.  Dab your sponge directly into it then dab it all over the INSIDE front of your card.  Lay your vellum piece directly on top to adhere.
  6. Cut your Early Espresso frame. Last I nested the SAME Stitched Shape square framelit inside the next size UP one on a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot.
  7. Oh and don’t forget to stamp the inside words and flowers. Again eye-ball the placement so you can see it through the window.

And the rest is just embellishment.😋

Craft up a storm using vellum in card making!

  • A stamped leaf on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock then punched out.
  • I dug into my ribbon scrap bin for a small piece of burlap ribbon and cut it in half lengthwise adhered with liquid glue.
  • My double linen thread bow affixed with a glue dot.
  • Clear epoxy shapes coloured with my dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend.

My Top Tips for Using Vellum in Card Making

 

  • Use dye-based inks like Stampin’ Up! Classic colours
  • Heat set the ink on the number 1 setting of your heat tool (which will dry the ink but not warp the paper)
  • Add adhesive sparingly (like I did with the liquid glue dabbed on with a sponge)
  • Use the see-through nature of the paper to maximum effect (really three different ways here!)

So how about you give this a try now?  Dig out your vellum (which might be ageing gracefully somewhere safe😚) and your framelits.  Then start creating.

And be sure to leave me a comment and tell me which stamp set YOU think would also look great using vellum for card making.  

Plus if you’re itching to make a card just like mine, here’s everything I used.  Simply click on any image to take you directly to my 24-7 online store for ordering.  I really appreciate you shopping with me.  Don’t forget to use host code VWQ3RYAN for free stuff!

 

I absolutely LOVE using vellum in card making

So now you’ve seen THIS design, I’m curious. 

What’s YOUR favourite way to incorporate this see-through cardstock in your paper crafting?  Let me know in the comments how much you love using vellum in card making.

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