Recently a dear friend of mine did something really wonderful for me. I wanted to do something for her to show my appreciation. I was in a cute little shop yesterday and found a cotton towel with a perfect saying on it, so I bought it for a thank you gift. The lady at the store offered to wrap it for me, but I declined because I knew I had my Stampin’ Up! stuff at home and could do a much better job of it.
I love the new products in the Occasions Catalog so much! For this project, I used all three products on page 19, plus the Ornate Tag Topper punch on page 35!
(By the way, see all those bright pink flags in my catty? Did you know that there are seven new bundles? SEVEN! You save 15% when you buy any of them. What a deal!)
First I embossed the clear acetate sleeve of the Tag A Bag Gift Box with the new Spring Flowers embossing folder. I put the rolled up towel in the box – it fit perfectly! – and slipped on the sleeve.
The greenish stripes in the photo on the left are just an artifact of the light I was holding the box under to show the embossing.
I cut a 1″ wide strip of the Painted Blooms DSP and wrapped it around one end of the box. I creased it at the corners and adhered the ends together on the bottom with Sticky Strip. I didn’t attach the DSP to the box itself because I wanted it to slip off easily when the gift is opened. I wrapped a piece of Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Satin Stitched ribbon around the paper and tied it in a knot.
I pulled out the Painted Petals stamp set to make a tag. First I cut a 2″ wide strip of Whisper White card stock and punched one end with the new Ornate Tag Topper punch. Then I stamped Thank You in Daffodil Delight and flowers in Blackberry Bliss (using the colors in the DSP) then added Wild Wasabi leaves.This is so easy with the photopolymer stamps! Did you know that this stamp set is available in all three types? See my product list below to see the photopolymer, clear mount, and wood mount options.
I trimmed the end of the tag with the Scallop Edge Border punch.
There was another sentiment stamp in the set that I wanted to use, so I stamped it on the back of the tag, near the bottom, in Wild Wasabi. My friend is amazingly amazing, after all. I used another piece of the Blackberry Bliss ribbon to tie the tag to the first knot of ribbon.
This was super quick and easy. The Tag a Bag Gift Boxes look great, so they’re really easy to decorate with just a couple of doodahs.
Here’s what I used:
I also used these basic tools. (I use the Paper Snips for paper. I also have two pairs of Craft Scissors – one for paper and one for ribbon.)
Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!