Posts Tagged ‘Decorative Label Punch’
What do we all need? More time. Really, who can’t agree with that?
The good news is that you CAN get more time. I can help you!
Think about the time you spend sitting down to craft. How much time do you spend:
- searching for coordinating materials?
- trying 3-4-5-6 different colors of designer paper to see what matches?
- deciding what die cut embellishment to add?
What if it was REALLY easy to skip all those steps? Hello!! More CRAFTING time to enjoy putting your projects together!
One of my favorite Spring Catalog products for making this easy is the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit (see it online -131395). Here’s what you get:
- 9 embossed paper tags (the cute Crumb Cake ones)
- 9 fabric cover brads (*TIP* – dye them by pressing into your ink pad!)
- Precut paper flower pieces (tons and tons and tons of them)
- 9 pieces of Vanilla butcher’s twine
- “Just for You” wood-mount stamp (exclusive to this kit)
And the whole kit is only $12.95! Really, it’s pretty clever to put it all together and make it easy to use.
Love the designer paper in this project? It’s Summer Starfruit (to match the brad on the flower), and it’s from the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (SAB – free item with a $50 order– #127540).
(Or you could always sign up for my Stamps in the Mail Club, which is a whole set of projects ready-to-create, direct to your mailbox.)
Supplies: Stamps: Oh Hello, Inks: Calypso Coral, Cardstock: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, Accessories: Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit, Rhinestone Jewels, Decorative Label Punch
Supplies for 4 projects — ready to stamp, delivered to your front door.
Looking for wedding table decor? Baby Shower centerpieces? These are Valentine centerpieces headed to my local library for table decor, but it’s a fun idea that can be applied to any occasion: Rosettes!
To make these easy Valentine centerpieces, I used the Designer Rosette Die from Stampin’ Up! (see it online) and the More Amore Designer Series Paper (see the paper online – 129309). If you’ve never made them before, be sure to check my Designer Rosette Die Tutorial.
For this size of picks, I cut one full strip of designer paper with the rosette die, then cut it into 3 pieces before folding and gluing (TIP: hot glue for speedy rosettes!).
- Big Shot (see it online – 113439) — see more Big Shot ideas on my blog
- Designer Rosette Die (see it online) — see more Designer Rosette ideas on my blog
- Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit (see it online)
- Occasions Alphabet ( see it online – 123598)
Here’s another idea for the Designer Rosette Die same shapes (cut into 3 strips per rosette die-cut) but different paper.
Have fun with these!
Happy Stamping, and Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Supplies: Stamps – Teeny Tiny Wishes, Occasions Alphabet; Ink: Real Red, Primrose Petals; Paper: Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper, More Amore Designer Series Paper; Accessories: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Small Heart Punch, Decorative Label Punch,
Supplies for 4 projects — ready to stamp, delivered to your front door.
Early in December my daughter decided that she wanted to make Cake Pops to kick off our holiday season. What says Christmas more than a red & white Santa hat? Plus we had red and white candy melts on hand, which is really why we chose these instead of the Christmas trees. Use what you’ve got, right?
Speaking of using what we’ve got, Stampin’ Up! supplies came in handy for bagging and the tags!
- Gusseted Cello Bags (see them online – 127850) were perfect for packing up 4 of these babies
- Merry & Type stamp set (see it online – 122552) made for sweet Christmas tags
- Decorative Label Punch to shape them (see it online – 120907)
- and Rhinestone Jewels (see them online – 119246) because everything needs bling, right?
- Bake a cake and let it cool (from a box — they crumble nicely)
- Crumble the whole cake into a big bowl (little crumbs are best — try rubbing pieces of cake against each other for even crumbs)
- Mix 3/4 of a regular sized frosting can into the cake crumbs. It should be about like playdough
- Roll the cake pop mix into cones and set them in the fridge for a couple hours or the freezer for 15 minutes to firm them up
- Melt white candy melts or almond bark according to directions (these are designed to harden and will hold your cake pop together better than regular chocolate)
- Grab each hat by the top and dip about 1/3 of it into the white candy melts
- Dip your cake pop stick into the melted candy and stick it into the bottom of the cone
- Set up to dry — we drilled a long board and covered it with foil to make a stand, but you can also use cups with weights in the bottom
- Now melt red candy melts and dip the top 2/3 of the hat. Before the candy dries, add a mini marshmallow at the top. Let them dry again.
- To make the bottom edge of the hat thicker, gently work the stick out of the hat, re-dip in the white candy melt, pour on a little food glitter and reinsert the stick
Looking for more Cake Pop ideas? Bakerella is where we got our recipe and the idea for the Santa Pops!
Looking for more Christmas project ideas? Here are a variety on my blog.
Or want to focus on little treats for coworkers, neighbors or friends? Don’t miss these projects with candy from my blog!
Stamps: Merry & Type; Ink: Real Red; Paper: Whisper White, Real Red; Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Cherry Cobbler Scallop Polka Dot Ribbon;
Pair that great die with the fun new Owl Occasions stamp set (see it online) and you have a match made for Christmas (or pretty much any occasion).
The tags are great for gifts labeling, or you can turn them into cute little bookmarks. I don’t know about you, but we use a TON of bookmarks at our house.
The punch for the tag shape is the Decorative Label Punch (see it online) which is also on LOTS of my past blog projects. The little owl from Owl Occasions is even cute in small doses – you don’t have to see the whole owl to get the right cuteness factor!
Finally don’t forget that Owl Occasions in the stamp set you’ll receive as part of my August Stamps in the Mail Club Kit. I still have 4 spots open – let me know ASAP if you’d like to sign up!
Stamps in the Mail is a great chance to make fun projects and have ALL your supplies right on hand. My club is going on 6 years — and going strong. Now is a great time to see what all the fuss is about!
We also made these tags as one of the Make N Take projects at our Demonstrator Meeting last Friday night. I’d love to have you join us as my guest, or as a new Demonstrator on my LovenStampfuls Team!! Don’t forget the fun SPOOKTACULAR project kit that you’ll receive as a bonus when you sign up before the
end of August!
UPDATED — the Spooktacular Special is available when you sign up until September 16th!!!
Have an irregular edge that needs a scalloped border? Like on the little edge of the Petite Purse Die front flap? (see it online) Try using your circle punches to make the curve for you. Just punch several circles (shown are ¾” circles) and attach them to the edge on the back side. You can also cover up the back side with another piece of card stock.
The Bright Blossoms stamp set is a perfect match for the Summer Smooches Product Suite (see it online). I used it on the little tags here (yup, Decorative Label Punch to make these).
Marker to Stamp Technique: To make the multi-colors, ink your stamp with a Stampin’ Write Marker or two or three. When all the colors are on the stamp, THEN apply the stamp to your card stock. Voila! (see some other Marker to Stamp projects on my blog)
And yes, remember I’ve been calling this little purse the Mary Poppins Purse, since it seems bigger on the inside than the outside. So yes, all three tags & candies do fit inside.
Have fun with these little treats & tags! Give the whole package as a gift, or carry the purse around with you and hand out little candies to people you see during the day. With the greetings from You’re A Gem (check out some other samples) they’re perfect little “just thinking of you” treats.
Did you see my post from yesterday? It was about making the most of little strips of Designer Series Paper. Today’s card lets you use up little scraps of card stock, too! The Outlined Occasions stamp set is from the Sale-A-Bration Mini Catalog (only til March 31). The colors here are the 2011-2013 In Colors: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder.
To make the background:
- Layer strips of on a piece of card stock and cut down to final size
- Place in Houndstooth Embossing Folder and run through Big Shot (see it online)
- Layer on card and decorate as desired
Looking for a fun new shape for your cards? Time to pull out your Big Shot Machine (see it online) and your Scallop Square Die (see it online)! Paired with the Outlined Occasions stamp set (free with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration) this is a quick & easy note card.
**BIG SHOT TECHNIQUE TIP** The note card is easy. Just fold your card stock in half to make the card. Place the folded card stock on your die so that the fold is INSIDE the cutting edge. The fold won’t be cut off when you put the die through the Big Shot, and you’re left with a fun scalloped note card shape!
Like the colors? They’re all from the 2011-2013 In Colors, which you can get in a set of markers, card stock, printed brads and more (check them out). Even cooler? You could get started on your color collection with my February Stamps in the Mail Club Kit (learn more about stamping by mail).
If you’re in love with the simple circle punch flower on this card, say a ‘thank you’ to Stampin’ Up! for giving me the inspiration. This flower is copied from the hand-made chocolates that were on our Make N Take tables at Leadership last month. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 5 Petal Flower Punch (use one ‘petal’ for the leaf) – (see it online)
- 1″ Circle Punch (see it online)
- 1/2″ Circle Punch (see it online)
- Clear Rhinestone Brads (see it online)
Want to see more Scallop Square Die projects? Here are a few more on my blog.
Or want to learn more about Sale-A-Bration and how to qualify for free stamps? Here you go!
You’ve seen the Mini Milk Carton Die for the Big Shot, right? (see it online) Did you know you can make it ‘merry’? At the Stampin’ Up! Convention last summer, they showed us how to take two of the milk carton die cut pieces, trim them to 3 panels each, then put them together. (Here’s a shot of how that looked on stage)
I made a Christmas version of the box as my Hostess Gift at several workshops in November, using the Pines and Poinsettias stamp set (see it online) and the Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper (see it online) from the Holiday Mini Catalog.
The tag is created with the Decorative Label Punch, which I use ALL the time (see more ideas on my blog).
HOW many days til Christmas? Eek! Only 19? Okay, I’m breathing… I’m breathing… It will all come together, right? Ha. Just kidding, I’m actually feeling pretty good about holiday preparations this year. But if you are looking for a quick Christmas card to make, here’s one with the Merry & Type stamp set (see it online) that is a breeze.
What’s fun about this card? I love the ‘retro’ feel of it, plus the greetings included in the stamp set are wonderful. There is actually a Collection called “Letters to Santa” that includes this stamp set and some other fun supplies (see it online). The Decorative Label Punch is a great match, and the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is a style that goes with a variety of themes.
Colors here? Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red and Chocolate Chip, with Naturals Ivory as the neutral card stock for stamping (see it online).
Are you making more than one of the same card? Here’s a tip for you: Once you have your prototype ready, make the pieces in assembly-line style, rather than one at a time. So for this card, you’d stamp all the greetings for 10 cards, then punch all 10 of the pieces. You’d stamp 10 ornaments, put mats on 10 ornaments, assemble all 10… etc. You get the idea. This way you’ll accomplish more in the time you have…which means more time to go back to the drawing board and do more creating!
Happy Birthday, dear Meg; Happy Birthday to you! Thanks to everyone for the fabulous birthday surprises yesterday on my birthday, and in the mail before my birthday! We celebrated my birthday with my family this past weekend, so last evening (my actual birthday) I actually had a Stampin’ Up! party at my friend Pat’s house. So much fun!
She even made sweet little tags for the fabulous cupcakes, using her Decorative Label Punch and a few other stamp sets, including the Four Frames stamp set, which matches the punch. And of course these cupcakes needed tags, since they were fabulous flavors like Nutmeg Eggnog and Peanut Butter Chocolate. Yum!
The cupcakes could hardly look more delicious! Hmm… Wouldn’t a cupcake piled with frosting like these make a terrific image for a stamp??
Each of the ladies at the stamping party brought me a card — so sweet! And Pat created this fun banner with her Decorative Label Punch, too. She punched a folded piece of card stock so that each little punch piece could hang over the wires on her banner display. How fun!
Looking for more party ideas? Here are a few more ideas from my blog.
If you have a birthday coming up, I highly recommend spending it with your stamping friends! Thanks again everyone — fabulous birthday treats!