Pine Tree Tags

Welcome to part three of my Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Bundle showcase. You can find the previous two blog posts here if you missed them… part 1 and part 2.

We all use a lot of gift tags at Christmas time. Using homemade rather than shop-bought really shows that you have put thought and effort into the whole gift-giving process. Tags are also a great, small canvas to start with if you get overwhelmed when making cards or larger projects.

Let’s make it…

The base of the tag is created from Shimmery White cardstock (which is perfect for watercolouring) and cut out using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. The bottom corners have been rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch.

Having created the basic tag, I used Night of Navy ink and an Aqua Painter to apply a watercolour wash background. The plaid pine tree is also stamped using Night of Navy ink onto Seaside Spray cardstock and cut out using the Pine Tree Punch. This is adhered to the tag using dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and has been stamped vertically in Night of Navy ink. The ribbon is the NEW Seaside Spray 1/4″ Metallic ribbon and I have secured this with a length of Silver Metallic Thread.

The final touch is provided by a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels which help to complete the wintery night scene.

Next time…

Thanks for joining me this week. Next week I will continue to provide you with inspiration using the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Bundle. I hope you can join me for that. In the meantime you can find more inspiration, from myself and other crafters, on my Pinterest board. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

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Happy crafting, h x

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Pine Tree Punch Garland!

In the first part of my Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid bundle showcase I went all out with the glimmer paper to create a really sparkly Christmas card. You can read the blog post here.

This week I have a really cute home décor idea for you (and a little bonus project at the end!). We all love a good garland, right?! Well, take a look at this Christmas Tree garland using the Pine Tree Punch. Its so simple to make but it looks fabulously festive.

I have used the Wrapped in Plaid DSP which I think works perfectly. But I’m sure it would look great stamped in different colours or using some of the other gorgeous DSP in the new Stampin’ Up! Autumn / Winter catalogue.

Let’s make it…

To make it easier to attach the trees to the Whisper White Baker’s Twine, I folded the DSP in half and then punched. Make sure the fold is towards the top of the tree but slightly inside the punch outline. This will effectively give you two trees joined at the top.

Lay out a length of Whisper White Baker’s Twine and slip the trees on so that the twine sits in the crease. Apply Multipurpose Liquid Glue to one of the trees, fold over and adhere. Repeat at regular intervals to produce your garland.

Bonus idea…

Here’s another quick and simple project that will help to create a Christmas-y atmosphere around your home. Why not punch out the Pine Trees and use to decorate a candle? Obviously, battery operated tea lights are the safest option, but this is what I had at hand!

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or you can email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Join me next week for another Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid bundle project!

If you would like to add the Perflectly Plaid bundle to your craft stash and make a start on your Christmas crafting, simply visit my online shop by clicking one of the links below.

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