The Vienna Stampers Club just had their annual Christmas Party. We celebrate our creativity by doing a tag exchange.
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Stampin' Up does a fantastic job with coordination of products in the company's catalogs. The holiday occasions catalog features the awesome Year of Cheer Suite. These products work great for Christmas projects as well as wedding projects. The coordinating stamp set includes sentiments for Christmas, New Years, and wedding cards and tags.
To make the bags, I stamped all the sentiments and small tag in Garden Green Ink. The "Deck the Halls" sentiment came from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set. The "Seasons Greetings" sentiment came from the Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set. The sentiments were cut out on the big shot with the Layering Ovals Framelit Dies. The little To and From tag came from the Merry Little Labels Stamp Set. Once you stamp it on Whisper White cardstock, punch it out with the Everyday Label Punch.
The Seasonal Chums Bundle from Stampin' UP makes cute mobile ornaments. Glitter makes the snow in the bottom. Add a lovely bow and greenery to dress up the glass ball.
The Colorful Seasons Bundle is definitely one of my favorite things from the Annual Catalog. I decided to use the winter themed die to create an unusual combination of snowflakes using Washi tape. Most people really don't know what to do with Washi tape other than to hold dies in place on your big shot. It really can be a versatile element in scrapbooking and card making. It is a simple way to add pattern and color. But did you know that you can stick it down to a piece of whisper white card stock in any pattern you like, and then place your die over it and cut it on the big shot?
The traditional colors of the Be Merry DSP by Stampin' UP add to the Christmas cheer of the tag. To get the layered look of the tag, I used the Lots of Labels framelits. Santa was cut out with the smaller size one, the DSP was the next largest and finally, the largest was cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock. I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink and cut it out with the smallest of the framelits and then sponged the edges with Cherry Cobbler ink.
For this card, I chose a base of Tranquil Tide highlighted by the panel of Lemon Lime Twist embossed with the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The tree image was stamped using Stazon ink and colored with the Many Marvelous Markers. The sentiment was stamped in Tranquil Tide ink and fussy cut with paper snips. To top off the towering tree of pets, I chose a felt bow in the Tranquil Tide color from the 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows.
The background of this card uses the emboss resist technique with the Sheet Music background stamp. The image is stamped using Versamark ink and gold embossing powder. Using sponges, various ink colors were daubed in a diagonal pattern across the cardstock.
Today's technique is simply to stamp the dancing girl image from the Beautiful You stamp set on very vanilla cardstock and the DSP. I used early espresso ink for this. I cut around the dress and hat with my paper snips on the DSP piece. Then you simply glue that piece on to the very vanilla piece to get the colorful dress image.