The Christmas Traditions Punch Box comes in a gorgeous tin with 6 festive stamps, a coordinating punch, 2 ink spots and an acrylic block. The tags are quite small so I wanted to pop them up as a feature on a larger tag so set to work making a background. When I buy a new stamp set, I tend to use the main images and the smaller images don’t often get a look in so I thought I’d try making this background using only the small stamps from the Mistletoe Season stamp set. I’m really happy with the way the festive foliage background turned out.
For this project I used:
A4 piece of thick white cardstock
Scraps of green and red glimmer paper (from Joyous Noel glimmer paper pack)
Gold foil paper
A strip of white card for the sentiments
Stampin’ Up! Mistletoe Season stamp set
Stampin’ Up! Christmas Traditions Punch Box
Stampin’ Up! inks in Shaded Spruce Ink, Old Olive and Real Red
Gold Ink pad
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
I started off randomly stamping the whole A4 sheet with the pine boughs in Shaded Spruce and Old Olive. I then filled in the gaps with the sprig of berries stamped in Real Red and the 3 dots in gold.
The sheet was cut down into 2” strips to fit in the tag topper punch and then cut in half to make ten 2” x 4⅛” rectangles. This left a narrow strip which I scored at 4⅛” and folded to make an additional tag.
The Sending Christmas Wishes stamp was stamped in Shaded Spruce and Real Red ink and then punched out.
I cut out 11 circles from the gold foil paper and a bunch of foliage and berries from the green and red glimmer paper. This was the longest job.
The tags were punched with the tag topper punch to give the lovely scalloped shape and then I used the envelope punch board to round the other two corners, stuck on a gold circle, a couple of pieces of foliage and berries and topped off with the sentiment tag mounted on dimensionals.
A 20cm length of ribbon finished off each tag.
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