Sunday, September 8, 2013

Be Merry

I Love Christmas! I love all the preparations (when I start early enough) and I love celebrating the birth of Jesus with friends and family. This will be one of the tags I mass produce for gifts this year. It is from the single stamp collection seen here.

There are a few tricks to making this tag...
This stamp coordinates with the Chalk Talk Framelit seen on the left but... it cuts the stamped image to the size of the center tag. I decided to hand-cut my tag on the outer lines of the stamped image and layer that on a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
To get the tag shape I inserted the Cherry Cobbler cardstock into the framelit as shown. I only wanted the tag hole to cut so I inserted the cardstock on TOP of the framelit with only the top-center portion under the framelit. Make sense?
I did the same with the stamped image but held it down just a bit.
The result is a perfectly cut hole for the Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon which was looped through and tied with Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.

I can't wait to wrap presents - I guess I better start shopping :)

You can order your stamping supplies anytime right here
and if you do so by September 15 and use Hostess Code CABZYK4M you will be entered to receive the hostess benefits of at least $25. I will contact the winner on the 16th to get your shopping list. 

Happy Stamping!
Carla

3 comments:

Heather said...

Dang - what a BRILLIANT way to create this tag in layers! Thanks so much for sharing this!

Kimberly Thomas said...

Hi Carla...just finding this, looking for an inspiring way to make some tags...I LOVE this, but in my effort, I am getting an ugly "ridge" along the edges of the stamped tag...I layered it the way you demo here, but mine shows the edges of the die on three sides of the tag. Not cool! Any tips??

Thanks!

Carla Blake said...

Hi Kimberly,
I hope you were able to figure out how to get a clean cut. I would first try to reduce the pressure of your sandwich. Each Big Shot can be slightly different in the amount of space between the platform and the roller. If you are using the standard platform you would open all of the tabs. Hope this helps.

Thank you for commenting!