Welcome to Day Nine of the 12 Days of Christmas Designer Series!
The designers have put together 12 days of holiday ideas. Our goal is to help you get ready!
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Now we will pass the blog over to Julie Elak…
Today I have a gift for a hostess or anyone you would like to give a little something before the holidays. At the beginning of the school year I purchased several rolls of gift wrap from my children’s school fundraiser. What to do with all that paper I purchased? Add some mini cards and dress it up, turning it in to a gift! Luckily, the new Drink Tag die is the perfect size to fit over a roll of gift wrap.
Scroll on down for all the details on making your own tag and mini cards, plus a few tips!
YNS Supplies: Drink Tag die set | Frosty Friends stamp and die sets | Waddles – Winter Wonderland stamp and die sets | 3×3 Snowflake Panel Die | Double Stitched Hills Die Set | Envelope Die | Scrapworks Strips Die Set
Other Supplies: 3 sheets 8.5 x 11″ lightweight card stock for envelopes | 2 sheets 8.5 x 11″ card stock for mini card base| 1 sheet 8.5 x 11″ card stock for snow panel die cuts | 1 sheet 8.5 x 11″ card stock for tag | scraps for snowy hills, strips and decorating | Zig Water Color Brush Markers | Water Brush Pen | Hole Puncher | Ribbon | Plastic Bag | strong tape and other adhesive
Mini Cards – directions:
1 – Cut out six card bases, 3″ x 6 ” and score at the 3″ point to fold in 1/2.
2 – Die cut 6 snowflake panel dies. Tip #1 – it is easiest to keep the card stock in the die and then pop out all the snowy pieces using a needle or a piercing tool.3 – Stamp and color desired images, then die cut each out. Tip #2: line up the dies around each stamped image, then use painter’s tape to hold the die in place while running it through the machine. 4 – Cut out snowy hills and strips from scraps to decorate cards. Stamp sentiments as desired and determine layout for front of each card.
5 – Stamp sentiment inside each card. Tip #3: If you have a sentiment that you love but it does not fit exactly where you want it, then carefully cut it apart using sharp scissors. This sentiment used to be 2 rows and after a few snips it will now be 3 and fit inside the cards.
6 – Adhere Snowflake panel die cuts to card bases, then add strips, hills and stamped/die cut images. The Scrapworks Strips die set is the set I use more than any other!
7 – Die cut 6 envelopes. Assemble envelopes using super sticky tape, with a strip at the bottom and on one flap. Add a strip of tape to close the envelope and leave the paper on that one so that gift recipient can insert the cards first.
Tag – Directions:
1 – Die cut 2 tags. To make the tag stronger, these will be glued together later in the steps.
2 – Die cut 1 Snowflake Panel.
3 – Die cut 1 snowy hill from scraps.
4 – Cut out a 3.25 x 3.25″ card stock for mat.
5 – Cut out 3 x 3″ white card stock to layer behind Snowflake panel.
6 – Stamp sentiment at bottom of one tag and then decorate tag, layering as desired. Adhere a second tag to the back of the first to reinforce it.
Tag and Bag of Card Assembly Directions:
1 – Place all cards and envelopes in a clear bag and tie ribbon around top.2 – Punch 2 holes at the top of the tag and thread ribbon from bag through each hole, then tie a bow to secure bag to tag.
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