This second post for the day is filled with so much inspirational goodness, I just know you're going to leave ready to start stamping!
Well, we've done it again! Several of our talented stamp designers contributed 1.75" tag images to our new 2010 Holiday Tag set. (In case you are new to Papertrey, this is something we do every year for the holidays. You can see the previous sets HERE and HERE)
This year we have contributions from Beth Silaika, Lisa Johnson, Dawn McVey & Heather Nichols. All of the images coordinate with our new Limitless Layers 1-3/4" Circle Die Collection as well as a 1-3/4" circle punch.
- 2010 Holiday Tags will be available for sale October 15th.
- It will retail for $24.
- 2010 Holiday Tags contains a total of 18 stamps (12 tag images and 6 sentiments).
This set coordinates with our Limitless Layers 1-3/4" Circle die collection as well as a standard 1-3/4" circle punch.
I also have a new die to introduce to you today. The next in the Tag Sale series! This slightly rounded tag was something I designed to specifically coordinate well with the new Limitless Layers 1-3/4" Circle die collection as well as ALL the 1-3/4" images in the vast Papertrey collection.
- The Tag Sale #2 die will be available for purchase on October 15th.
- It will retail for $6.
- The Tag Sale #2 die measures 2-1/4" wide and 3-3/4" tall.
I don't know about you, but I just LOVE tags! Especially for the holidays. You can mass-poduce dozens of cute little creations in no time at all and then tie them to any type of wrapped or bagged gift. It is an easy and inexpensive way to add a touch of "homemade" to everything that leaves your house this holiday season.
The team and I have put together an entire collection of easy to create tags to inspire you to make your very own this year. I encourage you to pick one or two (or three or four!) of your favorite designs and plan now to make a BIG batch! You will be so thrilled to pull them out when it comes time to wrap all your gifts!
I started with a few dies, Tag Sale #2 and the "victorian" mat die from Limitless Layers 1-3/4" Circle die collection. I die cut the tags from Aqua Mist cardstock and the mats from dotted paper that is included in the Green Boutique paper pad.
For each Lazy Stamper Accordion Medallion you will need two die cut mats. It is best to use patterned paper weight only for this, cardstock is a bit too thick. You will want to use your Scor-buddy (or other scoring method), to score from inner corner to inner corner, as shown in the illustration above. IT equals only eight scores per mat, so it really takes no time at all. And since you are using the inner corners as your reference, no measuring is involved. And hence the name Lazy Stamper... :)
You will want to snip a slit in the mat along one of the score line, stopping at the center hole. Now it's time to fold! When doing these, you always want to make sure that your first fold is a mountain fold, then work from there, making your way around and alternating mountain fold, valley fold.
When adhering the two pleated mats together you want to apply your adhesive to the underside of the end mountain fold and line it up directly over the last mountain fold of the second mat, as shown above. Do the same thing with both ends.
As a little fun side note, I experimented with the "doily" style mat, also from the Limitless Layers 1-3/4" Circle die collection and found that it can make beautiful medallions as well. You do need to make it with three mats rather than two though, to have it lay flat.
I stamped the solid snowflake image from 2010 Holiday Tags onto New Leaf cardstock using Versamark ink, then adhered it on top of my medallions. A single rhinestone was added to its center. The sentiment, also from 2010 Holiday Tags, was heat embossed with White Filigree Embossing powder.
The strip underneath the medallion is New Leaf cardstock stamped with Background Basics: Text Style II using Fresh Snow ink. I used pinking shears on the ends of the strip as a finishing detail. Quick & easy stunning tags!
Now for some incredible inspiration from the rest of the team!
CLICK HERE to read more from Betsy Veldman.
CLICK HERE to read more from Dawn McVey.
CLICK HERE to read more from Debbie Olson.
CLICK HERE to read more from Erin Lincoln.
CLICK HERE to read more from Heather Nichols.
CLICK HERE to read more from Kim Hughes.
CLICK HERE to read more from Lisa Johnson.
CLICK HERE to read more Maile Belles.
CLICK HERE to read more from Melissa Phillips.
CLICK HERE to read more from Michelle Wooderson.
CLICK HERE to read more from Niki Estes.
I hope you enjoyed all of today's inspiration! And perhaps saw a tag or two that has inspired to create your very own this year! We would love to hear your initial thoughts on this new set and today's projects! Leave a comment for a chance to win big!
- 2010 Holiday Tags stamp set
- 2009 Holiday Tags stamp set
- 2008 Holiday Tags stamp set
- Tag Sale #1 die
- Tag Sale #2 die
- Limitless Layers 1-3/4" Circle die collection
You have until 11:30pm EST tonight, Thursday, October 14th, to leave a comment and be eligible to win. Only one comment per person please. One randomly selected winner will be announced by midnight EST on our October 2010 Release Winners page. Thanks for stopping by and good luck.
Celebrate the Season Snowflake Tags
- STAMPS: 2010 Holiday Tags (available October 15th), Background Basics:Text Style II
- INK: Fresh Snow, Versamark
- PAPER: Aqua Mist, New Leaf, Green Boutique Paper Pad
- OTHER: Limitless Layers 1-3/4" Circle dies, Tag Sales #2 die, Fresh Snow Grosgrain ribbon, 1/8" hole punch
- FINISHED SIZE: 2.25" x 3.75"