Christmas Decor

It’s still kind of Christmas, isn’t it?

I have one more Christmas share for the year, then I’m done. I made this project with only days to spare. This year it was our turn to host both our families, and whilst it’s a lot of work (especially when you have a baby) I just love it. I do more on the decorating front around the house and I love how it all comes together. Makes the late nights worth it….

The idea for this come from one of my social media feeds early in the Christmas season. I couldn’t find it to refer to when I had 5 minutes to make this. So it was kind of cool to see how I went with the idea and adding my own twist. (I later found the original post and here it is.)

Here is a decorator piece I had sitting on my buffet with some other Christmassy things…

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I have had the best fun with these baubles and especially the red foil paper this Christmas, I was pleased to see they will continue on also.

Oh and sneak peak…. see the sentiment, the red banner outline stamp and coordinating framelit die are coming in the Occasions catalogue starting January 5th.

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I used the banner stamp and framelit in the usual way – stamp and punch. But then I created a gold frame for my stamped piece by punching out another full banner in the gold foil and slicing it in half. I adhered this to the top and bottom of my stamped piece, matching them up with an even border.

Next I punched another two flag end pieces out of gold foil and fixed that to the sides matching up the flag ends. I think it come up pretty well.

As we edge closer to the end of another year, I just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe new year.

Until next time, Stamp Creatively…
Rose.

 

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Tag tied

We create such beautiful tags for our lovely gifts don’t we? Lovely coordinated products used together to create the most wonderful little items!

However I find the ribbon, which is looped and has two open-ended threads at the top of the tag, can create some confusion. I find myself quite often being asked “how do I tie or attach my tags onto my gifts”.

With the ribbon already tied at the top and having two open threads, they can simply be tied together around the ribbon that adorns the pressie or tied to the handles of the gift bag I have just decorated.

But I personally like the ribbon at the top of my tag to act more as decoration rather than be functional. So this is how I attach them….

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I thread more ribbon/cording through the ribbon on the tag and then tie that onto my pressie. That way my decorative ribbon is still in place and the overall look of my design is maintained.

Here check this tag out….

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Oh and … thank you Ferrero this Christmas for those Grande’s! Don’t they make excellent pressent toppers?!

Hope this helps with your tag tying this festive season!

Until next time… Stamp creatively!
Rose.

 

Tag you very much

Dressing up your Christmas pressies is a must, isn’t it? I love coordinating my pressies with beautiful tags.

I don’t know what it is about tags, they should be easy to create as they are small. Don’t you agree? But I find I need more thinking and planning time to get them just right.

Here are a couple more tags I created recently.

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The colour combo of Real Red and Mint Macaron is just so great for a contemporary Christmas theme. And isn’t Mint all the rage this season?! You can always spot a favourite product of mine, can’t you? I tend to use them to death… but seriously, who can go passed that red foil paper? It’s instant bling isn’t it?!

I’m very much in love with the Lot of Labels die collection at the minute too – they seem to be making an appearance on many of my projects.

I hope my ideas help dress up your pressies or inspire your own creations this festive season.

Until next time… Stamp creatively,
Rose.

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Christmas Collateral

It’s the time of year … isn’t it? The time when you’re frantic with so many little jobs to finish off for the year and final preparations are underway for Christmas celebrations. I’m sure I can’t be the only one?!

I find I usually need a couple of different types of collateral for my Christmas giving. Mostly I need Christmas cards, but some times a little note card does the trick. Here is one I made recently. It uses a number of my new found favourites from the Holiday catalogue.

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I just loved those snowflake elements and that printed vellum paper stack as soon as I saw them. I’ve used both together a couple of times this season and this one has some of the lovely gold print vellum. Both are from the Winter Wonderland suite. The sentiment is from the To You and Yours stamp set.

Another item on this note card is that awesome corrugated paper. I just love it, the fine folds in the corrugations give it a contemporary feel. The pack comes with two white and two kraft 12×12” sheets, so makes for great packaging too.

The other type of collateral I need this time of year is Tags of course. We all need to dress up our pressies don’t we? Here is one I have made using the coordinating Washi tape from the Winter Wonderland suite. I love how the patterns in the tape match the those on the vellum… it’s just so easy to make beautiful professional looking items with such gorgeous and well thought out products.

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Here I’ve used the long ornament from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and, using my 4.4cm circle punch, punched out a circle centering the flower design element. Layering with red glimmer paper (5cm circle punch) and topping it off with the coordinating flower element from the Delicate Ornaments die set in gold foil just gives it a lovely simple but stylish look. The sentiment is from the Oh What Fun stamp set.

I’ll be back with more tags shortly.
Until then… Stamp creatively
Rose

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