I used the Delightful Decorations stamp set as well as the coordinating Ornament punch to make very quick and simple note cards and some gift tags to easily add to gifts this holiday season. Each note card has a coordinating stamped envelope too! The Designer Series Paper used is from the Holiday Mini called Christmas Cocoa. I also added a bit of elastic gold cord and also some Real Red grosgrain ribbon. The band of paper that is around the little box is 8.5" long by 1.5" wide.
I also shared a little tip of mine with the gals at the workshop. While playing around with my ornament punch I decided it would be neat to make little tags that open. This one is done with a small piece of whisper white paper folded in half. Just line the top of the ornament barely beyond the fold of the paper and punch.
Now, I must say that even our whisper white is a bit too heavy for the punch to do 2 layers. It did work, but I don't think I'd do it many times. So, I showed them how to use plain typing paper that is much thinner, fold it in half and punch then just add a stamped/punched layer from the heavier Whisper White right on top for reinforcement. It's always fun to play around and experiment with these types of things.
The other way to get this tag look with the ornament shape is to use the new Holiday Windows dies that work with the magnetic Movers & Shapers die and Big Shot. This die set includes this very same ornament shape but in a slightly bigger size for easy layering with the punch. Dies can easily go through 2 or more pieces of paper (most, not all- please ask your demonstrator about which might not).
Please stop back tomorrow- I've got a fun fold technique that I learned at Stampin' Up!'s regional event!
Thanks for stoppin' in to say hello today!
***TUTORIAL HERE: http://sunshinesmilesstamps.blogspot.com/2009/10/tutorial-scallop-envelope-die-note-card.html
Stamps: Delightful Decorations
Colors: Real Red, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Envelope die, Ornament punch, gold elastic cord, Real Red grosgrain ribbon