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Tutorial Tuesday: Quick & Simple Gift Tag

I really enjoy mixing and matching stamp sets to create a unique, one-of-a-kind piece.  Sometimes it's a pain, because then I have to own more than one stamp set, but sometimes, I just can't help myself!  Haha!  So, if you're like Moi, and have a whole repertoire of things in your arsenal, then this simple gift tag may just be right up your alley!

I welcomed a new neighbor to our street this month and I wanted to gift him and his family something useful.  Hand soap.  Everyone (hopefully!) washes their hands!  So I went to Bath & Body Works and picked up a few of their yummy scents and they gave me a perfect cellophane wrap, ribbon, and a gift tag.  Of course, I didn't use their gift tag---I made my own.  And you can, too!

Here's what it looked like:


I did use quite a few products for this gift tag, but I love how different elements came together, coordinated beautifully, and created this simple, but elegant, fun and whimsical gift tag.  (That's a lot of things one little tag can be, huh?)

Supply List:

Paper Dimensions:
  • Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (2"x4")
  • Scrap of Lemon Lime Twist for 2-1/4" Scallop Circle
  • Scrap of Whisper White 
  • Scrap of Soft Sky Cardstock for 1-1/2" Circle
Directions:
  • The first thing I did was use the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and punch the top of my tag on the 2"x4" piece of Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper.  (I used the solid Pacific Point with polka dots.)
  • Next, I stamped the fancy outline from the Label Me Pretty Clear Stamp Set onto my scrap of Whisper White Cardstock.  I used the Pretty Label Punch to easily punch that out.
  • Using the "For You" sentiment from the So Many Shells Photopolymer Stamp Set, stamp the sentiment using Pacific Point Ink onto your scrap of Soft Sky Cardstock
    • Note: I seriously love the fonts and the sentiments in this set!  It is absolutely a must-have in your collection!!!
  • Use the 2-1/4" Scallop Circle and the 1-1/2" Circle from the Layering Circles Framelits and die-cut the scallop circle from Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and the solid circle around your stamped "For You" sentiment.
  • Layer the scalloped circle, pretty label, sentiment circle together using a Stampin' Dimensional between each layer.
  • Adhere the finished piece to the DSP tag and you're finished! 
Once I made my tag, I used the ribbon Bath & Body Works gave me to tie my finished product to the gift and it was a perfect presentation!  (Oh and my neighbor loved the gift!)  It's always fun to give people something one-of-a-kind; even if it's something as simple as a gift tag.  Try it and let me know how it goes for you!

See you soon, Friends!

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