Category Archives: Tags

Sneak peeks from convention

One of the highlights of convention is getting to play with goodies from upcoming catalogues and Stampin’ Up! spoiled us with four projects that we got to make – all using supplies that won’t be available to our customers until January (you could get your hands on them by joining my team if you just can’t wait!).

Here’s what we made:

Tags – featuring cute new mini punches.

A card with beautiful embellishments and a DSP that is soooo versatile.

A bright, colourful card with cute little bubbles.

And a gorgeous box that arrives flatpack but is so easy to put together.

Love them all!

Don’t forget that the offers on our Extravaganza this week change daily so be sure to check them out.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

You Move Me gift tag

Today’s share is a pretty gift tag for a friend whose favourite colour is orange. There are a few to choose from within the SU! colour families but I opted for Tangerine Tango, to tone in with the DSP I wanted to use.

A tag was punched from 2″ wide Basic Black card using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. A slightly narrower piece of Whole Lot of Lovely DSP was also punched and then adhered to the Basic Black tag. The teeny patterned butterfly from the You Move Me set was stamped onto Tangerine Tango card with Basic Black ink and die cut out with the co-ordinating Move Me die. This was popped up near the top of the tag with a mini dimensional. The large outline butterfly was die cut from Tangerine Tango. Both the outline and detailed large butterfly dies were used to cut a butterfly from Basic Black card which was popped up over the large Tangerine butterfly with a dimensional and then both popped up on the tag with another dimensional, allowing one of the wings to overhang a little. A Basic Rhinestone was added to the body of the large butterfly.

On the reverse, a Whisper White tag was stamped with a sentiment from Celebration Time in Basic Black and adhered direct.

The gift was wrapped in black tissue paper and then printed cellophane.

The tag was then tied on with Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon.

Have a great weekend.

Sara xx

Botanicals Tag and a tip

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Just in case you’ve missed the buzz, we’re fast heading towards a new annual catalogue (launching 1 June) and have a bunch of products that are retiring to make way for the new.

A question I often get asked around now is “what do I do with ribbons that are retiring”?

Our Stampin’ Up! ribbons are really lush and of course they’re designed to match our card and ink colours, so although a ribbon may be retiring, it’s corresponding colours may remain current for several more years, so the matching ribbons are great to keep around.

On the other hand, for my blog projects I prefer to use products that I know you can get hold of and so I often move my retired ribbon stash into my gift wrap box. Here’s an example of how I used it recently.

botanicals gift wrap

This Very Vanilla Subtle Striped Satin Ribbon (and also the Sliver Cording Trim) retired in January from our Autumn/Winter catalogue but was just the thing for wrapping this elegant boxed gift for my SIL’s birthday. And I was able to create a tag to match.

botanicals tag

The Ornate Tag Topper punch (retiring) was used to punch tags from Elegant Eggplant and Very Vanilla card. A leaf and flowers were die cut from more of the same card with the Botanical Builder framelits, assembled and popped up on the tag with dimensionals. After tying the tags together with Silver Cording Trim, the flower was finished with a Basic Pearl.

botanicals gift wrap close

After tying the box with the Vanilla ribbon the tag was tied onto the ribbon. The vanilla tag gives an extra layer to write on that can be seen and read easily, rather than the dark purple.

No wasted ribbon – even after it’s retired!

Sara xx

Sneak peek – Botanical gift tag

botanical tag close up

I’m back with another sneak peek from the upcoming 2016 Spring/Summer catalogue (launching with Sale-a-bration on 5 January). This one is a simple but stunning gift tag.

botanical tag single

The tag itself was made using the current Scalloped Tag Topper and retired Pistachio Pudding card (which matched my wrapping paper better than the Mint Macaron). It was stamped with one of the new Botanical Blooms stamps (this was just one of 17 in the set) and threaded with Gold Cording Trim. A flower was die cut from Melon Mambo card with one of the new Botanical Builder framelit dies (a single die cuts the outer and the inner pink petals!). The centre was die cut from Hello Honey card using another of the 14 dies in the framelit set and then finished with a basic Rhinestone. And of course the stamp set and the framelits can be purchased as a bundle – saving 15%!

botanical tag

And here’s the tag on the gift wrap 🙂

About time I had a play with some freebies next I think.

Sara xx

Delicate Ornament Tags

delicate ornament tag close up

A very quick post today. I like to buy family lots of little gifts and each one needs a tag – so how to create some quick tags? The answer for me was the Delicate Ornament Thinlits.

delicate ornament tag

A solid ornament was die cut from Whisper White card and a fancy ornament from Silver Foil. They were punch at the top and threaded with Silver Cording Trim. The message was written on the reverse.

Quick, easy and stylish!

Just one more sleep 🙂

Sara xx

Oh what fun batch of gift tags

I’ve been busy with my Acupuncture studies and the day job for the last month or so and so I’m running a little late with Christmas preparations.

The Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit was perfect therefore for making some fancy gift tags.

Each kit comes with instruction sheet, press out tags, cord and all embellishments to make 30 tags, 3 each of ten designs. You will also need a stamp set (either the Oh What Fun set or a similar sentiment set of your own), adhesive and a couple of ink pads.


It helps to sort all the elements out into groups initially and to cut the cord to the required length.


I used the kit to make two of each tag exactly following the instructions and I plan to mix things up with the remaining tags and embellishments.


A great batch of large tags (plenty of room to write messages on) with a bit of bling to them.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx

Flowery kisses for Easter

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My project today was my swap for all my team mates at our recent Inspiration Meeting.

It’s a small tag that includes a sweet treat (a Hershey’s kiss). It can be added to a larger Easter gift or to the front of a card.

flowery kisses single

The base tag was die cut from Whisper White card using the Chalk Talk framelit and then stamped with the sentiment from Crazy About You using Calypso Coral ink. After stamping the spotted petal flower from Mixed Bunch in the same Calypso Coral ink onto Whisper White card it was punched out with the matching Blossom. Another Blossom was punched from Calypso Coral card and the two layered together direct, offsetting the petals. A Pansy was punched from Crisp Cantaloupe and pooped up on a dimensional in the centre of the flower. Two leaves were die cut from Pistachio Pudding card using the Autumn Accents bigz die and adhered behind the flower before popping up on dimensionals on the tag. Finally a Hershey’s Kiss was adhered direct to the centre of the flower.

flowery kisses

More Easter projects on the way soon 🙂

Sara xx


Birthday gift wrapping

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It may be Christmas but it’s still birthday time! A good friend has her birthday tomorrow (Christmas Eve, the same as my Gran’s was) and I wanted to make sure that the wrapping was just as special for her birthday gifts as the Christmas gifts. I also wanted to make sure that birthday and Christmas looked completely different.

As I was planning to use the bold, glitzy Sequin Trim, I aimed to balance it and create a simple elegant look by opting to keep the rest of the wrap, plain vanilla.

birthday wrap

The gifts were wrapped with Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls (suitable all year round). They were then tied together with paired Venetian Crochet Trim and Gold Sequin Trim. The tag was layers of Very Vanilla punched with the Blossom, Pansy, Petite Petals and Itty Bitty Accents flowers separated by dimensionals and topped with a Basic Pearl. It was tied on with Gold Baker’s Twine.

birthday tag

As with yesterday’s snowflake tag, the tag was written before assembling.

Hope you have a great day Catherine 🙂

Sara xx


Snowflake Tag

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I’ve used some snowflake wrapping paper for my Christmas gifts (I have a huge roll so I’ll probably still be using it next year 😀 ) and decided to make some snowflake tags to go with it.

snowflake tags

The Snowflake Card thinlit was used to die cut the main chunky snowflake from Whisper White card (see the video here to find out how to cut just this portion). The large skinny snowflake was die cut from Silver Foil and the small skinny snowflake from Whisper White. A dimensional was used to pop up the silver flake and then the small one adhered direct before topping with a Basic Rhinestone.

snowflake tag

The tag was tied onto the Whisper White Organza Ribbon with White Baker’s Twine.

tag tip

A quick tip – It’s best to write the tag before assembling it, so that you’re not writing across a bumpy surface 😉

Sara xx

Merry Everything Halloween treats

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A quick post as we get ready for the trick or treaters!

As I’m expecting a lot of them, I needed a really easy Halloween treat.

merry everything treats

The long, skinny cellophane bags were filled with treats and one of two different labels tied on with Early Espresso Baker’s Twine. Using the same Halloween tag from Merry Everything*, it was stamped in either Tangerine Tango ink onto Whisper White card or Basic Black ink onto Pumpkin Pie card. Each version was punched out with the matching Note Tag*.

Buy the Merry Everything stamp set and matching Note Tag punch as a bundle and save 15% – Wood mount bundle or Clear mount bundle.

merry everything cauldron

Hubby helped me make 50 of these and we stuck the first batch in this cauldron!

Bess has got her same costume on from last year.

bess cow

Think we’re ready now 😀

Sara xx