Monday, July 21, 2008

Little Labels

Depending on which colours and stamps you use, these can be cute or elegant or fun or anything you want them to be! Plus, it's a great way to use up scraps.

Cardstock: solid coloured CS of your choice, Whisper white
Tools: scallop punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch
Optional: matching 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, clear embossing powder, watercolour pencil crayons, blender pens

Stamp an image onto Whisper White CS. The image can be larger than 1-1/4", as long as there is a part of it you'd like to punch out. If you want to, emboss the image with clear embossing powder.

Punch out the image with the 1-1/4" circle punch. Make sure you use the punch upside-down so you can see exactly what the punched image will look like. If you want to, use the watercolour pencil crayons and blender pens to colour the image.

Punch out a 1-3/8" circle from matching CS and a scallop from matching CS.

Adhere each layer to the next. Voila!

To add ribbon: cut approximately 4 to 5 inches of matching 1/4" grosgrain ribbon. Loop the ribbon around (no need to tie a knot; just use a little bit of adhesive where the ribbon crosses itself to hold it in place.) Punch out a second scallop shape (this will be the 'back' piece). Place the ribbon loop on the back scallop. Apply adhesive to the front scallop (the one with the layers and the stamped image). Matching up the edges, adhere the front to the back, with the ribbon sandwiched in between.

Some ideas...
~wine glass tags
~gift box or bag tags
~glue a toothpick between the two layers and use as plant picks, dessert picks, appetizer picks, cake decorations...
~clothes hanger decorations
~string them together to make a mini-garland
~attach to a small chocolate or other wrapped candy
~attach a magnet to the back

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