Tuesday, 1 November 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 1 - Matchbox of tags



If like me you always run out of tags when wrapping Christmas presents then the stamp set and matching punch by Stampin Up called 'Delightful Decorations' and 'Ornament Extra Large' mean you will never be without tags ever again! Simply stamp and punch and add some ribbon or thread and you are ready to go.

 I made a matchbox. Here is how:-
  1. Cut a piece of 'Cherry Cobbler' Card stock to 18.5 cms by 10.5 cms.
  2. On the long side score at 2.5 cms on both sides. Fold.
  3. On the short side score at 2 and 4.5 cms. Fold.
  4. Cut away the rectangle in each corner.
  5. On the longside cut on the first and second score lines up to the first fold to create small tabs.
  6. Put redline tape on these tabs and on the long tabs
  7. Fold and stick to make a rectangular box
For the sleeve:
  1. Cut some 'Cherry Cobbler' cardstock to 18.5 cms by 9.5cms
  2. Score at 2.5, 8, 10.5 and 16 cms
  3. Fold creases.
  4. Add redline tape to the 2.5 cms piece and join to make a sleeve. This should now slide over your box
To decorate:
  1. Cut two pices of  'Cherry Cobbler' 3.2 cm striped grosgrain ribbon; one about 10 cms to fit round the sleeve and one about 40cms to create a bow.
  2. Secure smaller piece of ribbon at the bottom of the sleeve
  3. On the top of the sleeve use the long pice of ribbon and tie a bow.
For the tags
  1. Cut several strips of A4 'Very Vanilla' cardstock to 5.5 cms wide on the narrow side of the card
  2. Stamp four 'Delightful Decorations' stamps in your chosen design in 'Cherry Cobbler' on one strip
  3. Stamp four 'to...from' decorations in 'Cherry Cobbler' on another strip
  4. Use the 'Ornament Punch' to cut out the shapes
  5. Stick one decorated ornament back to back with a 'to...from' shape to make a tag
  6. Decorate the front with 'Dazzling Diamonds'
  7. Using a 'Crop-o-dile' punch a small hole through the neck of the tag and thread 3mm wide 'Cherry Cobbler' taffeta ribbon through and tie
  8. Make as many tags as you like. The box will hold about 10.

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