Monday, 28 October 2019

Gift tags (embossed)

Hello everyone today I am sharing some fun techniques for heat embossing gift tags. This is an alternative way to decorate your gifts/cards this Christmas and all year round.

This is a 2 part series and a video is linked below.

The first tag is cut from red cardstock. Versafine ink was used to stamp the image, I used Hologram Sparkle embossing powder and a poinsettia from Christmas Florals (Creative Stamping issue 76) I then used the "With love at Christmas" sentiment from Silhouette Scenes ( Creative Stamping issue 77) and the same embossing powder to finish.

The second tag is cut from white cardstock and I used a Santa stamp from Crafts Beautiful magazine issue 323. I used Versafine ink to stamp the image and then Heritage Rubber Stamp co embossing powder in white to emboss the image. Once the powder was melted I used a blending brush and a red Stampin Up ink pad to completely cover the tag in ink. Using an old baby wipe I buffed the excess ink off of the embossed image. The result is a gorgeous white image on an inked background.

Monday, 21 October 2019

Kraft card inspiration

You will need:

A 6 × 6 card blanc
1 piece of kraft card cut to 5 1/2 × 5 3/8"
1 piece of white card cut to 5 1/2 × 5 3/8"
2 x gold miri card cut to 5 3/4 × 5 5/8"
A tag or topper.
Embossing powder, heat gun, embossing ink, glue and embellishments.

Vido linked below.

Adhere yours white card to a piece of miri card, stamp a sentiment and glue inside the card leaving roughly 1/4" boarder.

Ink up you stamps and create a pattern background all over your kraft card. Sprinkle embossing powder over the top, tapping off the excess and setting with the heat gun.
Adhere the craft card to the miri card and attach to the front of the card.
Place the topper at an angle on the card ensuring you can still see the embossed background.

Embellish as required to finish.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Bunting card 

For this card you will need:

1 piece of 3.5 × 12" plain cardstock
1 piece of 6 × 6 pattern paper
1 piece of white card
1 piece of Miri card
A set of nesting dies (I have linked the ones I used below)
A die cutting machine
A pencil,adhesive & scissors


Fold the piece of plain cardstock in half and burnish the fold line.
Take a large bunting die and place it onto the folded cardstock ensuring the top of the die is slightly higher than the fold line of your card. Pass this through you die cutting machine.

Select the next size down from your nest of bunting dies and use this to cut a new peice of bunting from the pattern paper and the white cardstock. N. B use the whole of this die on the pattern paper and white card, do not leave any gaps.

Using the same die, put your miri card white side up, place the die on the miri and using your pencil draw round the outside of this die. You need to do this twice. Cut both of these out.
Adhere a piece of miri card to the front of your card and then attach the pattern paper to it. Embellish the front as required.

Adhere the second piece of miri card to the inside of the card with the white cardstock attached on top. Stamp a greeting to finish.

A video tutorial can be found at:

The dies I used are available from here: