I received the stamp set One Tag Fits All during Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog preview in December. While I really like some of the cute images and love some of the sentiments in the set, I placed it on my shelf and haven’t used it since receiving it. Today, that neglect ends. Yippee doodle dee! Here’s my super-simple card that features One Tag Fits all for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge:
And here’s Jen Mitchell’s sketch that inspired my creation:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- A Band or a Gap? When I first saw this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, I assumed the band across the middle would be a string of ribbon or a thin strip of paper. Maybe a strand of washi tape would give me the desired look. As I stared at the sketch, though, the band changed its form. I decided to create the same look by, instead, creating two panels of paper. I switched up the papers, too, for a little added intrigue. Oh, how intriguing I am!
- Light it up! I remember playing Debby Boone’s classic hit single on my record player as a child. I’d mumble through all the words until it got to “…now you’ve come along…” and then watch out – by that point I was primed and ready to belt out “AND YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE…” Although One Tag Fits All comes with a great string of little, round lights lights to accompany the sentiment “You light up my life,” I really wanted a solid light bulb, so I reached for my Sale-a-Bration set You Brighten My Day. The combination of the two was perfect for the look I wanted to achieve.
- Layering the Tag. We’ve grown accustomed to having stamped images that perfectly line up with the images in our stamps – we’re spoiled that way. One Tag Fits all threw us a bit of an unexpected curveball with the large tag in the set, but I kinda like the changeup. The Note Tag punch doesn’t perfectly crop out the tag – instead, it perfectly fits inside the tag image. To create this look, I stamped the tag in Bermuda Bay on Very Vanilla cardstock and hand-snipped it. I then embossed my lightbulb from You Brighten My Day in Crushed Curry on Very Vanilla cardstock and cropped it out with the Note Tag punch. I really like that I can layer with an overlap if I choose – and I choose. Want to see tips for embossing without a curled-up end result? Check out my video about Heat Embossing Techniques video here.
Stamp Sets: One Tag Fits All, You Brighten My Day Papers: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla, Flashback Designer Series Paper Inks: Bermuda Bay Accessories: Note Tag Punch, Crushed Curry Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Brights Candy Dots (Bermuda Bay), Hexagon Punch (for banner tips), Stampin’ Dimensionals
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