Hello there and a very Happy Monday to you! You know what today is, don't you?! I'll bet you do, but I'll say it just in case.....today is the day of the June Power Poppy Hop and the day that all of Marcella's fabulous new stamps are available for purchase in the Power Poppy Store! Woo Hoo! But, before you go a-shoppin, how about we all go a-hoppin' and get one last look at these amazing new sets. So ladies, let's HOP! ;)
I just cannot get enough of Sage Advice! Oh mercy, this set first caught my heart with that sweet colander of herbs, but the more I got to get those images inky......truth....I love each one of them equally....seriously, they are so. much. fun! This is one of those special sets that just speaks to my soul. For my project today, I thought that I would make a little trio of tags. Tags are a great way of using up little bits of paper and ribbons that you just can't bring yourself to throw away....and if you saw the state of my craft table after this week's release, then you would completely appreciate the necessity for some serious table cleanin' and possibly an intervention! ;) Also, tags work up really quickly, can be mass produced easily, can really dress up an otherwise ho-hum gift bag, and when grouped as a set....make an awesome gift for someone! So, tags it is today! :)
Can't you just see one of these on a cute little brown paper gift bag with some green gingham tissue paper? These really took no time at all to make.....I die cut my tag using a Papertrey Ink tag die then stamped my images and sentiments in a variety of ways to mix them up a bit. For the green colander tag, that is actually some kraft wrapping paper that I stamped the sentiment on....I crumpled it up first and sponged ink on it to make it look like a scrap from a paper bag. The most time consuming part is figuring out what stamp to use where. I stuck with a cream, olive, and brown color scheme for these "herb-y" tags. Two of the tags could be used for baked goods and I purposely created one that could be used for gifting a plant. That wee little pot of rosemary was just begging to be on one of these tags, and I happily obliged. ;) I think the real fun starts when you can start adding bits of ribbon or buttons or twine to really finish it off. I have a serious love affair with rick rack and have had to limit myself or I would use it on everything....but this little bit on that tag makes my heart happy!
All of the images got the Wink of Stella Clear pen treatment....I really wish you could see how they shimmer! Ok, now I'm ready to make a whole bunch of these! So that is all for my project for today but make sure you check out what all of my uber-talented Bloomie team mates created for your crafting inspiration.....I know you will be amazed! Leave them a little love while you're there and then, have a blast at the Power Poppy Store making some (or all) of these stamp sets your own! Thank you so much for your visits this week! I hope you enjoyed your time here as much as I've enjoyed your company. I'll be back soon with another project to share and until then, I hope you have a wonderful week! Until next time, take care! :)
Katie Sims <------You are here
and Marcella Hawley
Supplies not listed above: Paper- Rustic cream card stock from Papertrey Ink, scraps of patterned papers; Ink- Stampin' Up! inks in Old Olive and Early Espresso, Papertrey Ink's Chai and Chamomile distress inks, Vintage Cream ink from PTI. Other- Cream grosgrain ribbon from Michael's, green and olive twine from Stampin' Up!, hemp cord, button and rick rack from stash, other ribbons from scrap.