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I Brake For…Tags!

Hello friends!  It’s December and just about 2.5 weeks away from Christmas!  I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the season.

It’s my turn on the I Brake For Stamps blog and I have a couple of holiday tags to show you.  To get the most out of my Christmas stamps I like to use them not only for cards, but for tags as well.   My craft room is filled with enough paper, ink, ribbons and stamps so I really don’t need to buy ready made tags.

Here is the first..


This tag uses the cute North Pole Postage stamp found here.

I colored it with copics and adhered it to a tiny red card that opens up and provides a space for you to write To/From.

From there I attached it to a base that consisted of red cardstock and a snowflake die cut.  The die cut was attached to the red cardstock with spray adhesive – its the best thing to use when you have a die cut with a lot of open spaces.  The only problem is you only get one chance to attach it.  Once it is on the paper it is stuck!  No repositioning!    And forget about the fancy twine in the scrapbook aisle.. that white string is crochet thread – cheap and lasts forever.

The next tag uses the beautiful stamp called Poinsettias…found here. 

As you can see I only used part of the stamp – I colored it with copics, cut it out and attached it to a die cut tag.

Over the years (decades?) of paper crafting I have learned not to spend a lot of money on gift wrap.  For small items I use my (large) stash of patterned paper to make gift card holders, envelopes, boxes and bags.  For larger gifts I have a roll of white wrapping paper that I purchased at a local retail supply house.  With white wrapping paper you can do so much – it can be used for any occasion – just dress it up with ribbons or stamp on it and you have a custom design.

For this package I used a pretty gold ribbon that I saved from  a gift I received last Christmas along with some plain red satin ribbon to wrap the box.  Add the tag and I’m done!

Hop on over to the IBFS store and check out the thousands of stamps – I know you will find something to you liking.

Thanks for stopping by today!

I Brake For….Poinsettias!

Hello my stamping friends!  It’s my turn on the I Brake For Stamps blog.

I hope your Thanksgiving was full of joy, family, friends and food!  Now we are in full swing for Christmas!  I have most of my cards completed and my shopping is about 90%  done.  Ok, I cheat a little – I live far from my family so most of them get gift cards to their favorite stores, which makes my shopping very easy to do.  So I tend to focus on pretty packaging for the gift cards – making and embellishing envelopes to hold the gift cards.

Today I have a very pretty card to show you.

It uses only one stamp – actually only part of the stamp.  The stamp is called Poinsettias and can be found here.  The stamp has two poinsettia blooms but I only used one for this card.

Since the image is traditional and classic I wanted to keep that feeling with the card.  I used a fancy swirly die cut in white and mounted it on white cardstock. I used a spray adhesive on the die cut – found that it works best with those die cuts that have lots of open areas.  And I  love the white on white look.  The poinsettia was colored with copics  and mounted on a fancy edge pierced die cut

As I have done with most of my Christmas cards, I used a stardust gel pen to add some sparkle to the image  – here is a close up.

Hop on over to the IBFS store to find thousands of stamps – there is something for everyone there!

Thanks for stopping by today!



all that glitters

Lets break out the glitter and glue!!!  Holiday cards always look better with a little sparkle to them and there are so many ways to do this.  You can go all out and apply glitter on everything, or add touches of sparkle with a pen.  Here’s a clean and simple holiday card that uses glittery paper.


I started out by die cutting a poinsettia on a piece of kraft cardstock.  This die is from Spellbinders and instead of using the die cut piece, I used what remained from the punched out shape.   A little burnt umber ink from Palette was sponged around the cut out area to provide a more rustic look.

Behind this I mounted a piece of polka dot glitter paper from Best Creations.  An EK Success scallop border punch was used on three pieces of red cardstock which I attached to the piece by overlaying each strip.  A small strip of the polka dot glitter cardstock was added over the scallops to give it a finished look.   The entire piece was then mounted on red cardstock.

Red and white bakers twine was wrapped several times around the base kraft card before attaching the main panel. 

It think this would also be great as a tag.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Tune in tomorrow for more glittery goodness!

matching card and box

Hello friends!    My regular internet service has been down since Friday – can’t believe how much I needed it!  Doing blog posts via the smartphone is too difficult for me at this time!!!  Anyway – I am back in business!

 Are you starting to get into the holiday spirit?  I’ve completed a number of my Christmas cards and am working on little gift boxes and gift card holders.   Here is a matching card and box I made for the “free for all” challenge on SCS this past week. 


The card is made with cryogen white cardstock along with solid and patterned paper from the SEI Winter Song pack.  The poinsettia was made with the same cryogen cardstock using Spellbinders Poinsettia die and a leaf from their Foliage die set.  This was mounted on a Lacey Circle die, also from Spellbinders.  A clear rhinestone was colored with a copic marker and placed in the center of the poinsettia.  The cryogen paper is heavyweight but soft enough to allow a nice deep embossing.  It also has a wonderful shimmer to it – perfect for holiday cards!  The sentiment is from Flourishes and was stamped with Memento Rhubarb stalk.    Here is a closer look at the card.


The box uses the same paper as the card.  For the front I used only 3 of the 4 blooms of the poinsettia die along with a leaf die from Sizzix.  You can tell fron this photo how nice this die embosses.  The ribbon is actually seam binding.  Here is a close up:


Thanks so much for stopping by today – join me tomorrow and I’ll show you some fabric covered ornaments I finished yesterday!