Do you ever just reach into a bag of card stock scraps and see what you come up with? That’s how this Valentine came to be! I spotted a Melon Mambo card base in my bag and thought, “Wow, I haven’t used Melon Mambo in a while!” The tag is also made from Melon Mambo and punched with the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Cut your strip of paper exactly 2″ or a sliver narrower to fit into the punch. Make sure it is pushed all the way to the back. Then make the length anything you want! I found a scrap of Silver Glimmer Paper already scalloped so I added a piece to the bottom of the tag. The greeting is from the stamp set Tags 4 You, a carryover stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog that you can still order. The greetings in that stamp set fit the Bracket Label Punch perfectly. I thought the tag needed something so I stamped it with Melon Mambo ink and the row of hearts from the Language of Love stamp set.
The Whisper White card layer is first embossed with the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, the little hearts! So sweet! Again, I thought the card needed a little something so I stamped the row of hearts above the embossing. The Stamp-A-Ma-Jig comes in handy for that although you can carefully eyeball it! And of course the little hearts are punched with the Small Heart Punch.
Back to the tag! I tied a bow with the Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, available in the Occasions Catalog after making its debut in the Holiday Catalog. And then for a bit more, I picked up a Tea Lace Paper Doilie on the table. It was too large, but I cut off a section and then folded it back and forth and adhered to the top of the tag. Then the tag was ready to go!
I hope you are getting inspired to make a few handmade Valentines for your friends and family! Only nine more days until Valentine’s Day!
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Stampin’ Up! has just brought back the Gift Bow Bigz L Die that was in the Holiday Catalog! Great idea because we can use it year-round for all kinds of gifts and projects! It has been added to the Holiday Catalog Carryover List HERE. You can purchase it in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE. Gift Bow Bigz L Die #129977 Price $32.95