One Stamp Set – Three Ways : Minute To Make : Holiday Tags
Even though I’m feeling better today than yesterday [although still not quite 100%] I managed to squeeze in some time to work on three different, yet somewhat similar holiday tags.
The stamp set that I chose to work with essentially took all the guesswork out of today’s project! It’s from Papertrey Ink and is called Minute to Make : Holiday Tags. I actually used the second version – but I have both the first and the second. When I initially saw the release which fits these awesome tag die-cuts, I didn’t think that I needed any of it. And then, I caved and I am so, SO happy that I did.
Every year I search for awesome new ideas for my holiday wrapping and each year I say I’ll use creative, overly festive tags. Every year I let myself down. Mostly because I only give a handful of gifts and they’re usually only for a handful of people. This year I vowed to be different. Today’s tags are just a couple examples of what I’ve got in store and it’s so exciting! The color options alone are going to provide me with so many choices! [I’ve been pinning color combinations to my Pinterest board like crazy, just for this reason!]
So let’s get to it!
The stamp set has a background stamp for the tag which happens to be horizontal stripes. [The second set of stamps has a polka dot stamp and since I have both I could interswitch them however I like!] Then there are bits and pieces you can layer with a variety of colors to “build” the final design. I love that this one stamp set provides so much versatility!
For the first time playing with this set, I decided to keep it simple and use just four main colors of ink; black, green, red, and grey. I used a white background for all of them. Here’s all three tags next to each other for comparison:
I’ll give a quick description of each one! The first one that I’ll call ‘Merry & Bright’ was stamped in 4 simple steps! So quick and so easy and I LOVE the way it turned out!
The second tag was also stamped in four simple steps. I’m not ordinarily a fan of the “life saver” effect [each letter in a different color], but this kind of looks adorable if you ask me. The font used for the word peace also reminds me of one of my favorite KG fonts, Bless Your Heart.
The third tag took five steps but was still created quickly. I love the subtle shadow that is behind the word holiday – it’s just perfect. Next time I don’t think that I would stamp the background in red, but once again it was my first time using these and it boiled down to poor planning. Overall though, I think it’s pretty awesome and certainly has potential!
The production of these tags was made easy with the use of my MISTI tool. Man, that thing has paid for itself in time savingness [yep, made that word up] over and over again. I love it! If you don’t have one and you’re a stamper, you need one. Like yesterday. It’s worth every. single. penny.
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed these tags – I can’t wait to show more when I use the second set. Also, I just realized I didn’t attach any baker’s twine to the tags – but that will be added later.
On a non-crafty note, I made 5-Ingredient White Chicken Chili for dinner tonight and it was fabulous. It was perfect for a gloomy, rainy day and was just the right touch for me still not feeling 100%.
I made a pretty awesome potpourri today that was quick, easy and super delicious. I found the basic recipe here and only made a couple tweaks. I didn’t add as many cloves as they suggested and I added some homemade pumpkin pie spice, because, well fall. That’s why. On my additional list of things to get for the fall season is the Pumpkin Pecan Waffle candle from Bath & Body Works [because it might be the most amazingly awesome thing I’ve ever smelled in my entire life!]
The most exciting news of the day? Jon & I bought tickets to [potentially] be on The Price Is Right! They’re recording an episode at Playhouse Square in February and we are so excited! Jon’s already trying to figure out what he wants his shirt [that we are clearly designing] to say. The countdown is on…three months! Woot woot!
I’ll be back soon and if all goes as planned, you’ll be back to visit as well. Thanks for stopping by!