Today's post is all about the awesome Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Here goes my confession....when I first saw it in the 2014 Occasions Catalog I thought, "I don't make many tags, so I don't think I need that." Way to think "inside" the box. Of course my opinion totally changed when I saw Mary Fish's cute treat holders!
I've seen LOTS of cute candy wrappers and boxes made with the punch. Plus, you can make bookmarks with it, and it's a really nice embellishment for the front of cards. How about journaling tags for scrapbooks?
I recently re-organized and cleaned out my craft room. In the process I came across a pretty good supply of the retired First Edition DSP. I don't think I touched it when it was current due to my tendency to hoard paper. I guess it was a good thing, because I decided to make these to give out to my stamping friends (30+) at this week's card buffets.
Note that my candy wrapper dimensions are slightly different than Mary's. My paper measures 2x5-3/4 inches (just a hair under 2 inches). I scored at 2-3/4 and 3 inches. Be sure to score BEFORE you punch the scalloped ends. It's easier to line up on your scoring tool using straight edges instead of the scallops.
Here's a quick tip about the Gold Baker's Twine. I had a bit of trouble with the gold thread unraveling. To remedy the situation, I cut off the length I needed and knotted the ends (and knotted the end on the "spool"). If the tails of the bow turned out to be a bit long, I made a knot a little up from the first one and then snipped the bottom one off. Sounds like a lot of work, but it really isn't. Plus, I really like the look of the knots on the ends.
Here's everything I used:
First Edition DSP (Retired)*
Real Red Card Stock
Scraps for Hearts
Gold Glimmer Paper
Scrap for Heart
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Fashionable Hearts Embosslit
Small Heart Punch
Gold Baker's Twine (2014 Occasions)
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