Friday, January 31, 2014

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch + Ghirardelli Square!

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)*
     2x5-3/4 Wrapper
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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1 comment:

  1. Love your suggestion about the knots...I was trying to dab a little tombo on the ends, resulting in lots of tombo all over my fingers and messy ends. A knot is a no-brainer!

    And I'm glad I'm not the only one who hoarded First Edition. I think it's tragic that SU retired it.