Fall has arrived! I am so glad that cooler days are among us. It’s almost Thanksgiving and that means wine; lots of wine. My favorite hostess gift for all of our Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving festivities is a Trader Joe’s flower bunch and a nice bottle of red wine with a handmade wine bottle tag. It says- thanks, you are special and worth the time to create a little something extra.
This DIY wine bottle tag is no exception. Its easy, but exceptional. The supplies are listed at the end of this post. Below are the dimensions and directions.
Cut thick White card stock to 3″ x 7.5″. Score at 3″ from top. Fold score line.
Punch 2″ circle in middle of small scored top section to make bottle neck hole.
With scrap paper underneath, in the darkest color, Fresh Fig, ink and stamp 3-4 flowers making sure that parts of the sunflowers are extending off of the tag. Clean stamp and repeat in Berry Burst, clean and repeat in Crushed Curry ink.
Using the flower center, stamp Crumb Cake interiors to each flower. Precision not required.
Cut a piece of Berry Burst card stock to 1″ x 3″. Stamp “the best wines” from Half Full stamp set in Versamark. Cover with Copper embossing powder, tap off excess and heat with tool until shiny. Let dry for 30 seconds.
Cut 4″ Curry ribbon and scrunch and adhere to the back of 1″ Berry Burst embossed piece. Adhere Berry Burst saying to the tag front with 4 dimensionals for added depth.
Add a few faceted gold gems, hang around a bottle of your favorite red or white.
Gift and enjoy!
Do you love it? If you make a wine tag of your own, PLEASE PLEASE email me a picture! I love to see what you create with my DIY tutorials.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I get excited ever June when our New Annual Catalog comes out. It is always fun to see the cover, look at the newest stamps and paper, and see hundreds of card samples that I can easily recreate.
Love crafting? You’re going to fall in LOVE with this new Stampin’ Up! Catalog. It truly is a guide book to crafting. It has built in product lists, “how to” tidbits, and hundreds of card and gift samples you can make for yourself. Don’t you need a copy?
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As a Paper Pumpkin customer myself, I am always looking for ways to get more bang out of my buck. I love that Paper Pumpkin is only $19 a month and includes new stamps, ink and paper in each kit, but I also like to spice things up.
The September 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit was a great fall kit. It reminds me of candy apples, halloween, and raffia wreaths. The kit comes with 8 bags, fringe, twine, raffia, tags, stamps & ink, and paper straws that look like birch wood.
I brainstormed things that reminded me of fall before starting the kit. I came up with a list and here’s what I made:
Cards always look better in sets. It is a fact. You can take a card that you like and add it to a collection of similar cards and the WOW factor goes up. As you know, the new Stampin Up 2015 Annual Catalog recently came out and I have been eyeing a few stamp sets. The stamp set From Land to Sea has been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks now and I haven’t had a chance to play with it. I have been so preoccupied with things going on at home (the Hubs is running for State office in Virginia. You can check it out here: www.brandonwaltrip.com or our FB page here: BrandonWaltrip) that I haven’t devoted any time to crafting. Last night after everyone was in bed, I went to my craft cove. I grabbed the Land to Sea stamps and came up with a simple, easy to reproduce card that could be made assembly line for the hundreds of Thank You cards I will be needing in the near future to send out to donors, customers, and friends who have been an invaluable help to us.
Here is what I came up with- a 2″ x 4 ” Soft Sky sponged block with the images stamped in Early Espresso stamped images. I used one of each large image from the stamp set and added a Thank You sentiment from One Big Meaning. (The supply list is below for your convenience).
Tips for sponging: I took a piece of black scrap card stock that measured 3″ X 5″ and measured in 1/2″ on each side and cut out the center to form the negative space that I would sponge. I started with the 3″ side along the top of my Stampin Trimmer. I started the blade at 1/2″ and cut down to 4 1/2″ and stopped. I then flipped the card stock over to its back and repeated. You will have two vertical lines. Turn the card stock 90 degrees so that the 5″ side is along the top of your trimmer and connect the two cut lines which start 1/2″ from the top. Flip the card stock to its back and connect the remaining two lines. This gives you a sturdy template to sponge within on each card.
And finally here is the entire set, because again, card sets are amazing! How beautiful did these turn out?!? The simplicity of this card makes it easy to duplicate and because it is a single layer, it goes even faster.
Tips for making a set: Score all Whisper White paper at 5 1/2″, then cut all pieces at 4 1/4″ first. Then sponge each card front (I did 20 at once) and set them in a pile. After you have sponged every card, stamp the image on each card (I started with 4 of each image, i.e. stamp four turtles, stamp four jellyfish, etc.). Lastly, stamp the sentiment on each card. Ta-Da! You’re finished.
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