Easter Bunny Tag

It was time to finish up my daughter’s and her roommate’s Easter baskets. I made these cute little tags for the baskets. Of course, the idea came from Pinterest!

Bunny Tag

I used a retired corner punch for the tag. Then out came my Oval Framelit (Melon Mambo CS), Extra Large Oval Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, and the ears are from the retired Table Setting Big Shot die. Got to love those Fringe Scissors for making some quick grass.

Happy Easter!


Need for Speed Birthday Tag

Just another tag I made for a couple of guys at work. The tag will be attached to a bag with a muffin in it and that will be a much bigger hit than my tag!
Birthday Tag Masculine

I love using the aluminum foil and running it through the Big Shot with the Chevron Embossing Folder. I started with the Need for Speed stamp set. The car was stamped in Black Staz-On on Whisper White card stock. The “happy birthday” came from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. I placed one of our Silver Mini Brads in the corner.


I just took a scrap piece of card stock and laid it on top of my aluminum foil. I then added Snail to the card stock and folded my foil up and over the back. Nothing fancy since no one will see it. This then went through the Big Shot inside the Chevron Embossing Folder.


All of this was layered on my Basic Black tag. I used an old red Sizzix tag die. Remember, all of your old Sizzix dies run through the Big Shot just fine. Keep Thinkin’ Inkin’!

Extreme Elements Tag

I made this quick tag with Stampin’ Up!’s retired stamp set Extreme Elements. We have a new stamp set called Clockworks that would also be a great set to substitute for this retired set.

BD Tag

I stamped the splotches in Crumb Cake on a piece of Whisper White card stock. I then took my Early Espresso stamp pad and dragged the edges of the tag over the pad. The happy birthday came from the Wacky Wishes stamp set and was also stamped in Early Espresso. When this was done, I attached a lottery ticket to the bottom of the tag. Hopefully it’s a big winner!


Christmas Tags & Bundles

After Thanksgiving, there are always plenty of leftovers, and leftovers are what I was working with this week. Whenever I am making any large quantity of cards, I always make sure I have extras of any punched-out items or embellishments. When the cards are finished and my spares are left unused, they get thrown in a box for later use. Well, the box was getting full and I thought it was time to utilize those spares.


Above are some of the items that were in my Christmas/Winter leftovers. Now it was time to put them to good use, and what better way to do that than to make Christmas tags!

Out came the Big Shot, various dies and framelits, and away I went!

Now let’s talk about the cute bundles that are being offered by Stampin’ Up! from November 29 through January 2. These bundles can make your gift giving projects fast and easy.

 Holiday Treat Bundles

Click on the link above for all of the details. Give me a call or e-mail me with any questions or to place your order!


Turtle & Co.

This cute little turtle is retiring. This set, Turtle & Co., was Stampin’ Up!’s Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.

Each year I buy the new RMHC stamp set. They are always a fun set, and Stampin’ Up! contributes $3.00 of every Ronald McDonald House Charities exclusive stamp set sold. With the help of demonstrators and customers, Stampin’ Up! has contributed over $1,000,000 to RMHC to date. Wooo-hooo! Thanks to all of my customers who bought this adorable set, and I can’t wait to see what the new set for this year will be!

 This is the quick little tag I made to put on a bag for a birthday gift!

Here is the how-to:

  • Garden Green card stock was placed on an old tag die that had from when I used the red Sizzix machine. Luckily, all of those dies run easily through our Big Shot and, boy, it is much easier.
  • I took my Houndstooth Embossing Folder and placed the die cut inside and ran this through the Big Shot. I love the little extra the embossing folders give to everything.
  • The turtle was stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White card stock. I used the Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand and Daffodil Delight markers to color in the turtle.
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set came to my aid again, and I stamped “happy birthday” in Basic Black.
  • Of course, this little guy was just dying to have googlie eyes added to top off the tag!

Just a quick suggestion to “step it up.” Crystal Effects would be great on this turtle’s shell to add a little bit of shine.

This will be another featured stamp set at my upcoming 10-15-20 Camp. Please let me know if you would like to attend by May 11th. All details are on My Website under Events.


More Lattice Die Fun

Well, since I had my Lattice die out, I couldn’t resist playing with it a little bit more. This die is really versatile. Just take your scissors to it and do a little trimming and you can come up with some really neat designs.

Here is the how-to:

  • I cut two lattices and trimmed them to end up with two four-petal flowers. I placed the Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon in between the two pieces and attached them together with Mini Glue Dots. I used the side of the ribbon without the dots. I love getting double duty out of my ribbons!
  • I stamped the flower from the Fabulous Florets stamp set in Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla card stock and then stamped off the next images.
  • This stamped piece was attached to Crumb Cake card stock.
  • Now I placed the ribbon with the Lattice flower on the card stock, wrapping the ends of the ribbon around the back.
  • This whole piece was then attached to the Chocolate Chip card base.
  • The final touch was the addition of the Basic Pearls on the stamped images and a large pearl from the retired Pretties Kit.
  • You might like to add a little Jewelry Tag punch to your finished card, attaching it under the Lattice flower, for that extra little something!

Try something new with the Lattice die this week!