Welcome to our Stamping Sunday blog hop, hosted by the wonderful Sara Levin at The Artful Inker. Today we are featuring the Stampin’ Up! stamp set “Tabs for Everything”. This photopolymer stamp set comes bundled with the Circle Tab Punch for a 10% discount off both.
The little tabs are great for any project where you need a pull tab or a tab label. However my favourite thing about this bundle is the assortment of great little words!
I created this elegant little card in my VIP group live video last week … and the small words were exactly what I needed. I used the small label die from Bunch of Banners Framelits, which is a perfect match for all the words in the Tabs for Everything stamp set.
Tabs for Everything … plus a lot of other stuff!
However the shimmery layers (achieved with a shimmer spray created with spritzers and a Clear Wink of Stella pen) are the feature of this card, not the Tabs for Everything stamp set. So using this card as my inspiration, I stepped it up.
Tabs for Everything Shaker Card
I have still used that same label shape from Bunch of Banners Framelits, but I have made the small words the feature, stamping onto Bermuda Bay and Pool Party cardstock before trimming off one end to stagger them on the card front.
I added a shaker element (this rectangle is die cut with the rectangular door shape from At Home Framelits). The die is longer than the rectangular shape I needed, so I positioned and partial cut, and then reversed the die and partial cut from the other end.
Essential shaker elements are Window Sheet and Foam Adhesive Strips, plus something to put in the shaker … in this instance the hearts are from Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies and the smaller hearts from Everyday Jar Framelits. They are a delicious contrasting colour to the softer blues and greens, die cut from Berry Burst cardstock. I also threw in some white sequins.
The little bits of shimmer and the white embossed flourishes on the card front are still features of this card, but they take second place to the words and the shaker element.
The Circle Tab Punch is a great one to have in your collection … I use to add a tab top to tags, like for the card in this post. But for today’s projects, I wanted to showcase another use for the little punched elements.
A cake topper!!
I didn’t have a cake … can you see my sad face? So I have propped the Washi wrapped skewers into some little rice filled jars to photograph! The tabs are all punched from Colour Theory Designer Series Paper Stack (Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, Old Olive and Crushed Curry). I have stamped the punched tabs with some of the words from the Tabs for Everything stamp set, as well as some of the cute little images in the set. Adding the Enamel Shapes adds texture, interest and a little bit of shine.
The Handheld 1/16″ Circle Punch makes those tiny holes, and I threaded the tabs with Basic Black Bakers Twine. Tie them to some skewers and wrap with Washi Tape. They move wonderfully and the best thing is they are double sided, so if you decorate the reverse side in the same manner, your cake topper will look great from any direction.
The list of blog participants this Sunday is below … if you have been wondering how else you can put the “Tabs for Everything” stamp set to work, hop around and check out all the wonderful projects from talented demonstrators from around the world.
You can grab any of the products used here from my online shop. Don’t forget to use this month’s hostess code to share in the rewards at the end of the month.
If you are in the Southern Suburbs of Adelaide, my monthly card class is on this coming weekend, 19th August 2017 at McLaren Vale. More details on my Classes Page.