Welcome to my blog on this second sunday of July … this is Stamping Sunday Second Sunday team’s monthly blog hop hosted by Sara Levin, the Artful Inker. Today we are featuring The Darling Label Stamp Set and Punch which come in the Darling Label Punch Box (146885 on page 44 of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue).
Darling Label Punch Box
This darling box includes the tools you will need to get started with stamping if you are a beginner stamper. Just add some cardstock and adhesive and begin creating. Keep your supplies handy in this good sized box.
If you are a seasoned crafter, this is a great gift for a new stamper … just add some cardstock (cut into folded cards if you really like your lucky new crafter), envelopes and adhesive.
The gift bag is created with the Gift Bag Punch Board and Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. The Darling Label Punch is used to create this little peekaboo window in the front of the gift bag.
And the little square card matches …. with the addition of some of the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and Artisan Pearls.
Creating the Window
Normally, a window in a regular layer (for a card for instance) can be created with a punch by punching all the way around the layer. The maximum space between the edge of the card and the Darling Label Punch is 2cm, so you would know that the maximum size of the layer would be twice the width of the punch element + 2cm for each side = 11cm square maximum layer size.
However, the gift bag provides a challenge as placing a window in the front of the bag means there is not clear sides all the way around. I have made the height of the bag suitable to accommodate the window …. to make an 11cm high bag, you will need to cut the original sheet of paper to 14.3cm high x 29.5cm. And the window will need to be punched in what is normally the back panel of the gift bag.
Once the window is cut, I adhered two narrow strips of Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper across the cut out connecting those little semicircle nodes. This gave me a surface on which to adhere the layered greeting piece. I could then adhere a panel of clear window sheet inside the bag to seal the front of the bag. This also helps stabilise the layered element.
The greeting itself has been heat embossed with white embossing powder twice, once onto the Nature’s Poem wood look paper and once onto Blackberry Bliss cardstock. Then the word “Birthday” has been trimmed out of the Blackberry piece and adhered over the top of the second embossed greeting. The darker colour showing through the word birthday is a very subtle element that has a big effect in making the word really pop.
The Stamping Sunday (second Sunday) team have more great ideas for you using the Darling Label Stamp Set and Punch. Here is the full list of hop participants … visit them all and be inspired.
Thanks and cheers,