Friday, December 14, 2018

My Inky Friends: Inking Up the Holidays Blog Hop

Welcome the the My Inky Friends "Inking Up the Holidays" blog hop for 2018. Each stop on this hop features our last minute projects to celebrate the season. Here at Lily's Ink Pad, I am featuring a bundle from the Holiday Catalog called Tags and Tidings. There are only three design team members available this month with all the commitments that December has for families. So, you may have come from Sharleen's blog  or from Cindy's blog. Either way, you can link to the other participants at each site!

With this stamp set, I made 11 tags and then added a box with a tag from the Christmas Tidings Punch Box. I had a great time playing around with my punches, the stamped tags, and the Festive Farmhouse burlap ribbon and baker's twine. The stamp is one big piece, so the Stamparatus, was a perfect way to make sure I got every corner covered.  All I had to do next was run the panel through my Big Shot one time to cut all the stamped images out! 

Here are the tags close up:

I loved the variety and how easy it was!

For my Stampin' Celebrations group, I made a punch cheat sheet so they could punch a bunch and then assemble:

I used a Whisper White backing on them to leave room to write names for the giftees. 

I also made a template for my box, which I made using my Envelope Punch Board:

The writing is tough to see, but basically, I used an 8x8 piece of cardstock, started scoring at 2" and 5", and then turned the cardstock 90 degrees. From there, I scored on the previous score line intersection with the edge. Turn again, repeat twice. 

The final steps on the box are to punch holes in each flap and cut flaps for folding inward for sides. Then, use a Z pattern to "sew" the box shut! I used the base idea from Sam Donald, a UK Demonstrator,  My box had to be bigger than hers, so I changed the dimensions. 

Pretty cool, huh? Well, there's more! Click on Previous to see Sharleen's creations or Next to see Cindy's


Here are the supplies I used:

Happy Stamping!


1 comment:

  1. WOW,WOW,WOW :-) your project is beautiful. I love all the tags and the box finishes the project off nicely. LOVE IT!


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