Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stationery Gift Set - So Very Grateful - Item #1-Gift Tag

Good Morning, Crafty Peeples

THE CHALLENGE this week at Shopping Our Stash is "Chipping Away".  
Chipboard projects are lots of fun and great for getting the old creative juices flowing.   I cut up old cereal boxes, gum packages, washing detergent boxes, etc., and then use the little pieces to cut out buttons, and other shapes for embellishments.  Don't think you have to purchase chipboard.  
Check out your pantry and your laundry room!

I am creating a Stationery Gift Set for my Neurologist, whom I affectionately call, Dr. House.  She has none of his bad attitude, but is blessed with all of his diagnostic brilliance and I want to thank her in a special way.   I will post the additional pieces as they are completed.  This is a large project and will take a month or more.
Next up:  Gift Item #2 - Slim Book Marks


 Choose your papers and embellishments BEFORE you color the tag base. 
Both sides of the tag are decorated.
Arrange the components of your card face.  
Try several configurations to make sure you end up with the tightest presentation.

To create the base: 
Cut a piece of medium weight chipboard to 4.25" x 5.50".
Sponge the base, alternating layers of Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Peacock Feathers DI
 until desired color is achieved.  Sponge both sides of the base.
Cut two designer papers to 3.75" x 5.0" and apply to base.
I used the scrap portions for my torn paper elements.

 To create the sentiment panel:
Cut the sentiment panel from a scrap of light weight chipboard.  
Sponge using the same DI used on the base. 
I layered my sentiment on gold cover cut from the same die.

Decorate the back of the tag:
Cut another small piece of chipboard and sponge to match base and sentiment panels.
Keep the decorations to a minimum so that the tag is not bulky! 
Leave ample room for handwritten or stamped text!
Add a bold ribbon to give your project a little zip!

Still need inspiration?  Visit my teammates...they have some wonderful DT Makes!


Thanks for stopping by!  Here is a listing of the materials I used for this project.

Chipboard: Medium weight - 4.5" x 5.50" 
(Can be smaller, but leave a 1/2" margin so that you base color remains an integral part of your design.) Use lightweight for sentiment and embellishments.

Designer Papers: 
Pretty Things (Record It by My Mind's Eye)
#110 Gold Cover Stock 

Spellbinders' Shapeabilities - Die D-Lites
Frame One

Stampin' Up - "Hand Made By"
Unity Stamps - Itty Bitty Stamps- "Thank You For Being So Thoughtful"

Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Peacock Feathers and Vintage Photo

 Printed Darjeeling Collection

Really Reasonable Ribbon
Various mini bouquets

Really Reasonable Ribbon 
 August 2014 Monthly Club Collection

 Pearls and Pendant
Pendant: My Loose Stash - Manufacturer packaging--long gone.
 Pearls: Making Memories -Bravissimo Collection.