Hello friends. Today I am sharing with you a Christmas card and handmade gift tags using Stampin' Up! Curvy Christmas stamp set and Poinsettia Place DSP. I also share a unique Christmas gift wrapping idea, and a tip to line the curvy die cut edges perfectly on your projects.
The Curvy Christmas stamp set was introduced as an extra for Christmas 2020, but time is running out to grab this one as it retires on January 4th. I totally love this set which coordinates with the Curvy Dies (available now in the Quite Curvy Bundle as a pre-release from the 2021 January to June mini catalogue). I cased this card using a design from Stampin' Up!.
In addition to the curvy Christmas stamp set, I have used Poinsettia Place Designer Series paper, Early Espresso ink, Real Red Braided Linen Trim (love this trim) and a bit of the gold and silver tinsel trim from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley (see end of post for all the product links). I have used the Subtle 3D embossing folder on the base card, and embossed that gorgeous spray of stars from the Curvy Christmas stamp set, in gold onto Shimmery White cardstock.
Here's a closer look at the gold embossing. I love that curvy star stamp from Curvy Christmas!
I needed some handmade gift tags, so I went with the same colour combination and stamp set. My sentiment on the tags is from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set.
How to Line the Curvy Dies Cut Edges up Perfectly.
- I found the Curvy Dies a bit tricky to line up perfectly until I got the hang of it, so let me help you with a couple of tips.
- If you want the punched circles on the edge, make sure you check the die so that the cutting edge is at the top (sounds obvious, but took me a while to remember).
- Cut your first edge, by taping the die at the top edge with some washi tape and putting it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (this bit will be cut off).
- To cut the second piece of paper, remove the die cut piece from the bottom of the previous cut, and then line the die and attached paper up with the top of the second piece (as shown in picture below), ensuring the edges of the die are in the same spot. Run through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine again. You should now have two perfectly lined up curves.
To make up the tags, I adhered the two bits of diecut Poinsettia Petals DSP to the card first, and then I cut into 2 inch strips which were 5 inches long. I then cut the tag tops with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. This punch is AWESOME for making your own tags and bookmarks. They can be any length and the punch has grooves to hold and cut tag tops for 1", 1.5" and 2" wide strips of cardstock. How awesome is that?
I then stamped the tiny stars (from the Curvy Christmas stamp set) all over them using Versamark to give a subtle patterned effect that I could still write over.
I finished them off using the same trim as I used on the Christmas card.
Unique Gift Wrapping Idea
When you are after some coordination with your gift giving, or simply want to use up what you have; you can use left over patterned paper to wrap small gifts. I had a few sheets of the Poinsettia Place DSP left over, so I wrapped the gifts which were going with my handmade tags. I love how they turned out.
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