Thursday, September 10, 2015

Introducing the Ribbon Slider Tag Die & Ribbon Slider Sentiments

Good morning, friends, and welcome to Day 1 of the September Papertrey Ink countdown! This month kicks off our holiday releases and you're absolutely going to love what we have in store! I am very excited to be introducing the Ribbon Slider Tag Die and its coordinating Sentiments set with you today. These stamps and dies make creating beautiful tags a snap! You can dress them up or stick with simple stamping; either way, they come together in moments. Want to see them in action?

Tree Gift Tag Set

I created this set of Christmas tree tags in no time. Each one is different, but they all use the same layout. Simplifying that step in the process let me keep things quick and allowed me to put my creative energy into the embellishments.

Tree Gift Tags Close Up

I used the star from last year's O Tannenbaum set and the smallest dot from Polka Dot Basics to add baubles to some of the tags. Then, I used rhinestones, glitter, and pigment powder to embellish them further. I also used both tag shapes (one has slider openings at both ends, the other has the slider opening at one end only) to give me more options come gift-wrapping time.

Very Good Tag Close Up

One thing I sometimes notice with my holiday tags is their tendency to run a little on the feminine side. This tree has a sort of modern, woodblock printing vibe that can be dressed up or down depending on the recipient. No rhinestones for Dad this year (unless he likes them, of course)!

These stamps can be useful for so much more than tags. This simple holiday card is the perfect example.

Tree Trio Card

I began by cutting a 4Bar (4 7/8" x 3 1/2") card base from Rustic White cardstock. I stamped the trees using Ocean Tides and Pinefeather inks, adding the trunks in Classic Kraft and Dark Chocolate. Then, I heat embossed the sentiment and stars with gold powder.

Tree Trio Close Up

It still needed a little something, so I added the hexagon frame (also from Ribbon Slider Sentiments) with Pure Poppy ink. This smaller-than-average card could be sent on its own or tucked into a gift bag with a note. And it came together in less than 10 minutes. How's that for handy?! Especially when time is tight at the holidays.

Well, that's all for me today. Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll see you back here tomorrow with more inspiration, but in the meantime Nichole, Ashley, Betsy, Dawn, Erin, Maile, and Melissa all have projects to share. See you tomorrow!

Recipes:
Christmas Tree Tags
Stamps: Ribbon Slider Sentiments, O Tannenbaum, Polka Dot Basics - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Ocean Tides, Classic Kraft, Rustic White, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Pinefeather, Ocean Tides, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate, Classic Kraft, Harvest Gold - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder - Ranger; Garnet Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Mini Self-Adhesive Rhinestones - Mark Richards; Large Rhinestone - Darice

Season's Greetings Card
Stamps: Ribbon Slider Sentiments, O Tannenbaum - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Ocean Tides, Pinefeather, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Gold Embossing Powder - Filigree

18 comments:

jan metcalf said...

I love your ribbon tags!! They have so many creative possibilities!

Jennifer K said...

You can't see me clapping with joy but I assure you I am. Can't wait to see more!

Gina said...

Love, love, love, Lizzie!!!! Started off the intros wonderfully and I cannot wait to see more!

Diana K said...

I can't wait to see more, Lizzie! Love that there are two dies, makes it so much more practical :)

bailey19 said...

I am always looking for more ideas for tags! Will look forward to more ideas.

Mary W said...

What a great new way to add creativity to our Christmas! Love the less feminine take and still VERY pretty stamping. The card isn't just a byproduct - it makes a great card that can be used both short or tall. Such a wonderful new product. Love it.

Julia Aston said...

Love the tags and your wonderful card! what a versatile set!

merryf said...

these tags are GENIUS. And that card is awesome!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the tags. Very creative idea.

jamie vanskiver said...

Oooo I love the slider tags! So perfect for wrapping that special gift!!!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi lizzie,

The tags, Oh My God, the tags are to die for!!!!!

Cariños,
María Alba

Leslie S. said...

It's unanimous - your tags are a hit!! Can't wait to get mine!

Grace said...

amazing

Brithzi said...

How neat! Love the ribbon slider tag die & the stamps. I like the versatility of the stamp set. Thanks for pointing that out and showing us.

Kathy Mc said...

Lizzie, you are a genius! These tag slides look fabulous. Love your card also.

Anonymous said...

These are so unique! I really look forward to the stamps and dies that you design. They are always fabulous.

Sean said...

These colors are great! Also, my dad would totally love some rhinestones this year for Christmas! Make it happen!

Cynde said...

What fun tags, love the idea and your card and examples!