One of my favorite products from the 2016 Holiday Catalog were the Cheerful Tags dies. When Stampin’ Up! decided to carry them over to the new catalog and continue to sell them, I started thinking of innovative ways to use them. Being the mom of two young boys, there always seems to be a need to create craft items for school functions and family celebrations. This is one of my favorite reasons of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator… I get a discount on every purchase I make. You can also join to receive the discount, no selling required. Just enjoy the discount on your own purchases 🙂
Let’s take a look at the tags I made for my son’s Bubble Party at school!
My oldest son will tell you that there is a distinct difference in the formulation of bubbles. Some are very watery and do not work well with holding up to being blown into bubbles. It seems when he finds the one he likes, we use it up super fast and wish we had more. For regular blowing, he likes the thick bubble solution in these Bubble Wands. On a good day, we can find them at WalMart, other wise we get them from Amazon. And the colors are very pretty!
There are several components to making the decorated tag itself. I used regular Whisper White card stock to die cut 10 tags. With Tempting Turquoise ink pad, I stamped the bubble images on the inside of the tag with Playful Backgrounds stamps. For the tag front, I again used Tempting Turquoise ink pad and stamped the letters with Labeler Alphabet stamps. To get the letters to be close enough together, I placed every other letter on the block to stamp first. Then I filled in the gaps of letters with the remainder of letters on the block. If you have used this stamp set, it is great in wording but because they are individual letters, they can not sit as close to each other as I would like. Doing this as a two step makes it look nice and stamps out really quickly!
I attached a die cut that says “congrats” into the tag decoration dangles. To make these, I used Tempting Turquoise and Bermuda Bay inks to blend out onto Thick Whisper White card stock. I wanted to get a look of more than one shade of color, as I would see in a real bubble. For each bubble wand, I die cut one word in white and one in the blue inked paper, then glued them together to make one thick layer. Whisper White card stock makes a nice, firm layer for stacking. After they were attached as one unit, I coated the surface with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to give it a permanently shiny look.
With the left over places in the inked paper, I used a scroll die from Cheerful Tags to bring that gradated blue look into the tag itself. Placing a Metallic Doilie for sparkle with a length of Silver Trim, I strung all things together with White Baker’s Twine and tied it onto the handle of the bubble wand. To finish off, I tied a nice white ribbon to the handle that feels nice in the hand. The kids should like the textures in all the decorations.
Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂
SHOUT OUT !
Check out this card made by Sabine using So Detailed Thinlits with my design. The embossing looks great! Well done, Sabine. You can see her original blog post here (be sure to translate the page into your language)
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