Apple Tag

Like many, I have adjusted my card classes and am currently offering “to go” card kits for use with a virtual class.  Each month, I like to include a small surprise.  For the upcoming class, participants are receiving apple caramels.  Naturally, an apple tag had to be created!  The task was super simple using the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set and the coordinating Apple Builder Punch which was great since I had numerous to make. I had lots of fun stamping, coloring and punching.  

Apple Tags

Apple Tag Details:

Using the Harvest Hellos Cling Stamp Set, stamp the apple using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto Whisper White cardstock. For the red apple, color using the Real Red Stampin’ Blends Markers and for the green apple, use the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Markers.  To add additional color variation, the Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Marker was swiped in the center of the apples.  (It doesn’t show up in photo but by adding a slight tinge of the yellow creates brightness on the apple)  Punch the colored apples, using the coordinating Apple Builder Punch.  Punch the stem using scraps of Early Espresso cardstock and the leaves using scraps of Brushed Metallic cardstock.  Add the stem and leaves to the apple using mini glue dots. 

For the tag:  Use the Delightful Tag Topper Punch to cut one end of a 2″ x 3″ piece of Garden Green Cardstock.  After cutting tag, texture emboss using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  Add the apple to the tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Complete by stamping the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad.  With Paper Snips, trim around the sentiment.  Add to the apple using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

Fill your treats, tie the bag top and adhere to the bag.  Tie a bow using Braided Linen Trim and add to the tag using glue dots. Note: add the bow where the hole is in the tag top.

I had fun coloring the stamped apples and was able to multitask, coloring while watching television!  Oh, be sure to look for the Werther’s Soft Apple Caramels – they are delicious! Be sure to save a few for the treat bags with the coordinating Apple Tag!


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Harvest Hellos Gift Tag

For today, I’m taking a break from Christmas theme projects and sharing a Harvest Hellos Gift Tag.  For recent team gifts, members received a Bath & Body Works hand soap.  The apple in the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set along with the Apple Builder Punch coordinate perfectly with the Afternoon Apple Picking label.  Don’t you just love it when store bought items coordinate with your stamps and dies?  Both of the items can be purchased in the Harvest Hellos Bundle for a 10% savings.  For the colorful background leaves, the See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper is cut with the Gathered Leaves Dies provides perfect Fall leaves.

Here’s a close-up of the gift tag:

Steps to create the Harvest Hellos Gift Tag:
  • First, create a tag base using a 3-1/2″ x 2″ piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock and the Delightful Tag Topper Punch or the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. 
  • From the See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper. select the desired colors.  Then, cut one large leaf, two medium leaves and one small leaf from the designer series paper using the Gathered Leaves Dies.  Also, use the dies to cut a medium size, solid leaf from a scrap of Mossy Meadow cardstock. 
  • From the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set, stamp the apple using Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  Punch the apple shape using the Apple Builder Punch and punch a stem from a scrap of Early Espresso cardstock.  Attach the stem to the apple using a mini glue dot.
  • Notice the small leaves around the apple stem?  One small leaf was cut from an Old Olive Foil Sheet found in the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets.  After cutting the leaf with the Gathered Leaves Dies, 2 portions were cut to use around the apple stem.  Attach to the apple using mini glue dots.
  • To stamp the sentiment, use the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp set and Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad to stamp onto a 1/2″ x 2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  After stamping, cut an inverse “v” to create the flag end.
  • Next, layer the leaf elements onto the Crushed Curry Tag base.  When you are satisfied with the placement, attach to the tag base using Snail adhesive.  Add sentiment to apple.  Then, add the apple atop the leaves using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • To complete the tag, attach a Linen Thread bow.  For attaching to the gift, use Braided Linen Trim.
Hope you enjoyed this gift tag project.  Tip:  When making tags, it’s the perfect time to use your scrap papers.
Thanks for stopping by and check back soon for more inspiration.  Happy crafting…

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