Hello there! Recently, Simon Says Stamp released a collection called Cold Hands Warm Heart. For the collection, Kristina Werner created an Ugly Sweater collection. The collection consists of 2 stamp sets and coordinating dies. As soon as I saw the peeks, I knew I had to have those sweaters! They arrived yesterday, and I couldn't wait to ink them up. Adding color just brings them to life! This week, Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring a Flickr Challenge to create tags, or a card using a tag as the focal point. I made a collection of gift tags trying to get a jump on my holiday crafting. Now that I've had a chance to play with these sets, I can safely say that there will be lots of sweater stamping in my future!
I stamped, colored and diecut the sweaters assembly line style. After I die cut the colored sweaters, I cut a second diecut from white card stock. I scored the top of the white sweater diecuts and adhered them to the back of the colored diecuts to create a top folding tag. The scoring allows for the tags to open easily. Inside, I used the Mama Elephant No Peeking stamp set to stamp to and from on each. Then I punch a hole and threaded some twine through to allow me to tie them on Christmas packages.
If you leave off the twine, these make super cute mini cards too! I love how they can stand up on their own :)
That's all for now... thanks for stopping by! :)
Stamps: SSS Ugly Sweaters and Ugly Sweater Words & Appliques, Mama Elephant No Peeking
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White
Dies: SSS Sweaters
Other: Copic Markers. Signo White Gel Pen, Glossy Accents, PTI Pure Poppy Twine