The Scallop Tag Topper Punch was a must have from the first time I opened the new Occasions Catalog. I don’t know about you, but when I receive the new catalog I flip through it again and again making my list of products I need and dreaming of the things I will create with them. Tags as art are in vogue right now. Plus who doesn’t need tags throughout the year?
But, I wanted to do something else with these punches besides tags. This is the first of the “something” else that I have come up with. This is an easy 2, 4, 6, 8 box. Rather than creating a gable closer, I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch to create the closer. It’s perfect as both a fun detail and you can easily add a piece of beautiful ribbon or bakers twine or a fun clip.
So let’s talk details. I started with Pear Pizzazz cardstock for my box and added a belly band using a piece of designer paper from the Brights Designer Paper Stack. The tag on the front includes an image from Chalk Talk. It was stamped in Pool Party ink and then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. The tag was then cut using the Chalk Talk framelits. I wanted a little more detail/punch for the tag and was thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day. So, I pulled out my Petite Petals bundle.
Inking the image in Strawberry Slush, I stamped it twice. Then using the coordinating Petite Petals punch, I punched out the stamped images. Did you notice the heart like design on the petals? Before using my multipurpose glue to adhere the layers of images, I used my Bone Folder to gently curl the petals so that they had a little more dimension. In the center of the flower, I added a little bling with a Basic Rhinestone. Now I attached both the Chalk Talk tag and the flower to my box using Stampin’ Dimensionals. But it still needed something. So, I pulled out Banner Blast and stamped a couple of banner images in Strawberry Slush and Calypso Coral. (Banners go with almost anything). Then using my Banner punch (free with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration), I punched out the banners and layered them under the Calk Talk tag. I almost forgot — you need a piece of Pear Pizzazz 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon to finish it off. Easy peasy box with a twist on the closer.
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