Working With Sentiments

There are lots of wonderful phrases and sentiments in the catalog, but sometimes they don’t fit on your card (or tag!)  The sentiment here is from Cycle Celebrations and is one, long phrase.  I needed something more “squat” to fit my tag – so I broke this one down and made it fit.  To do this, I started with a 2 x 5 piece of Whisper White and grabbed my Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Starting at the bottom, I masked off all the words except “to You”, lined it up and stamped it.  I cleaned the stamped and masked off everything except “Birthday”, lined it up and stamped it.  Then I repeated the procedure with “Happy.”  Once my sentiment was stamped, I stamped the image above it.  Then I trimmed the paper and punched the top with the Scallop Tag Topper.  Sounds like a lot of work – but it goes quickly and now I have a cute tag for my package. 

Stamp Set – Cycle Celebration
Cardstock – Whisper White
Ink – Jet Black Stazon, Strawberry Sluch
Etc – Stamp-a-ma-jig, Strawberry Slush ribbon, Scallop Tag Topper, Dazzling Details

Practicing on grid paper.  You will no longer be limited to the length of you stamps.   Hugs, Fran

Updated: April 10, 2014 — 12:52 pm


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  1. Great tip Fran, it bits having to cut the stamps, thank you for sharing.

  2. Very clever idea…great add to a gift!

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