Today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the cards designed for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Bubble Over stamp set. To see a line up of all the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here. To begin the hop, click here.
When I saw the Bubble Over stamp set and coordinating Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, I thought of bottle tags. The great thing about gift tags of any kind is that they don't need to be complicated or fussy--they just need to be appropriate to the gift and/or gift packaging. With the popularity of micro-brews--the unique names, flavors, and tastes, and the fun colors and labels of the bottles and bottle labels--you could have some creative fun making bottle gift tags.
For this bottle gift tag, I went with the only brew bottle I had in the house that wasn't for a traditional American brew (which is pretty much all my husband will drink). We actually have this bottle because our local restaurant uses them for their house salad dressing and we keep forgetting to take it with us to get it refilled. However, this bottle began it's life as a brew bottle from the Grolsch Brewery for their Premium Lager.
The bottle tag begins with a 3" x 6" piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock scored at 2-1/8" along the 6" length. A corner rounder punch (3/16" Retired) was used to round the corners of the tag. The bubbles image, from the Bubble Over stamp set, was randomly stamped over the tag using Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Lemon Lime Twist inks.
A strip of Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration) was matted with a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock with the right and left edges of the Designer Series Paper flush with the right and left edges of the cardstock and the cardstock just a smidge wider than the strip of Designer Series Paper. The panel was adhered across the tag front with the right and left edges of the panel flush with the right and left edges of the tag and the bottom of the panel 3/4" from the bottom edge of the tag.
The small bottle image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Lemon Lime Twist ink and then on another piece of Whisper White cardstock using Bermuda Bay ink. The bottles were die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding small bottle framelit. The small bottle bottle cap framelit was used to die cut two bottle caps from Daffodil Delight cardstock. The bottle caps were adhered at the top of the bottles using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.
The "Have a Birthday Brew" image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Bermuda Bay ink and die cut with the Big Shot using the small 6-sided label die. The label was adhered to the Lemon Lime Twist bottle over the label area of the bottle. The doodle circle image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink and the heart image stamped inside the circle using Calypso Coral ink. The images were die cut with the Big Shot using the small 6-sided label and the label adhered to the Bermuda Bay bottle over the label area of the bottle. The bottles were adhered to the left side of the tag with the Lemon Lime Twist bottle slightly overlapping the Bermuda Bay bottle and the bottoms of the bottles 1/4" above the bottom edge of the tag.
A hole was punched near the top edge of the tag using the 1-3/4" circle punch with the top edge of the circle 5/8" from the top edge of the tag. Paper Snips were used to cut a diagonal slit from the top of the tag into the top of the circle to facilitate placing and removing the tag. A length of Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon was wrapped around the top neck of the bottle and tied into a bow.
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Project Measurements --
Thick Whisper White: 3" x 6" scored at 2-1/8" along the 6" length; Whisper White: 3 @ 1-1/2" x 3-1/2"; Daffodil Delight: 1" x 1-1/2"; Calypso Coral: 1-3/16" x 3"; Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper: 1-1/8" x 3"; Lemon Lime Twist Mini Stripe Ribbon: 17-1/2"
Project Supplies --
Stamps: Bubble Over; Inks: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist; Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper: Bubbles & Fizz (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments: Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon; Adhesives: SNAIL, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, 3/16" Corner Rounder (Retired), 1-3/4" circle punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits; Non-Stampin' Up!: Grolsch Bottle