Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Floral tags - made with free stamps

This gorgeous Two-Step Stampin’® stamp set could be yours free if you spend £45 this month! Yes, it’s a Sale-A-Bration stamp set, called Botanical Blooms. I stamped these gorgeous flowers by stamping the solid image in So Saffron, then stamping over the top in Chocolate Chip. I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig® for precision positioning but you don’t have to; the stamps look just as good stamped slightly “off”.

To make longer tags using the Tag Punch, I cut a strip of cardstock very slightly narrower than the punch, then fed one end only into the punch. I did this three times, then trimmed them all to the same length. I always stamp first, then punch, with the punch upside down so that I can see where I’m punching.

As for the rest of the card, Designer Series Paper did all the hard work for me – this piece is from the Haiku collection which I love, largely due to its profusion of Old Olive. This piece here, however, is So Saffron, so co-ordinates perfectly.

Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Seasonal Wishes
Cardstock: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Paper: Haiku
Ink: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Rich Regals brads, Tag Punch, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon - Chocolate Chip

All products by Stampin' Up! Please email me to order a catalogue, or click the picture of the catalogue on the right to view it online.


  1. Lovely card and great tip about the tag punch I'm off to try that now.

  2. Ooh, that is lovely - so soft and subtle! CC


Thank you so much for taking the time to comment.

The small print

This is my personal blog and my sole responsibility as an Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. All images are © Stampin' Up!® All content including photographs, projects and text are © Helen Read, unless otherwise stated. Please feel free to copy my ideas for your personal use and inspiration - if you are a SU demonstrator you may use these ideas for your events but please give credit where it is due. Please do not use my ideas for monetary gain, competitions or publication. The images on this blog - including blog buttons - should not be copied and used elsewhere on the internet or on CDs.