Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Love, Santa Tag Kit - alternative projects

Have you seen Stampin' Up!®’s new kits? They are perfect for new crafters but also great fun for those who have more experience, too, as the elements can be used for all kinds of projects.

Today I am taking a closer look at the Love, Santa Tag Kit from Stampin' Up!®. I will show you what you can make with the kit, how you can use some of the stamps after you have completed the tag projects within the kit – and how you can modify the projects to make some stunning cards, too...

So please read on to find out everything you need to know about the Love, Santa Tag Kit from Stampin’ Up!®.

What does the Love, Santa Tag Kit make?
This kit makes 12 gift tags, three each of four quick and easy festive designs. There’s a Christmas tree, a Santa, a fun yellow car piled with parcels and a white tag with berries and foliage. These are the different tags the kit makes...

You can also purchase a pack of coordinating food-safe bags which I have, but haven’t used yet as I am saving them for some Christmas baking.

What’s in the Love, Santa Tag Kit?
All the tags and elements are pre-cut, you just need to pop them out. You get all the components to complete your tags, including a stamp set, Night of Navy Stampin' Spot, a roll of red and white baker's twine, some small gems and adhesives. 

What skill level is required?
None whatsoever. In fact, I would argue that this kit is a little too simple and doesn’t involve as much stamping as some of the other kits I have tried. For three of the tags, all you have to do is stamp the greetings. Only the foliage one requires a little more, in that you stamp the fir sprigs onto the tag before adding the leaf and greeting on top. 

What’s the Love, Santa Tag Kit stamp set like?
There are 10 stamps, including a large-ish fir sprig, some berries and a small square parcel. The remaining stamps are greetings, including ‘Love, Santa’ in reverse on a circle, ‘Joy’ in reverse on a rectangle, a bold “Merry” and some lovely small script stamps which say “Special delivery”, “To: From:” “Christmas”, “and bright”. 

Is it useful? Yes? Could you make other projects with it? Definitely. I use the stamp sets from kits all the time as they often have versatile greetings. Here are some tags I made using this set, with the addition of Seasonal Labels Dies, some red ribbon and ink pads in Real Red, Mint Macaron and Shaded Spruce.

I used some of the leftover Baker’s Twine from the kit and stamped Love, Santa onto a leftover circle.


Do you have to make tags with the Love, Santa Kit?
Not at all! As you can see above, you can adapt this kit to make cards or other items using the components.
Here I have trimmed off the top of the tag and mounted the images onto cards. This is something you can do whether you’re an experienced crafter or not

I was inspired to make this cheerful card by Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Mikaela Titheridge, who created a moody cityscape for her version. I decided to see what I could do using just the stamps in the kit so created a night-time forest background using the sprig stamp and Night of Navy ink (included in the kit) on some Pacific Point cardstock. I mounted it onto a Poppy Parade card base and stamped “Merry and bright” inside. 

I have speckled some white ink across the card but this faded a little, probably because the Night of Navy ink was quite intense and still drying. For my second card...

...I used the Christmas tree tag and created the same forest background using the stamp and ink from the kit. This time I mounted the card onto Pacific Point and added the snow at the end using a Chalk Marker. 

So to make these cards, all you need is a pack of assorted A4 Brights Cardstock and a Chalk Marker.

How much is the Love, Santa Kit?

  • The Love, Santa Kit (158375) on its own is £18, which includes everything you need to make the tags. 
  • Love, Santa Treat Bags (158381) are £6.50 and are printed to coordinate with the tags.
  • The Love, Santa Project Collection (159362) is £24.50 and includes the kit and the tags in one easy purchase.

Would I recommend the Love, Santa Kit?
If it’s a stamping experience you’re after, you may prefer to adapt this kit to make alternative projects like I did. If you want to make quick and easy tags, then it’s perfect as it is. I would even go as far as to say I would say the kit is worth purchasing for the stamp set alone.

Want to buy this or any of our other lovely kits? If you are in the UK and would like to order, please visit my store to shop using this link.

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