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love tags

Welcome to the final day of the Papertrey Ink December release countdown. Tomorrow (the 15th) is the day when you can purchase the new stamp sets and products that I (and the whole Papertrey Ink design team) have been sharing the past several days. With the exception of Little Bitty Bird.

Today is another group post to share tag and cards made with the collaboration set: 2010 Love Tags. I have a few images in the set that I designed along with other Papertrey Ink stamp designers. You will want to link up to the whole design team to see what we all have created with all of the super cute and fun images included in the 2010 Love Tags set.


Here are the projects that I am sharing today. I created a Valentine theme tag/treat wrap and then used the same tag set image to create a card for another occasion - namely a wedding in this case!


To create my tag, I stamped the all over heart background image (designed to fill the 1 3/4" circle area) in Pure Poppy. Then I stamped the script "love" as well as the "hugs & kisses" sentiment in True Black onto the red heart background. I had to add some red glitter in the heart "o". Valentine's Day is another holiday when you have the best excuse to use sparkle and bling.


My treat container is created with the new Favor It Box 3 die - these are the kind of template container projects that are right up my alley when all of the cutting and scoring is done for me and all I have to do is add a little adhesive to put the box together.


Here is the same tag, just with a color/cardstock change to give it a completely different look. I used Shimmer White cardstock, stamped the heart background in Chai in (from the Tea Dye Duo) and then embossed the script "love" over the top in white.


The "happily ever after" sentiment is from the Big & Bold Wishes set and is just right to complete this wedding card.

Here's one more card to share today...


I used stamps from my new Fillable Frames #11 set, some more images that I designed from 2010 Love Tags, and a frame and some flourishes from the Mat Stack 2 Collection set. I used a combination of Scarlett Jewel, Fresh Snow, and Smokey Shadow ink to create a collage look with the images.


To make my main sentiment stand out, I used the Fillable Frame #11 die cut in kraft and popped it up a bit from the rest of the collaged images.

Make sure to stop by Nichole's blog where you can get peeks and link up to the whole design team's projects made with 2010 Love Tags. Melissa and Dawn will also have projects to share on their blogs today with the things they having coming out for this month's release!

Tonight is the night for the countdown release party over in the Papertrey forums. Come on over and say hi! The party takes place 10:00PM-midnight EST.

Thanks again for taking time to stop by my blog and for all of the wonderful comments during the countdown! See you soon!


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted

Love Tag Treat Tag & Box

stamps: 2010 Love Tags

ink: True Black, Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy

cardstock: kraft, white

other: Pure Poppy felt & satin ribbon, Rustic Jute button twine, Favor Box 3 die, Limitless Layers die, 1 3/4" circle punch (EK Success), red glitter (Martha Stewart), heart pin (Making Memories), pewter eyelet (unknown)

Love Happily Ever After Card

stamps: 2010 Love Tags, Big & Bold Wishes

ink: Tea Dye Duo, Versamark (Tsukineko)

cardstock: White Shimmer

other: Fresh Snow satin ribbon, Rustic White button twine, white embossing powder, Limitless Layers die, double ended banner die, 1 3/4" circle punch (EK Success), heart pin (Making Memories), pewter eyelet (unknown)

Valentine Stamped Collage Card

stamps: 2010 Love Tags, Mat Stack 2 Collection, Fillable Frames #11

ink: True Black, Fresh Snow, Smokey Shadow, Scarlett Jewel

cardstock: kraft, Scarlett Jewel

other: Scarlett Jewel grosgrain ribbon, Fillable Frames #11 die, Heart Prints die, clear rhinestones, tiny attacher (Ranger)