Hello again, Stampin' Friends!
I hope you've had a great day today 🙂 Well, the snowfall that was forecast for our area actually did appear – imagine that! Again – I was so thankful that I didn't have to be anywhere specific today – to the school & back, the local grocery store, and that was it! I was hearing about nightmare traffic tie-ups again, and they actually had to close one of the main bridges, as the ice was falling from the wires, and smashing car windshields, knocking off mirrors, etc. And this is a brand new multi billion dollar bridge, just opened up a month ago!! *eye roll* Really – what were they thinking? Not only that – this type of problem apparently is a known issue…. You're feeling my taxpayer frustration, I'm sure!
Anyway – on to more pleasant topics! 🙂 I was able to get some gift wrapping done today while I had the house to myself; well, of course Shadow was here, but he's not going to tell anyone what they're getting.
That brings me to the bottle tags I've made. It's the time of year when a lot of us go visiting, whether it's a casual get together or a sit down dinner, and it's always nice to bring something for your host/hostess. If it's last minute, you may not have time for a 'proper' gift, but a bottle of wine or something else is easily picked up on the way. But your host will never know it was last minute – because you'll have a wonderful hand made bottle tag on yours! And, you'll have your 'From' on it, so your host will know you didn't arrive empty-handed.
These tags are super easy to make, and you can adapt them for whatever the occasion. The first one I've done using the 'Happy Hour' stamp set, and left room under the sentiment stamp for you to put your 'From the Smart's'. The sentiment, and colours used are appropriate for a Christmas or holiday function.
The second one here I've done uses the new single stamp 'Happy New Year' (it's only available until Jan. 3rd, so get yours fast!). I embossed it with silver embossing powder to give it that 'special occasion glam', and I think it looks smashing with Midnight Muse card stock!
The tag is made with 8" x 3" cardstock, scored at 3" mark. Use the 1 3/4" circle punch to punch a hole in the top 3" portion, to fit the bottle neck. With a 3" scrap piece of coordinating cardstock, punch a circle using the 1 3/4" circle punch. Then, using the 2 3/8" scallop punch, punch around that circle, and this will give you the decorative 'ring' to go around the neck of the bottle. Decorate the front as you wish, and you're done! 🙂
I hope you've enjoyed tonight's post, and are able to make some of these bottle tags for yourself. If you do, I'd love to see your version – send me a picture in an email, and I'll 'guest feature' your work! firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next time – Happy Stampin'!