Painted Harvest – One More Time

.You can’t make anything you don’t love with Painted Harvest stamp set. I needed to make some thanksgiving gift tags for a neighbor and immediately went to that stamp set. The two step stamping on the flowers are just beautiful, no matter what color combination you use.

Painted harvest stamp set, thanksgiving, Tags, Seasonal Layers thinlits, Leaf Punch, Scallop Tag Topper

Wouldn’t you like to get a package with this gift tag?

Design Notes for Painted Harvest Tag:

I had only the vaguest idea what I wanted this to look like before I began. When I was pleased with the look, I stopped adding things! Not my usual style – well maybe, sometimes.

The flower was stamped using So Saffron ink for the first layer. Then, Tangerine Tango was used for the second layer. I hadn’t used that combination before. I just about  gasped when I saw it because I was so pleased with how it came out!

There are three little flashes of bling on this tag. Can you find them? I cut out a leaf with a Thinlit from Seasonal Layers Thinlits and Copper Foil. The next little touch of copper is the Washi Tape at the bottom. The Washi Tape is from the Holiday catalog, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape. Can you see the third bit of copper? I added some Copper Thread at the top of the tag to anchor the Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine.

Supply List for Painted Harvest Tag:

Purchase the Painted Harvest stamp set and the Leaf Punch as a bundle – save 10%. YEA!


Hope you are having a fun day!



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Merry Little Labels – Merry Little Gift Tags

I have a quick little project to share with you today. I made a little gift tag with the Merry Little Labels stamp set to attach to my customer’s new Holiday catalog. This week I’m mailing out or dropping off the catalogs. Oh, there are so many goodies in those pages! Here’s one of my first projects. I had already distributed some of the tags but still have quite a few to go out!

Merry Little Labels stamp set, Everyday Label Punch, Stampin' Up!

I did make one version of the tag that is a bit stepped up. You can never go wrong with a bit of bling!

Merry Little Labels stamp set, Everyday Label Punch, Stampin' Up!

Design Notes for Merry Little Labels Gift Tag:

Stamp, punch, adhere. Well, I guess it’s a little more elaborate that than, but not much. I used VersaMark and heat embossed the tag. Had I wanted to be even quicker, I could have used White Craft Ink. But, you know I LOVE to heat emboss. For the stepped up version, I just punched out the tag part with the Everyday Label Punch and adhered it to the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with some Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

What’s a tag without the pertinent information? Who is it for? Who is it from? I stamped the “For / From” from the Merry Little Labels stamp set with Garden Green Ink and then used the Real Red Marker (from the Brights collection) to color the berries. Last thing, I punched it out with the 2″ Circle Punch. Be careful how you place it on the back of the tag, it just fits!

Merry Little Labels stamp set, Everyday Label Punch, Stampin' Up!

Supply List for Merry Little Labels Gift Tag:

Start your Wish List today. The stamp set and punch are from the new Holiday Catalog which will go live on Sept. 1. The stamp set is available Wood Mount or Clear Mount and both can be bundled with the Everyday Label Punch.



Some Reminders:

August International Highlights, Masculine card,

There is still a few hours to vote for my card over at Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights. If I am voted in the Top Ten, I’ll get to be in a blog hop. Yea. My project is # 18. Thanks

Paper Pumpkin 50% off special, Stampin' Up!,

Paper Pumpkin – if you haven’t’ subscribed before, you can get the September kits for 50% off! Sweet! Please be sure to name me, Dianne Keough, as your demonstrator. Here’s the link.

Clearance, Stampin' Up!,

There are lots of new items added to the Clearance Section of the on-line store. Hop on over.


Thanks for stopping by today. The next few days are a little shaky as far as blog posts go. We finally decided to replace the carpet in my craft room (which is also our second guest bedroom). The carpet was long past needing to be replaced since I’ve spilled or dropped ink, glue and heavens knows what else on the floor. Laminate should be easier to keep clean! But, the process involves moving just about everything out of the room. Forced clean up, clear out, give away, etc. Tomorrow is floor installation day! I’ll share pictures soon.




My Forever Friends

I few days ago I showed you some note cards I had sent to each of my friends who were coming for a visit. I think I mentioned that we had all been friends for a very long time! They are definitely some of my forever friends. We had a terrific visit, too short but wonderful. Here’s a picture of a little gift I got for everyone. Of course, I made a tag I made for the gift.

Lovely Friends stamp set, Daisy Delight stamp set, Glitter Enamel dots, aqua painter, Stamping' Up!,

I ordered the mugs from a wonderful seller on ETSY, Traveling tree design. (Click here to go to her site.) She was able to customize the mug to show where we each currently live. Here’s a better shot of the mug.

Mugs for forever friends visit

Design Notes for Forever Friends Gift Tag:

Yes I know it is really a big tag. But I really wanted to use the sentiment from Lovely Friends stamp set. The sentiment seemed just so perfect for us.


Forever friends tag, Lovely Friends stamp set, Daisy Delight stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Oh, did you notice the yellow and pink daisies? I was able to get some fresh yellow and pink daisies to put in each guest room! The daisies on the tag are from the Daisy Delight stamp set. I  used Basic Gray Archival Ink to stamp them and then used some ink refills and Aqua Painters to color in the petals.


Supply List for Forever Friends Gift Tag:

The Daisy Delight stamp set can be purchased as a bundle with the Daisy Punch. However, at the moment, the punch is back ordered. It’s been very popular!


Bonus Day coupon

Please, please don’t forget…for each $50 you order in the month of July, you will receive a coupon code for $5 to use in August!. Nice, right?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a great weekend. Oh, here is a picture of the five ‘girls’ at dinner at a restaurant near us.

Girls at dinner July, 2017Dianne

Label Me Pretty – Yummy! Yummy!

One of my neighbors has been in the hospital and is now home. I made her some of my somewhat famous chocolate chip cookies*. Doesn’t that help anyone recuperate? Also, one of the loveliest ladies in my class fell and fractured her right hand and missed class yesterday. Treats were a necessity for her as well! I pulled out my new Label Me Pretty set and made a few tags for goodies.

Label Mr Pretty, Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack, heat embossing, Stampin, Up!,

For this tag I used Petal Garden Designer Paper. I heat embossed the ‘from my KITCHEN to yours’ with white embossing powder on Chocolate Chip card stock (appropriate, right?)

Striped Treat bags, Stampin' Up!,

I took Anna Marie a few peanut butter cookies I had made for class and put them in this adorable Striped Treat Bag. The tag is heat embossed on Lemon Lime Twist card stock. I used gold embossing powder to coordinate with the gold stripes on the bag. Love the bags!

Label Me Pretty, copper embossing, Stampin' Up!,

Finally, I made one more tag, just in case! This one uses Wood Texture Designer Series Paper and Copper Foil Paper along with some of the new Copper Ribbon.

Supplies for Label Me Pretty Tags:

The Label Me Pretty stamp set is part of a bundle. If you purchase the stamp set, wood mount or clear mount, you can also get the Pretty Label Punch in the bundle. Save 10%!

Supplies for all three tags:

These are the additional supplies for the first  Chocolate Chip tag.


Supplies for yellow tag.

Finally, supplies for the copper tag.


Hope the goodies help each of these lovely folks feel better.


P.S. Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe available on request!

Tag in a Minute with Better Together

Whew! Yesterday I needed a tag for a baby gift. I had forgotten about the tag to be honest. I was feeling pretty smug that I had the gift and had it gift bagged. Then there was the tag. So, I grabbed the Better Together stamp set and VERY quickly made a gift tag. I’ll admit, nothing fancy but somewhat impressive nonetheless.

Better Together stamp set,baby gift tag, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

I like to think of it as simple elegance.

Design Notes for Better Together Gift Tag:

Really, it’s almost embarrassing to imagine I need to give you any hints about the best way to make this.

  • Cut paper. The Whisper White piece is 1/2″ narrower than the Soft Sky.
  • Stamp. I used Pacific Point ink. I thought the contrast with the Soft Sky would be good.
  • Adhere / Punch. Adhere the two pieces of card stock, then use the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to complete the deal.
  • Add ribbon.

See, it’s embarrassing.

But aren’t there times when you need something – QUICKLY!?  I’ll give you this hint – layers.


Supply List for Better Together Gift Tag:




Kylie’s International Blog Review

Well, You still have time to vote for me. My card is #45. Thanks.

May International Highlights, Masculine card,

Hope you are having a good weekend.