Stamp Review: Wood Words

Birthday tags gift set by Natalie Lapakko featuring Wood Words and Merry Little Labels stamp sets from Stampin' Up!

Stamp Review: Wood Words

The Wood Words stamp set is a fun set that is very versatile. Don’t believe me? Hop around the world with the Stamp Review Crew to get lots and lots of ideas on how to use this set!

Birthday tags gift set by Natalie Lapakko featuring Wood Words and Merry Little Labels stamp sets from Stampin' Up! #stampinup #su! #handmade #handmadetag #birthday #colorcombo

Birthday tags gift set by Natalie Lapakko featuring Wood Words and Merry Little Labels stamp sets from Stampin' Up! #stampinup #su! #handmade #handmadetag #birthday #colorcombo

Wood Words has some adorable sentiments along with basic shapes that have a scratched woodgrain texture. These shapes are perfect for stamping colorful, lighthearted patterns for any occasion.

Tags Ready for Any Occasion

I thought it might be fun to make some tags as a gift. I originally was going to make Christmas tags, but then thought that Christmas tags wouldn’t be a very useful gift for a Christmas present, because they wouldn’t be needed again for a whole year. Instead I decided to go with some festive colors that could be used for any occasion, like birthdays, retirement parties, or baby showers.

If you do still need some Christmas tags, though, just change the colors you see here to red and green and you’ll be set! These are super quick to make, because you can do all the stamping on a full sheet of cardstock then cut it to mass produce your tags!

These tags are 2″ by 4-1/4″ so a set of ten will fit perfectly inside these clear acetate boxes: they are the perfect gift packaging! The tags are so cute and colorful that the box itself needs very little decoration.

Birthday tags gift set by Natalie Lapakko featuring Wood Words and Merry Little Labels stamp sets from Stampin' Up!

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop

A blog hop is a special event where several bloggers post on the same topic then link their blog posts together in a circle.

In today’s blog hop the Stamp Review Crew is featuring project ideas that use the Wood Words stamp set. Follow the Next buttons at the bottom of each post to visit each blog in order and see all the amazing projects the artists in the Stamp Review Crew have made to inspire you!

Starting Monday morning, you can also click the banner below to visit the Stamp Review Crew’s home page. There you will find a full list of the participating artists and their post links in case you get lost along the way. You can also find all of the Crew’s past blog hops for even more inspiration!

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Birthday tags gift set by Natalie Lapakko featuring Wood Words and Merry Little Labels stamp sets from Stampin' Up!

The Perfect Color Combination

Color inspiration comes from a lot of different places: fashion, the supermarket, paint chips, Pinterest….

I chose my color combinations today because I had a lot of fun grosgrain ribbon colors that I hadn’t had a chance to use yet, so I used two for the feminine tags and two for the masculine tags. I completed my color trios by finding another solid colored ribbon that looked nice with my striped ribbons and my color combos were complete.

If you like these color combos and want to save them for future reference, a great way to save color inspiration is to use a Pinterest board. If you’re ever stuck for color ideas, you can refer to your board!

I make color swatch images for each of my projects so it is easy to see the colors I used. You can always access these by clicking the (P) button on the left side of your screen for PC or the bottom of your screen for mobile.

You can also see all of my swatches in one place on my Pinterest color inspiration board!

Tag Directions

  1. For five tags the same color, cut a long skinny half sheet of Whisper White cardstock at 4-1/4″ (11.2 cm) tall and the entire width of the cardstock. For ten tags of the same color, use a full sheet of cardstock.
  2. Select three ink colors and stamp a random pattern all over the white cardstock using a shape from the Wood Words stamp set. I used Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Bermuda Bay with the circle shape and Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, and Dapper Denim with the star shape.
  3. From the 4-1/4″ (11.2 cm) tall pieces, cut tags that are just slightly narrower than 2″ (5 cm) wide. I got five tags from each half sheet.
  4. From cardstock matching the ink colors of the tags, cut back pieces for each tag. You’ll need five (or ten) total, but they can be different colors that coordinate with your color schemes.
  5. Cut the top of the tag into a tag shape. On the feminine colored tags I used the tag topper die from Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies. This die punches a heart shaped hole automatically and it fits perfectly on top of a tag that is just under 2″ (5 cm) wide.
  6. For the masculine ones, I just cut the corners at an angle: once I cut the first one, I traced it on all the other tags so it would match. I then punched a hole with a small hole punch.
  7. Next, stamp the sentiment from Merry Little Labels onto various coordinating colored cardstock with VersaMark ink. Sprinkle with white embossing powder, tap off any excess, then heat with a heat tool until the powder melts.
  8. Punch out the sentiments with the Everyday Labels Punch.
  9. Place a piece of ribbon folded in half at an angle across the top, stamped layer of the tag and staple it in place.
  10. Attach the punched out sentiment using dimensionals.
  11. Tie a piece of Baker’s Twine through the punched hole to attach the front and back pieces of the tag.

Tip: I tried to make sure that the back tag layer, the ribbon, and the sentiment each represented a different one of the three colors from my stamped color scheme so they would all be present on each of the tags.

Birthday tags gift set by Natalie Lapakko featuring Wood Words and Merry Little Labels stamp sets from Stampin' Up!

Materials

Cardstock: Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: VersaMark, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Wood Words, Merry Little Labels (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps and Dies: Everyday Label Punch, Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ribbon: Flirty Flamingo Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Peekaboo Peach Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Bermuda Bay Stitched Satin Ribbon, Emerald Envy Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon, Dapper Denim Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Burlap Ribbon (c) Stampin’ Up!

Twine: Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine, Peekaboo Peach Baker’s Twine, Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: white embossing powder, heat tool  (c) Stampin’ Up!

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Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

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Hop Around the World

Click the buttons below to visit the rest of the amazing artists in this blog hop for even more inspiration! Next up is the incredible Mickey Roberts!

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