Two fun birthday cards with the Tailored Tag Punch Technique (Best Year / Peaceful Moments)

by Kylie

Hi everyone, last weekend I had the absolute joy of hanging out with my friend, and Team Leader, Melissa Gifford. She drove down from Perth to catch up and it was a blast! Time sped by WAY too quickly! We laughed, talked and solved the problems of the world. We also crafted. Melissa was making some STUNNING cards for a Card Swap she had signed up for. She used the fabulous Tailored Tag technique which, as you all know, is one of my favourite techniques. I couldn’t stop looking at her cards and commenting on gorgeous they are.

She said she had prepared a lot of extra pieces and graciously offered some to me so I could make some cards too. I was thrilled and gratefully accepted. The cards feature the new (from 3 August) Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper. This is a specialty paper that has beautiful gold foiling. It’s even better in person too! The catalogue (and my cards) do not do this paper justice! It is now on my wish list!

I’m sharing two cards today but they have both been created in the same way. The only difference is the sentiment and the sentiment strip. For the first card, I used the Best Year stamp set and a Stitched Rectangle die. For the second card, I used the Peaceful Moments stamp set and the Ornate Frames dies.

To start, punch out a heap of patterned paper with the Tailored Tag punch. Take a piece of cardstock and start adhering each punched piece, leaving a small gap between them. I usually start with a panel bigger than I think I will need and then cut it to size later (and that is part of the reason I ended up being able to create two cards). Once I have stuck down all the pieces, cut the panel to the size you want and mat on a layer of Gold Foil Sheet. This panel can then be adhered to your card base directly or popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the sentiment, I thought I’d do something a little different – gold on gold embossing. If you have an embossing buddy or other powder tool, I recommend you use it before you start as you really don’t want stray embossing powder on this piece. Stamp your sentiment with Versamark ink on the Gold Foil Sheet and then emboss with Gold Embossing Powder. Melt the embossing powder with your Heat Tool before die cutting the shape you like.

Add a circle of Gold trim from the Simply Elegant Trim pack and then pop up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished off the card with a few of the gold Gilded Gems.

Here’s the first card…

Here’s the second card…

Aren’t they pretty cards?! I was so thankful Melissa was happy to share her supplies with me.

I have previously shared a video showing how to assemble the punched out pieces. If you need more of a step by step guide, you can see it here. If you need any products to create this card, you can find them in my online store here. The new patterned paper will be available from 3 August 2021.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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