I’m always suggesting to my customers they only buy tools that have many uses. The Scallop Tag Topper Punch is one such tool. This punch is responsible for many different projects that i have been able to use it for.
|SCALLOPED TAG TOPPER PUNCH
This is a little box made with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. I’ll do a bit of a tutorial on it later. I’ve given you 2 views – one of the box open so you can get an idea of how the tag punch works with it and the second view is of the box finished.I
I’ve used the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper which is free with a A$90 order from either current catalogue. I love this paper. The Scallop Tag Topper punch is used on 2 sides only. The photo below show the box decorated.
I’ve used Crisp Cantaloupe card and ink with the Flower Shop and Petite Petals stamp sets and the Pansy and Petite Flower Punches. I’ve used some Garden Green card and the Bird Punch for the leaves and mounted them all with Glue Dots and Dimensionals and then added some Basic Pearl Jewels. It’s tied together with Coastal Cabana stretch ribbon. By undoing the ribbon, you can insert a gift into the box.
I’ve made these cute little Scallop Tag Topper holders for small chocolates, Easter Eggs or something special. I’ve made them with a small box bottom so you can sit items inside the box which is held in place with Glue Dots or you can place a small single egg that will stand up inside ready for someone special at Easter. I have decorated mine for Easter for an upcoming market.
I can’t show you the Easter eggs in them yet as I haven’t purchased any – there’s a good reason for that; the eggs may not make the market for which they are intended. 🙂 I’ve used Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana card; Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set and Petite Petals punch with various ribbons and embellishments. They are quick and easy to make.
Now for some bookmarks I made. I always find it difficult to come up with projects suitable for males, however I think the following 2 bookmarks will work. I’ve used Rev It Up stamp set and Washi Tape – Retro Fresh and This and That.
I hand cut the motor bike and car and when you see them they have the road way stamped on them in Smokey Slate. I’ve used the Hessian ribbon and Linen Thread to finish them off. Now I also made a heap of other bookmarks also using the Scallop Topped Tag Punch and lots of bits and pieces.
These are great projects for using up lots of those bits and pieces of card stock and designer series paper you always seem to have left over in your stash. I’ve used the Candy Dots as flower centres. Who said you have to use them with the brads they were designed for? Think outside the square with your supplies and make them work for you.
Now my final share for today are some boxes. Although the Scallop Tag Topper Punch has a ‘bed’ of only 2″ or 5cm, that doesn’t mean you have to keep to that measurement. If you wiggle your card or DSP a little you can force it through the whole bed of the punch so you can have a wider space meaning your projects can be wider or you can fit a wider piece if card or DSP into the punch which is what I’ve done for the following projects.
This box is made from the Retro fresh designer Series Paper (DSP) and is 71/2″ long and 5″ high. On the long side score at 11/2″, 31/2″, 5″ and 7″ which leaves you with 1/2″ on the end as your tab to join your box together. Score on the short side at 11/2″ and this will form your base. Mark the 2″ points with a pencil so you can see them when you push your card or DSP through your punch. Make sure those marks are equidistant from the edges of your punch and punch down. So you will treat both 2″ sections the same. Place the top of your box on your trimmer and trim off the extra tabs. Now on the base score and burnish the score line, cut up all score lines to the 11/2″ point and trim off the little tab at the end. Add sticky strip or adhesive to the tab and join your box together. For the base, fold the 2 short ends in first, followed by one of the larger ends and place adhesive on the last piece and fold it in. Now when using DSP I usually place a small piece of card inside the box for extra strength. The measurement for this piece is 11/2″ by 2″ and I used Tombow Multipurpose adhesive on it and dropped it inside the box and used my bone folder to ensure it adhered well to the bottom of the box. Then embellish the box as desired.
These boxes were made using the same length and scoring measurements as above (71/2″ score at 11/2″, 31/2″ 5″ and 7″) but I varied the width or height to suit whatever measurement I wanted. I kept the 11/2″ score line for the base. I’ve used Baked Brown Sugar card and Retro Fresh DSP and then punched a tag with the Ticket Punch and embellished. I wanted these boxes to have more of a ‘masculine’ look. You could fill them with anything really .
Here are some other ideas for use with projects I’ve shared previously:
This card uses the Scallop Tag Topper Punch with a tag as a focus to the front of the card. I used – Card – Whisper White and Soft Sky; Designer Series Paper (DSP) – Watercolor Wonder; Tea Lace Doily; Punch – Scallop Tag Topper; Seam Binding 1/2″ – Soft Sky; Baker’s Twine – Island Indigo; Markers – Crushed Curry, Soft Sky and Gumball Green; and Big Shot – Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – Fancy Fan
This card was featured on my Envelope Punch Board Tool Time, but uses the Scallop Tag Topper Punch to embellish the front of the card and add a bit of interest. I’ve used – Card – Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White; DSP – Sweet Sorbet; Ink – Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar; Stamps – Petite Petals, Petite Pairs and Flower Shop; Punches – Scallop Tag Topper, Scallop Border, Petite Petals and Pansy Punch; Big Shot – Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Adhesive – Snail and Dimensionals; and Ribbon – Naturals and Linen Thread
This little treat pouch is made using the new Scallop Tag Topper punch from the Occasions Catalogue. I’ve used Teeny Tiny Sentiments and the heart from the Banner Blast stamp set and added a pearl, then punched it out with the Scallop Oval punch. This embellished piece is adhered using a dimensional. It’s all tied together with Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon. You can see the original post here.
This little Tear Drop Box is really easy to make using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. Here I’ve used – Card – Whisper White; Ink – Island Indigo; Designer Series Paper (DSP) – Watercolor Wonder; Stamp set – Happy Watercolor; Punch – Scallop Tag Topper; Markers – Crushed Curry and Gumball Green; Baker’s Twine – Gold; Aqua Painter; and Adhesive- Dimensionals and Sticky Strip
These cute little Post It Note holders make great small gifts or give aways and were featured in my Sale-a-Bration post. I’ve used – Pool Party card cut to just 2″ x 5″ and scored at 1.5″, 2″ and 3.5″ and 4″; Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper cut to 1.75″ x 4.75″; Vintage Trinkets brads; Banner Blast stamp set; Banner Punch; Twine from Sweet Sorbet Accessory kit; Ink – Basic Grey, Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit; and Non SU – Post-it Notes.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I’ve shared today as part of Tool Time and gained some good ideas for using this very versatile punch.
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.
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Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share …