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Wednesday’s Card: Faux Letterpress Ornament Gift Tags

Letterpress Ornaments

Happy Holidays All!!

Okay, so I know this isn’t a card, but I had to be practical this week! I needed some gift tags. I actually created these tags from all white paper. No patterned paper here, but you could totally make this completely simple by using different patterned papers. I used two Tim Holtz holiday Sizzix packs – one is a die called Ornaments and the other is a set of embossing folders called Sizzix Branches, Swirls, & Ribbons. And seriously? You can actually use these as ornaments on a tree! How cool would that be…. a project where you create a whole tree of fun ornaments. So many projects, so little time. Maybe someday…

The faux letterpress technique involves inking an embossing folder and running it through your Big Shot/Cuttlebug (or whatever die cutting machine you have). For both ornaments, I inked the side with the background so that the raised portions are all white.

The back sides of the ornaments are all white, so that’s where you would write your “to/from” message. And, of course, I sprayed them with shimmer mist! I used a new Stampin’ Up! background stamp called Netting (the purple part above). I really like it! Such a small and subtle background pattern.

Anyway, enjoy and have a wonderful Christmas!!








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  1. wrote on December 21st, 2011 at 10:11 am


    Beautiful. I like doing the faux letterpress using those Kaleidacolor pads too. Happy holidays!

  2. wrote on December 21st, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Wendy Carr

    Is it just me, or is there no video today?

  3. wrote on December 21st, 2011 at 1:02 pm


    Excellent idea ! I wouldn’t thought about it. I made my label with a santa claus tag but this is really nice. Thanks for the idea Darlene ! 😀

  4. wrote on December 21st, 2011 at 4:03 pm


    What a great idea – I’m so glad I found your site! I hope you have a great Christmas and looking forward to more of your fabulous videos in 2012. xx

  5. wrote on December 21st, 2011 at 6:54 pm


    May all the blessings of the Christmas season be yours to experience . . .

  6. wrote on December 22nd, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Sharon F

    Very pretty Darlene, here’s to a merryChristmas and a prosperous new year!~

  7. wrote on December 22nd, 2011 at 4:13 pm


    G’day Darlene…… lovely lovely idea to finish off all the pressies that go to all the family and friends. A very merry christmas from our family to yours and wishing you a very creative 2012!

  8. wrote on December 30th, 2011 at 1:42 pm


    So creative! I think being liberated from the constraints of Stampin’ Up has fueled your creativity further 🙂

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