Saturday, November 27, 2010

Decorative Label Punch Layers

Some of you have asked me how I layer the XL Decorative Label Punch, as seen on the card below:

Both the "dec. 25" stamped layer, and the surrounding Crumb Cake layer use the same Decorative Label Punch. I've seen this done other ways, but I prefer to do it my way because I don't like having spaces, or overlapping bumps, and I don't have to cut at precise angles with my method!

The first thing I did was stamp the image I wanted, and then I punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch.

To get the layers, punch two more of the Decorative Label Punch out of coordinating card stock.

Cut each of the two labels in half, one of them lengthwise, the other widthwise. Check out the pictures below to see what I mean. On the long pieces, trim away the little pointy tips from each end. This will keep them from sticking out from under the backing layer.

On the shorter pieces, trim away each side.  This will rid you of bulky overlapping bumps. Again, see the pictures below to see what I mean.

Put adhesive on the back of the stamped and punched label, then turn over the stamped piece so that it's face up, and line up each long side over each of the long pieces of the backing layer as shown below.

Finally, put a little adhesive on each short end of the back of the stamped and punched label. Then turn the piece back over so that it is again face up, and line up over the shorter pieces of the backing layer on the top and bottom.

Once you get the concept, it's super fast and easy, and you end up with a fashionable layered look.

Stampin' Supplies: Tags Til Christmas Bundle (Tags Til Christmas stamp set + Decorative Label Punch), Crumb Cake card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Baja Breeze card stock & ink, Cherry Cobbler card stock & ink, Northern Flurry embossing folder (used with Big Shot), Stampin' Sponge, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, Linen Thread.

~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Colorado Springs, CO (SHOP ONLINE)
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1 comment:

  1. I just looked at how you do the layers...I've been doing pretty much the same thing, but haven't trimmed the short sides as much as you did. I like how that gives a neat finish. Thanks for sharing that tip!


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