Fun with Feathers

I have to admit that the Fine Feathers stamp set was on my wishlist for a looong time. It was that one set that made its way onto the order several times but was then bumped for something not so fun, but essential, like adhesives. Finally late last year it arrived and I LOVE it! I really adore the peacock feather stamp and love creating luscious feather with gold embossing and rich colours like Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay. It was time to pair my ol’ favourite feather with a new product technique.

I’ve loved the Scallop Tag Topper Punch since I first laid eyes on it in the Occasions Catalogue. I’m loving even more the versatile projects that people are creating with it. I wanted to try the Scallop Tag Topper Punch card closure which I’ve been seeing around on Pinterest etc. lately. It’s just SO pretty!

It’s so easy to do. Instead of trimming cardstock to 2″ or 5cm, you simply wiggle your entire piece of cardstock into the punch, on top of the ‘normal’ guide. Once it’s in nice and straight you can punch down as normal. Flip your cardstock and repeat. It’s best to make yourself a little pencil mark so that you punch in the same place on both ends. Once you’ve punched both ends, simply trim off the excess cardstock. Fold one punch over. Fold the other punch/cardstock  far enough so that it reaches the first punch. Easy. Decorate as you desire.

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I’ve also created a matching gift box with a belly band made from the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. Simply punch one end and fold around the box, making your creases sharp as you go. Trim off excess cardstock and punch remaining end. Tie with ribbon.

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