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Tomorrow (!) or just possibly Saturday morning, I will be releasing for sale two new stamp sets!! If you're new here I try to release a couple of new stamp sets per month and you've just arrived at the start of the December Release!!! Stay tuned there's usually a few 'purty' things to inspire and I'm also hoping to throw in a couple of templates! lol, OH! and I nearly forgot, the competition!!
Let's just start that now! - since we have so little time! lol, leave a comment under this post telling me what you most often put into little boxes! There will be a random draw tomorrow and someone will win a free stamp set of their choice from this release - ah go on then...both stamp sets!! lol!
So, The two sets are called 'Vintage Labels No.5' and 'Little Box Labels'.
Yep they both co-ordinate with the Spellbinders Labels No.5! LOL, nope - I just can't get enough of those Spellbinders!
Anyhow! you don't need the labels dies for the 'Little Box Labels' set tho - there's plenty of stamps in that particular set that can be used without the die. There's a total of 26 stamps in this set. One main label image, a border, 4 decorative images to fit in the label and a load of sentiments!
'Vintage Labels No.5' comprises 11 different stamps (giving 8 frames stamps 4 decorative motifs and one tag shoulder stamp). One of the stamps features 3 borders on one stamp - I'll do a wee tutorial on these next week for folks to see how easy it is to use them, I've used this tactic in other label stamp sets to allow me to squish more stamps in for your money - click here to see what I mean.
Kicking off the samples for this release I'm starting with a little altered notebook! I used the main label stamp, inked in black, from Little Box Labels to create the label for the front of the book. I used a decorative heart lock image, inked in red in the circular space in the label stamp (added glossy accents to get that lovely dome sticker look!). I paired this up with the word 'Secrets' also from the set to create a diary style notebook!
I liked the red/white/kraft/black colour scheme for this!
If you look below you can see that the main label has a top part and a bottom part with space in between for lettering. There are a load of sentiments included for use with this label and the space is big enough to fit many other sentiments from the sets in my store. The label is filled in with a herringbone pattern, very hot right now and suitable for any occasion.
The top part of the label features a round clear area that I thought would be great for stamping little motif in, relating to the project. It's also a good spot for embellishments such as buttons etc.
The bottom part of the label features a tiny circular clear area - here I popped a wee page pebble in for an accent! this is also a great place to punch a hole for string/ribbon etc. The label can be used either way up.
Also included in the Little Box Labels set is a large herringbone stamp - I've been itching for this - I so need this for all my MAN cards! lol! It's also great for creating backgrounds, here I used it to stamp a black pattern on the white strip running down behind the label. I finished the end of the herringbone border nicely so's you can use the points at the ends as a design feature!
You can just see the little pattern on the black card, which I stamped with the key stamp from the sneak peek, in Versamark to give a good subtle texture.
Next up is a wee little box!! Love wee little boxes! I made it up to suit the shapes you get when you cut using the Labels 5 dies - will share the how to in another post - this one's already too long!! LOL!
Used a border from the 'Vintage Labels No.5' and the 'For you' sent is from Little Box Labels. Flourish is from Seasons of love Tags.
I made up Christmas boxes but these could easily be made up for any occasion.
A smaller Labels 5 shape is used as the hinge.
I am loving how the herringbone label stamp from Little Box Labels looks good in any colour!! Here I popped in the round spiky motif which is one of those handy wee designs that can double as a snowflake/star or just a decorative element.
See how useful the wee tiny circle is for highlighting embellies such as mini buttons!
'Goodies' - another handy sentiment from Little Box Labels
I made up another box - tad addictive - to suit a MAN gift! lol, went for cream and brown, clean elegant, love it! The round motif I stamped into the label this time comes with the 'Vintage Labels No.5' stamp set.
This time I added ribbon by using a slot cutter tool to create slots inside the label shape and then threaded ribbon through.
Have you guessed how much I'm loving the herringbone label? lol!
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