wine tags made with half full stamp set
paper, tutorial

An Easy to Make Wine Bottle Tag for your next holiday party!

Hello Crafties! No secrets here: I love wine.

Showing up to a party with a bottle of wine is a quick and easy way to thank the host for the invite.  But you’re crafty. And you wanna put a personal touch on that bottle of wine. Whipping up this wine tag is a great way to put a personal touch on your gift.

wine tags made with half full stamp set

I’ll show you the super-quick steps to create the Merry Merlot Wine Tag on the right! (But they’re both delicious!)




  1. Cut the Merry Merlot cardstock 2 3/4″ x 8 1/2″.
    • Score at 2 3/4″.
    • Round the top corners.
    • Using the 2nd smallest circle die from the Stitched Framelits to cut out the wine bottle hole.
    • Stamp the wine bottles randomly on the tag.
  2. Stamp wine glasses on a scrap piece of white cardstock.
    • Color the wine glasses using your Stampin Write markers. I chose Merry Merlot and Petal Pink
    • Spread Diamond Glaze over the wine in the glasses. It easily flows over the area you squeeze it and dries into a clear and hard surface. This stuff is underrated, for sure. A little goes a long way!
    • When these are dry, fussy cut the glasses out and glue them to the wine tag.
  3. Stamp the wine sentiment (and the Label outline if you’d like).
    • Punch out the sentiment using the Everyday Label punch. (It’s like this stamp was made for this punch!)
    • Use Dimensionals to secure 12″ of the twine to the back of the Label, and then attach it all to the wine tag.
  4. Bring to your favorite host!

I have been having a ton of fun with this Half Full Stamp Set, so I’ll definitely be posting some of my favorite creations very soon! If you are a follower, you’ll get to see these! If you aren’t (::gasp::) it’s easy: just hit that follow button at the top of the column on the right! Don’t worry, I don’t bombard your email, but you’ll see when I have new fun posts!

I’m entering this creation into the Addicted to Stamps Anything Goes #316 Challenge and the Crafty Creations Anything Goes #377 Challenge!

I hope this tutorial offered you some “creativity juice.” I’d love to hear from you in the comments. Happy Crafting!

Repurpose & Upcycle your Paper Pumpkin Boxes
Organization, Paper Pumpkin

What should I do with all those leftover Paper Pumpkin boxes?

I write about Paper Pumpkin kits a lot. Every month a box of crafting goodies is delivered to my mailbox from Stampin Up, and these are projects that can be created and look beautiful even by people who insist they aren’t crafty!

I use each one to make the already designed projects, make alternative cards and projects “outside the box,” use up all the leftovers for more crafts, and have stamps and ink pad available for future projects.

Not much gets wasted from these kits, but what about the box? That sturdy, perfectly-sized-for-two-piles-of-A2-cards box.



I had been keeping my extra cards in a craft drawer, but when I needed a specific one, it was difficult to find. Keeping organized keeps me crafting, so I knew I needed to separate my cards by occassion. Repurposing these fantastic boxes was so easy and looks a lot cuter inside my craft closet.

Steps to Repurpose your Paper Pumpkin Boxes

  1. Turn the Box inside out. You can do this by carefully pulling the flaps out from all the corners, and folding each side the other way. Push the flaps into their new homes.
  2. Decide what cards you want in this box! For me, birthday cards are a necessity to have extras on hand, so my first box was to hold birthday cards. (The second was coffee cards because who doesn’t need a little java pick-me-up sometimes?)
  3. Decorate! This is a great way to use up those scraps of pretty paper. You’ll need 9″ x 6″ for the top, 2- 9″ x 1 1/2″ for the front and back, and 2- 6″ x 1 1/2 for the sides.”
  4. You can add a small envelope holder on the inside top of the box. This one is 6 1/2″ x 6 3/4″. Score an inch on 3 of the sides, and fold these tabs under. This’ll form a box. Fussy cut 1/2″ from the top, and adhere the tabs to the inside of the box lid.card box with envelope holder inside
  5. Decide what other categories you might need for these boxes! Thank you cards are great to have ready, as are sympathy and get well cards.

    upcycled paper pumpkin box for extra crafts
    I made this one to store my Paper Pumpkin extras!

If you liked this idea for repurposing the final piece of the Paper Pumpkin boxes, I hope you follow my blog, or bookmark it to be able to check back for more ideas, inspiration, and tutorials!

If you want a little extra inspiration with your Paper Pumpkin kits, I write tutorials with alternative ideas and tips to use every last scrap. Check out these recent posts with Paper Pumpkin kits:

alternative cards using aug 2018 paper pumpkin blissful blooms kit  June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Broadway Star Alternative Card stack of independence day invitation cardsJl9OHgODSn+0YRSZkHZerA_thumb_38  cards from leftovers

Paper Pumpkin August 2018 Alternatives: 15 Blissful Blooms from One Kit!How to make 19 cards from 1 Paper Pumpkin Kit (Broadway Star June 2018)Red, White, and Blue; Independence Day Invitations as a Paper Pumpkin AlternativeStamp a Stack from Scraps! You Are My Anchor Scraps TutorialWildflower Paper Pumpkin Leftovers Card Tutorial

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Happy Crafting!

birthday card in glitter blues created using hexagon punch and embossed textures

Scrap-tastic Birthday Cards — Don’t let your scraps go to waste!

Let’s be real. We all have scraps that we keep “just in case.” But they can pile up and be a bit… overwhelming. I’m trying to get in the habit of going through these colorful pieces once in a while and making a card or scrapbook page from the scraps. Being resourceful is an important part of being a crafter! Am I regular about doing this? Not. At. All.

But then I saw the Stamp Ink Paper challenge to Use Your Scraps and knew this was a great time to create something from my scraps.

birthday card in glitter blues created using hexagon punch and embossed textures

I have a few birthdays coming up and needed to get a jump on making a few of those cards. I started digging through my blues (I’m organized even with my scraps lol) and saw the tiny pieces of glitter. They just barely fit in my hexagon punch! No waste, especially not with glitter paper! I stamped and embossed some texture dots on a scrap of white cardstock. I made some silver and others blue glitter to add a bit of texture!

I had blue sequins sitting on my desk in case I smudged some ink or if the card needed some extra pizazz, but never felt like it needed it.

birthday card in glitter blues created using hexagon punch and embossed textures

Think you made a mistake? Put a sequin over it!

If you want to see other ways to use and showcase your scraps, check out this Nautical Stamp a Stack from Scraps Tutorial, or this Patriotic Paper Pumpkin Alternative, or these Wildflower Cards Created from Leftovers, or this tutorial on using every bit of a paper pumpkin kit!

I’m going to go through my scraps again and try making this card in a few different color schemes. I hope you like it and maybe even go through your scraps for a new project! I’d love to see what you decide to create from your scraps. 🙂


Happy Crafting!