wine tags made with half full stamp set
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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!

handmade Lake scene card

Lake Scene Thank You Card

In honor of the last day of summer, let’s create a card that reminds us of warm days and refreshing lakes.

Technique Tip: Ink up your acrylic block, and stamp directly on your cardstock.

I created this card to play along with the Color Sisters Challenge (Sfida Palette #58) when I saw the pretty colors!!

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I hope you enjoyed this card! If you’re a fan of the nautical, I think you’ll like this Lighthouse Welcome Back Home Decor or this Stack of Nautical Anchor Cards from ONE kit or this Pop-up Lighthouse Card! Happy Crafting!


Creating and Blending with Watercolor Powders: How to Use Color Bursts to Make Bright Thank You Cards

Color! All colors are fun to play with, so when I was gifted a set of watercolor powders, I was so excited! …and a little intimidated.

Let’s be honest: watercoloring is a lot of fun and creates magnificent results. Here are some of my previous watercolor cards you might like.  But using these concentrated watercolor pigments in a powder form was something new to me.

So I sat down to play. I cleared my workspace and brought out my watercolor paper. A thank you card was my hopeful end-goal. Here’s what I was able to do.

Supplies for these cards:

I also used the Thank You die from a Spellbinders set from a versatile wedding collection.

These Ken Oliver Caribbean Brights Color Burst Powder really go a long way…I don’t know if I’ll ever use the entire bottle!


Steps for this Three-Toned Thank You Card:

thank you card made using watercolor powders

  1. Cut your watercolor paper to fit your card front.

    Tip: If you want to keep your watercolor paper from curling up when wet (and you want a fantastic white border), use washi tape to tape your paper to a flat non-porous surface.

    washi tape for outline on thank you card made using cool colors watercolor powders
    Tape down your watercolor paper to keep it from curling up (and leave a thin white border).
  2. Using washi tape (or thin painters tape), separate one half of the paper from the other.
  3. Sprinkle a SMALL amount of watercolor powder onto your paper. This stuff goes a LONG way.
  4. Spritz water on the powder to activate it and watch the colors burst. Spray more if you want the colors to blend more.
  5. Use a paintbrush or your heat tool to move the water around.
  6. When your background is dry, remove your washi tape and adhere it to your card base.
  7. Cut your vellum paper into a 3″ x 3″ square and adhere to the middle of your card using glue dots.
  8. Die cut your sentiment from Navy and use your liquid glue to adhere it to the center of your vellum.
  9. Stamp the additional sentiment in Navy and add two white brads.

I had a difficult time choosing, but I belive I’ll be sending this bright card to my friend to thank her for the watercolor powders! I might be biased, but rainbow always wins!

rainbow thank you card made using watercolor powders

I can’t wait to create more using my Color Burst Powders! There are many other ways to use these, and this “sprinkle and spritz” is just a single method. I love intense colors, and these definitely are intense and fun to play with!

The challenges I’m playing along with this card today are:

If you enjoyed this post and found it helpful, I’d love to hear from you below and to see you share it! I’ll be posting more powder techniques within a few weeks! Happy crafting!