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Round the Clock Embossed Tag


Hero Arts stamps & May Arts ribbon make the perfect pair! I was inspired by the Special Time clear stamp set to create a fun and unique round tag with glittery embossing and a festive color palette of lemon yellow, cloud gray, and lime green.

Begin by stamping soft gray cardstock with Memento London Fog ink and then sprinkle it with glittery embossing powder. A clean paintbrush works perfectly for brushing off the excess embossing powder before applying the heat. That’s where the magic happens!

Use a large scalloped circle punch or die cut to cut out the embossed clock and sentiment. You’ll also need two circles cut from patterned paper. I used the Lemon Flower Paper Stack with Glitter from DCWV. Love the happy colors and the sparkle!

Using the same punch or die cut for the sentiment allows you to trim it to size and perfectly place on of the patterned cardstock circles. Glue the scalloped circle with the embossed clock to the blank side of the other piece of patterned cardstock. Carefully line up the two patterned cardstock pieces and punch a hole in the top center of both.

Finish the project by adding a book ring to bind the patterned cardstock pieces together, and add May Arts Grosgrain Dots ribbons for the finishing touch! I need a narrower size than the 1.5” I had on hand, so I simply trimmed the ribbon to the size I needed! The ribbon will fray a bit, so add a bit of fray check or even some tacky glue that dries clear to prevent it from unraveling.

The finished tag! You can attach this to a gift or even mail it in a standard envelope. Use patterned paper with a white back if you wish to add a handwritten message. Thanks to May Arts & Hero Arts for sponsoring this inspiring blog swap! For a link to a download of this project be sure to visit my blog Serendipity Vintage Studio. Happy crafting everyone from Kimberly Jones!

Blog post by: Kimberly Jones

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  1. Laura Cox

    Super cute, super simple….great little add on to any gift!

  2. SherylH

    Oh I love your colour combination!

  3. Charlene

    Super cute idea, Kimberly.  I love the idea of cutting the tag banner with the same die cut as the circle. 

  4. Sue Kment

    Love the project and that stamp set is great…love clock stamps!

  5. Monika/buzsy

    Fabulous tags! Love the pretty papers, the great imges… the embossing… looks just perfect!

  6. Sue D

    Fabulous tag–love the color combo.

  7. sue wisniewski

    time is always a good theme for a card/project.
    stamping sue

  8. AnitaRex

    So darling!  I love the colors you used!

  9. Lin B

    I love how this tag turned out – wonderful colors together!!

  10. Bethany Becker

    Love the embossing.  Thanks for showing the project!

  11. Jennie P.

    I love the stamps!

  12. Angie Hall

    Stunning tag idea. You could expand the idea by using more sheets of PP and photos for a pocket sized album. The bits of ribbon made the projet complete. Thanks

  13. Denise Poshard

    Love this non-traditional paper crafting idea!  Thanks – its lovely!

  14. Cynthia B.

    Such a sweet sentiment and tag – looks lovely!

  15. Karen

    Love the happy colors and sparkle of this fun tag!

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  17. Karen L K

    Love the tag. Those colors look great together and I would not have thought to use gray with green and yellow.

  18. Rosann

    This is too cute,  love your color choices, love yellow, green and gray together and  those polka dots ribbons  just make it  Pop !

  19. barbara lassiter

    I've loved this week with Hero Arts and May Arts, because of all the wonderful card ideas and project ideas! Thanks for a fun blog hop!

  20. Debbie C.

    Very cute. The dot ribbon looks great and I love the sentiment.

  21. Ruth G

    Fun project!  I love the colors!   Thanks so much for sharing that tip for making your wider ribbon skinnier!

  22. Holly

    very playful with the colors!

  23. LinhC

    Sweet project!  Love the handwriting on the stamps.

  24. Janet L.

    Great tag! I love the sentiment and the colors especially!

  25. Trudi Wilbur

    Cute tag and great idea trimming up the ribbon!

  26. Christine Dring

    What a beautiful tag Kimberly!  Thanks for the tutorial!

  27. Jeyatha

    Nice crafting ideas.. 🙂

  28. Micah G.

    How cute that is. The whole project coordinates so beautifully.

  29. Natasha G.P.

    Your ribbons match perfectly! Love them so much.

  30. Buffe

    Adorable project.  Golly… I do love polka dots… and polka dot ribbon is one of my very favorites!

  31. Sharon Gullikson

    Who wouldn't love that? Very special way to say I love you.

  32. B. Poteraj

    So cute. I like the embossing.

  33. Miriam Prantner

    What a fun idea for a tag!

  34. Holly Tolman

    Wow, this week has just been full of great tags and gift ideas!

  35. Pam Bray

    Love the stamp and what you did with it. Always inspired by May Arts blog, TFS


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