Thursday, 26 October 2017


Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. This month our blog hop features products from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.  You are currently visiting Rosalie Desmond from AUSTRALIA. I hope you like the project I am sharing with you this time.

This may seem a little crazy to some people but I have already started wrapping Christmas presents. I am doing this for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it is much easier to have them wrapped as I purchase them rather than trying to find a hiding space and secondly, my schedule is about to get very hectic for the next few months. So on that note, I have made some gift tags to go on the gifts.

The Merry Little Labels stamp set has been designed with gift tags in mind and four of the stamps  match perfectly with the Everyday Label Punch.

I used gold heat embossing on the "No Peeking" and flirty flamingo ink on the "For, From" on scraps of Very Vanilla cardstock. I then punched them out using the Everyday Label punch and glued a gold foil snowflake, which was cut down so each tag only used a portion of a flake.

The main body of the tags use Flirty Flamingo and Powder Pink card strips 10cm x 5cm and cut them with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch to create the tag shape. I then dry embossed the Flirty Flamingo ones using the Holly embossing folder.

I love the way these turned out. They were quick and simple to make and easy enough to mass produce for multiple gifts.


Merry Little Labels Stamp Set (144795)
Everyday Label Punch (144627)
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch ( 133324)
Holly Embossing Folder (141634)
Flirty Flamingo Cardstock 10cm x 5cm (141421)
Powder Pink Cardstock 10cm x 5cm (144251)
Very Vanilla Cardstock scraps
Flirty Flamingo Ink (141397)
Versamark (102283)
Gold Embossing Powder (109129)

I hope you are enjoying our blog hop.

Thank you for stopping by,

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I run regular classes from the Western suburbs of Melbourne. I can show you how to make this, or any other project at your own party, which can either be held online via Facebook or in person. Contact me to arrange a time and to learn more about the benefits of being a hostess at your own party.


  1. Your tags are so pretty! I love your pink twist on Christmas! Thank you for another amazing hop with the Ink & Inspiration Crew xx

    1. Thank you Jessie. Our colours this year are pink, gold and vanilla, all due to the fact that I bought heaps of this wrapping paper last year at the Boxing Day sales heavily reduced.

  2. I am loving the Holly Embossing folder on your tags. I also love the gold snowflake detail too. xx

    1. Thank you Elaine. A little holly makes things festive

  3. Love the tag. And, the color combo is great. Why have I never thought about wrapping the presents as soon as I buy them? Great tip!!!

    1. Lol It happens when your hiding space gets too full

  4. Your tags are absolutely gorgeous - I love the pink and gold x

  5. I adore these Rose! Just the inspiration I need to get me back in the craftroom

  6. So cute, love your non traditional colours!! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous tags!