Each and every Tuesday, Stampin' Up! releases a handful of new downloads for MDS. I am always so excited to see what is in store when I check out the newest downloads. Sometimes, the new offerings don't appeal to me, or don't seem relevant to my needs or how I work. Many times though, I fall in love, and hit that download button. Almost immediately (and without shipping!) I am ready to play with my new toy(s)!
When I saw the July 2 downloads, I completely fell in love with Tags for All. For a mere $4.95, I got LOTS of goodies: a 7-page decor designer template (8 1/2" x 11"), 18-piece SVG stamp brush set, 1 embellishment, and 11 punches!! How could I possibly resist?! And, since it's my birthday week, I deserve to buy myself a little present, right?
After purchasing and downloading Tags for All to my personal MDS arsenal, I could hardly wait to check out in detail all my new goodies. Everything was great, but one thing stood out enough that I decided then and there to play.
Do you remember me mentioning 11 punches? What a treasure trove! Most of the punches in Tags for All were, of course, various tag shapes. BUT . . . what? What's this? It looks so weird. Oh my! It's three punches that are the pieces to put together a paper bow for a precious package!
Not knowing what to expect, I added the three punch shapes to a new MDS project that I had created on an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of "paper". One of the cool things about MDS punches is that you can fill them in with any Designer Series Paper you have in your digital supplies. I love the jaunty flowers in the Blooms set, so I chose to fill my bow pieces with Old Olive Blooms.
This is what the sheet looked like after I printed it out. Next step is to grab my Paper Snips and cut out the pieces. Snip, snip, snip. Grab my "green glue" (Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive), and voila! A bodacious bow!
Hmmm. How 'bout adding a button?? I dug through my button stash and came up with a darling blue one that I had gotten from the Clearance Rack awhile back. I looped White Bakers Twine through the holes and tied it into a bow. What do you think?
Ah, yes. Quite adorable.
Placing the punches onto my project in their original size makes for a pretty large bow. This one measures 2 3/4" x 6 1/2". It is easy to scale the pieces up or down depending on the size of your package.
Who wouldn't be absolutely delighted to receive a package with this adorning it?