Welcome! I'm in Anaheim for Copic classes and CHA, though I probably won't have a c chance to go see the trade show until tomorrow. The weather is is definitely a nice change of pace! Right before I left home, I was working on a stack of thank you notes, some suitable for me to send, and some suitable for my teenage son to send. I had ordered Papertrey's No Strings Attached stamp set several weeks ago but hadn't had a chance to use it much. I thought it would be perfect for some simple thank you notes--the non-lumpy kind since the new guy at the Quinnesec post office loves to charge me extra for any lump he can feel through the envelope--even a tiny little string! (This probably won't pass either, since I have a thin piece of foam tape underneath my tag, but a girl can always hope. . . ;-)
For the tag's sentiment, I used Mega Mixed Messages. To cut my tags, I usd Spellbinders Back to Basics die templates. I used PTI's Happy Spots patterned paper for the wrapped gift part of the card front--time to USE some of the stash!
This stack is for my son to send out. I wasn't sure that he would go for the pastel polka dotted paper, so I kept his simple with white and pale aqua tones. I used a Spellbinders A-2 Matting Basics A to cut my "gift" layer, along with Pierced Rectangles on some of the card bases to frame the gift layer.
That's it for tonight--easy-peasy thank you notes! Thanks for visiting,
Edited to Add: Cindy H. asked and excellent question that I had meant to explain in this post. Basically she asked how I aligned the string on the tag with the string on the patterned paper below it. Here's my answer:
I stamped the strings and bow on the patterned paper first; and then after stamping and die-cutting the tag, I laid a piece of clear acetate (like the clear stamp carrier plastic pieces that we all have so many of) on TOP of the stamped patterned paper, put my tag where I wanted it in relationship to the staring on the patterned paper, then lined up with the bow string below and stamped it again. Easy-Peasy!!