Saturday, January 14, 2012

Five Minute Letterpress Favors

Pin It Now! I always tuck a thank-you in my customers' bags, and for several reasons. 1) I love my customers, 2) I love to showcase products and techniques, and 3) I love an excuse to make cute things!

I whipped these up while sorting my order before work this morning.

I have to confess! I've tried to use the letterpress plates several times before, as they really intrigue me. Every time I tried, I'd tear huge holes in my CS and sit and pick the shreds out, swearing under my breath. THEN I READ THE ENCLOSED INSTRUCTIONS! LOL! Very easy, as it turns out :) tab "A", only one plate. Ah ha!

So let's have a look. Black CS, white Craft Ink, die cut from Two Tags. Inside I wrapped a sample of black Scallop Dots ribbon. But if I were handing out to friends, I'd stick some Andes Chocolates inside ;)

Below is the quickie recipe to put these together.
Basic Black CS pressed with White Craft Ink
8" Pink Pirouette 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Pink Pirouette CS, pressed with White Craft Ink, Punched with Decorative Label Punch.  The little points on each short side are cut off so I can wrap the sample ribbon around.
Hat Pin
Silver Glimmer Paper, punched with Full Heart Punch
Scrap of the Pink Pirouette pressed CS punched with Modern Label Punch.

To easily stick the Hat Pin down, first stick Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the glimmer heart, then place your pin on the tag, securing with the glimmer heart.

I'm playing with Nina Dee's ribbon challenge, as I added some tinsel trim on a few, I think that counts as metallic ribbon! Love her challenges, ribbon is my favorite embellishment.

Also playing along with SUO Challenge 36, New Techniques.  I'm so proud of myself for figuring out that Letterpress Plate, simple as it may be!

Have a blessed & creative day! Erika.


  1. These are adorable, Erika! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges.

  2. These favors are so cute! You've inspired me to make some for my co-workers!

  3. This is sooooo fabulous! LOVE the black and pink with the silver ribbon--it's awesome! :)

  4. Now you've got me intrigued....hmmm, letterpress plates, huh? Gorgeous favors!

  5. Such a cute idea! Thanks for playing along with my I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge! :)