Bag Punch Board and a Tag

Stampin Up Sprinkles of Life Tree Builder punch

Sometimes a great source of inspiration is the Stampin UP Catalog. This new catalog is no exception. I’ve a couple of projects to share that I recreated from the catalog. Today’s project started out as simply a tag then evolved into a cute bag with the tag.

I used the Sprinkles of Life Stamp set and the tag shown on page 189 of the new catalog.  I opted to use silver glitter paper and the Ornate Tag Topper to create the base.  The Velum circle was punched with the 2 1/2 inch circle punch.  I stamped all the parts of the cupcake with Smokey Slate on whisper white then used my markers of Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight to color them in.  The Happy Birthday is from the stamp set also and was stamped on a thin piece of whisper white and cut the flag ends with my snips.  Some sequins add the final touch.

I needed a way to adhere the vellum to the glitter paper.  Adhereing anything to glitter paper can be challenging as the adhesive doesn’t stick well to the glitter.  This time I opted to staple the vellum to the glitter then cover over the staple with the pieces of the cupcake.

I figured my tag needed a bag to go on so I used the new Bag Punch Board and a piece of 6 x 10 paper and the Small size settings.  This paper is from the Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper from the Spring Occasions Catalog.

While I was in Vegas I had my phone with me and was able to take some pictures.  I think they are pretty cool.

This one was from the observation platform on the Paris Casino Eiffel Tower.  The trick was to place the phone on the floor over a hole in the floor grate.  The effect is pretty awesome.  Thanks to the security guard who shared this photography tip with me.

Eiffel Tower Las Vegas

This last picture was taken on the flight home.  The pilot told us that for about 15 mins we would be flying between two thunderstorms.  One on either side of the plane.  I was next to the window so I had a great view of my side.  The cloud formation and the distant lightning were really a spectacle watch from our safe distance.  The light spot in the center is lightning.  The bright spot on the airplane wing is the setting sun.

Thunderstorm over Kansas

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Thanks for the tip about using the staple to adhere vellum onto the glitter paper! Just starting a tag project so your solution is very timely. Love your tag. Perhaps a few Christmas cupcakes might be in order. Thanks for sharing an awesome project.

  2. Yes.. awesome tip on attaching the vellum… the look. Your pictures are amazing too! Have a good week 🙂

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