Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Welcome to my first post of 2014 and the launch of a new challenge on the Claritystamp Challenge Blog. The theme this month is very appropriate - "New Beginnings".

I bought a bottle of bubbly for Hubby's birthday last month and that gave me the inspiration for this project - a bottle tag.

I do have templates to cut these on my Cameo but I did this one by hand.

I planned the design on copy paper. I started off with a strip of A4 wide enough to cover the bottle, then drew a semicircle with a compass to shape the top and cut it out with scissors. The hole for the bottle to go through is cut with a Spellbinders die. I was then able to hang it on the bottle so that I could work out the length.

I also planned out the design for the stamping. The 0 in 2014 is the "O" from the Love Frame stamp but any of the frame stamps with a large "O" will work.

Once I was happy with all that I chose some pearlescent silver card to match the bottle and heat embossed the stamping with black detail powder. Some chunky holographic glitter gives it a bit of bling. It is New Year after all. 

It's a great way to personalise a gift and is a bit more interesting than a bottle bag. 

I hope 2014 is a great year for you and all your dreams really do come true.

Congratulations to the winner and top 5 of the "Scene Building" challenge. I look forward to seeing what you all create for this one. Don't forget that there's a £50 Claritystamp voucher for the winner. It's chosen at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning regardless of experience. 

Stamps Used



  1. Happy New Year Lynne!
    Brilliant project and I absolutely agree that it makes the gift of any bottle very special.
    As always the stamping is perfect xxxxx

  2. Happy New Year Lynne. I agree wholeheartedly with Yvonne and what she has said. Perfect xx

  3. Brilliant idea to dress a bottle and beautifully crafted xxx

  4. Love this. The O is such a great idea from barbara and so inspiring. Happy new Year Lynne x elaine

    1. Thank you Elaine. I'd forgotten to mention about the O so I've just edited my post. Happy New Year. x

  5. Lynne, this is stunning and much more personal than a bottle bag. It is definitely a keepsake.

  6. Stunning Lynne and such a clever idea...looking forward to crafting with you this year and seeing all your inspirational work....Jo. X

  7. Perfect project - and one I intend to use over and over again for all those special occasions - thank you so much for the inspiration Lynne!

  8. Lynne this is just fabby I may be nicking this idea lol much nicer than a bag as you say. xx

  9. What a fab project Lynne and one that can be so easily adapted for any occasion! Happy New Year to you! xxx

  10. Fantastic idea Lynne and what a way to present decorate a bottle as a present. I think many people will be using your idea this year. Great inspiration :-) xx


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