Why no wine?

The title is a play on words… wino wine…and this topper is a great last minute quick project to dress up that hostess bottle of wine that is de rigeur at most holiday gatherings.

I’ve been using Stampin Up products for several years in my mixed media work and been a demonstrator for a year. I see a plethora of candy wrappers in all sizes and shapes to hold virtually every type of candy under the sun, but I have yet to see a wine bottle bag, or any wine bottle décor. I think…why no wine???   imageIt’s a standard hostess gift that goes to every dinner invitation, a common Christmas gift, brings as much pleasure as chocolate…at least.

So, I’ve decided to remedy that. Still working on the gift bag idea but here’s a Christmas wine tag I had my ladies make at our last party. The reindeer is created using punches (there are You Tubes all over the place…just search reindeer punch art and you can find the directions).

The tag itself is created from a strip of Irresistible DSP from last year’s Sale-A-Bration, and a similar product can be found in the curren annual catalog on pg 142. Using sponges I coloured the paper red and punched a hole in the top…use the 1 ¼” or 1 3/8” hole punch…to slip over the wine bottle. A strip of white DSP was run through the woodlands embossing folder (currently out of stock but returning in the 2016 annual catalog). The star was punched from silver glimmer paper and jolly was cut from the same using framelits available in the current Holiday catalog…retiring Jan. 4th.

Have fun with this…the tag can be changed out with DSP and embellishments to suit any occasion…birthdays, anniversaries, thanks, congrats.

To celebrate the end of 2015 I am offering a free gift plus the new occasions and saleabration catalogs to anyone placing a $50 or greater order on my website at

Merry Christmas to everyone…enjoy this time with family and friends. Life is fragile and can change in a heartbeat so savour the moment!

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