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WINOS – Women In Need Of Spirits

Welcome!  Thank you for stopping by!  Today I have the great fortune of being guest stamper on the wonderful and generous Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty blog!!  I have been able to guest several times in the past but now I finally have a blog to share with you!

I love wine, and when I spotted “WINOS” on a cocktail napkin, it made me think that the next time I give a bottle of wine, I should make a gift of those napkins and some handmade wine tags.

Seejanestamp.com wine and glass tags

When I started out, I fully intended on using the decorative mask – dots and stripes.  Well, when you get a little carried away with the stenciling, you tend to get a whole lot of extra lines where you didn’t intend!  So I used the smallest circle from the circle framelits and made a stencil.  I used blackberry bliss ink and a cotton ball and went to work.  When I was finished I cut out some leaf and stem shapes and inked them with mossy meadow.  I applied different pressures with the cotton ball to get the shading I wanted.

Seejanestamp.com label

I cut the crumbcake bottle tag at 3 by 9¾ inches.  I scored at 1½ and 4 inches to be able to bend the tag.  I finished off with a 1¼” circle punch and the large scallop edgelits.    The sentiment is stamped in memento black ink from the A Dozen Thoughts.  I masked off the words as needed to split the sentiment. Throw in a ribbon and bling and this tag is done.

Seejanestamp.com tag close up

The wine tags were made using the chalk talk dies.  Easy peasy!!  I made the grapes using a stencil from the ½” circle punch and added the leaves using a q-tip.  I added each name with the Project Life markers, a few rhinestones and these babies are ready for a wine glass.

Seejanestamp.com wine tag close up

Ironically I never freehand anything.  I am not an artist and my grade in college art would back up those words so I am quite pleased with how these turned out.  I love the vibrancy of the blackberry bliss.  I would have to say that is quickly becoming my favorite in color.

Seejanestamp.com wine tag

I worked so hard on these tags, I think I deserve a glass of wine (of course, I need to make a wine glass tag with my name on it first!!)

Thank you for stopping – come back soon!!


PS: this is for you ladies:  Teresa, Jodie, Karen, and Lani!!

Supplies: (all Stampin’ Up!)

Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Memento Black, Project Life Markers

Paper:  Crumbcake

Ribbon:  Blackberry Bliss


Stamps:  A Dozen Thoughts

Dies and Punches:  Circle Framelits, Chalk Talk, Circle Punches – 1¼ and ½, Large Scallop Edgelits

Corks:  Courtesy of my WINOS group gatherings


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Nancy Farrell

Congratulations on being on Mary Fish's site again. I love your work. Beautiful post and great project. I think the cotton balls made a very soft look. I love the scallop edge on the wine tag and the rhinestones look like drops of water to me. Very nice. :)

Wendy Klein

I really Love this Jane! And hadn't thought about using cottonballs -- I figured you used the sponge daubers :-) I may have to do some CASEing here -- this is really cool :-) Thanks for sharing with all of us today -- Love that you were guest stamper on Mary's blog today!! Wendy K.

Julie Rae

This is so nicely done! I used to do stenciling years ago and I just love how soft the cottonballs made the edges vs. the stiff brushes we used to use. Congratulations for being selected 'Guest Stamper' on Mary's blog. I go there everyday without fail and am always rewarded with amazing eye-candy--like yours!

Jane Knudsen

Hello ladies,
Thank you so much for your awesome comments! I am lucky to have Mary as an upline - incredibly supportive!

Here is why I use cotton balls - when I first started stamping I didn't have any sponge daubers and thought cotton balls will work. And they do, for the most part. Now that I do have sponge daubers and sponges, I still reach for the cotton balls and qtips. Old habits I guess!

Thank you for taking the time today to check out my post and blog!

Laura Lea Collet

Love your "WINO" explanation! Very clever use of circle Framelits! Love it!


I love this idea! Did you make a template for the grapes? If you did could you explain how you did it?

Jane Knudsen

Hi Paula! Thank you for your comments. I did make a template - for the larger grapes I used the smallest circle in the circle framelits - it was not as big as a 1" punch but bigger than the 3/4" punch. I used the 1/2" punch for the grapes on the glass tags. I used a scrap paper and punched in the middle to give me plenty of protection as I made the grapes. I hope this helps!

Sharon sienaski

Love this. Going to make this set for hostess gifts.

Sherrie Clark

These are lovely. Maybe I missed it but what did you use to punch the individual cards to be able to wrap them around the stem of the glass? It almost looks like a champagne cork shape.

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