I’ve made circlet cards before and colored them in all sorts of mediums — and this time I made tags too! Coloring them up made me realize how perfect they’d be for nice round tags using Nativity and Sleigh Ride.

Art Impressions has been making circlet sets forever (scroll down to see just some of them!) – they’re a fun way to make an interactive, three panel style card, and they aren’t hard at all, especially with a MISTI on hand. You don’t NEED a MISTI for them, but boy howdy does it make it easier!

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Watch the video below or click HERE to watch it on YouTube.

In the video I also did a little re-introduction of the MISTI – from emails received, I realized I just USE it on camera and never mention it or link to it, coz it’s like…well it’s such a commonly used tool for me, it’s like a pair of scissors in it’s uniqueness! ha. But for new folks, the MISTI makes stamping soo much easier since I can re-stamp an image again and again til I get it right – which is needed for this crafter-who-can’t-stamp! There are two MISTIS – a large and a mini one…and there are mousepad style inserts for both, paper pad inserts, round and bar magnets,…lots are listed in the supplies at the end of this post. Also look for MISTI tutorials on YouTube, I do lots of straight up stamping but folks have come up with lots more techniques!

The cards are made on Desert Storm, a color in the Neenah cardstock family. Using white pencil (you can use Prismacolor, Polychromos, or whatever you’d like) and a white pen (I like the Uni-ball but others like different ones), it’s super easy to do some quick coloring!

Since this post leans toward newbies who didn’t know what a MISTI is – the Crafter’s Companion Gemini Junior what I use to do the diecutting. (Not shown in the video.) It’s an electric diecutter, and my favorite of all the ones I’ve tried over the years – no more hand cranking!

On to the ornaments! Here are nice close ups for ya – these are stamped in the Kraft,ink, darker than the Grout Grey.

I cut 2″ circles for the ornament images, and the punch I used was just eer so slightly larger than the stamped circles. Rather than letting the lines show, I inked the edges with Yeti Lawn Fawn Pigment Ink to cover that. I also inked the outer circles (2-1/4) to make them match. Punched a quick circle, tied in some twine, and badaboom badabing!

Other Circlet Sets:

Have you ever tried circlet cards and tags from Art Impressions? I’d love to see what you’ve made – drop me links to your blog posts or videos with them!