Monday, March 8, 2010

My Favorite Easter Card

Hello friends, today I am sharing with you a tag tutorial using my favorite Easter card!

To start this tag, cut a piece of patterned paper 4 x 7 1/2.

Cut the top corners to create your tag shape.
I added pink ink along the edges to give the tag a softer look and cut the bottom of the tag with pinking shears.

Next, I pierced with a sewing needle, a swirled design on the tag. I used a template but you can easily draw your design along the bottom of the tag.

I then took aqua DMC and hand stitched, creating this pretty design.

Here is a look at the tag so far.

Next, I cut a piece of patterned paper 3 x 4. I then distressed and inked the edges. To create the distressed look, take an opened pair of scissors and run along the edges.

Print and cut the Easter card.

This is a mini bingo card by Jenni Bowlin. These mini bingo cards come in a set of six with different titles in sweet Easter theme.

Layer the three pieces together in the middle of the tag.

I then added a strip of pink lace along the top.

A flower with a button center and a pink and white bow finish off this tag.

Here is the finished tag!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and try the hand stitching technique!
Happy Monday, Lindsey


CC said...

Oh thank you for this wonderful tutorial. You make it so simple,that I actually feel as though I might get one made. I'm going to try..

Tracy Suzanne said...

It's just cotton pickin' cute Lindsey! Thanks for showing us a tutorial. I love the way you pick out your colors and patterns. They're always perfect. I know it sounds silly but how do you ink the edges so softly?

Hugs...Tracy :)

Mama Holli said...

OH MY GOODNESSSSSSSSS!!!! This is adorable........You are Two Wild and Crazy Crafters!!!! I am going to have to give this some linking love!!! My oh my!!!
I want to be a crazy crafter too!!! I AM CRAZY but not too crafty!!!
Mama Holli

SharDon Exclusives said...

How perfectly "Easter"!! Your works are such an inspiration. Thank you,

Sandy said...

I love this! I especially love the paper where you sewed it! So pretty! And the tag is o perfect Easter! I hate to coy, but I have to ask...what is that line of paper? Very very cute! ANd so easy to understand! Thanks you two!

Anonymous said...

This is just too cute! I hate to keep repeating myself, but I just love Easter!
Blessings, Sarita

Julie said...

Adorable, Lindsey! I love that you hand-stitched the design! I love needlework and I've never thought of doing something like that on a card--brilliant!

Hope you both had a lovely weekend!

Anonymous said...

That's so sweet Lindsey!...Have a good week! Hugs, Jennifer

LiLi M. said...

Cute card and lovely tag! I awoke in a white world again this morning, but I'm longing for Easter colors! Thanks that you have them on your blog!

Anonymous said...

Cute as can be!! Love it....

Florence and Mary said...

Wonderful Spring colours. I love the spotted paper.

Victoria x

Theresa said...

Precious, Lindsey! Thanks for sharing how-to make this sweet tag:) Have a blessed day!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Adorable, Lindsey! ♥

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh Lindsey, this tag is just precious! I learn so much from each and every one of your tutorials. I think the stitching at the bottom is what really makes this special!
Happy Monday!

Becca said...

This tag is so very cute. I really like the card you used. I think I can use the card in a baby book also.

Karen said...

This is adorable. Love the card!
I need to get busy!
Thanks for sharing!
Karen - Some days are diamonds

Jacqueline said...

You are the Queen of idea's my friend. Those little wee BLOOM bingo cards are so special. Wondering what you'll dream up next for us!
I bought a Malibu Barbie at the Portland Oregon Antique show and thought of you! Going to a doll show again this next weekend. I found a very affordable Barbie Dealer. I'll let you know when I post on her, likely this Thursday!

Heidi Ann said...

So cute!!

Catherine said...

i know how to make a tag now!very nice

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an amazing tag. Your layers are simply gorgeous and the tutorial is super. Sure wish I hand sewed. This tag makes me want to get into my craft room.

Ann Creek said...

So nice of you to share all your secrets. Love them and gonna try them.

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Lindsey! This is just the cutest little tag! Everything you added made if perfectly adorable!!!
I love it! Great Tutorial, Sweetie! Hugs, Paulette :)

Penny said...

Hi Lindsey,
This is the cutest little tag. - you have put me in the Easter spirit.
Have a good week.

Shirley said...

Your Easter tag is so adorable. The stitching made me think of the cards that you could get that helped teach children to sew. I always stop and check to see what you two are doing. Take care.

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Such a cute tag and thanks for the tutorial, never imagined so much went into those tags.
Happy Easter

Cora said...

Oh I love this! Yes I do!
Thanks for sharing this one!!

Happy Spring! *<

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet! I love it...the colors are so perfect for Spring! ♥

Auntie Cake said...

That is adorable with a capital A. So sweet!

Celestial Charms said...

Adorable. Thanks for sharing this. You always make it look so easy!

KatCollects said...

Awww, very sweet tag!