Friday, May 14, 2010

Birthday Tag Tutorial

Hello friends! Today I am sharing another tag tutorial with you!

I started by taking this beautiful sheet of Scrapbook paper and cutting out 2 of the little girls and the Birthday line below it. This paper is by October Afternoon from their new Fly a Kite line.


I am using a mailing tag for this but you can make your own tag using cardstock cut to 3 x 6.



I then inked the tag with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and a blending tool which has a piece of foam on the end for blending the inks to create a soft look.


I also added a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give it a more vintage look.

I also took 3 scraps of paper from one of my favorite lines called Nook and Pantry by Basic Grey. You can piece together whatever leftovers you might have to create a different look. I glued two of my scraps together to create the right size for my tag and punched along the bottom with a Fiskars Apron Lace punch. You can also use pinking shears or tear the edge. I then inked the edge with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.



I glued the 3 scraps to the tag.


I then took a light yellow mini ric rac and glued it across the overlaped edges of the scraps.



I then took my new Embroidered Floral Martha Stewart edge punch and punched across another scrap measuring around 2 x 4.


I then tore the edges and small sections of the scrap. I inked the torn edges with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
I also added a little cupcake to the bottom corner made from a Martha Stewart punch and paper from the Nook and Pantry line. Use foam adhesive or pop dots to adhere the scrap and cupcake to add more deminsion.

I then inked and lightly colored the image of the girls and inked the Birthday piece with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I took another scrap and cut the edges at a slant to create a banner piece and adhere it to the tag with foam adhesive or pop dots. Then add ribbon to the tag and that's it!
A great way to use up your scraps and make something cute too!


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
Have a crafty day, Lindsey

24 comments:

peppermint said...

Lindsey, I love your tag tutorial. What a great way to use up your scraps! Thank you for always sharing such darling images and fun tutorials! Have a wonderful day!

Live Creatively! Patti

Bonjade said...

Oh so lovely....now I can see how you make this lovely tags....
Love the two little girls....

Thanks so much for your nice words while visiting me.....
You made me smile;)
Nice day

pammyjo said...

Love this tag. Just so darling! Very creative.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Let's play! I have some of those cute papers, too! ;)

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Lindsey,

That's such a darling tag you made! Aren't those new ink colors from Tim Holtz to die for? I love the spun sugar and the crushed olive. BTW come over for a visit and join in on the latest giveaway.

Hugs,
Meri

Julie said...

VERY sweet tage, Lindsey! Love that new ME punch--going to have to go and find that one! Thanks for sharing that sweet vintage page of cuties, too--adorable!

Hope you're both having a wonderful day!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

So sweet, Lindsey! You're such a talent. That shop is lucky to have you working for them. Have a great weekend.
xoxo
Donna

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Another very sweet tag from the talented Lindsey!!!
Thank you!!!
Happy Friday.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Karen said...

This was great! What a darling little tag!
Have a wonderful weekend! Karen

Tatieva said...

Oh, comme c'est mimi, ces petits tags ! J'adore ce côté vintage qui rappelle notre enfance...
So cut !

Beedeebabee said...

Lindsey, you really can put the most adorable things together! I love this! xo Paulette

Heidi Ann said...

Lindsey - Everything you create is so sweet and special! I love this one!

Shopgirl said...

Thank You for sharing this wonderful tag Tutorial, I am already thinking about October Bazaar and wouldn't the gals love these. I have been in research mode for days and days, you have been doing something creative, I miss my crafts...but on things in it's time. Love you both, Mary

SueLovesCherries said...

Hey, great idea - it would be fun to make them instead of birthday cards!

Lisa said...

Really awesome!! Thanks again for sharing!
Hugs, Lisa

craftyles said...

That is really cute. I appreciate the how to-I've never really made a tag before. Thanks!

Jorgelina said...

I love your tag tutorial.Great idea .
Hugs

Jacqueline said...

Living with you by our side is like the best polka dot little girl day in the whole wide world! You put exclamation marks behind CUTE! I think you invented them!

Home and Heart said...

How cute is this??!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial and the inspiration.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks for sharing your tips! I always learn something new! ♥

Nan said...

Thanks for the neat tut. I've been working on tags myself here lately trying to be as clever as you girls !! It's not going to happen....I will post them when I finish the last couple.

Ann - Kids Toy Tea Sets said...

How cute! I'll have to show this to my older granddaughters. I bet they could also use these directions to make a fun and cute tea party invitation or three. Thank you for this. :) I'm off to tweet it.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

What a wonderful tag and I love that paper! I really do need to get into my cupboard and start scrapbooking again...I feel like I'm loosing my creative touch. Heaven forbid! I'm afraid now that we've finally got some nice weather I'll be out mowing and pulling weeds this weekend though. Maybe the next rainy spell we have I'll go through my cupboard. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration girls....take care. Maura :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Lindsey, I'm probably like the only person left on the planet that doesn't know how to "do" distressing on tags. Can you email me with the exacts on how to do it, considering I'm not all that crafty. Like where to buy the supplies, the blender foam you talk about, how much to put on the edges, do you dilute the color, smear it, or what? I"m really clueless....

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents