Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sweet Girl Tag Tutorial

Hello friends!
Today I am sharing a tag tutorial using this vintage card from my collection.

Here is a look at the finished tag.

First start by printing and cutting out the vintage image.

Next, I took a standard sized mailing tag which measures 3 x 6 and inked the tag. I am using my favorite ink! It's called Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I am also using a blending tool which has a piece of foam to blend the brown ink on my tag. 

Then I cut a piece of paper measuring 2 1/2 x 4 3/4. This paper is from a wonderful new line called Delovely by Cosmo Cricket. You can find the paper here on Amazon.

I then roughed up the edges of the paper, which can be achieved by taking an opened pair of scissors and running the blade across the page. I then glued the paper to the center of the tag and added glitter glue to the edges.

Next, I cut a piece of paper 2 x 4 and crinkled it up. I roughed up the edges and inked it with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The paper I am using here is from the Nerdy Bird line by Sassafras. I love this paper!

I then glued this paper to the center of the tag, folding the top right corner. I added a green stem and flower cut from the Delovely line and glued it to the bottom left corner of the tag.

Take your vintage girl image and glue her to the tag. I glued her using foam dots to make her stand out.
I also added a metal butterfly to the top right corner.

Now add a ribbon to your tag and it's done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Have a crafty day, Lindsey


debi said...

What a sweet tag! Thanks for the great idea!

Dogwood said...

That is the cutest little tag. I love how you used the cute little vintage girl with all the other embellishments. Very creative.


Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Lindsey. Thanks for sharing. I love this image and you're tag looks simple enough for me to give it a try.

Hugs...Tracy :)

P.S. I'm having an blogiversary. I hope you stop by and enter.

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

cute cute cute ~ I love the little girl and your creativity!
linens lace and lattes

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Lindsey,

What an adorable tag! I'd love to be tagging along with you, but I really don't have the space to keep what I make. Thank you for sharing your creative talent with us.


Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Wayyyy sweet !! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial ~ I have to look for that ink color ~ I haven't seen it at our craft stores ~


BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I have a question!

When using that ink, do you water it down? I have the same ink and found that it goes on way too dark unless I blot it with water. I don't have the foam tool though, maybe that's the problem?

ps Gorgeous tag!


~~Carol~~ said...

Cute tag Lindsey! I've been meaning to get some of that ink, but frankly it scares me. I guess it's just like anything else, and I would need to practice to make it look perfect. Thanks for the great tutorial!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Everything you make is just so sweet, Lindsey! I love that colorful music paper! ♥

GardenofDaisies said...

Really cute!! I love all the pretty scrapbook/tag items you make.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Lindsey Sweetie...
What a beautiful tag you created this morning. I just love it.

I have been using that Distress Ink and it sure is easier to stain your tags isn't it?

I can't wait to use this precious little girl graphic. Thank you so much for sharing, and for showing the tutorial. I love it when you do.

Have a beautiful day sweetie.

Country hugs, Sherry

Anne Fannie said...

Very cute tag you made!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Lindsay,A fun tutorial! I really need to try and make a tag.. they really do look like fun..
Twyla,your one big granny square afghans are really looking pretty, your color choice of yarn is perfect! Great job. Afghans are always enjoyable to make and they do make great gifts.
Have a sweet day,

Florence and Mary said...

Now isn't that girl adorable and just perfect for a tag!

Victoria x

Nan said...

Oh so sweet thanks for sharing.

craftyles said...

The tag is just adorable. I love the little girl and the colors you chose to with her.

Jackie said...

Cuter and cuter by the moment...simple yet adorable at the same time.
I just sold a Halloween Barbie to a 8 year old for $5.00. It was all she had in her little purse. What a joy that was!

Katsui Jewelry said...

That is soooo cute! i still don't have "the tag" down yet. I am studying yours!

I saw you won a nice prize...lucky ladies!!

Kat and Suz (the other mother and daughter)

Nan said...

You bet girls I snapped this one up and have her cut out hoping to make a tag soon, thanks !!

Chantal said...

Thanks for sharing! Wonderful!!!

Marta said...

Adorable !
Besos ;O)

Marta said...

Adorable !
Besos ;O)