Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sugar Kissed Cottage Tag Tutorial

Hello friends!
Here is the tag I created using our Sugar Kissed color theme of pink and red.

I start by taking a manila tag and inking it with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
See the brown background? That is my nonstick craft mat. I love this mat! I definitely recommend it as the perfect work surface. I heard about them by Tim Holtz, who always uses them. They are by Ranger and are perfect for painting, inking and gluing. Nothing sticks and they are heat resistant. They are very similar to silpat mats, which are baking sheets made popular by Martha Stewart.

I stamped lace ribbon along the edge of my tag using Coffee Archival ink. Archival ink is the best ink for stamping! It's fade resistant, waterproof and non smear capabilities makes it wonderful for stamping and coloring. Archival ink is also available by Ranger. The stamp is by Prima but you can use a strip of real lace across the edge too!

I then stamped a swirl at the bottom of the tag using Barn Door Distress Ink.

I am creating a paper rosette for this tag, so I start with a 1 x 12 inch strip of patterned paper, scored every 1/4 inch.

I have a Tim Holtz paper Rosette Die that perfectly cuts and scores my paper, but cutting it yourself and fan folding your strip works as well.

You will then glue the 2 ends together giving you this tube shape.

You can then flatten out your rosette. You will need to glue a circle to the center of your rosette on the back. This keeps the rosette laying flat and not popping back up as it tends to want to

I then took a small scrap of paper about 2 x 3 and added a decorative strip across the bottom.

I distressed the edges and inked it with Red Barn Distress Ink. I then glue it to the tag. Next I added the rosette to the center.

I added 2 decorative circles to the center of the rosette.

I added silver glitter glue around the edges of the paper rosette.

Print and cut out Sugar Kissed cottage.

Glue cottage to center of rosette.
I stamped Merry Christmas along the top of my tag with Barn Door Distress Ink.

I added glittered dots that I found at Hobby Lobby along the side of the tag. I also added touches of glitter along the edges of my tag as well as along the top to create the look of icicles.

Thank you for visiting us today! Come back tomorrow when we will announce the winner of our first Sugar Kissed giveaway!



PinkGranny said...

I may try that out! Your tutorial is so clear and I love the Sugar Kissed Cottage! This tag would look lovely on my granddaughter's package.

Pierelantijntjes said...

What a beautiful tag! I will try one myself. I've never made a paper rosette before. This tutorial is great. Thank you so much.
Have a great day,
greetings Ester

The Rusty Teapot said...

So lovely, I love your color combinations! thanks for the tutorial!

Theresa said...

I love the "Sugar kissed" color cobination! Beautiful tag and lovely added touches with the glittered dots and the rosette! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Thanks Twyla and Lindsey for following my blog. I appreciate that. Your blog is amazing and I love the tutorials and yes I follow your blog. Have a nice day, Trudie.

T's Daily Treasures said...

You girls are making some fun tags over here. I need to get my computer back in working order so I can print graphics and get to work. I cannot believe December 1st is tomorrow. Harder to believe since our temps are in the 80's during the day. :/ Thanks for sharing all your crafty creativity. :) Tammy

Beth said...

Awesome tag! I too adore Tim Holtz's products..I have every color of the distress ink pads and many other things. Can't wait to see what you have next!

Nan said...

A beautiful tag and I wondered how you got that rosette so perfect, now I know you have a gidget for it. This come out so lovely. Thanks girls. Nan

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Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your tag is so darling Lindsey! Thanks so much for sharing it with us and doing a tutorial too, that's so sweet of you. I'm very much enjoying my Sugar Kissed Christmas here. :)

Happy week to you both!

Dogwood said...

Love the precious Christmas tag. Thank you for the wonderful detailed tutorial.

Have a fun and creative week.

Hugs, Dogwood

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love this, I do very little paper crafting and welcome all and any help!


LiLi M. said...

Great tutorial! Thanks ladies!

Queenie said...

Hey Girls!
I love those Sugar Kissed Christmas Tags and the darling sugar kissed vignette with all of those vintage treasures and crafts and that wreath in the previous posts...everything's precious...thank you so much for sharing... the tutorials are great :)
Hope you and your family have a very happy and fun holiday season!
Big Hugs,

Lillie Catherine Designs said...

What a beautiful tag! Thanks so much for your generous spirit in sharing these wonderful tutorials. Happy Glittering Holiday Season!

Dapoppins said...

Fantastic tutorial! Thanks for going over the rosette!!