Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tag Tutorial - Retro Secretary

Hello friends!
I purchased October Afternoon's brand new
 9 to 5 paper line this week.
It's such a cute retro work/secretary themed line!
I created this tag and thought I would share the tutorial with you!

I started with a kraft colored tag. I purchased the set of 20 kraft
 tags by Ranger from Hobby Lobby, you can also find them at most other craft stores. I also picked out the sheet of Secretaries from my paper collection.

I cut out my image and decided how I wanted to place her on the tag.

I then took a white spray mist and spritzed my tag.
If you don't have the spray, you can take white paint, thin it down
with water and flick across the tag with a toothbrush.

Take a 1 x 5 1/2 inch strip of paper (blue houndstooth) and rip the
paper along one side. Adhere to tag. Cut another piece (green stripe) 
1 1/2 x 4 1/2 and also rip edge. Adhere to tag.

Cut a scallop or flower shape from patterned paper and adhere to tag.

Take your cut image and adhere using foam adhesive to make it pop!

Then cut a strip of coordinating paper with a border punch and adhere along the bottom of the tag.

Add a sentiment or sticker to the bottom corner of the tag.

Tie a bow through the top of the tag. I used seam binding ribbon that I buy by the roll from Hug Snug (purchased on ebay). I then dyed it with Wild Honey Distress Stain.

I added a stick pin through the foam adhesive
 to add a girly touch to the tag.

I glued a small paper rose to the center of my bow.

That's it! Super easy and a great way to use up scraps!
Perfect accent for a card, layout or as a gift tag!

Hope you enjoyed!
Have a bright and happy day, Lindsey

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busymartha said...

Totally cute!

Shelia said...

This is just darling! Love your work and I'm one of your new followers.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tresa said...

I was JUST looking at this paper at paperissues on etsy. Now I am convinced that I want it. Your tag is ADORABLE! I'm pinning it!


vintage grey said...

I adore October Afternoons paper, and fabrics!! So sweet your creation is!! Have a great day!! xo Heather

Sandy Ang said...

Fantastic Tag ! love your layering and makes me really want to get my hands on 9 to 5

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