Saturday, June 30, 2012

Patriotic Tag Tutorial and Giveaway

Hello friends!

Thank you for all the well wishes on my new job!
I love it!

Today we are sharing a patriotic tag tutorial!

I saw this cute little solider on a vintage
 boy's birthday card in my stash and thought he looked
 patriotic and perfect for a tag!

Start by printing and cutting out this image.

Choose your tag. I am using a #8 size manila tag,
but you can cut one from cardstock or use whatever you prefer.

Cut a piece of patterned paper to fit your tag.
I used a scrap that was slightly smaller than my tag.
Adhere to tag.
(I used paper by Pink Paislee's Declaration line)

Cut a coordinating piece of patterned paper to fit the top
 of your tag and tear across the bottom. Adhere to tag.
I used Frayed Burlap Distress Ink around the edges of the
 paper and tag to give it a nice vintage look.

I then cut a 2 inch star from white cardstock.

I used a score board to score along the points of the star.
If you don't have a score board, you can most likely
 use your paper trimmer as a guide to score.

Now start folding along the score lines
 until the star is 3 deminsional.

Tie a piece of ribbon through the top of your tag
and then adhere star to the tag.

Take a fine tip brown marker (i used Walnut Stain
 Distress marker) to add faux stitch lines around tag.

Adhere vintage image. I used pop dots
 to make him stand out.

Next, I took silver glitter glue and outlined the tag.

Then, I took a sheet of red rhinestones, adhered
them along top and bottom of tag to add some bling!

I then added a small vintage button patterned
circle to the center of the star, to add a little more detail.

Then, I took red, white and blue washi tape,
 ripped off a few small pieces and
adhered at random around the tag.

Next, I added a small red paper rose to the tag.

That's it!
I love making tags and I hope you
 enjoyed this little tutorial!
Leave a comment on this post and I will
 randomly pick a winner on Tuesday,
 July 3rd to win this tag!

Have a wonderful weekend, Lindsey

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Diane Mars said...

Such a darling tag... very cute vintage image

Diane said...

Great tag! Love the details. Thought I would mention to anyone w/o a scorer, an old table knife (butter knife, not steak knife) works great. They can usually be found cheaply at thrift stores.

MarieD1031 said...

Such an adorable tag. Congrats on your job :)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Such a cute image and tag, Lindsey!! I would love to win it!

I hope you tell us more about your dream job! ♥

vintage grey said...

I love this tag, and thanks for sharing how you created it! So sweet! Would love to win it! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

Jill Norwood said...

Wow! I love your tag! Love the details you added! So sweet! Just found your gorgeous blog today! I am enjoying looking through it!

E said...

Congrats on the new job, nothing like getting paid to do what you love. Such a cute tag and image ! Elaine

Colleen said...

what a cute and adorable tag. He would fit right in with my 4th of July theme decor. It would get hung on my 4th of July tree with all the rest of my ornaments / decorations.
Thank U 4 this opportunity.
Have a great weekend.

Tresa said...

Seriously...this is THE CUTEST 4th of July tag I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing your techniques and image.


Claudia Tyler said...

I am continually amazed at those who can take a few snippets of paper, a ribbon, a few gems and a little time and come up with something so cute. Very impressive!

Theresa said...

SO pretty and patriotic:) Enjoy your weekend! Thanks for sharing this tutorial with me! HUGS!

RetroSandie said...

Really very cute tag! Thank you for the tutorial - I would like to try my hand at making something along these lines. My Mom and Grandmother instilled the Patriot pride in all of us, so we all like to carry on with the red, white, and blue theme, especially for Memorial Day and the Forth of July!! I would love to win that cute little soldier!!

Priscilla G. said...

What a sweet little always...just as adorable as all your other things. Thanks for the tutorial...but, wouldn't it be so much nicer to win yours?? ;>

Pierelantijntjes said...

It's a real beauty!!
thank you for the tutorial!
greetings Ester