Monday, December 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Tag

Today I'm sharing a fun tag I made using stamps from Stampin' D' Amour! I love the vintage images Pamela has designed - they are so versatile! I chose another image and sentiment from the Vintage Children set and made this birthday tag. Here's how:

My first step is to chose a stamp image and color combo I want to work with. I wanted a pink birthday tag and love the papers and coordinating embellishments from Sassafras. Talk about a match made in heaven - these vintage papers with the SDA vintage stamps is perfection!

I always back my tags with strong chipboard so they hold up well when attached to a package. I still remember mixing up who gave us which wedding gifts because the tags had come off!
I usually recycle chipboard from cereal boxes or other package inserts. When you start looking for it, it will be everywhere so you won't have to buy it!

I cut a large tag in both chipboard and in patterned paper which I used to cover it the chipboard and cut a smaller tag out of cream card stock which I stamped on.
Here's a tip for crisp stamped images (this works particularly well with large/thick images that use a lot of ink) - use a piece of foam or an old mouse pad under your card stock so you can press the stamp into the paper. I promise this will eliminate those annoying holes and/or light spots you used to get when you'd stamp large images!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps - Vintage Children (SDA), DP/Flower Embellishment - Sweet Marmelade (Sasafrass), Card Stock - Vintage Cream (PTI), Ink - Rose Red, Basic Black (SU!), Chipboard (my stash), Foam Squares, Die Cuts - Cuttlebug, Labels 10 (Spellbinders), Ribbon (Crafta)

4 comments:

  1. Lovely tag, and great tutorial.

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  2. Many thanks for the fantastic tutorial! Very cute tag! Great job! Love it! :)

    -pamela

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  3. Hi Jen,

    What a lovely tag this is! And thanks for showing the steps, perfect! And also for the mousemat tip, good one! I love the image you used, makes it look very vintage and fun! Very nice!

    Hugs, Wendy

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  4. This tag is adorable. Love the vintage image. Will have to check out those products for sure. :)

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