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)


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


  2. 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

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


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