Monday, December 6, 2010

{Happy Birthday Tag...} tutorial


~Fantastic Tag Tutorial by SDA DT Member ~
Jennifer Cuthbertson

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 Clear Stamp 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!


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!


Cut a large tag in both chipboard and in patterned paper, which was used to cover the chipboard and cut a smaller tag out of cream card stock which was 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 comment :

Lori Barnett said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! And thanks for the tip about using cereal boxes :) Maybe I should get another Cuttlebug and keep in my kitchen so I don't forget! Wouldn't that be a great idea :) LOL Instead of a KitchenAide on the counter it will be a Cuttlebug!! ha! Also I just adore your cards. Happy Stamping!!


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