Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Retro Secretary Tag Tutorial

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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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Playtimes Past

Hello friends!
I picked up an older pad of Graphic 45 paper
recently at Hobby Lobby.
It was on clearance, so I couldn't pass it up!
This line was called, Playtimes Past.

So of course when I saw it I thought,
 I need to make a mini with this!!

This paper line has a lovely blend of
 children and primitive themed paper.
I Used Weathered Wood Distress Stain to dye
seam binding for my ribbon.

These Prima paper flowers matched perfectly!
I find these flowers match several of G45's paper lines.

I cut black swirls from the Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes die.
I also enjoy using flowers by Recollections from Michaels.
I stock up on the rose style ones when they run a sale.

Have a lovely day, Lindsey

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