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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How about another...

tutorial?  Some people asked me that they'd like to see more Valentines things - of course, it's a little over 2 weeks away.  So I thought that I'd show you this little tag card that I made.  I used my all time favorite paper ~ Bella Rose.  I so should of stocked up on a lot more of this, but I didn't...

So, here goes... And remember you can click on any picture and it will bring it up larger for you to see.  Just remember to hit the back button to come back to me Ü
This is what you will be needing to complete this project. 
I've  taken a 5" x 10 1/2" piece of Pink Pirouette card stock that I scored at 3/12" and 7" inches.
I made little tag templates because I'm not very good at tags.  I took a piece of Riding Hood Red and traced 3 tags on to it.  Each one is 3 1/4" x 4 7/8" inches.  I then took a piece of designer paper - I used Bella Rose of course, and traced 3 tags on the back of the piece of paper that I wanted to use.
I then added my tape and adhered them to the piece of Pink Pirouette that is the base.
It should look like this now.
Now you will take a piece of matching card stock, here I used some of the Riding Hood Red that was left over, I ran it thru my cuttlebug with my Love Language embossing folder and then used my SU! scallop border punch to give the decorative top.  Apply tape and adhere to the bottom of the tag.  Each piece is 3 1/4" x 1 1/4" finished.

This is also where I forgot to cut out the little notches on the Pink Pirouette part to make them look like a tag.  You will notice it on the finished picture.
Now I'm sure that most of you paper crafters know this, but just in case you don't I'll mention it.  I'm going all the way back to grade school where I learned this tip.  Take a scrap piece of paper and fold it in half.  Then draw a 1/2 heart like I did in this picture by the arrow.  Cut it out and then unfold it and you should have the most perfect heart.  I did that here and then traced it on to the piece of Riding Hood Red card stock as shown here. Then cut that heart out. 

I stamped the flowered heart from and old SU! set called Wreath of Roses on to a scrap paper and colored it with my markers.  I carefully cut it out and taped it to the front of the heart that I just made.
Flip the heart back over and add some foam tape or pop dots to it and adhere it to the center tag.
Next I stamped out the letters "I" and "U" with Real Red ink from my Technique Tuesday's Big Timber Line lowercase tall letters.  I cut that out at 1 5/8" x 3 1/8" and adhered that to a piece of Riding Hood Red that was cut out at 1 15/16" x 3 5/16" and adhered those to the 1st and 3rd tags.
Next you will accordion fold the little book together and take your crop a dile or other paper punch and make a hole at the top of the tag.  This is where we will add the ribbon to it.  Another tip I like to do is fold the pages together and punch the holes all at once.  This will make sure that your holes are all lined up in the same spot.  It might be a little hard to do if you do not have a CAD.
Next you will add your eyelets ~ I used the larger ones to this project.
We are almost done, hang in there!
See the little round "reinforcements" at the top of the picture.  Well, dummy me I forgot to add those to the card before I added the eyelets.  I like to add those to projects when I add an eyelet.  I feel that it adds some more stability to the card or project, especially if you add ribbon.  The paper does not tear as easily I feel.  To make these "custom" to match your project I simply take my 1/4" circle punch and punch a hole in your paper.  Then take the sheet of paper and use your 1/2" circle punch over it - it makes perfect reinforcements!

Anyway...  Now you will add your ribbon to the top.  I took a length of ribbon and put thru the eyelet front to back.  Then I took a little piece of the polka dot ribbon and tied a knot in it, just to make it a little different.
I then took my shimmer paint from SU! and used my stylus to add a little touch of it to the flowers on the heart.
oooh, see how pretty...
And the completed project.  You like??

I hope you do.  If you were brave to stick it out with me...  Since no one really guessed yesterday what this is - I'm sure it would of been hard to do - but the first person to leave me a message will get this.  Just leave me a message.  AND the first person to leave me a link on this message to their blog showing that they made one of these (and please link it back to me) will get one in the mail also!  So ~ let's see your creations.

Have a great day, and good luck!!


marsha said...

Great tutorial Joani!
Hugs, Marsha

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a great tutorial. I love the tag book. TFS.