Tomorrow’s Easter and I wanted to make Easter tags for my kids for their Easter baskets. Yes, I still give them Easter baskets, even though they are OLD (2o and almost 17!) They still love candy, and any time I can spend with them these days is precious. Samuel is graduating from community college this May and will be moving on to a four-year college, and I only have one more year of High School with my daughter. So, I’m counting my blessings and enjoying every moment:)
Last Thursday, I talked about rediscovering paper piercing, so I thought I’d continue with that trend today. The Eclectic Paper Piercing Kit has templates for both the Angled and Scallop Tag Toppers.
For Samuel’s tag, I cut out two 2″ strips of card stock from Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive and made matching tags with the Angled Tag Topper. I added a “happy” cut from Sahara Sand card stock using the Hello You Thinlits Dies. (The Easter is from the coordinating Crazy About You stamp set. These two items are bundled for a 15% savings.)
Then, I got a little creative with the eggs. I punched them out of the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Paper (from Sale-A-Bration) with a Large Oval Punch. But, they didn’t look like eggs. So, I lightly attached them to a scrap piece of paper so I could punch them again with the Large Oval Punch, making them smaller and more egg shaped. The edges of my eggs weren’t perfect, so I used a sanding block to round them out. Afterwards, I sponged them with Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Marina Mist ink.
For Shannon’s tag, I used the Indescribable Gift stamp set. I’ve been missing my Blendabilities Markers! I know Stampin’ Up! decided to take them off the market, but I have a huge inventory of them, and this stamp set was just screaming to be colored with them. I used Pink Pirouette, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Blendabilities. (You could achieve a very similar effect by using watercolor paper for the tag and then painting the flowers with an Aqua Painter.)
I stamped the central flower two more times on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock, cut them out by hand, and adhered them with dimensionals to really make the flower pop.
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