Happy Easter!

By | April 4, 2015

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:)

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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.

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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.)

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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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Hope you have a wonderful Easter tomorrow!

Tami Hewlett

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