Monday, June 14, 2010

Phoebe's 80th Birthday Party - Tags for Favor Bags

Hi everyone! Here are some tags I designed last month for Angie (one of my favorite front-office people at school). She organized the 80th birthday party for her mom, Phoebe, this past weekend, and needed help with the favor bags. When I found out that Phoebe's birthday was June 12th, I was even more excited about the project. My husband and myself share the same date with Phoebe.
I originally designed about 7 or 8 different tags. Phoebe loves purple, so I made sure each tag had some purple. Angie couldn't choose just one design, so she narrowed it down to 3 designs. I'm showing 4 here, because I accidently created a 4th design when I glued the wrong side of the Stampin' Up paper. Duh!

The tags are 2 inches in diameter. I created the text in Microsoft Word. After I printed out the text, I used my 2" circle punch to cut out the tags. I layered on the Stampin' Up designer series paper and strips of Crushed Curry (or Basic Black) paper. The butterflies and hearts are mounted on the tags with foam tape. I finished off the tags by punching holes with my Crop-a-Dile. Angie didn't need ribbon from me since she bought her own.

Tip: If you have this 3 In 1 Classic Butterfly punch, it works well for cutting the small butterfly from Papertrey Ink.

This project was fun. Angie gave me a birthday gift before school ended. I got pretty silk flowers and a gift card to Michael's. So sweet!

Have a good one!

Tag Ingredients
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Crushed Curry - textured, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant DSP, & Rose Red DSP (Stampin' Up), white parchment paper (CA Paper Goods), Wildflower (Only the Best)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant (Stampin' Up), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Tools: Big Shot with scallop Nestabilites, heat gun, 2" circle (EK Success), Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Classic Buttefly punch, 3 Hearts punch (Stampin' Up), Crop-a-Dile (We R Memory Keepers), Microsoft Word with the following fonts: Shruti, Century Gothic, and Lucida Handwriting
Other: Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, foam tape (3M), Stickles, mini rhinestones (Michael's), clear embossing powder

4 comments:

~amy~ said...

these are sooo fun! happy belated!!!

CeeCee said...

Anthonette, these are adorable! They're small but they pack a punch.
CeeCee

Savitri said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!! Love them! Just too adorable!!!

Wenni Donna said...

That’s so sweet! Do you make these yourself? It’s a beautiful tag. My granny is also turning 70 next month and she loved art and craft at her time. She used to make beautiful cards and tags. We still have some of her work with us. This party is going to be grand and we have booked one of the finest Chicago venues for the celebration.