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easter tags

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Spring is here! Or at least will soon be :) That means the Easter holiday will be here before we know it and so it was time to put together the Easter tags that I like to make up for my girls, nephews, and friends. This is a little tradition that I have and love to do when I can.

I am sure that many of you guessed that when my Hippity Hoppity set debuted in February, there was no doubt that it would show up on this year's tag. The new Tag Sale #10 dies helped it all come together this year.

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Before I did any die cutting on the smaller frame pieces, I ran my white cardstock through my Xyron machine. That took care of all of the adhering of the little pieces to the tags. The Xyron is definitely a favorite tool on my desk.

I stamped the bunnies and eggs in a permanent, waterproof black ink onto the white frame insert pieces. I knew I wanted to do a little watercoloring and so I needed and ink that would not bleed if it got wet.

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To do the watercoloring, I used ink refill that I had put onto a piece of acetate (I use what the stamps come mounted onto) with a water brush to paint in the bunny images. I used Classic Kraft for the bunny, Hibiscus Burst inside the ears and on the eggs, and Spring Moss & Hawaiian Shores on the eggs.

You are probably thinking - where are you watercoloring those? Are they on a blanket? And actually, yes they are. When I do a bunch of watercoloring I am usually kicked back in my chair and watching something on TV. It's living room and ottoman crafting at its finest.

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Next I added some glitter to the eggs by using a glue pen and then dipping the pieces into a container filled with the glitter. On your ottoman? Yes. No glitter was spilled in the glittering of the eggs.

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Up next, I did a bunch of die cutting of the tag base in Hawaiian Shores cardstock and the frame piece in kraft (adhesive backed with the Xyron sticker machine again.)

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I stuck the colored bunny images right to the tag base and then added the white scalloped frame around it. I added the kraft scallop frame on top of the white. This gave the frame just a little more dimension than if I had just attached the kraft frame by itself.

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To add the names I used the notched banner piece that is included with the Tag Sale #10 dies and the Simple Alphabet set. See how the Tag Sale #10 dies have everything you need to put a tag like this together? I love it.

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The Hibiscus Burst bitty dot ribbon was perfect for the top of the tag and I secured it in place with brads that I had in my stash.

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How cute did these bunny tags turn out?

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I am so excited to attach the tags to baskets and gifts. After Easter is done, I will slip my girls tags into their scrapbooks. The Tag Sale #10 will also work well to slip into a pocket style layout, so I will have to decide if that is how I want to approach my layouts this year or stick to a traditional layout style.

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I hope you enjoyed my Easter tags for this year - happy tag stamping!

Supplies:

all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

2014 Easter Tags

stamps: Hippity Hoppity, Simple Alphabet

ink: True Black, Classic Kraft refill, Hibiscus Burst refill, Hawaiian Shores refill, Spring Moss refill, Jet Black Archival (Ranger)

cardstock: white, kraft, Hawaiian Shores

other: Hibiscus Burst bitty dot ribbon, Tag Sale #10 dies, prisma glitter, brads (Stampin' Up!)

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