Saturday, March 9, 2013

Lucky Charms

Happy Saturday!  I had kind of a lazy day today.  I had every good intention but I fell off the path somewhere along the way.  Tomorrow will be different.

Today I wanted to show you the bag tags I made for my club ladies.  There are LOTS of pics so grab a drink and maybe even a snack.  I'll wait..................


Teeny tiny wishes and distressed dots background.  Crumb cake, blush blossom, pretty in pink and black Stazon inks.  Crumb cake, cajun craze, whisper white, gumball green, wild wasabi and basic black cardstock.  Curly label punch, 1 3/4" scallop punch, owl builder punch, bitty butterfly punch, word window punch1 3/8" circle punch, big shot, label framelits, rhinestones and sunshine and sprinkles DSP. 

Thats alot of supplies there.  Whew!  Now that I look at the little guy, his eyes are a little wonky.  I guess he had too much green beer.

So I've put together a picture tutorial on how to make him.  Its pretty self explanatory but heck, I've got nowhere to go.

Lets do this!

I didn't have any Blush Blossom cardstock.  This color was retired a loooooong time ago but, you can still buy the marker in this color. 

So since I didn't have any cardstock, I decided to make my own. 

Take some white cardstock.......

..................and just rub your ink pad over it until you have the right depth of color you want. 

Rocket science huh?

And then, I didn't take a pic of this but punch out a circle with your 1 3/8" circle punch.

I used my 1 3/4" scallop punch to get this.  I lopped off the top but you don't really need to.

Stick your blush blossom circle on there.  Note:  I had decided I didn't have enough Blush Blossom ink on there so I made some more paper and punched a new circle later.

Now for the hat.  Cut a gumball green curly label in half on the long side, so the short sides are intact.

I just freehanded a strip of black cardstock and glued it on.  Trim it to fit.  You'll also notice I punched some gumball green with the word window punch. 

Then put them together. 

Now get out your owl punch and punch out 4 cute little hearts.  This is wild wasabi.  I love this owl punch although I will admit, I never make owls with it.

Now get your magnifiers on because you're old and can't see up close anymore and put a drop of glue on your hat.  This was not enough and I had to add more..........just so you know.  Place the hearts on the glue to form a shamrock.

When we started selling the rhinestones, I bought a whole pack of colored Sharpies just for this.  So color a rhinestone yellow and stick it in the middle of your shamrock.  I just wanted the idea of gold represented somewhere on my little guy.

Stick the hat your head.

Once again, use your owl punch to make some eyes.  Did you know you can just press the tip of your paper snips on the dot and it will pick it up?  Yep, works great.  Use your white gel pen to add some character.

Add some pretty in pink cheeks.  I did this before I decided he needed a mustache.  Don't forget to punch out some ears too.  I just used the owl punch again.

I had bought this Bitty Butterfly punch from the Spring Catalog in Jan. and I've never used it.  I think it makes the perfect bushy mustache.  I'm just showing you how I cut it apart here.

I don't have the Two Tags die so I rigged up my own.  This was a 2 1/4" x 4" strip of crumb cake.  Roll it through the machine only half way and then roll it back out.  Just so it cuts the top.

Nifty huh? 

Here they are all together.  Sorry about the dirty background paper.  Geez...what a slob!

I used the Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP from the Spring Catalog for the strip because it makes me think of rainbows.  Right after I had gotten them done and had handed out a few of the bags, I realized they would have been cuter on either a white or blue tag with white polka dots.  But I decided I wasn't going to redo them.  They are still cute. 

Alrighty then.   I'm heading to bed.  I want to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for everything I need to do tomorrow. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I love that you do that.

Blessings, b.

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