Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Wednesday toot toot tutorial :D

Hellooooo everyone and happy Wednesday to you! It is usually my Whimsie Doodles Day but I promise to show the remaining wonderful new releases tomorrow. {Since Melyssa is vacationing in New York, I am being honery. lol! JK!!}

I actually sat down this weekend to participate in a couple of challenges and needed to get this posted in time to meet the deadline.
Challenges are:
*Stamp 'n' Scrap Hawaii create tags (Christmas tags, ack! I know...I should have taken better notes but it is worth a try!)
*Just Us Girls dry embossing challenge: tags are Cuttlebugged
*The Secret Crafters Four Seasons Challenge

First off, a huge THANK YOU to Renae of Two Scoops Rice Designs for asking me to be on her Winter-Spring DT! I am so excited, so I decided to create a little tag project that I have nicknamed Friends Through The Seasons with her kawaii images:

This is a super easy project to do and uses up all those little scraps that you have lying around. Toot toot! LOVE that we can use up those small pieces, exciting, right? heehee!

Here's the simple tutorial:
First, start off with the outside 'pockets':
Select scraps of DP, I made sure mine were all at least 3x8 which, folded in half, turned into a 3x4 finished pocket size.

Then punch in 2 holes on each side for eyelets (yes, eyelets!):

You are going to attach each of them with ribbon in the holes, but make sure you wait to line them all up to connect the panels together first.

For the inside tags:
Choose coordinating colors of scrap cardstock (or not so coordinating, whatever suits your style!).
Mine measured 2.5 x 4 to fit the 3x4 folded pockets:

And now the fun part. Select scraps of DP and small pieces of ribbon, extra embellishments, etc. that you want to use to decorate the tags:

Now have fun!
Here are my tags once they were all decorated according to the seasons:

And the lovely ladies wanted to take one last walk down the runway:

Teehee! Thank you all so much for coming by! I do hope you enjoyed this tutorial, this weekend I will be creating a separate page with all the tutorials that I have discovered and tried, including the strawberry one that some of you have asked about.
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone! Thank you for being a friend through the seasons!
*Love and Aloha*


Maylee said...

Super cute project Joni!

Melissa Craig said...

Very cute! The tutorial is great! What a neat way to present a keepsake to grandparents or perhaps capture some moments of a field trip or other school event for a teacher. Great idea, thanks!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

How cute is this! Love the tag idea and you colored these little girls up beautifully. Congrats on the two scoops!

Pam Varnell said...

Fantastic tag project Joni and thanks for the tut on how to do it. Hugs!!

PaperCrafty said...

Super cute project Joni!! I think you did a great job with all the challenges!!

Tammy said...

I love the tags Joni! Congrats on the Two Scoop DT. You are going to rock it!
Great tut, I'll have to give it a try.

Jen said...

This is super cute, Joni!!!! It's ok, I'm just happy that you participated n' played along.

God Bless,

helen ... said...

waw , they are so sweet, i love them, waw you are so creative =O, i am impressend =)

Jodi said...

These are cute images and love the tags you made too!! Congrats on the DT!
Jodi =)

Kerry said...

Super cute Joni, big CONGRATS on the DT!!! Great tutorial, got to try it out! can't wait. :)

Digi Free said...

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Archana said...

Wow! You are so creative. Just love all your crafts. Thanks for the tutorials!

Kathy said...

Joni, those are darling. Love everything about them..your coloring is beyond wonderful!! Love your papers also.:)

Stampin' Pam said...

Joni these are adorable and your tutorial is really great - thanks for sharing with everyone - nicely done girly! Thanks SO MUCH for playing along with Just Us Girls. Hope to see you again Saturday for our next challenge!

It's Me, Nikki! (aka NCSUnikki) said...

Super cute project Joni! Fantastic instructions-- thank you so much for taking the time to post them! Glad to see you had time to sit downand do some challenges :) Happy Wednesday!

Kristin Bueter said...

Joni, I love your little tag project, it's soooo adorable with those sweet images! Great contrasting color choices and the embossing is fabulous! Congratulations on your DT selection!! That's awesome!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls! Hope to see you on Saturday for a fun color challenge hosted by Lisa!

Andrea M said...

Love your tags! They are super cute :) The colors are awesome.