Tammy Tutterow Designs: Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets
Hello, Friends! I’m so excited to share today’s project with you, as I think you are going to love it! I tried some new techniques while making these Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets, and I got to have my first play date with Tammy’s Scoop Pocket Steel rule die. What fun!
These darling little Easter Tag Pockets make me so happy I want to get up and dance! Here’s what you’ll need to make these l’il cuties
Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets Supply List
- Spellbinders Contour Steel Die: Tammy Tutterow Scoop Pocket
- Tammy Tutterow Posie Parts Stamp and Die Template (Spellbinders)
- Happy is My Favorite Color Cling Stamp (TT/Spellbinders)
- Have a Happy Day Cling Stamp (TT/Spellbinders)
- Be Happy Cling Stamp (TT/Spellbinders)
- Tammy Tutterow Shortie Tags Die (Spellbinders)
- Distress Markers
- Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed
- Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold
- Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
- Mowed Lawn
- Water Brush, or paintbrush and water
- 100% Wool Felt (I cannot vouch for results using other types of felt)
- Archival Inks: Jet Black, Coffee, Plum Magenta Hue
- Authentique Eastertime Paper Collection
- Pink Gingham Ribbon, ivory burlap string
- Easter charms and Embellishments
- Sewing machine
- Watercolor paper, Pale Pink Cardstock
- Doily die, or store bought doilies
- clear embossing powder, heat gun, glue gun
Making Happy Little Easter Tag Pockets
I used the same basic “recipe” for each happy little Easter tag pocket. Here’s how that process went:
- Die cut the scoop pocket from designer paper. Crease on the fold lines. Glue together.
- Cut shortie tags from designer paper. Use the inserts to cut a decorative edge and glue onto the base of the tag. You will have to trim out the sides to do this, but it’s easy enough. Normally, you would cut the edge onto the bottom of the tag, but I wanted the tags to be a little bit longer so they would stick out of the pocket just a little bit.
- Stamp sentiments onto watercolor paper. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Color in with markers.
- Trim the sentiment.
- Stitch onto the tag
- Add ribbons and embellies.
- Decorate the pocket front
Die cutting the pocket from double sided paper gives it very boutique feel. The little tag has a photo mount on the back side so you can add pictures of your sweeties all dressed up in their Easter best. Or you can write a sweet note here. There’s also plenty of room to tuck in a little treat or gift card. Aren’t they FUN?
To add the spatters to the tags, scribble your Distress Markers onto a craft sheet or stamping block. Make an inky puddle by adding a tiny bit of water. Then use a paintbrush to flick the ink onto the card. This adds such a fun, festive feel to each tag. The look makes me think of those malted milk Easter Egg candies. YUM!
Stamping on Felt: A New Technique for me
So, I fell totally in love with Tammy’s Posie Parts Cling Stamp and Die combo when I made my Suck it Up Buttercup project. Then, I fell in love with felt flowers when I made my Altered Starbucks Bottle Vases. I wanted to combine the Posie Parts stamps/dies with felt. So I put on my thinking cap and decided to try it using Ranger Archival Inks on 100% wool felt. As you can see, the flowers are cute, cute, cute!
I stamped 3 of each Posie Part flower and a bunch of leaves. The first time I die cut them, the ink kind of bled onto my cutting plates. Soooo, the second time, I very gently heat set the ink with my heat tool. No problemo! The wool felt handled the gentle heat very well, and there was no inky mess on my cutting plates.
Next, I hot glued the flower layers together, staggering the petals. I pressed a ball end stylus into the center to create dimension. Finally, I added little button centers.
A Nifty Clean Up Trick
If you do get ink on your cutting plates, you can break it down and wipe it off using hand sanitizing gel. I use this stuff to clean my craft sheet, cutting mat, hands…anything that gets inky, really, and it works great! And, it’s CHEAP!
Working with Tammy’s lovely products always makes me happy, happy, happy! I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!