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Monday, 16 March 2009

Blue Butterfly Mother's Day Tag Book

Here is the first of the two tag books I've decided to make for Mother's Day this year. I wanted to make something special this year as I didn't manage to make any Mother's Day cards last year due to the house move and all my stash still being boxed up.

I started by making the three tags from blue card. The tags were scored to create a spine to make opening the tag book easier. Each side of the tags was covered with patterned paper from the Papermania Flowery Colossal paper pad.

The front page was covered with the butterfly paper and was decorated using a butterfly cut from the remainder of the sheet and silver wire antennae were added. This was matted onto a piece of the blue/green spots paper from the same paper pad. The sentiment was cut from the 'Happy Mother's Day' text paper and matted onto the blue cardstock.


Page two was covered with the blue/green spots paper and a strip of the 'Happy Mother's Day' text paper. This was also decorated with a butterfly with wire antennae.



Page three was covered with the 'Happy Mother's Day' text paper (a section without the text) with a strip of the blue/green spots paper over the top. The 'MUM' letters were cut using the Ellison Curlie Girlie thin cuts alphabet set and embossed using the Ellison Spots embossing folder. The letters were coloured using the ColorBox Prussian Blue Fluid Chalk ink.




The tag was finished with a blue Prima flower embellished with a pearl bead.



Page four was covered with the blue/green abstract paper from the Papermania Flowery colossal paper pad, with a smaller panel of the blue/green spots paper over the top. A butterfly was cut from the butterfly paper and wire antennae were added. A definition from the HOTP Definitions and Words Ephemera was added and embellished with a light blue faux gem.



Page five was also covered with the blue/green abstract paper and a strip of the 'Happy Mother's Day' text paper was attached over the top. A blue Prima flower, embellished with a light blue faux gem was adhered to the bottom of the tag along with a row of larger light blue faux gems.



The back page was covered with the butterfly paper and a tag made from green card was added with pale blue organza ribbon threaded through the holes.



Holes were punched through all the tags along the spine section and were tied together with narrow light blue satin ribbon and blue/green fibre. The corners of each page were punched with a corner rounder and the edges of each of the tags inked with the ColorBox Prussian Blue Fluid Chalk ink.

I shall be entering this into Clare Curd's Card Challenge this week which is to create a card for Mother's Day. Follow the link for more details on how to enter.

2 comments:

CraftyTracy said...

Kathleen that is Lovely.

Tracyx

kay said...

what a gorgeous keepsake which i am sure will be treasured.
kayx

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