Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Birthday! Tag by Julie!!

Yep. I know it's December 22. And I'm sure most of you are up to your eyeballs in Christmas preparations and cheer. ;) That's a good thing. We just happen to be celebrating a couple of birthdays here too. Honestly, sometimes it's hard to stop the Christmas mind-set and jump into birthday. I have a special place in my heart for all of you with Christmas-time birthdays. :)

Today is my husband's birthday, and my daughter turns 12 the day after Christmas.

Isabelle is very much smack in the middle of a zebra phase right now. I cut a big (as in ginormous) tag out of Posh Black Lace paper, and then Mod Podged it with zebra print tissue paper. When you look at it close up, the lace pattern shows through.

I wrapped some black tulle around the bottom, and then added her monogram. (She asked me to use a B for Belle instead of an I.) The 'B' is a chipboard letter (Colobok) that I covered with Posh Butterfly Script paper. Then I added a coat of Iridescent Medium (Winsor & Newton) to make it a little sparkly/shiny.

For the crown I used Posh pink glitter paper. I cut it out at 4" with Teresa's Sophisticated cartridge (crown1). Adhere to tag and add bling (Stephanie's Gems & Jesse's Jewels).

For the hanging bling at the bottom, I deconstructed a black T Drop that I was tickled to find at the back of my drawer. :) Don't you love it when you find stuff like that? I took off 5 little blingies, poked holes, and hung them from the bottom of the tag.

Print a happy birthday message on white cardstock (I used the Porcelain font and added the Iridescent Medium to this too) and add to the top of the tag with 3D foam squares (Thermoweb). Finish with a black lace hanger.

Happy Birthday Belle! And Happy Birthday to my husband today. :)

And from me and my family, a very Merry Christmas to you all! Have a wonderful and blessed holiday season.


  1. ADORABLE!!! I think I will have to make one myself. :)

  2. super cute tag, julie!
    i love it!
    perfect for belle! :)

  3. so fun Julie-- I think Belle looks like quite a princess and the tag is precious!

  4. What a cute tag. May have to try a ginormous one, too!!


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