Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Technique Tuesday: Little Stitchin'

I thought I would share a little tutorial about how I made this tag that appeared on my blog on Saturday.

Now, great minds must think alike because my friend Sara also happens to be doing a stitching tutorial on her blog today! Check it out here! Also, it's Sara's birthday so you should wish her a happy birthday while you're there!

Happy Birthday friend! I hope it's wonderful!

So, I've been noticing that all kinds of cute Amy Tan tags have been popping up in the gallery on Two Peas and I really wanted to buy one but the shipping costs really deter me- all the way to Canada is expensive! So, I made my own. Here's how:

1. Grab a tag and a punch. I chose a red tag and used a Fiskars heart shaped punch. I punched my heart out of the tag.


2. Write your word on your tag using a pencil or a marker.Puncture your letters with a little pin- I used the Bazzil stichin' tool. I love this thing for making holes.


3. Sew your word using some thread.



4. I didn't like the string that came with the tag so I switched it out for some grey & white Divine Twine.


6. I decided to add another heart in the punched shape area, popped up with a pop dot, and cover it with some glossy accents to give it that jelly-like feel.


And then I used it on this layout.


Just something simple. I wanted to make a layout using the journaling from my anniversary post on February 1st. So I did and I added the journaling, tabbed, behind the photo & the tag.


If you like to stitch or sew don't forget to check out Sara's tutorial over on her blog as well!

Happy Tuesday!



  1. I looove the borders on the left and the huge hidden journaling, awesome!

  2. Oooooh, thats super cute!! and a sweet photo!
    greetings from germany :)

  3. lovely layout.

    so funny that you and Sara did the same technique today. love your tag, too - especially the faux apoxy heart. nice touch.

  4. Love the tag and the lacey borders along the side!

  5. So beautiful - love that you used the tag on a LO and the large hidden journaling is awesome!

  6. Love the tag you've made & the hidden journaling...such an adorable layout!

  7. I really like how you did the journaling for this page!

  8. Looks great! Love the hidden journaling and the tag- esp the part where it wasn't $4 to buy *LOL*

  9. This is beautiful!!!!! I love it! Especially the journaling.

  10. I love this tag! Great sewing! Love Penny Scrap-aholic@blogspot.com