Wednesday, March 31, 2010

glittery gift tags for Easter and more


The other day one of my dear blogging friends asked me how I got this gift tag to glitter so I thought that others might like to know too.  I’ll include a few Easter tags I’ve made this week for little hostess gifts too.


First of all, you use this clear embossing ink pad to stamp your design on to your card.  You can buy this and the other supplies I’ve use at any hobby/craft shop.


Next, press your stamp on to your card.  The ink is clear so don’t be alarmed when you don’t see it.


You will also need some embossing powder.  I bought this set with an array of pastel colors.


Sprinkle powder on top of your stamp impression and tap the excess onto scrap paper.  Don’t worry.  You won’t waste the powder.  Carefully pour it back into your jar.


You should have an impression of your stamp on your card now,  Next, you will need a heat tool.  Just blow hot air on the impression like you were blowing your hair dry until you see the powder melt and glitter in front of your very eyes.  This should only take a few seconds.  It’s just like magic!


Here, I’ve made several to cut for more than one tag.

easter bread wrapped

Going to a coffee this morning so I’m greeting my gracious hostess with a mini Easter bread basket attached with my handmade tag.. 

easter bread

Here’s a closer look at the individual Easter yeast bread basket I made.  You can find the recipe by clicking HERE.


These little girls, yes, they’re twins, are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and have invited Pretty Boy so I wrapped them each a little hostess gift and personalized with a tag of their own photo from last year’s egg hunt.  


Hope my playing around has inspired you in some small way to create a Happy Easter at your house!

I sharing this with others at Cindy’s place for Show and Tell Friday.


erin said...

cuuute!! you've been busy!

Anonymous said...

Love the tutorial since I had no idea how to emboss tags or cards. Beautiful!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Marsha,
Love your tags; so pretty! Your bread is wonderful and I've enjoyed your post so much! Thank you for sharing and Happy Easter to you and your family.


Really Rainey said...

Hi Marsha, those tags are so pretty, I think I will make some and attach them to everyones easter basket this year... I have LOTS of that Martha Stewart glitter.



Deanna said...

Marsha, May you have a delightful Easter! Have said a prayer for your family.

You're an inspiration to me...I luv your tags! This is so neat. Thank you for sharing this post with us. Also the sprinkles on the bread are darling. What a great way to dazzle up some tasty bread.

God bless,

The Stylish House said...

These gift tags are very attractive. The wheels in my head are turning about different ways to use a few stamps I have. I appreciate you gave such good instructions, because I thought you needed an embossing gun to get this type of result. I can see a trip to the craft store is in my near future.
I also love the egg nestled in the bread braid. Have a nice Easter with your family. We’re going to a chic historical Italianate mansion that has become a restaurant. I know you and Lindsey would appreciate its beautiful architecture.

Maria said...

Oh Thank you SOOOO much Marsha!
this looks like so much fun! I'm going to use this idea for Rachael's {middle child of mine} wedding shower next month!
I hope to spend some time at Michael's {again} with my coupon... and find embossing pad and powder!
Thanks again, you explained it so well!
~Have a Glorious Easter on Sunday and let the Glory continue always ~ Maria

Maria said...

ps. your Easter bread with the egg in the middle is so wonderful looking... I like the way the egg looks in the middle~ so sweet~
I have the same sprinkles... and I bought a BIG {deli size} container of them... just can't remember where ! After Easter, they'll be gone... what a presentation they make!

Anonymous said...

I have no idea why I have never done any stamping art. It looks way too easy and makes such great looking tags. Thanks for the lesson.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Anonymous said...

Oh I loved that. I have had more fun doing some of the things I have seen. I had not done much decorating for Easter the last few years since my grans are too old for egg hunts any more. I gave them candy but no fun things I had made. I am so inspired by all my blogging friends and you for sure. blessings

podso said...

All very cute and creative! The bread basket is just adorable. Enjoy your friends and family this week.

Natasha said...

Those tags look so lovely. I love the look at that yummy bread too!

Thanks for your kind wishes for my 2 boys. They are already sick of the casts-I don't know how they are going to cope for another 5 weeks!

Blessings and best wishes for a very happy Easter,

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I have never tried embossing, but I would love to...your tags are great!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful! I love your gltter embossed tags! ...and that bread is pretty! I hopped over from My Romantic Home and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon when you get a chance. until later...

Sarah said...

Your tags are beautiful. I've done this but would love to give it a try. Thanks for the tutorial. Would love a piece of that bread. Looks so pretty and yummy!

Victoria said...

Those are darling little tags, I love the little birds:)

Gray said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing the gift tag how to...I see embossing supplies in my future. :)

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

This is just so pretty, I love the colors as wel as the motifs that you've chosen! I adore embossing!

Do feel most warmly welcome to pop by for a wee visist. There you will and see my two Easter tablescapes, with the little jewelery display mannequin dolls that I have created, featured at my strawberry tea..,

Have a blessed and happy Easter!

Cheers from Wanda Lee

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

These are so pretty. I love the step by steps on the embossing and the final gift is adorable...sort of a breakfast in a bag!

AshTreeCottage said...

The tags and your Easter bread are just darling!!

Susan and Bentley

Denise Marie said...

adorable post. I'd love to get a set of ebossing powders like that for 1/2 off or as a gift. love the effect of embossing.