Saturday, April 19, 2014

CASE Study #187 + Curtain Call: Confetti Crush + Craft Hoarders Anonymous #5 + Simon Says

Even though Easter is relatively late, it has kind of snuck up on me. With my husband's Greek heritage, we celebrate the Eastern Orthodox Easter and can have a gap from 1 to 5 weeks between our Easter and the date celebrated by Western Christian churches. Every few years, the calendars line up and this year we are all observing Easter on the same weekend. After roasting a whole lamb and having a big Greek style party last year, things will be a little quieter this year.

Writing that paragraph reminded me of a couple of things I still needed to do, so I interrupted this blog post to put on eggs to boil. It isn't Greek Easter without red eggs to crack!

Instead of making cards for my kids, after seeing Jaclyn Miller's Valentine tags for CASE Study #187, I decided to make a couple of gift tags for their baskets.

How clever to make the little gift bags from wax paper! These gift bags inspired my tags, where a transparent front panel allowed the Tim Holtz mini-blueprint stamps to shine through.

This scalloped tag die from PTI comes in two sizes, so I cut the smaller tag from a transparency and sewed it on the larger stamped tag (yes, you read that correctly - I SEWED on a papercrafting project).

The top tag is lined up so there is a little bubble of air to allow the sequins to move freely.

For the bunny tag, a transparent panel is cut slightly larger than the stamped panel and carefully sewn on the tag. I also cut a second tag to back the tag and hide my threads. This also gives me a nice spot to write a greeting.

Just one more photo to capture the Wink of Stella on the bunny. When out with my daughter last weekend she was horrified to see the mall Easter bunny was brown and adamantly told me Easter bunnies should only be white.

These tags are being linked to a few more challenges:

Curtain Call: Confetti Crush because of the sequin/confetti filled tags.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

I have desserts to bake, baskets to finish off and eggs to dye and I'm envious of our Canadian family and friends enjoying an extra long weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. These tags are so pretty. Love the sequins and the beautifully colored blueprint images! :) Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  2. Both of your tags are wonderful! I love those stamps! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  3. Warning...sewing on paper can be addictive! LOL I do it all the time. It adds so much fun texture to these prettily stamped tags! Thanks for sharing your stamping hoard with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #5!

  4. Happpy Easter- your tags are beautiful.

  5. I sew a lot on fabric but don'f often think to sew on cards. Sometimes a card just calls for it as these little confetti/sequin tags did. They're wonderful, Jacquie. Happy Easter!

  6. Oh these are just great!! Love the shimmer and sequins and those little bags. . .over the expertly colored, darling images!! Nice work! Thanks for sharing your style with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  7. I am not sure if I love the tags, the glitter bunny, or the sequins the most..... These rock! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  8. Love your tag! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  9. Love your tags, so stinkin' cute...Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  10. Love your tags!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

  11. Jacquie these are the cutest! Love the stamps, and then to make them shakers just adds to the fun! Happy Easter!

  12. these are fantastic. great idea to add the sequins like that. really fun and clever.

  13. Your tags look amazing - I love the pretty sequins xx


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