Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A "Happy Gram" from Tammy Tutterow!

Hi bloggers!!! Happy Wednesday to you! I'm truly pleased to have a Simon Says Stamp Exclusive large tag card with the fantastic Tammy Tutterow!

Here are a few words of inspiration behind the project from the artist:

When I was in school, the school office had yellow notepads with smilie faces on them that said "Happy Grams".  Any time they had good news for you they would send you a note on those yellow note papers.  I remember how fun it was to see an office worker at the door with one in hand and how it was even more fun when it was for you.  I have loved the idea of "Happy Grams" ever since.  Add in a bluebird, a symbol of happiness, a sunshiney sky, and I think you have the perfect combination for a happy "just because" card for a friend.

I made this card combining those two elements along with some of my very favorite crafty things, Tim Holtz Distress, Ranger Ink, and Sizzix.  Just making this card was enough to make me smile!  I love sharing techniques that you can use again and again, not just on this project.  I hope that as you look at my tutorial you will find a technique and an idea or two that will inspire you and give you a few new ideas!

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Watch the video as Tammy takes us step by step on how to create this fun tag card!



Thanks so much to special guest artist Tammy Tutterow for this fantastic tutorial today! We hope this inspires you to make your own happy gram today!


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125 comments:

  1. Beautiful tag. Thank you for
    the tutorial.

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  2. Oh wow, this is amazing! I love the background and bird! Hugs, Hanneke

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  3. my gosh, this is just gorgeous! :)

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  4. that background is *so* beautiful!

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  5. WAUW this is just so beautiful. I love the colors used here and the technique sounds pretty cool too, and you´ve sure done an awesome job on this card here Tammy, and thanks sooo much for the great video.

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  6. A happy gram indeed! Love all the awesome details on this. So pretty.

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  7. The background technique is great, thanks for the video Tammy!

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  8. Great video. I like that cardinal die but thought I wouldn't use it much. What a great idea to just cut the crest off and you have any other bird. Sometimes the obvious isn't! Thanks Tammy

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  9. That card is gorgeous! I love the soft colors and the background seems to glow!

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  10. Love it!! Gorgeous color blending.

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  11. This would be a happy gram anyone would love to receive.
    I just discovered this site and became a follower. Can't wait to see more inspiration.

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  12. I like the idea of Happy Grams!

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  13. Great vidio with lots off good techniqs.
    Christina P.

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  14. Love it - thanks for sharing

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  15. What a great idea for a school to give out Happy Grams. Love the blue bird on the card...very pretty.

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  16. What an awesome tag, the simplicity is stunning! I love it!

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  17. This is fantastic. I love Tammy's work.

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  18. Gorgeous card! Love the colors and all the dimension! Tammy always does incredible work!

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  19. Wow Tammy! This came out so beautiful.

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  20. Wow! Tammy your card is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing how you made it. I particularly love the idea of creating my own sponge painting stamps to use along side my designer ones.

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  21. I love hearing the birds in the early morning as the sun comes up. These really make me think "Spring" and remind me it's time to refill my feeders. The birdies have been busy outside. The colors and techniques and embellishments on this are all in my comfort and happy zones. :-)

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  22. what a great idea - fabulous make x

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  23. The watermarked background is beautiful!

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  24. So cute and the background is beautiful.

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  25. Love the story behind this project. Beautiful tag

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  26. Love this technique and tutorial. Tammy is one talented lady.
    Subscribe to her blog and you won't be disappointed. TFS Becky Johnson

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  27. Great card! Love the little nest the bird is sitting on.

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  28. This idea is great. The card is so cute and the inking is beautiful :)

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  29. Terrific post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more
    on this topic? I'd be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Thanks!

    Feel free to surf to my blog post - registry cleaner

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  30. Love the video, with all the details. Thanks

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  31. Tammy's tutorial was Fantastic. Made it seem so do-able. Also, answered some of those "How'd she do that?" questions. That would look great as a framed object. Thanks for featuring her.

























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  32. Love this happy card! Thank You so much for the video.

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  33. This is really nice. Love the different colors and the ribbon.
    Linda T

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  34. Love this! Tammy is fabulous.

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  35. So inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing. XXX Tineke

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  36. Wow! Amazing project! I wish i could do the background!!

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  37. Amazing work thanks for sharing it with us

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  38. Wow...This is amazing. I love everything about it.

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  39. Cool idea and gorgeous project!

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  40. This little bluebird really does make a happy gram! It's beautifully embellished and crafted! TFS!

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  41. Cute piece- love the spattered background.

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  42. Great Story, great card and great video - thanks Tammy :)

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  43. Great card, love the BG. TFS ;-)

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  44. Love this card and what a super idea! Thanks for the great video too!

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  45. So pretty! Love how the background turned out. :)

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  46. Great card! The colors blend so nicely and the ribbon colors are wonderful too!

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  47. Aw, this is such a fabulous card. It really did make me happy! :)

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  48. love the idea of turning a big tag into a small card by folding it in half. so simple yet wasn't even on my radar!

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  49. Great video and such a beautiful card.

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  50. Thank you for the Great Tutorial AND Video. As always your work is stunning. It's so good to see the products being used and how they can be used in different ways.

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  51. Fabulous project. Thanks for the awesome tutorial loaded with techniques.TFS

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  52. This has quickly become one of my favorite blogs to check daily!

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  53. Loved your story about happy grams and your card is awesome! I will have to watch the video to see how you colored the tim holtz adornments. I want that die now as well. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  54. What a gorgeous tag card from Tammy - so beautiful!
    Alison x

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  55. Such a beautiful card Tammy! Enjoyed watching your video, so easy to follow along!

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  56. What an awesome video! Thanks for the Show and Tell, Tammy :)

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  57. Beautiful card and great video! Thanks for sharing! :-) xx

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  58. Beautiful card, i love this idea.Hugs Sara

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  59. I would LOVE to get this happy gram!! It's gorgeous!!

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  60. Wow, a whole new use for plain embellies. Love it.

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  61. Love it!! Gorgeous color blending.

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  62. Gorgeous! Thanks for the video. I always enjoy seeing how everyone else does there projects!

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  63. Absolutely a stunning beautiful card, and great video too. Loved watching you create your card.

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  64. Tammy is amazing and I follow her blog to see her beautiful projects.

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  65. A very pretty card. The colors are soft and warm. the bird looks so nice. Great job.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Awesome project as always Tammy!! I love those birds...they are so cheery and just seem to make me think of spring arriving. Thank you for sharing.

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  67. I love this. It is absolutely gorgeous.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
    follower

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  68. I love Tammy! She never fails to inspire me!

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  69. Love this darling card! I've been following Tammy for a very long time and really enjoyed this video tutorial. Love various techniques and the finished product is adorable.

    Thanks for sharing! I hope to see Tammy much more often!

    Merilee

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  70. Tammy has created a beautiful tag. I love all of the technique she used for this video. Off to buy the paints

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  71. So cute! Love the "happy gram" :D
    Thanks for sharing!

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  72. Such a beautiful card. Iris

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  73. Really cute ^^

    Hugs from France

    Lunéa♥

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  74. This is so cute! I love the ribbon, and the bird!!!

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  75. What a cute idea, love those colors and those flowers are amazing!

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  76. love the tutorial and the techniques, beautiful colors and such a softness. thanks for sharing and chance to win.

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  77. I love Tammy's style - this is wonderful!
    Sandra ltb

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  78. Amazing - thank you. I have learn't so much. Sx

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  79. What a lovely card ... and the idea of happy grams is fab - wish our school had had them :)

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  80. AWESOME!! Loving this post and the FUN ideas!! THANKS for sharing the video and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  81. What a fabulous project on this snowy day.

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  82. what a great project, love the bird very sweet

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  83. What a fun card!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  84. <3!!! The colors and the bird and the background and the ribbon are all wonderful! TFS!

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  85. Oh Tammy......what a gorgeous tag you made ! Love all your details and your tutorial !!! Fantastic and very inspiring as usual with all what you share with your blog followers !!
    Thanks a lot for sharing !!!!
    Hugs from Spain

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  86. Tammy...sorry for disturbing with silly questions : Did you use the heart /wings die to make the birds wings ? I dont have any of those two dies so not sure whether a wing is with the Cardinal die...
    Thank you for any help...
    Hugs from SPAIN

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  87. AWESOME video and card Tammy! So many great tips...thanks SO much for the inspiration!

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  88. What's not to love, Tammy is amazing! Thank you! Sue

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  89. Tammy is one of my most favorite artist. I just LOVE her work. You can almost visit the beauty in her soul when you see her creative offerings. She now brings us a blue bird of happiness! I have some of those #12 tags in hopes of creating a bird scene. Well, you know that I am off to see the video and gets to creatin'! Tks SS for showing off more of Tammy!

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  90. great background techniques and coloring tones

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  91. Love Tammy's work with Distress inks.

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  92. Great tutorial, Tammy! I love the way you altered the bird and the flowers are awesome! Thanks for hosting, SSS!

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