Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Little Girl Valentine Tag Tutorial

Hello friends, today I am sharing the first of our Valentine tutorials!
Today I am sharing with you a tutorial for this Valentine tag I created.

First start by printing and cutting out this vintage Valentine.


I then cut out a tag from white cardstock. The tag measures 3 x 6.


Then I took my favorite tool, my Vintage Photo Distress Ink and blending tool all by the fabulous Tim Holtz and inked lightly across my tag and around the edges.




I then cut a 2 x 3 piece of patterned paper. I used paper from Bo Bunny's Love Bandit collection.
I then took a Martha Stewart edge punch to cut along one side of my paper. I glued that to the top of my tag.



This acrylic stamp set is by Inkadinkado and was purchased recently from Michaels. I used this cute alphabet stamp set to stamp A - G along the left side of my tag.



This is a great way to get a child or school like feel to your projects.


Next I added Tattered Rose Distress Ink along the edges of my tag and across the patterned paper to add more color to my tag.


I then knotted a strip of ribbon and glued it across the top of my tag.


I added a flourish to the bottom of my tag using an acrylic stamp and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.

And lastly I glued on my vintage image using foam pop dots to make the girl stand out.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I hope I have inspired you to make Valentine projects!
Happy mid week, Lindsey

43 comments:

Alecia said...

Thanks for the tutorial! This tag is so sweet! C:

Florence and Mary said...

What a cute image on those tags!

Victoria xx

Laurie Anne said...

Awesome! Now i need to find me some vintage goodies :) Thank you xx

Jolijn said...

Thanks! It looks great, what a cutie!

~Tonja~ said...

Oh my what a sweet image and great tut
thanks for sharing with us...
Have a Blessed day...
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Cute, cute! I always love the little girl images! Thanks, Lindsey! ♥

Lisa said...

Super super cute!! I love it!!
Hugs, Lisa

Dixie said...

Lindsey... you have inspired! thanks! Dixie

Pieceful Bits said...

Such a darling tag..thanks for the inspiration(~~) Julie

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lindsey
Thanks so much for the excellent instrucions. The tag is adorable. I will have to get myself some of that special ink.
Lindsay
x

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Lyndsey sweetie...
What a beautiful tutorial. Easy peasy if you know how to get there, so I thank you so much for sharing with me today. I love new items and have so much fun looking and learning how to do a new craft.

You and your Moma are the BEST about sharing. Thank you and I will be making tags soon.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Beansieleigh said...

Distress Ink?? Is this hard to find? I have never seen or tried it, nor have I even tried to make ANY tags as of yet! Thanks for the tutorial! I LOVE it! ~tina

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Wonderful way to interact with my grandchildren for making beautiful valentine remembrances! Love this!!! Hugs, Coralie

Julie said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing I think I just might do this one!

Mrs teins said...

Lindsey
Thank you for sharing this valentine tutorial. Your tags are so pretty! Really clear instructions i am sure you have inspired many. So lovely well done!
Hugs and love sue x

Jacqueline said...

You make it look so darn easy...I'm in the mood for having fun! Make sure you two come over and enter my first drawing...Queens in Training...pass it on!

LBP said...

Thanks! Your tag is absolutely adorable.

Blessings

Linda

Cora said...

I love it.....going to have to make this! Sweet! Thanks so much for sharing.

stefanie said...

TA-Da...gorgeous!!!

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

oooh i love that distressing ink! very cool!! where can i get that at? love the tag!!

Beansieleigh said...

I already commented earlier on the tags, but I wanted to tell you I posted a little something about Barbie today.. This is Barbie Wednesday still, yes?.. even though it's not necessarily vintage.. (0; Anyways, I just wanted to show a couple of Barbie ornaments I was given this year!.. so I posted this as part of your weekly event. ~tina

daylily777 said...

Thank you both so much for your gracious , sharing spirits!The Little Valentine Girl Tag is so sweet!
Blessings,
~Myrna

Dogwood said...

Too cute. Thanks for the tutorial. I am going to start crafting my Valentine cards later in the week. Can't wait. So much fun!

Nan said...

This is darling Lindsey I can't wait to get back today and make one. Thanks for posting I always look forward to your tutorials.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

She is a sweet little tag, Lindsey!
Aren't they fun to make!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Sandy said...

Lindsey,
This is so pretty and cute! I just love it! Great instructions! I am going to check my supplies, and see if I have that sweet pink ink, I have a lot of the paads( never used by the way ) and I am going to get busy! Thanks so much!

GardenofDaisies said...

Your tag is wonderful! LOvE it! Worn lipstick ink? OMG! I have to go find that! :-)

Bearly Sane said...
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Bearly Sane said...

Wonderful tutorial Lindsey ... you and Twyla are always an inspiration!
Love all the vintage pics from the previous post too.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Creative Breathing said...

Wonderful Lindsey! I learn something new with each tag. Alphabet letter along the side - love them! Thanks so much for the time you have put into this! Elizabeth

~~Carol~~ said...

This tag is so incredibly adorable! And I WILL make it, once I stop getting so distracted from all of the other cute things that I want to make. Blogland is the best! Thank you for the tutorial!

LeeAnn said...

The tag is so adorable! Hmmm Distressed ink? Something I don't have and think I need!! Thanks for the tutorial.

Scrap for Joy said...

Love this cute tag today and the directions are so clear and easy to follow. You girls are an inspiration! Joyce

Suzie Button said...

Oh, that's SO dear! I'm going to make that as part of my Valentine Swap! Yeah! Thanks! Suzie

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Lindsey!
Thank you so much for your darling tag tutorial! In honor of your valentine celebration, I've linked to you and posted some vintage valentines today on my blog that belonged to my great grandmother. :)
Happy week to you!
Sally

Mona @ la la by mona said...

Just so sweet! Makes me want to make tags - buy ink and stamps and stuff! Cute, cute!

Linda said...

what a sweet, sweet tag. Thank you for the fun tutorial and the valentine image!

She'sSewPretty said...

OMGosh! That is adorable!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

LOVED the tut & am eager to make it...thanks for sharing!

Nancy B said...

That is an adorable Valentine tag!

Kristin said...

That is SO sweet! I wish I had creativity like that!

pinkstilettos said...

Oh, My! Thank you for sharing. This valentine looks fabulous!
Daisy~

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