Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentine Tag Tutorial

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a tag tutorial!
Start by printing and cutting Valentine.

Here is a look at the finnished tag.


Cut out a tag shape from patterned paper. My tag measures 3 x 6.


Now I added Vintage Photo distress ink with my favorite blending tool all around the edges of my tag.

Next, I add a little Aqua ink along one corner.

Now I stamped this postcard stamp in the upper middle of my tag. This stamp was purchased at Hobby Lobby.

Then I ripped a few scraps of sheet music and glued to the tag. I then added Vintage Photo Distress ink to make the sheet music blend in with the tag.

Next, I added Vintage Photo Distress Stickles. It is a bottle of glitter glue and is by the same company that creates the Vintage Photo ink pads. Because it is Distress Stickles it is more like a matte glitter. It is not sparkley. It is chunky and really adds a cool grunge look.

I just squeeze dots of it across the tag and then spread it out with my finger.

See the cool grungey look it creates?

Now add your Valentine.

I then added pink twine to the tag and a big pink bow using pink velvet ribbon that was purchased at Hobby Lobby.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. This tag would be the perfect accent to add to your Valentine gift bags!
Have a wonderful day, Lindsey

34 comments:

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Love your tutorial! I will have to try and make one. It really came out great! Who wouldn't want to receive a valentine like this. I want one!. A fun post.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Nan said...

Thanks for posting girls and I will certainly make one like this, or similar I should say.

Julie said...

Oh, so adorable, Lindsey! Love your beautiful tags! Love the smearing Stickles idea--never thought of that!

Jessica said...

I am enjoying your tutorials!!

LiLi M. said...

The tag is just amazing! I always love your tutorials! Everybody has their own way of making things and we can learn so much from one another! Thanks!

Angelika said...

Wow......a wonderful tutorial. Thank you for the fantastic idee.
The tag is so great.

Have a nice day
Angelika

Marilyn said...

Love your tutorials....They are so easy to follow!! This tag is adorable!!
Take Care....
Love Ya',
Marilyn
xxoo

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Cute! With my grands here I haven't been able to do any valentining and I'm going through withdrawls! I'm having fun "cardbooking" with my littlest girl, though! ♥

Diane said...

I love the way this turned out. I didn't know that there was a grunge stickles--I hope I can find it in town here--I love the look of it.

Lynn said...

Such an adorable tag, love the vintage look to it :)
My studio is closed for a while so I havn't done a thing this year for Valentines. Once the house sells I can get back in there and make a wonderful mess :)

barncat said...

Thanks so much for more tips, I love this tag!

Laurie Anne said...

Adorable!...as always :) xx

Julie said...

I was just thinking before coming to work that I should get a Valentine made and sent to my daughter that lives a state away! I will be coming back when I'm at home!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Lyndsey sweetie...
I am making out my list for Michaels, so that I can make some of these Valentine's for my co-worker gals. These are so darn cute. I just love them. You are so talented and I so enjoyed this tutorial. I hope you will continue sharing more with us.

Have a beautiful day sweetie. Country hugs and so much love...Sherry

Jenny S said...

I am working on a vintage Easter tag that I will share once it is finished! It is AMAZING!!! Even if I do say so myself! hehehe! Once I finish it I will send you a link!

Country Dreaming said...

Cute idea as always. All of your Valentine's stuff is soo cute.
Thanks for stopping by Dreaming-it was good to see you ladies.
Come back soon!

Melinda

Shirley said...

That is really pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Lindsay-ann said...

Thanks for another great tutorial. The tag is adorable. The valentine album on your previous post is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing pictures of that too.
Lindsay
x

Meri Wiley said...

Thank you for sharing such a lovely tag.

Hugs,
Meri

Cora said...

So cute! I really appreciate you both sharing your ideas and the products you use. I see them in the stores and often wonder what they do, or how they look on a project. I have learned a lot from yall.
Thanks!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

How wonderful! The tag you made is adorable! It is amazing all of the things you used to give it such character! Most of the products your used were new to me, and it was fun to see what you did with them! :)

I hope you have a beautiful day! :)

Lisa said...

Super Cute! You guys are busy!! I still have a box I want to finish!!
Hugs, Lisa

Brenda said...

What a pretty tag! I love it! I do not have any of the distressed stickles yet. Must get.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very sweet! I mentioned you on my blog today! Have a nice afternoon! ♥

daylily777 said...

Everything you do is amazing , you two are so talented . Thank you so much for all the sharing you do. God Bless you !
Hugs,
~Myrna

Penny said...

Super cute tag - Thank you so much for the tutorial.

Hugs,
Penny

becky said...

I love these.Very cute! Twyla thanks for dropping by my blog.Sorry I havent visited more often but im a bit busy, will try to come over more.Have a great Wednesday!

Diane said...

I love what you did with this!
Stickles! I haven't seen this! You mean you just put it on your finger and press your finger here and there and it makes grunge? Cool!

Thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet comments!

Hugs!! Diane

Creative Breathing said...

Dear Lindsey, I have made your Valentine Album. You have given me a gift this year that I will forever be grateful. I hope you will visit to see. Elizabeth

Patricia said...

Thanks for stopping by. You don't know how much I enjoy your Valentine posts each day - I have you in my reader. And thanks so much for all the images - they are truly beautiful.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

I just found your blog and I adore it !! It is so much fun and so beautiful ~
YAYYYY !!
xoxo
Lori

Beansieleigh said...

ADORABLE!! ~tina

Barbara Jean said...

Love the distress sprinkles. great look. thanks for showing us the how to's on your things too

blessings

barbara jean

Linda said...

Thanks so much for all the fun images and tutorials...I love your tag and had to make one myself this morning!