Love you tag…

May 14, 2009

Tags are a sim­ple way to use up your scraps. I have a ter­ri­ble time throw­ing any size scrap piece of paper away espe­cial­ly if it is a vin­tage piece as I always think it will be per­fect to accent a tag, card or embell­ish­ment. I cre­at­ed this “Love you” tag using scraps from vin­tage sheet music, an old book page and even the area from a book pages blank mar­gin… which is per­fect for typ­ing out my sen­ti­ment and keep­ing with the vin­tage feel.

Love you...

Sup­plies Need­ed:
Office Tag (approx. 2 3/8″ x 4.75″)
Vin­tage Sheet Music
Faux Vin­tage Millinery Flower
Maya Road Crushed Vel­vet Trim (Cream)
Brown & White Bak­er’s Twine
Dres­den Trim
Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown)

Tools Need­ed:
Paper Trim­mer
Scis­sors
Sewing Machine (option­al)
Tim Holtz Paper Dis­tress­er (Seri­ous­ly is the best on the mar­ket)
Adhe­sive

Instruc­tions:

  • Using a sewing machine, stitch a straight stitch all around the  inner edge of the tag, dis­tress the edges of the tag using a Paper Dis­tress­er, ink the edges using Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink (Creamy Brown)
  • Cut vin­tage sheet music to approx­i­mate­ly 1.5″ x 3 5/8″, care­ful­ly dis­tress edges (I used my fin­ger­nail as my paper was very frag­ile) attach to Office Tag, machine stitch a zig zag stitch to the upper left and low­er right cor­ners
  • Type or Print a sen­ti­ment onto paper, attach to Faux Vin­tage Millinery Flower stem, attach to cen­ter of tag
  • Cut Crushed Vel­vet Trim to approx­i­mate­ly 2″ and snip the ends cre­at­ing a “v”, attach over Faux Vin­tage Flower stem
  • Cre­ate a bow using Brown & White Bak­er’s Twine attach to cen­ter of Crushed Vel­vet Trim

Here are exam­ples of the tag with and with­out the zig zag stitch­ing. Just want­ed to share with you the dif­fer­ence those few lit­tle stitch­es make to the project.

Tag without zig zag stitching Tag with zig zag stitching

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