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
Sewing Machine (optional)
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser (Seriously is the best on the market)


  • 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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  • Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas…You make the world a better place by being so kind and inspiring.

  • Juliet A

    This is beautiful – I have some sheet music that my son wrote when he took music theory – this would be a beautiful way to use it as art.

  • leonie

    I do love tags & that one is gorgeous, I am getting a nice little folder made of all these projects, , ready to go as soon as I get a chance to create. Thanks Lisa.

  • Melissa

    Truly THE cutest thing I have ever seen…completely irresistible.

  • Sandi in FL

    Ok, seriously… could there even BE a more FABULOUS tag?!?!?!!! Just LOVELY! and your photography… I think you should do a workshop! :mrgreen:

  • Hi, your work is fantastic, I love to watch real scrap, I only make scrapdigital with the computer, also tags and butterflies but made with the graphic programm.
    I like your tags, I will keep looking, I may learn one day the scrapbooking, it’s really nice
    Very good work.
    Best Regards