Tag - you are my Valentine!
A quick look at some tags I made for the big V-day. I do not really go too crazy for the day itself. It's a little too commercial. I am probably the only woman who does not like receiving roses. I am afraid they remind me of funerals and who really wants cut flowers? They are basically dead time they are cut. Give me live plants - especially herbs. Much more romantic, I think. Herbs tell stories with their essences.
Here is a tag of a nosegay (image courtesy of The Graphics Fairy). The image was altered over at Pic Monkey. I stamped a heart postage stamp on the front and "Once upon a time ..." on the back. I used lavender French seam binding for the tie.
The next tags were created form shipping labels. Just slap some craft paint on them - front and back. Then let them dry. They will curl when wet, but will gradually lay flat as they dry. I stamped the back side with a floral design, attached a heart tag with red satin ribbon, and stuck washi tape around the edge of a glassine bag.
Here is a close-up of the image (again The Graphics Fairy). I did take it over to Pic Monkey to add a "Love You" note to the image and a border.
I also put glitter glue around the edges.
You can see just how steady my hand is :>)
You shouldn't have favorites, but this tag is my favorite. It features a favorite stamp in a favorite color so it has a lot going for it.
Front side: turquoise, gold and black with "Once upon a time ..."
Back side a heart with "...And they lived happily ever after. The End"
I used Paris washi tape on the glassine bags.
Front side stamped with the floral design and a floral heart outlined in silver glitter glue.
Back side stamped with Happy Valentine's Day.
Small heart tag attached with red/white baker's twine.
Glassine bags with red washi tape.
Here are the heart tags. I made them from raffle tickets (Found a whole roll dirt cheap on the clearance shelf at Staples!). I brushed white paint across the back, stamped with the heart, and attached the twine.
Back side is still a ticket to ride!
Some of these I will use with my Valentine cards, and others will go to the booth. I have a few other V-day things to show, but let's all remember to spread this love thing throughout the whole year. We shouldn't just cram it into one day!