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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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1/26/2011

Tag Tuesday Challenge - Valentines

It's Tuesday once again, and time for one of my favorite challenges 'Tag Tuesday Challenge'.  This week's challenge is to make a tag with the theme of Valentines which, if you've been here on my blog lately, you'll know I don't have any problems making Valentines tags!  As I sat at my work table, trying to decide which direction to go for this challenge, I looked over to my left where my pink ribbon stash was sitting, and got a glimpse of this lovely grosgrain ribbon - ivory with brown, red and mauve-y pink hearts and butterflies.  I've had that ribbon for probably two years and have never used any of it, so today was the day! 

Here is my tag for the challenge . . .



Having the butterflies on the ribbon gave me the idea for the 'flutter' of the heart.  I cut out eight hearts using my Cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.  The light pink were cut at 3/4", 1 1/4", 1 3/4", 2 1/4", and the deeper mauve-y color were cut at 1", 1 1/2", 2", 2 1/2".  Then I scored a line down the center of each, positioned them just so, and stitched the stack of them to the tag.  then I added some brown ink and platinum Stickles to the edges of each heart, and to the whole of the smallest heart.



The sentiment "You make my heart flutter!" was printed on my ink jet printer, trimmed and mounted on pink cardstock, then the edges were inked in brown.  I then popped it up on the page with some foam squares.




I used a #5 manilla tag, stamped it with a French text stamp and brown ink.



Then I made a bow around the bottom, and tied another, looser bow at the top - all of the inspiration ribbon.  I think this may go to my hubby.  It's something small that he can put on his desk at work.  He already has several of my tags there already.  And seriously, after more than 25 years, he does still make MY heart flutter!

This was a fun tag to make, and I hope you've found some inspiration of your own to make a Valentines tag for someone special to you!  Thanks for visiting!

Be joyful always!  Becky


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7 comments:

woodandfabric said...

Such a cute tag!
*Ü*

Claudia said...

Beautiful Tag.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

A great tag, Becky. That heart is really unique!

Sarah said...

What a cool lookin' heart!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Cool heart and so glad you had a chance to use that ribbon!

Linda R. said...

What a cute tag you got here!!
Love that sparkly heart!

Erica said...

Very cool! I love all the sparkle!