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Tag & Cardboard Valentine Tutorial...


-Cardboard, two shipping tags and a piece of burlap
-Sewing machine, glue stick and scissors
-Felt heart (I cut mine from an old sweater.)
-Gel medium and phone book page
-White acrylic paint
-Muslin fabric
-Needle and embroidery thread


1. Cut a piece of cardboard to create the base of the card and trim a piece of burlap.

2. Overlap two shipping tags to create one large tag and stitch around the edge.

3. Apply gel medium to a phone book page.

4. Place phone book page (gel side down) onto tag, burnish and gently peel off.

5. Apply a small amount of white acrylic paint to tag and edges of cardbard.

6. Pleat and stitch a piece of muslin fabric.

7. Stitch burlap scrap and muslin ruffle to tag.

8. Using embroidery thread, stitch onto felt heart.

9. Stitch tag to cardboard base.  Adhere buttons and heart with adhesive.


Reader Comments (19)

another fabulous idea! thank you for sharing! enjoy your weekend.

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterangella

Thank you! You are so generous to share your techniques, they are all great. I had never seen that use for gel medium before, love it!

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinda B.

I love all the texture here, and the strings hanging off just make it so interesting. Thank you for reminding me about the transfer technique too! Love this.

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Sporn

Beautiful!! I love it!!

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLouison

I'm going to have to give the gel medium transfer a try...really cool! And...I so need a sewing machine...gotta get one soon.

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Albrecht

This is so sweet - delicious mix of textures

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLynette (NZ)

A very sweet project. Thanks.

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarmen

gorgeous look and wondeful that you share this awesome tutorial with us!
Thank you Roben Marie!
xxx Susi

January 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfroebelsternchen

I love all your tutoriels! Thank you so much! It takes time to do this for us and I realy appreciate!

January 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarika Lemay

hi friend: i really enjoy when you put up tutorials. this is fantastic. (nice nails! lol) it's a fab idea - a sweater - you are a panic r-b! i'm going to try this today. r-b did you do your own blog or do you have a creator. i'm at an impasse.
you still rate as #1 for me as far as my own style.
also i want to tell you how i made my own styles so email me!
lovies, samara

January 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersamara

So beautiful!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing!!

January 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLouison

love this! very cute- love the details and all the sewing!

January 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkristin

i truly love this.......

January 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJanie

Love the hanging threads! Great project all around!

January 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren R

I must say that I love, love, love this tag
you are always creative
i love checking out your blog

January 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeonie

Morning Roben-Marie, made this cute little door hanger and just love it. Think I will take it to work for my Valentine decoration. Thanks for this tut it was great fun. Luckily I had all the stuff to make it unhand.

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn Holland

I was trying to remember that transfer technique on Saturday! Left my gel medium to dry - duh! Thanks for the reminder. Love this tag, so many gorgeous elements :)

January 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Anderson

I love the image transfer. Very cute!

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMiMi Dibble

love it! thanks~

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdonna

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