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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Valentine Tag

Please click here to enter Cuttin' & Stampin' Ch 14-7 Spring Is Here!.

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Used mostly Tim Holtz items in creating this Valentine Tag.

Used TH Hearts Layering Stencil for first time. Not sure if you do this but I'll buy something and sometimes I'm not sure how to use it exactly so I let it sit & then forget about it. Well, that is what I did with the TH Hearts Layering Stencil. After using I like how it turned out. 

I cut my tag using a TH Tag die. I taped the Hearts Layering Stencil over the Tag. Used TH Distress Ink spun sugar on the TH Layering Stencil. Distressed the edges of the Tag using TH paper distressing. I like the core'dinations white cardstock, Barn Siding, I used because it has a red base that shows up when you distress it. Always wondered why TH does not come up with a white cardstock when he has so many other colors. 

Distressed the TH cardstock with TH sander before cutting the Cupid & Heart. Learned this tip of distressing it with sander before cutting and that way you do not tear the ends of the image like can happen if you use sander after cutting.  Cut the TH Cupid & Heart using TH Mini Love Struck Set. Distressed the edges of the TH Cupid Heart some more using TH Distress Ink. 

Stamped sentiment ticket. Distressed the edges with paper distresser & Th Distress Ink. Stapled the ticket sentiment to Tag using TH stapler/staples. Had to look for my TH stapler because I had not used it in awhile and sometimes tools get misplaced. I had misplaced it one other time and then bought a 2nd but before I opened the 2nd one  I found mine and returned the 2nd. Has this happened to anyone else?

Cut some ribbon & used TH Distress Ink on it to complement the rest of the distressed items. Added the distressed ribbon. Entering this in the TH Tags of 2014 Valentine Tag challenge and some other challenges as well.

Supplies List 

ink: Memento Lady Bug
paper: cardstock - core'dinations - white 'Barn Siding'
ribbon: the Paper Studio XOXO
Tim Holtz: die - Tag, Mini Love Struck Set, Distress Ink - spun sugar, walnut stain,
   machine - Vagabound
   paper - core'dinations - pink 'Tattered Rose', red 'Fired Brick',
   stamp - Odds & Ends Valentine ticket sentiment
   stencil - Hearts Layering
   tools - paper distresser, sander, stapler

Entering this into the following challenges:

2/23 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch: A Cameo Appearance/Silohouettes 5E(#1) 2/17

2/28 DLART Thankful Thurs Feb Linky Ch UE 1EPerDay 2/6 
2/28 Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 Feb 1E 2/28 

3/2 Victorine Stamps Ch#78 1 Layer UE 2/17


  1. I really love the gentle way in which you've used the stencil in the background of your tag, it's so sympathetic to the nature of the theme. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  2. Great tag Melissa. I like how he is chasing the heart!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  3. Ps Yes- I have lost things before- I 'm sure it will happen again. We are all human- Good thing you kept your receipt