Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Vintage Flower Tag

Hello Friends!!  It’s been such a hectic week!!  This past week was my first full week back to school and I don’t know who’s more exhausted!!  Me or the kid’s in my classroom!!  But, schedules are coming together and the kids are adjusting back to the routine, so life is good!  I am also proud to say that my husband and I celebrated 28 years of marriage on Saturday!  He is the best man I know and I am so blessed to have spent all these years together!!  He is more than I could have ever dreamed of in a husband! Now I just have to get through my son’s wedding in November and I will be good to go (ha!)!!  The wedding will keep me busy, but I just can't believe my first baby is getting married!!  Where did the time go?!?!

Today was my day to share over at and I created a vintage flower tag!! You know I just had to break out the Glimmer Mist sprays!!  So here is my tutorial, I hope you enjoy it!!

Vintage Flower Tag

This is my take on a vintage flower tag!  It was so much fun and easy to do and I used some of my favorite “stuff”!!  So, on that note, let’s make a tag!!

I started out with a standard shipping tag (4-3/4 x 2-3/8).  I actually bought some at the office supply store, I got 100 tags for just a couple bucks.  On days that I have more time I will cut a bunch out on my cricut as well!  There are so many carts with really cute tags!  I sprayed the tag with two different glimmer mists. (My favorite "stuff" to play with!)  Olive green on the top of the tag and gold on the bottom.  (hint:  I keep a large pizza box on hand when spraying my glimmer mists!  It saves me on having to clean any mess I make)  I then gave the tag a quick dry with my heat tool.

I knew I wanted a sentiment on the tag so I pulled out my big book of stamps! (I will have to pull that out for all of you sometime!)  I found a nice sentiment and flowers in the Treasured Memories stamp set by CTMH.  I used Vintage  Photo Distress Ink by Tim Holtz to stamp my sentiment and Iced Spruce Distress Ink for the flowers.  I also used my little dauber thingy (lol) to distress a flower I found in my stash.

It took just a few moments for my ink to dry on the tag and on the flower.  Then I used my handy dandy quick dry adhesive and glued the flower down onto the tag.  I also grabbed my Prima branch bark chalk and chalked the edges of the tag.  When I am doing a “vintage look” project, I make sure to let the chalk actually bleed over onto the surface to help me achieve that worn look.  I grabbed a 6 in. piece of twine and tied it on the top and there you have it!!

You can do so many things with tags!  They are great for journaling, but I think a tag like this would look so pretty on a bouquet of dried flowers or used as an embellishment on a vintage layout!!  I hope that my little creation encourages you to create some of your own tags!!  Have a great day everybody!!  Go forth and create!!!