Sunday, February 03, 2013

Vintage Retro Valentine's Day Tags Collage sheet

Hello Friends!!
Happy Sunday!!
This week I actually went and looked up the challenge at 
the shabby tea room on Monday.  I actually designed the collage sheet on Monday, then put it all together Tuesday, but for once already had posts going everyday, so I waited to post them today.  Which is really is hard for me to "save" a post for a later date...LOL
Here is the inspiration photo from the tea room. 
 The challenge is called "Cute as a Button."  OMG...these little mittens are cute as a button!!
Here is my creation.  I found a cute image online, when I saw it I instantly thought of another one of my blogging buddies Shawn at Poetry in a pot of tea.  She knows everything about tea, so please check out her blog, she has lots of fun posts for you to enjoy.
Here is what I created.
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I created the background paper, red polkadot paper and edited the image in GIMP.  Which is a FREE online program, similar to photoshop elements.  I have FREE tutorials on how to use it.  You can see all my tutorials on my Youtube here

Here is the collage sheet below.
You can purchase it in my Etsy for $2.50.  
You will be able to create 4 tags with this collage sheet, 2 large, 1 med and 1 small.  Here are some photos of the finished tags below.
Above is a close up of one of the large and the medium tags.  Below is the other large tag.
 Here is the cute little tag.
Here are some fun close ups of all the fabulous Ribbons and trims I used from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I love the red and white diagonal ribbon I used for the tag top above.
Peppermint baker's twine, white lace from the "Easter Egg Assortment," vintage buttons and red bling add to the vintage retro feel of my tags.
One last close up below.  I really love this blue ribbon with the stars from the Easter Egg Assortment.  I inked it with Ranger's Vintage Photo...and it is the perfect Robin's egg blue...gorgeous!!
I hope you enjoy my tags!!  
You can see them in my Youtube video here.
I will be sharing with
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I will be linking up with the following challenges.
Thank you for visiting!!


  1. Oh Heather, I love the tags and that paper is yummy. You are so talented! The details are perfect, love the tucked in ribbon and all the layers. Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tea Room!

  2. HELLO Heather!! Oh my gosh, are these cute or what?!! I always enjoy your creations for the sheer number of details and thought you put into them. LOVE the folded ribbon loops on the one tag, and the sparkle and lace on the other. They are all wonderful. I used the teacup image before as my avi at SBC. I think I might just have to make up a card with it- you've motivated me! Thank you so much for the 'shout out', sweet lady. Have a fabulous Valentine's Day with your guys.

  3. Lovely tags, the funky retro feel is bang on trend and that starry ribbon is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  4. Beautiful! Discovered your creations on Shabby Tea Room Blog--luv your vintage feel--it's wonderful to find another crafter who uses vintage images-I just adore them. Will be exploring more of your blog now!!

  5. WOW!! These are Stunning Heather..I saw this on MIM..Loz

  6. Oh so adorable! Love the sweet images.....Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations with us in the Tea Room!!

  7. Sweet, sweet ... SWEET! I adore the little vintage tea cups, Heather! Thanks for sharing your pretty work in the Tea Room this week :)

  8. These are adorable! I saw them on MIM.

  9. Visiting from MIM :) These are absolutely adorable! Great job!

  10. This is so very sweet! ~Diane

  11. come see what I made! xoxoxo

  12. These are fabulous, love them .
    I have popped over from MIM.

    Hugs Julie x

  13. Fabulous Tags Heather. Saw this on MIM. Faye

  14. Oh these are as cute as a button!

  15. Wow, I found a ton on inspiration in this post Heather and I'm so appreciative of the GIMP tut and videos. I need all the help I can get, lol. :) Your vintage tags are fabulous and the detail on each is superb. When I have more online time I'll check your Etsy shop out, this collage sheet is wonderful and I bet you have a lot more to tempt us with. :)

    TFS your tags and the visit to my blog. Your comment meant so much! Hugs

  16. Wow... Heather, these tags are stunning! Love the adorable images and all the fabulous details. Thank you for sharing at Make It Monday this week. :)

  17. Retro wonderfulness! I love this set! Super cute! Love that you gave them all a similar yet different look!
    BOLB Hugs!

  18. Gorgeous tags, Love the design & images... These are so beautiful... Hugs May x x x

  19. These tags are so sweet! I love the cute tea cup images and I think you've decorated with lots of sweet details! I came over from MIm to visit.

  20. Super sweet tags.
    I hopped over from MIM for a look
    S xxx
    PS. I have Candy


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather