Thursday, February 8, 2018

What I Love About You: A Valentine's Day Tag Journal Craft




Happy Thursday, My Lovelies!  Today I want to share with you another Valentine's Day craft.  This is the last one, I promise!  ;P

This one is also easy.  I based this craft on the movie The Ten Things I Hate About You.  If you haven't seen it, you should.  It's a retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, and toward the end of the movie, Julia Stiles' character tells a smitten Heath Ledger the ten things she loves about him. 




I made two: One for each of my daughters.  I made something similar for Mr. Sketchy Reader, but his has less glitter and ribbons; I used a pocket I made from Valentine's Day craft paper and thin strips of paper instead of the luggage tags.




 I used a variety of tags, some I bought and some I made.  I embellished a couple of plain ones with stickers. 


This is what you'll need for the craft:

6" X 6" Valentine's Day craft paper
luggage tags in various sizes
ribbon and string
scissors
Elmer's glue
glue gun (optional)
Valentine's Day stickers
2 decorative brads
red and black pen
2 large envelopes for giving


Instructions:

Fold a piece of craft paper in half.  Glue the edges together. (I used a hot glue gun, but any glue will work.  Just make sure it dries completely before you slip tags inside.)

Cut out hearts from craft paper and glue them on each side of the pocket as shown

You will need 11 tags for each project.  You can use ready made tags, fancy or plain.  You can also use tags as templates and cut out tags from Valentine's Day craft paper.

On the backs of 10 the tags, write something you love about the person who will receive it.  Place ribbon or string in the holes of the luggage tags as shown.  Once you've written on all 10 tags, stack them according to size with the smallest one on top. 

On the last tag, write: "10 Things I Love About You."  Using a small hole punch and brad, attach the tag to the upper right side of one of the hearts.

Lastly, place them in envelopes. 




All stacked according to size




The tags are placed inside the pocket.




This is so easy...but I think the girls will love them!















Are you ready for Valentine's Day?  What are your plans?  Are you baking treats or making Valentines?  



Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill




6 comments:

  1. I love all crafty things especially at teatime... These are cute and quick to make ..I love it !!!!..Happy Valentines day...Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Those are absolutely adorable. Wwhat a thoughtful gift!

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  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You've given me a brainstorm for Rick for Valentine's day -- I was coming up dry on something new! This is a wonderful idea and really cute work.

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  4. These are all adorable RJ, you are quite the whiz with your pretty paper creations! What an awesome idea to make the tags a gift, all tucked in that CUTE envelope! I'm sure the girls will flip!
    Jenna

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  5. I love your adorable tags RJ and love the sweet one I have. This is such a a great and fun creative way to express your talent. I love pretty papers, ribbon and ink. Your sweet family will treasure their gifts. Have a wonderful weekend dear friend.........

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  6. Love the tags! What a darling idea and 💝 gift.

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