While love letters may be a thing of the past, the humble love note is still a ‘thing’ for many couples.
Don’t you agree that there’s something magical about receiving a handwritten note from your lover?
I’ve been married almost 30 years and my hubby still surprises me with the occasional heartfelt love note tucked under my pillow or in my hand bag.
Do you send and/or receive love notes?
If you do, maybe you’ll enjoy making this Valentine tag, with it’s handy pocket that is the perfect place to stash a surprise love note.
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This tag was inspired by these beautiful Victorian cherubs. I’ve been hanging onto them for awhile now just waiting for the perfect project to come up,
I thought love notes and cherubs were the perfect combination for this sweet project.
How to make a Valentine Pocket Tag
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The finished tag measures 11 cm wide x 21 cm high and is large enough to hang from a door handle or tuck into a Valentine vignette.
Step 1: Print your project on 250 gram matte photo paper or light card. Cut out all of your elements using a sharp scalpel knife and a metal ruler (for the straight edges).
I used a distressing tool to rough up the edges of my bingo card before sewing it onto the backing tag.
Next I sewed around the sides and base of the bingo card with a zig-zag stitch. Remember to leave the top of the bingo card open to form the pocket. I also added a layer of gathered chiffon ribbon to the base of the tag, while I was sewing the bingo card down.
Step 2: Using a clear craft glue, I added the flowers and tickets to the bottom of the bingo tag, along with some lace scraps to add a little texture.
I used a thick double sided tape on the back of the cherubs, so they could sit up over the top of the other elements on the tag.
Step 3: Add a sprinkling of pretty blush sequins….
Plus, a ribbon and bow at the top of the tag.
I also added in a little rhinestone diamante for an extra dash of romance!
Now your Valentine Pocket tag is ready to receive its first love note.
I hope my sweet cherubs and Valentine bingo card inspires you to create something gorgeous for Valentine’s Day.
Happy crafting my friends!
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