Valentine Tag Treat Bag by Bobbi Smith

Hi everyone, Bobbi here. I’m so happy to be with you today! I thought I would share a fun Valentine Tag Treat Bag tutorial with you, featuring Distress Oxide Inks.


Step 1: Let’s get started. Score and fold an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of kraft cardstock at 4 1/4 longways. Then cut 1 3/4 inches wide x 6 to die cut tags. Take small tag die that comes with Sizzix Sidekick and die cut kraft cardstock with the fold just inside the the cutting blades to create the folding tag. Cut 6 tags total.


Step 2: Swipe a little Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide onto the smooth side of Ranger Acrylic Stamping Block, then spritz water onto block. Apply color to kraft tag using inked block. Smooch color to tag then lift block and dry with Heat Tool.


Step 3: Smooch color to tag then lift block and dry with Heat Tool.

Step 4: For additional distress swipe Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide directly to Non stick craft sheet. Then apply a few spritz of water from Distress Sprayer. Pick up color with Distress Spatter Brush and apply splatters to front of tag. Dry with heat tool.


Step 5: Repeat steps 2 & 3 to 4 additional kraft tags using Worn Lipstick, Ripe Persimmon, Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple Distress Oxide Inks. Leaving one last kraft tag blank.


Step 6: Now ombre a 1/2 sheet of Distress Watercolor Cardstock using Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick with blending tool w/foam. Start from the right swirling on color and work your way to the left using very little color the farther left you get.

Step 7: To give your card panel a little distressed look. Spritz a little water onto the colorized panel. Squeeze the trigger of the Distress Sprayer gently to release larger droplets of water onto panel. Then dry with Heat Tool. Repeat steps 6 & 7 with additional Distress Oxide colors.

Step 8: Apply a sheet of Vintage book paper to a sheet of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock using Distress Collage Medium Matte and Collage Brush. Then give it an additional top coat of Collage Medium. You can speed up drying time by using a Heat Tool.

Step 9: Emboss a small strip of kraft cardstock using the heart embossing folder that comes in the Tim Holtz Sizzix Valentine Side-Order Thinlits and Embossing Folder set.

Step 10: Now die cut lots of fun shapes using the Sizzix Valentine Side- Order Thinlits set along with a few shapes from the Labels Thinlits set using the colorized panels, vintage book paper panel and scraps of kraft cardstock.

Step 11: Swipe same color palette of Distress Crayons onto the Non-Stick Craft Sheet. Then pick up color with finger and apply to cutout vintage book paper pieces. All uncoated paper pieces get a little shading around the edges using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and Blending Tool with Foam. Now start assembling tags with paper pieces using Distress Collage Medium Matte and Ranger Letter It Black Adhesive Foam.

Step 12: Now start assembling tags with paper pieces using Distress Collage Medium Matte and Ranger Letter It Black Adhesive Foam. To finish off these cute little Valentine tags, attach a bow at top using Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Craft Thread. Now they are ready to be attached to some fun candy filled treat bags and given to your little Valentines. Hope you give this fun technique a try!

My name is Bobbi Smith. I’ve been a crafter all my life, however I really found my niche in paper-crafting about 20 years ago, when my children were young and have never looked back. I love all forms of Art, but really gravitate towards vintage, distress and grunge styles. I live in Illinois and love to hunt for vintage finds, when I’m not paper crafting! Check out my blog at Vintage Muse Designs.

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