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Valentine Tags by Laura Carson with FREE Collage Sheet

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Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply lists for Laura’s projects on the new site: Romantic Tags and Valentine Tags.

It’s all about tags today! Congratulations to Laurie Davis, winner of the "Best in Show" prize for the Christmas Tags Swap! I love how bright and cheery this tag is (and the layers of lace, ribbons, glittered stars, images AND stitching)!

See a larger photo of Laurie's tag shown at left in the Gallery. And view more artwork from the swap in the Gallery!

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to get your heart on! ALL Valentine Collage Sheets are on sale for 50% off now through January 10th.

AND a FREE gift for every order placed January 7th through 10th: a Gift Tag Collage Sheet! (Shown at right, and graciously designed by Laura Carson!) All-digital orders will receive the collage sheet as a pdf file. See Laura’s artwork below for some cute Valentine Cutie Tags using the gift tags as a base (and a close-up of a couple tags from this sheet down in the Giveaway section). This versatile sheet contains 12 blank tags (in two sizes) that can be used for any occasion.

Design Team Member Laura Carson has put together three lovely Romantic Victorian & Valentine Gift Tags; perfect to put on upcoming Valentine’s Day gifts!

You’ll notice on each tag, along with other elements, I’ve incorporated one or more hearts. On the tag with the beautiful Victorian woman in the teal dress, I used the (new!) Miniature Chipboard Peacock Feathers that I painted with Liquid Pearl paints. I continued by adding the woman to the center, flowers at the bottom, a heart stick pin glued behind a heart button (with the shank removed) and three butterflies from the Butterflies and Moths Collage Sheet. Here’s the supply list for this TEAL tag.

“The tag with the (new!) Miniature Chipboard Hot Air Balloon on it was covered with paper from the Amore 6×6 Paper Pad; which is loaded with a bevy of bright, bold papers. Final touches to this tag are the red bird, white swan (painted black and rubbed with Inca Gold Gilders Paste) and a heart stick pin threaded through a red glass heart bead. Here’s the supply list for this RED tag.

“Then there are fun vintage Valentine tags that can be used as gift tags or on a Valentine card and are super quick to make. The images are from my new Valentine Cuties collage sheet; the base of the tags is a new Gift Tag Collage Sheet I’ve created that is free with purchase at Alpha Stamps.

How cute are the tags that have the Valentine kids on them? Talk about a fast project, all you have to do is cut out the image, adhere it to a tag and add some ribbon! Super easy: here’s the Supply List and it’s just 5 items!

To see full details and photos for each tag (and that 3rd Victorian tag omitted from this intro), visit Artfully Musing.


Hooray for the Victorian Valentine Tag Giveaway!

I picked out a mix of items from Laura’s Red Victorian Valentine Tag supply list to make this colorful Giveaway (psst! that link is to the supply list, with photos and links to all of these products):
– 1/2 Inch Dagged Metallic Gold Venice Lace
– Layered Victoria Scroll Border
– Large Red/Gold Glass Heart Bead
– Miniature Chipboard Hot Air Balloons (new)
– Victorian Ladies Collage Sheet
– Amour 6×6 Paper Pad
– 7/8 Inch Fancy Fan Black Lace
– 1/2 Inch Mini Cardinals – Set of 3
– 1/2 Inch Loop Braid – Red

PLUS (not shown in the photos at right) I’m including:
– that new Gift Tag Collage Sheet (see close-up below; this is the FREE gift with order sheet)
– the new Valentine Cuties Collage Sheet (both by Laura Carson!)
– a set of Large Manila Tags

To enter the Victorian Valentine Tag Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, January 7, 2016)! And tell me: What creative project (that’s not a Valentine tag) would you make using all 9 of the items from today’s Giveaway (the 9 in that main photo above)?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the January Kits Giveaway? That would be Kat Cashwell! (And that was a biggie! ALL FOUR of the new kits announced last Sunday!)

Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, January 7th, 2016

66 responses to “Valentine Tags by Laura Carson with FREE Collage Sheet”

  1. I love the Valentine’s day products but since I am into Victorian Steampunk I would make something along that line and give it to my husband for the Anniversary of the day we met!!!

  2. Kim Lucak says:

    My kids and I would enjoy making a Valentine collage!!!

  3. I’m not entering the giveaway – but I just have to say that those two are two of the most gorgeous tags I’ve ever seen made. Receiving a Valentine like that would, indeed, be a token of love!

  4. Deanne says:

    I would make some fabulous valentines day cards/tags and use anything left fory highschool students to make cards.

  5. Kat Cashwell says:

    These are beautiful! These would make beautiful cards for your sweetheart. These ladies would look fabulous in a Victorian library or tea room! thanks for such amazing ideas!

  6. Kathleen Collman says:

    Love, love, love the Valentine’s supplies and I might just use them as Laura Carson did! She’s fabulous. An alternative….an Anniversary surprise for my husband to celebrate our 46 years together!

  7. marykay chisum says:

    Simply beautiful!! I would make Valentine cards for my loved ones.

  8. jean marmo says:

    I would make a birthday present for my twin sister. Our birthday is the 12th!These are right up her alley!

  9. Mary Helene says:

    Would make a great Sweet Hearts Photo Journal. Love the Chipboard hot air balloons

  10. Ruth Hunt says:

    How scrumptious! The tags and supplies are beautiful. I would turn a configurations box into a Victorian department store with ladies shopping for beautiful things in the various departments/cubbies.

  11. cathy smith says:

    I would love these! I am making valentines with my 5 year old niece to exchange for Kindergarten! How fun!

  12. barb macaskill says:

    I would use the products in today’s giveaway to create lady using the hot air balloon upside down as a purse. The pretty heart would be an embellie on the purse and the laces would make up her dress and hat. The flourish border chipboard would stand on end and the lady would be leaning against it talking on her birdie phone (giving the saying “a little birdie told me” a whole new meaning) ! LOL

  13. Barbara Anderson says:

    I’d incorporate these goodies into a Valentine scrap book page with pictures of
    my granddaughters.

  14. Eve Watters says:

    What a beautiful and yummy collection. I’d love to use every single bit to make an amazing decorated compartment box.

  15. Emily Ann Dale says:

    Id make a valentine for my new husband. We’ve been married a month! Btw. I’m 66!

  16. Ina Good says:

    I would make a keepsake box to store tags and art goodies in for future swaps

  17. Gina H. says:

    I would love to make a collage in honor of my mother. She loved everything Victorian, and she was half French!

  18. Andrew Francesconi says:

    I use the air balloon and would decorate it with all the ribbon varieties.

  19. J. Ferreira says:

    These are just gorgeous! I would make special ATCs with all the pretty embellishments!

  20. Traci says:

    Laura never disappoints she makes the most amazing & unique items. Love the tags-too bad they aren’t the giveaway. But I would love to make my own little valentines with the cute collage sheet. >^..^<

  21. MaggieM says:

    I would make Valentine ATCs and 4×4’s for my swap groups. I would also use the giveaway products to make birthday cards:) Thank you for another terrific giveaway.

  22. lorna willard says:

    OMG I love the tags
    laura made-peacocks and anything victorian and balloons all of my favorite things. Would love to win kit to make more valentine tags using all the lace trims.

  23. Nancy O says:

    Would be fun to re-purpose a heart shaped candy box so that it housed a Victorian scene when opened. Of course I would have to empty it of any chocolates it may contain first.

  24. Carol Feiner says:

    My art group has an annual Valentine card exchange, so everything in this giveaway will be perfect!

  25. Lou Anne says:

    I would use the times to make a Valentine/romance themed collage. These items are gorgeous!

  26. Carmeng says:

    A boudoir made from the deep shadow box, with Marie en deshabille, waiting for the love of her life. That’s right, her stylist, Leonard Hautier. For the record, I’m pretty hot for him, too. Tmi. Sorry. Anyway…boudoir with love seat, hat rack to hold hat that cardinals are perched in and that scroll above the velvet and lace curtains.

  27. Nancy S says:

    I just love all the pieces. I would create a very special cigar box for Mother’s Day which will be around the corner before you know it. That way she could store all her special trinkets!

  28. DebR says:

    Beautiful tags by Laura and a great giveaway! I’d use the items to embellish a mini album for my hubby of pics of us together to give to him for Valentine’s Day.

  29. Luanne Shoup says:

    I am thinking I really need this kit! I could make several special Valentines with it!

  30. Lana says:

    I’m thinking they would look lovely on a small wooden birdhouse.

  31. Megan Warren says:

    Mother’s Day tags and journal page add one is what I’d make with these items that are beautiful. I love the colors and this set would make beautiful little tags to give to moms, or those special people that are like mothers to me. We all have a couple of those special people in our lives.

  32. Jen C says:

    I would use the items to embellish a heart shaped trinket box for my dresser!

  33. Pat Shaw says:

    Wow, what gorgeous Victorian Valentine Tags.
    Another wow moment from Laura. Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. Debbie Lynch says:

    Love Valentines, especially Victorian kind. Would love to win

  35. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I have someone in mind who would simply love this kind of Valentine tag.

  36. Ginette says:

    So many ways it could be used, I need to focus and finish my “Boutique Exquisite” but don’t mind another project.

  37. LeAnn says:

    I would make fancy Valentine’s day cards. Something I have never done before.

  38. Karen Mallory says:

    Laura’s projects are always breath taking. I would make a Valentine’s shadow box to decorate my house.

  39. DianeD says:

    I would make a French Fashion Store Window in the back of a 1″ deep canvas. The black and red would be beautiful.

  40. Veronica tucker says:

    I would make journal using the paper pad, use the collage sheets as embellishments and the laces, wood pieces, beads and any left overs would go on the cover and spine of the journal.

  41. Kristie says:

    This giveaway is gorgeous ! I would make a Vintage shadow box for Valentine’s Day.

  42. Margaret D says:

    I have been wanting to make my mom a special shadow box for awhile now and I could use these sweet things in that project. Love this give-a-way!!

  43. Barb J says:

    I would make the victorian tags to giveaway to my nieces and nephews!
    All the pieces are beautiful and just perfect for valentines.

  44. Jenni says:

    I would make valentine decorations to top some yummy red velvet cupcakes and give them to family and friends.

  45. Carol Slowik says:

    I would definitely make my 2016 valentine cards! Love everything!

  46. Sokat says:

    I have been nolding on to a red , heart shaped tin and. I would decorate it to the hilt with this package of goodies and then fill it with homemade candies for my recently married daughter and new son in law.

  47. Thalia says:

    Love the little hot air balloons, would make ATC Valentines with the Victorian ladies.

  48. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Illustrations for a trashy romance novel. I think that would be fun.

  49. Rho Daniels says:

    Those tags are gorgeous! I’d have to do something steampunk- a shadow or room box with them. That black & red lace, the balloons and Victorian ladies are just asking for it 🙂

  50. Love Laura Carson’s stuff, for me I love making tags, But…I would use a lot of these gals for journals , large and small.

  51. Debby Basaraba says:

    What a beautiful way to share and express your love for a special friend!

  52. Michelle says:

    These are all so beautiful.

    It can be hard to describe what my work is like on a forum like this because it’s not easy to summarize. (I can’t say, “I would make a scrapbook page of air balloons in france floating through a sky of love letters and ephemera.”) I approach these elements with a different set of eyes.

    The closest I can come is to say, “something like this:, a meditation/critique on femininity,

    or this:
    an angry heart pincushion.

    You might find it among all kinds of things in a painting like this one:

    However, to use ALL of the elements in this giveaway, this is probably the most thorough example, a painting about loss. It is not romantic loss but it is loss.:

    In the process of creating this, I used:
    -papers and stamps with words on them (valentine paper, check),
    -A hand-cut stamp for the bricks themselves,
    -Stencils of various shapes (I think there might even be a Tim Holtz in there) to create masks and layers of texture, also to soften the image, (beautiful scrolling thing: check)
    -I used valentine lace to create some of the texture, and love to use lace in my work to accent things.
    -The cardinal might end up sitting on a wall. (Cardinal: check)
    -and the beads would likely be sewn into the lace (heart beads: check).
    -The victorian persons would make for good silhouettes. (All elements accounted for.)

    However, it is just as likely that those elements might end up in a fibers piece like this:
    Central image:

    Title (also not a valentine): “Heavy Hearted”

    That is where my mind goes with those kinds of materials. A lot of people are very devoted crafters on this page. That is it’s own artform. My approach is that of a painter. It’s going to look different from everything else.

  53. Laural says:

    I would love to make a dedication to friends, using two women one with the bird and one with a balloon and of course using the other elements pictured for decoration. Perhaps sitting on a heart-shaped bonnet.

  54. Lori D. says:

    I would make paper dolls out of the victorian ladies with different backdrops and costumes for them to come alive in!

  55. Jean Wood says:

    With all that lace – a sassy lingerie shoppe. We all know what those victorian ladies really have on underneath!

  56. Linda Marie says:

    A steampunk valentine to be framed!!

  57. Dawn says:

    I think it would be fun to create a Valentine store using these items.

  58. Debbie P. says:

    It would be fun to create Valentine tags to add to gifts for my family and friends.

  59. Miss Iowa says:

    I make my own greeting cards so I would probably use some of the items on a card. The other thing I’m working on right now is a chipboard door hanger (like a hotel “Do Not Disturb” door sign). The possibilities are endless!

  60. Stacia says:

    I would make a steampunk scene in one of the book boxes.

  61. Denise Bryant says:

    These are gorgeous! I love Valentine’s Day! I would be making lots of cards and ATCs! I also think a small shadow box would be a great project!

  62. Leanna Alverson says:

    I’d make a scrapbook page for my friend that loves all Victorian and maybe one for myself!

  63. Ronda Liebert says:

    I love this giveaway. I think I would make a diorama with this one.

  64. Rose says:

    Wow, such wonderful inspiration! I would love to win this an put it right to use in my own creative project!

  65. Evelyn Valencia says:

    Would love to make a banner

  66. Char- Deerborn says:

    Whenever I see Victorian I think of steampunk.
    I would use these items to make a cute scene to go along with my other steampunk scene that I haven’t made yet, but have bought the collage sheets and other items from here to do so. I have been too sick to play around with how I am going to stage the scene (what I am going to place it on) so I am not sure how I would tie it all together just yet.