True Love Quilty Heart Tag

Today there are two parts to the tag I am sharing.  First here, I am sharing this tag and talking about how I created the background.  The second part is a tutorial for the quilted heart that I am sharing on the Therm O Web Adhesives blog.  You can find the tutorial for the heart at

tammytutterow quilty heart tag

I love how the background of this tag looks!  It was so seriously easy too!  I started by embossing a manila tag with the new Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Harlequin Texture Fade.

tammytutterow quilty heart tag

I applied pink and light blue PanPastels to the raised areas on the tag.  I added Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges, blending it lightly up onto the front of the tag.  I inked a script stamp with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stamped the tag randomly on the raised areas.

tammytutterow quilty heart tag

To embellish the tag I added a quilted die cut fabric heart.  The instructions of how I created the heart and how I added some distressing to it can be found in the tutorial on the Therm O Web blog:

tammytutterow quilty heart tag

I wrapped some dyed crinkle ribbon (dyed with Broken China Distress Stain) around the tag and heart and tied it off in a simple knot.  I cut a tie from Grungeboard with the Tag & Tie die.  I colored the tie with Picket Fence Distress Ink.  After drying the tie I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I added the word “true” with my beloved Hero Arts Printer’s Type LC stamps and Jet Black Archival Ink.



  1. Elaine Allen says

    OMG Tammy!
    This is just so dreamy! You always amaze me with your art. I just love this piece. Heading over to see the tutorial you posted for the heart.
    Elaine Allen

  2. KimMJ says

    Another beautiful tag! I am in love with that background! The heart is adorable! Thanx for sharing and for all of the inspiration.

  3. says

    Very nice! Is the tag and tie die by Sizzix? I need to find this one – I’m always saving bread ties and this would be lovely!