Friday, April 12, 2013

Vintage Photo Tags

I recently bought some $1 stamps from Joann's to make a few altered tags. Using some vintage photos, this is what I created...
These were so quick and fun to make, you're going to want to make some for yourself!

These are the $1 stamps I purchased from Joann's. They look like doodled frames - so cute.
I stamped the frames on a variety of paper. I used both a 6x6" pad from My Mind's Eye called Market, and also some vintage text and journal paper.
Afterwards, I cut them all out. 

Now for the photos. About a year ago I purchased a Dover book/CD of Old-Fashion Children's Photos. The photos were originally in black and white, but using a software tool I was able to change the color to a sepia tone.
After you cut all the images out, they look so much more dimensional and seem to come to life.
I added the photos to the tags using some dimensional double stick tape to add some depth. Then I embellished the photos with hats, numbers, words and flowers. I love these number stamps too, I purchased them from a stationary store in SF Japantown, but you could also buy them online. I bought them in several sizes as well, and I love the wooden box it comes in!
I think I'll be using these images more often, they're adorable!

Hope you enjoyed this post, and have a great weekend!


  1. Sooooo cute! I love your embellishments, especially the
    bird nest over their heads and the button on the hat. The background
    papers are great. The sepia tone really makes a difference.
    Another great project.

  2. What a cute project! I love how you displayed your photo tags in the gold frame - nice touch! Thanks for sharing your artistic information & knowledge to help those of us who are not so

  3. So darn cute Connie! Of course I love anything that is with children! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Connie LOVE the tags!!! They are so perfect for gifts..I am going to have to check Joanns for the stamps ....GREAT ideas as always and thank you for sharing!
    Laura H :)

  5. I love these! Found your blog through a recent Stampington publication. Love these tags. So much art in a small tag. I want those frames too. Going to have to check my local Joann's to see if they have them. Thanks for the inspiration.