Step 1: Your First Couple Lines
1) Open up Illustrator (I'm using CS3, in case yours is slightly different in the location of instructions)
2) Use the line segment tool (left side bar) and just create two or 3 lines. If you want a more interesting pattern, create maybe 2 lines longer and 1 line shorter.
3) Join them at the center so that the ends touch.
Step 2: Drawing Your Pattern
Step 3: Reflecting Your Pattern
Select your pattern for one of the lines, copy and paste, and then reflect the copy. Position it opposite your original pattern, so that it makes a full pattern for one of your lines.
2) Repeat step 1 for your other lines.
Step 4: Making Your Whole Snowflake
Step 5: The FUN Part!
You can change the colors to whatever you want now. Make a background color for the tag, with whatever size you want, and also make a round circle (elipse tool in the left side bar) so that you can cut out the hole later to string ribbon through. Play around with the line width, color, filler color, size, of the snowflake, as well as the placement of it on the tag. You can make it funky and fresh, or sophisticated and elegant. Have fun and hope you enjoyed this! I have some examples if you're stuck for ideas. =P
I almost forgot, now you print it and cut out the hole for your string!
*NOTE: For my last 2 images, I have no idea why the color is like that.. the florescent purple is actually supposed to be a nice hot pink. I've tried saving it as jpg and bmp already, and it's the same thing. So.. hope it's not TOO ugly for you. =P