Over at Practical Scrappers today they are featuring tags on layouts. I needed this challenge, because I have a couple boxes of tags purchased at an office supply story just sitting in my stash, collecting dust. Here's how I used them to create this page:
Step #1: I gathered white cardstock, several smaller tags and strips of patterned paper cut from a 6x6 paper pad. This is from the My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart collection.
Step #2: I removed the strings and ran the tags through my Xyron. Then I layered the paper strips on the tags, trimmed the excess, replaced the strings, and inked the edges. Custom embellishments all ready to go!
Step #3: I lined up the tags, purposely not straight, and attached them to a shelf of patterned paper with brads. Now my photo, title and journaling can rest on that shelf.
Step #4: The rest of the page is pretty simple. My journaling talks about the expansiveness of Lake Superior, so I wanted to keep the page very open. The blue border was a final touch. It's hard to crop close and still see the border, thus this small glimpse of my staging background.
I will definitely be doing this technique again! Do you have any plain tags in your stash that you could dress up and use on a page?