Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Scrapbook Process: Tags On Layouts

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?

24 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea Sue... I HEART tag a ton!!!
    thanks for sharing here... I love the layout its beautiful!!! hugs..xoxo

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  2. Ooh...great use of those tags! Love the bright and happy colours! :)

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  3. Great LO. Lovely colours and i love the way you add so much detail and still keep it simple. Genius

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  4. Funny, I was playing with palin tags this very morning. I cut some from Kraft with my Slice and then cut some little shapes out of them. Now after seeing these lovely examples, I think I need to go and play some more

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  5. LOVE your tags and great tip on using the xyron! I love my tags and use them all the time on cards :)

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  6. I definitely have plain tags! I usually use them for journaling, but I love what you did with paper scraps. :)
    Fabulous layout, too!

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  7. Oh Sue, this is so beautiful! It looks so serene. I love the colors of the tags and the tutorial is great. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. The tags are awesome! ANd the colors are perfect with that gorgeous photo.

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  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I pinned it. Love how you used pattern paper like washi tapes and just covered the whole tags horizontally.

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  10. Cute! I have stacks of tags in every size laying there. I usually stick one or two down but I like this row of tags!!

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  11. Fantastic idea! They are so awesome! I'm pinning this one!!!

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  12. oh, i love this! i always have a bit of trouble getting tags on my layouts - youhave done an amazing job!

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  13. How adorable are these? I love this idea and I'm going to try it. I pinned it into my "things to make" pinterest board so I won't forget hehe. Thank you so much for sharing this project, it's absolutely cool!

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  14. LOVE this idea...will definately be trying it...TFS!
    Alison xx

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  15. This LO looks pretty amazing, if you ask me!

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  17. This LO looks pretty amazing, if you ask me!

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  18. This LO looks pretty amazing, if you ask me!

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  19. Such a great way to use up scraps! Love the white space!

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  20. Oh yes, I have stacks of them too. So glad to see them popping up on layouts all over the place. This is a great layout - the color combo is so nice and soothing to go witht the photo. Love your technique - great way to use up some scraps or 6x6 pads! :)

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  21. Love tags and that you used all your pretty papers to beautiful them!
    Awesome page...love it when our Great Lakes turns that beautiful blue...

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  22. Those tags are so fantastic. love your layering.

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  23. Thanks for the tags, Sue! What a great want to use my leftover scraps!

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