Aug 4, 2008

Tag Time

Recently, decorative tags have been one of the most popular new trends in the scrapbooking and stamping industry. There are lots of fun techniques for decorating these accents and countless ways to use them.

Tags are easy and fun to decorate and a great way to use all of those left over scraps. Tags add dimension to scrapbook pages and make your scrapbook unique. They can be used for titles, journaling, color accents, and more. You can write a fun poem, joke, or event information on them.

The design, color and content of your tag is as varied as your personality or creativity. Tags can be big or small, square, angled or custom cut. They can be white, generic shopping bag brown, or colored. Tags don't even need to be restricted to paper products. Some of the most interesting tags I've seen were made out of wood, fabric, plastic, tinfoil--pretty much anything you can imagine.

You can also purchase generic pre-cut tags and decorate them to your hearts content. Embellishing the tag is the fun part. You can use, ribbon, stickers, eyelets, fiber, wire, etc.

Finished tags can be adhered to a scrapbook layout or used in other fun ways. I like using tags on handmade cards and birthday invitations. You can even make a mini album out of nothing but tags, hooked together with ribbon or a metal ring.

To create your tag trace around a plastic tag template or use a punched out tag. Sizzix has several different styles of tag dies. You can also find tag punches in a variety of sizes.
Try it out. I think you'll find you like creating tags. They are inexpensive, add a unique look to your project, don't take much time, and are tons of fun to make.
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2 comments:

Rashaan said...

It's a brilliant idea!! Will certainly try some more handmade home accents being inspired by your idea.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Tags are way cool -- I definitely agree.

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