Today I am sharing some tags made from my current obsession, the Boys Rule collection from Crate Paper. I have four boys and sometimes it is hard to find a boy collection that is not too “cutesy”. This collection is awesome! What could be even better? Scraptastic came out with a stamp set the coordinates with the collection! This stamp set is great for boys and for background stamping and I just know that I will be reaching for it often.
One thing that I love about creating tags is that it is like a little scrapbook page. If I am short on time but I need to do something creative, I will make a tag or a card.
For the first tag I just started with a plain tag. I used the Scraptastic stamp set and stamped the square pattern on the tag. I started at the bottom using a grey ink and did two first generation stamping and then two second generation stamping to give it the effect of fading out towards the top . I then layered various stickers from the sticker sheet and vellum from the ephemera pack. I used stickers to make a banner and then stitched along the top to add some interest to the banner. For this first tag I wanted it to feel “full” with lots of elements.
For the second tag I decided to make a vellum pocket first. I made a 3×4 vellum pocket to put another tag and some other mementos from our week. I used the star vellum sheet that is in the collection cut it down and sewed along the edges. For this tag I wanted the pocket to be the main focus so I went light on the embellishments. The items in the pocket are what is going to tell the story. Through simplicity of embellishments the focus can stay on the story. I used the Tim Holtz tiny stapler to attach some vellum pieces to the corner and a wooded clip to hang over the pocket to complete the visual diagonal line.
Thanks for stopping by! Now go create some fun tags!
Tag you’re it!