Tag You’re It!

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.

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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.

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Thanks for stopping by! Now go create some fun tags!

Tag you’re it!


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