8 Tips for Tags in Scrapbook Layouts and More

by Genie on October 23, 2007

in Tips n Snips

Charlotte's hairAre you looking for tips for using tags in scrapbook layouts? Look no farther for we have 8 great tips here for you.

1. Hot Off The Press Tag Templates

We thought it would be good to start off with a template to help you achieve a variety of looks in your scrapbook pages. HOTP have two tag templates which are great for quick tags and accents for your scrapbook pages and cards.

Here are the templates (click on the image to be taken to Paper Wishes website):

Tags - HOTP template Susan's Pockets & Tags

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Charlotte's hair - tag2. Use tags for journaling.

Many tags are a convenient size for journaling on. Use a small one if you just want to add a name, place or date and a large one when you need plenty of space for lists or a story.

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3. Make your title with tags

HOTP fly-girl - tag titleOne letter per tag for example or add an extra word or two on a mini tag to make best use of the space available on your layout.

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4. Make a mini scrapbook

Happy overlay samplerThis tag makes a pretty and fun front cover for a mini tag book. Just imagine a selection of laughing baby photos behind it. It uses a slice from the Paper Pizzazz 8″x8″ Happy Overlay from Hot Off The Press. Cut it to size required and add to the front of your mini book.

The idea can be extended to use any of the HOTP overlays or design your own cover to suit your tag and theme.

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Overlap tags5. Add photos to tags to make page elements

When you want to include extra photos on a layout, put small ones on tags and overlap them.

You could also make a fan with small photos on each long narrow tag as a decorative accent. (Or if you’ve been visiting Vegas, then a hand of cards with the photos!)

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6. Decorate other accents with a tag

Frame accentFor example use a giant slide mount as a frame for your photo and then add a tag to the corner. Or make your own frame. The tag could be decorated with rubber stamps or word stamps, or add chipboard shapes to coordinate or contrast with the other elements in your design.

Learn how to cover a slide mount with paper.

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Ephemera tags7. Make a border with tags

Affix small items of ephemera to one or more of the tag shapes on ribbon or fiber to create a pretty border effect on your layout.
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8. Make cards

HOTP Christmas tagAs well as a scrapbook layout accent, this tag could be a gift tag or the focal point of a Christmas greeting card. The little parcels are brads from Hot Off The Press. Aren’t they cute?

Use some of the wonderful new scrapbook papers around, or how about using up many of your scraps to make tags for cards? For example, string a ‘washing line’ (embroidery floss) or draw a line with a pen across your card to hold tags spelling out ‘welcome’ on a baby card.

Create patterns and shapes to decorate your tags from chipboard, with stamps or paper punches. Sheila strung ‘welcome’ stamped on mini tags cut with a paper punch – one letter to a tag – and put them on a card to give to her new son-in-law to welcome him to the family.

Hope you find these 8 tips for tags in scrapbook layouts useful. We love to see how you use the ideas we present here. Email us at Genie (at) ScrapbookingGems (dot) com with your layout – use the normal email format – or post a link to it in the comments. We look forward to hearing from you.

Susan Schuler August 5, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I would like to buy the two templates in this page the tag and tags and pockets. Please let me know where to buy.
Thank you
Susan

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