Friday, 31 May 2013

'Joy' Tag - My Creative Scrapbook - Prima Lyric




Yes this really is the very end of my My Creative Scrapbook Limited 
Edition Kit for May - it really did go on forever LOL.


I'm getting rather addicted to these over-sized tags.  

They are such fun & it's a real buzz getting something done in a quarter to an eighth of the time it takes me to create a layout - definitely some merit in that!

You can buy pre-made tags in different sizes, even some quite large ones like this, from Ranger, but really there's no need as you can make your own.  

As I always layer mine up I like to use a locally bought corrugated board that I have in white, black & craft although it comes in several other colours too. (in A4 sheets which is not a problem if using for tags or photo matts).


I've made my own template that I just trace around, ink the edges (in dark brown here) punch a hole in the top with my single hole punch then layer up my elements.  Lastly I thread the leftover ribbon through the hole at the top.  This time I also had leftover lace so aswell as adding a strip across the base I tied a small bow & added it to the top too.  I used a brown inkpad to die the cream lace but tea or coffee would work just as well.

This tag would be good for attaching to a Christmas present to snazz it up!!


18 comments:

Rachael Funnell said...

& what a GORGEOUS tag it is Helen... I agree with you... making your own is a GREAT idea!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!! LOVING the music paper and the banner!!!

Sabrina Sulaiman said...

This tag is such a beauty Helen! Yes correct, I made my own tag size too! :)

Elaine coustley said...

Great tag . I've thought about these tags thingys, I think it would be a great way to play around with odds & ends & turn out something quite creative. The more i see of them more I'm inclined to get started maybe a way to get that mojo moving again xx

Heather Jacob said...

pure delight helen x

Linda Eggleton said...

Totally gorgeous, Helen! Love the idea of using corrugated board as the base :)

Val Thorpe said...

I agree with you tags are fun to make and easy to attach to a gift too and slightly different from getting a card. I loved that range of papers too. I still have some of it left. Think I may have to scraplift your tag :D Such beautiful work Helen. Love it.

Lizzyc said...

Tags seem to be quite popular I have been seeing many around on the blogs.. no wonder they all look wonderful especially with all the layers and pretty things you can put on it..

Lynnda said...

Brilliant idea using corrugated board.... i love tags!!and I love creating them too!!! Your tag is so beautiful!!... hugs...x

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Love your over-sized tag, Helen! They are such time-savers :)

Annesphamily said...

Oh this is so lovely! Sigh! I need to sit down and create a page!

Eila Sandberg said...

super super cute tag Helen! got a couple of birthdays coming up and a bigger tag would be smashing for a change instead of a card. xoxo

Sandie Edwards said...

Love your tag Helen and how you showcased the May LE kit so beautifully, really gorgeous creations.

Denise van Deventer said...

Beautiful tag...

Adriana B said...

Tags are great to make, you have created an awesome one here, I love Paris too :) fabulous work :)

yyam said...

This is gorgeous Helen! Love how much eye candy you managed to fit on your tag!:)

yyam said...

This is gorgeous Helen! Love how much eye candy you managed to fit on your tag!:)

alexandra s.m. said...

How could anyone resist your fantastic tag Helen?!
Oh my Goodness...thank You~