Here are some nifty ideas on how you can scrapbook tags within your scrapbooking layouts and make them look stunning.
Tags have many versatile and wonderful ways in which they can be used in your scrapbooking pages.
What Are Scrapbook Tags?
A tag is traditionally a rectangular piece of card or board that normally has a hole in the top to attach it to your page. They were originally used by the Post Office for labelling parcels.
Scrapbook tags can be cut with square or rounded corners or even bought at your local scrapbooking supply store ready made to suit your layout. There are many varying designs for tags, but even the humble tag shape as seen above offers many possibilities.
Tags have come a long way since their humble beginnings as labels, and are very popular as scrapbooking embellishments. Scrapbook tags can be cut in many different sizes and shapes, depending on how you wish to use them in your layout.
How To Make A Tag Eazy Peezy In Four Steps
- Cut out any shape you like.
- Use a single punch and punch a hole somewhere at the top. It doesn’t have to be in the centre.
- Use washers or file protectors to seal the hole and finish it off, as well as reinforce it.
- Thread your string or cord through the hole and you are ready to go.
Ideas On How To Use Tags In Scrapbooking
Here are some ways in which you can scrapbook tags on your scrapbook layout:
- Use them as a title for your layout. Put a letter on each tag and string them across the top of your layout on a string or using brads. Use a dab of acid-free glue to keep them in place.
- Try cutting your tags in circular shapes and use them for snippets of information on your layout, like dates.
- Try cutting your photo’s into tag shapes.
- Try cutting tags from the same card that you mount your photo’s on for uniformity in your layout.
- Decorate your tags with small pictures, ornaments or shells.
- Try tying a whole bunch of tags together and use as an embellishment for your layout by fanning them out.
- Ink the edges of your tags to finish them off.
- For an aged look try using newspaper for your tags, or dirtying your tags a brown ink pad.
- Try using manilla tags. They are neutral, cheap and can be changed in any way you like.
- Tassels and cords also work very well with tags.
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As you can see there are loads of ways in which you can experiment with your tags in scrapbooking on your layout. Once you get started, more and more ideas will come to you and you will create truly original works of art.