I love making tags! They are such fun little projects and they have so many uses. I can hear you all saying, "Really, what do you do with them?" Well, first the obvious, I attach them to gifts. I make cards out of them by gluing them to a card base and I use them on layouts. They are my "art journal", meaning that when I am experimenting with a new technique, I will make a tag rather than a larger project so as not to waste a lot of product if it all goes bad. I have a large cork board hanging over my desk and I pin my favorite tags to it and I give them away and include them with RAKS. See, there are so many fun ways to use your tags! So please, join me in making tags, I think you'll find it rather addictive!
My tags usually have two ingredients that are essential to my tag making. I love layers and I find that diecut shapes really work well for layering tags. If you have a die cutting machine, I'd suggest that you add a few basic shapes to your die inventory, if you don't already have these basic shapes. I'd start with an oval of some sort, then add a round die followed by a rectangle and last, a square.
To make the layers on your tags really stand out, pop them up with foam tape or even better, pop them up with pieces of cardboard. I was going broke buying foam tape until I started using cardboard to pop my layers!
Typography is the BEST collection for tag and card making! On this tag I've used rectangle, oval and round diecuts to create my layers. Then I fussy cut the beautiful lady from one of the cut-aparts. Check out my Snapguide tutorial to see exactly how I put this tag together.
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