I've been having such a lovely catch up this weekend. It seemed for so long we've been gone and busy every weekend fitting in all our summer events and final traveling summer sports. It's felt so peaceful to slow down a bit, so I've been catching up on some paper crafts and scrapbooking. I decided to work on some tags for the upcoming Fall, back to school, and holiday season. Yep, I've been thinking some of those Autumn thoughts! Here's a peek at some tags I've recently completed.
I love this one as it reminds me of - you guessed it - back to school! Yay!! I have an elementary schooler and she's excited as well. But I also have a teenager and he's less enthusiastic. He loves sleeping in for the summer! Lol! To begin making tags I cut out a tag shape. I made several so I cut out one big strip out of card stock that would be the width of a tag. Then cut that strip into rectangles. Then cut the ends of one side (as you see the 2 angles cut on the left of the tag), and then use my hole punch to add the look of a tag. It's also nice if you want to use ribbon or something similar to thread through it. I then embellished with some ruler washi tape I had and some back to school stickers and letters. I love the bright school looking colors! This will be nice in my daughter's school years scrapbook album with a photo of her first day.
Here's a peek at all of the ones I've made recently. Now for a closer look at the others:
I think this one would be so pretty on a gift. I'm posing it on my watercolor painting with Fall colors. I cut this tag smaller and more narrow as I had this bird sticker I wanted to use that was more narrow. This sticker already had a hole to be used as a tag so I lined it up with the hole I made using my hole punch. Then I added a Fall leaf brad and a piece of beading sticker. I may need to use this one on the gift basket I'll put together for my step Mom's birthday in the Fall.
I just love love love this one! I have a thing for owls, maybe that's why. That's also why I posed it by the cute owl on my fireplace mantle. I put a ribbon with attached crochet and wax leaf I had through the hole on the left. I then printed up the "what a hoot" on the computer using the "chiller" font. I added the owl sticker and voila! Something perfect for some Fall and Halloween crafting. Maybe on a Halloween scrapbook page. Or I could see several of these as something cute to put on Halloween goody bags for a party.
And not to get too ahead of myself, but I even did a little holiday tag. I used a Christmas label I had leftover from the ones I used to seal my Christmas card envelopes last year. I added a ribbon at the top with some brown in it to match the brown bird in the sticker. I then had fun doodling a little holly at the top and added the year to make it a perfect gift tag for the upcoming season, or to use it in a holiday scrapbook layout.
I also recently made this tag to go on a scrapbook page I was doing when my daughter visited the zoo on a field trip.
I really liked these stickers for the title, and they were a little big, so I went outside the boundaries of the tag. That's the great thing about scrapbooking - no rules...just be creative! I added this little piece of rick rack looking paper that was a leftover scrap to act as a "ribbon" look on the page. I think it turned out pretty cute.
Here's a photo of the whole layout that was in progress. So fun to play around with photos, colors, and stickers to figure out where you want things to go.
So hope this is some tag inspiration for you. A simple way to embellish a page, add to a homemade card, or put one on a special gift... and many more ideas. Let your imagination be your guide! Happy weekend!! I'm linking with Andrea at Scrapality for Scraptastic Saturday.