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10 August 2008

Challenge 11 - Tags

Thank you for all the wonderful acetate creations you shared with us last week. There were some great new ideas and we will definitely be trying some of them out over the coming weeks.

This week our challenge is to create tags. You may wish to use your tags on scrap book pages, as additions to gifts to make them extra special or as the focal point on your cards as we have done. The choice is yours but please let us see your creations.

This tag card made by Ann uses a pre-cut ready to use card and tags by the company Kanban. However, as you can see in the pictures below it would be quite easy to create your own version using A4 card from your stash.

This picture shows the beginning of the card. If using a sheet of A4 card you need to score fold lines along the centre of the card in both directions.

Having done this, with the card in the portrait position and using the score line as a guide, cut a slit from one edge to the centre of the card. Using a craft knife and cutting a line either side of the score line will create a small gap which enables the finished card to lie flatter.

As my card was white on the inside I covered it with gold paper to form a background. It was quite tricky to do this without getting creases in the paper when folding the flaps up and folding the card. I would suggest that double sided card would be easier to work with and would cut out the need for this step.

After covering with gold paper, backing paper to match the images chosen for your tags can be matted on to the gold background paper. All the images and backing paper used for these cards are from the CD 'Passion for Fashion'.

The flaps are then folded up and fastened into position remembering to leave the diagonal side open for the tag to be slotted in.

Hot tip - a little bit of DST in the outer corner reduces the size of the opening and stops the tag sliding in too far. At this stage the outside of the flap can be decorated.

The next stage is the real fun part - creating your tags and slotting them into position.

As the tags are removable a greetings and message can be placed on the reverse.

Lastly, embellish the front of the card to match the theme inside.

Using two of these cards fastened together would lead to the opportunity to have four flaps and tags which would lend itself very well to having a theme of seasons and perhaps flower tags to go with each seaon.

This week to celebrate our tag theme we are offering a great set of tag embellishments as blog candy. Included are beautiful pre-printed greeting tags and die cut tags by Kanban and some really useful metal rimmed tags. Do leave a comment with a link to your blog to be in with a chance to win this collection of goodies. The winner will be picked out of the hat next Monday by Harry and Maisy (our professional people pickers).

More tags and card examples..

Thanks once again for calling in and looking at our cards.
Wendi, Emma and Ann


a portland granny said...

Once again some beautiful examples!! I don't do much with tags, but certainly love what you have done!

tiggertastic said...

Looks excellent, will have to give this a go

Stunning work on the blog page.

Sarah x

carolann said...

Hi I have had a go at this challenge you will find it here

Tracey said...

Fab challenge :-)

My card is here


tiggertastic said...

Just done mine, It is on my blog


Sarah x

Christine D. said...

Great! Thanks for the tutorial!