Scrapbooking tags are extremely versatile and can be used to dress up any page. In this article I show you how to use a series of three tags to create a simple yet elegant title.
Often the colours in our photos determine the colours of our background papers and embellishments. This would most likely have resulted in a blue page for this photo. However, I wanted to page to represent my niece’s personality at age 9. I wanted it to be very girly and pink (her favourite colour) so chose colours to complement the blue rather than match it. This is a great way to step out of the box a little and try some colour combinations you might not otherwise have had a chance to use.
This layout was created using Pixie Press Floral paper, Sonnets Leaf Linen paper, Daisy D’s Blush Gingham paper, Brown Ribbon, Sonnets Alphastamps stickers, Sandylion Wedding Alphabet stickers and Art of Scraps Wheat Tags.
To recreate this scrapbook page idea, follow these steps:
1. Use the Pixie Press Floral paper as your background.
2. Cut a piece of Sonnets Leaf Linen paper measuring approximately 23.5cm by 20cm. Position it on your page so that it is centred horizontally, as shown above. Do not glue down. Instead, lightly mark the area of the background floral paper you will be covering up and cut out three of the flowers from within this area. These will be used later embellish your page. Erase the marks you made and then glue down your rectangle.
3. Mat your photo with Blush Gingham paper. Position your photo on the right-hand side of your Leaf Linen rectangle and adhere.
4. Take your set of three Art of Scraps Wheat Tags. Punch a hole in the top of each one and thread your brown ribbon through. Attach the ribbon by tying a small knot. Position your three tags, one above the other, to the left of your photo and adhere.
5. Use your Sandylion Wedding Alphabet stickers and Alphastamps stickers to create your title. I suggest selecting a three word title and placing one word on each tag. If you do not want a title, you could instead use three descriptive words to describe the subject of your photo.
6. Finally, finish off your page by positioning your three flowers around the photo and title.
What do you think? Do you like this scrapbooking idea? Do you have any questions? Would you have done anything different? We’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below.