Friday, April 19, 2013

Making Tags and Tracking Mists

Although I have a tag making cartridge for the Cricut, I rarely use it.  Mostly I make my tags with my paper trimmer and some common punches.

For the tags above, I used some cardstock and various designer papers including a journaling card that had gotten chopped off when I was using the "B" side of the paper (the one on the far left).  What was left is now a decorative tag.

This all started because I refused to pay the price for a large box of manila tags at the office supply store many years ago.  They only had one size box and it was far more than I figured I'd ever use.  So I just started making my own.  I like that they can be any size from any paper.

Also on the video is my version of a mist sampler.  I first saw this on Sue Althouse's blog some months ago and I think she got the idea from another blog who got it perhaps from October Afternoon.  Wherever it originated, it is very handy to have a record of your mists and what they look like on plain paper.  For my sampler, I did a spray on the lower part of the card and splatters on the top.  The video also shows my transparency sampler so that you can lay out your mists over an existing layout to get an idea how they look.

Watch at YouTube

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have a lovely crafty weekend.


  1. I'll never look at my stash in the same way again. Now I'm going to try making tags from everything. LOL! Thank you!

  2. Great video! I've seen that mist sampler idea before but have never taken the time to do it. I used a mist color the other day and it was the wrong shade and ruined a layout in progress. I wish I had the sampler and that wouldn't have happened. I'm totally making one over the weekend! :)

  3. Lisa, I really love this post. I made my very first tag booklet a few weeks ago after I, too, took an online class and it was recommended. I loved the way the booklet turned out, and I made my own tags, too. I didn't, however, make the reinforcement part and wouldn't have thought about how to do it. Thanks for these great ideas! Happy weekend!

  4. Love your tags and the mist sampler :)

  5. I have made my own tags as well. I have even used, used file folders for them :)

    Great tags, and good way to keep track of your misters...I think I only have 5, teehee.

  6. Great mist sampler, I made myself one too a while ago.

  7. awesome way to keep track of your mists. i only have one... misting is something i haven't super gotten into yet because i'm afraid of all the buying i might do!!!

  8. I love the way you organize your mists. Great tags, too. I used to make my own all the time but I've gotten out of the habit. You've inspired me to consider getting back to it!


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