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.