I am so excited to share with you another video collab from our Creative Design Team. This group of ladies has been such a blessing to me and it all started because sweet Jayma Malme had the idea to get all of us together to create some projects each month – JUST FOR YOU♥. This month, we are showing you some Creative Ways to use Tags and you are NOT going to be disappointed.
I decided to create a Sweet as a Bug layout with an”extended tag” background for these adorable photos of my nephew. Isn’t he the sweetest??♥ He happens to be almost 21 right now, so I am sure he is going to roll his eyes when he sees this layout.
For those of you who prefer to head right on over to the video collab, you can click on the video below and it will take you to the list of tutorials on YouTube. For those of you wish to see a few more details about this layout, you can keep on reading.
This layout was created using a variety of scraps from the Stitched Together & Mixed-in Papers. I chose to use our Tags & Tabs Thin Cuts to create the illusion of an elongated tag behind the photos. All I did was cut two of each tag from Stitched Together and Mix-Ins paper AND a PML Card from the Stitched Together pack.
I love having PML (Picture My Life) cards on hand for projects♥. They are designed for pocket scrapbooking, but I have found that they are great to use as photo mats, journalling boxes, and for little accents like that tag when you don’t have a paper to match.
In fact, I used quite a few of those PML cards on this project. One as a journaling box, one as a sentiment accent, one for the tags, and one for that adorable large ladybug. Yep, I cut that little gem out by hand and I am glad I did.♥ It is the perfect accent for this page.
I also added a few Ladybugs from the sticker sheet and some delightful wooden buttons onto the page. At the time, I wasn’t quite sure if I would use “Cute as a Button” or “Cute as a Bug” for the title, so I decided to add both elements on this layout.
To create movement, I added thread trails with White Twine to help those buttons to feel “grounded” and create the illusion of flying ladybugs. When making a thread trail, simply draw loops onto your page with a pencil then trace the lines with a fine tip glue pen. (I like Art Glitter Glue & Tombow glue pens because they dry clear.) The twine is laid down onto the glue trails and topped with a few wooden buttons. Really simple to do and it makes a fun addition to any project.
My last minute addition to the page was the title. Like I said earlier, I was struggling with this and wanted something to fill that empty corner of the page.
I started out trying to created something on my Cricut, then realized that I hadn’t use stamps for a title in a long while, so I dug out that big, bold Chronicle Type alphabet and went to work. I used a stamping platform to avoid making any stamping mistakes, added a few tiny hearts, and label-maker label to complete the title.
All in all this layout turned out super cute and I can’t wait to add it to my scrapbooks. I hope that you enjoyed this video collab project and that you learned a few new ways to creatively use tags. You can view the full list of Creative Design Team creations HERE on my blog or in the description of my video.
For those of you who wish to recreate this layout, you can find a complete list of supplies I used below. Please tag @misscarriescreations when you post your creation so that I can see what you made.
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