Friday, September 5, 2014

Scrapbooking on a Budget - secret #19.

Hello friends! I would like to share another little secret in the Scrapbooking on a Budget series. This one is related more to cardmaking than actual scrapbooking, but it seems like we all like to do both anyway!


Secret #19: Make as many cards as possible from one tag and cutouts sheet of paper. 

Tags are so versatile! They go perfectly as an embellishments on a page as well as a focal point on a card! There are so many different companies that make those papers with tags or 3x4 cards now, but some of my favorites are by Crate Paper.


Crate Paper usually fits 18 tags on one sheet of paper which means you get 18 tags for just .99 cents. (It's four times cheaper then getting a bag with premade tags that usually run about $3.99 per pack of 12.) Using one of these papers plus scraps or a 6x6 paper pad in matching colors, you can make up to 18 cards! I like to double or triple tags on my cards, so I usually get about 6 to 9 cards.


Here is an example of how I used one sheet of papers from Little Boy Blue collection to make five cards for a Baby Shower or a boy's Birthday.


Card # 1: To brighten up brown tag, I added pop of yellow color...



Card #2: For this one, my color combination came from little birds on a smaller tag...



Card #3: I loved that green tag - it already had a sentiment for my card!



Card #4: A little different color combination here, and the sentiment says "Congrats" which can be stretched a little further... I could easily address this one to a girl with Fall birthday.



Card #5: Very traditional baby boy card in white, blue and grey.


I hope I've inspired some of you to create as many cards as possible from one sheet of paper with cut out tags. Send me a link if you give this a try, I would like to see it!

To see more posts on this subject, just click the link on a right side panel under Labels "Scrapbooking on a Budget".  

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

11 comments:

  1. оооо! *_*
    какие класснючие открытки! обожаю тежики!

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  2. Thank you ladies! This is probably one of my favorite ways to make cards - layering small pieces and tags :)

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  3. Wow... I'm speechless, your cards are gorgeous !
    Thanks for stopping by at my place, it allows me to discover your beautiful scrap.
    Have a good weekend !

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  4. Your cards are amazing! Love all those layers, girl! Such an inspirational post!

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  5. Love them all!!! I think this is one of my fave posts of the scrapbooking on a budget series. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Coucou, c'est juste formidable, j'adore toutes ces belles cartes, wowwww. Bonne journée, bise bise de Belgique

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  7. Wow, you really rocked these Crate tags! Adorable cards and there are so many!!

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  8. Love the cards!!

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