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.
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