Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tagger Kits - Not Just For Tags

Hi, Everybody,
This article was written by my friend SherryD and one of my CT girls.

If you're reading this, chances are you are a tagger. You love making tags and can't resist collecting more and more of the wonderful tagger kits available. It's addictive! But, if you are only making tags with your stash of tagger kits, you are limiting yourself and not getting the most out of your investment.

I'd like to show you how you can make the most use of your kits.
I'll start by making examples with a couple of Felice's recent kits so you'll have examples of the ideas I'm talking about.

First, we've just had Halloween so it's a little late to make tags to go this year. However, nothing wrong with getting a jump start on next year so here are a couple examples made with Boo Juice and Pumpkin Witch. (Be kind and bear in mind that I'm not primarily a tagger. I'm sure you will do better.) BTW I should mention that Boo Juice is full size not tagger size.

Bet you have some cute photos of the children dressed for Halloween? Don't leave them on the computer. You can create cute bragbook pages with just a little effort from most tagger kits. Set up a blank canvas of size 6" wide and 4" high. Sometimes the papers in a tagger kit will almost cover the canvas or were created at a high enough resolution you can get away with stretching them a little. At other times, you will need to layer papers. Try mirroring the same paper and you might get a good look. Or stretch one a little, maybe to cover 4" of the bragbook width, then cut a fancy side border from another background and layer it on. Print out,
tie together with pretty ribbons and leave out on the coffee table for guests to look at. Here are some bragbook pages I made with Boo Juice and Pumpkin Witch and left as quickpages for you,

Another great use for tagger kits is making Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) - little pieces of art to exchange with other artists and friends. Some Halloween ATCs would be great to print out, write a message on the back and pop into school lunch bags or even your hubby's briefcase. Just a little way to say, "I love you," and make someone smile. Here are a couple examples:

These are just a couple ideas.

Please check back as we present more ways to get the most from your tagger stash.

Look for part 2 coming soon here and on SherryD's blog:
In part two she will be using My Sweet Christmas and Christmas Past kits plus some of her own work.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for running this Felice. These really ppop against your black background. Hugs!


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