Measured Layers on mini album tags.

For my continued series on how to make tags for my granddaughter’s mini album, I offer you this tutorial on how to make Measured Layers on the tags.

Measured Layers on mini album tags side 1

Measured Layers on mini album tags side 1

Measured Layers on mini album tags side 2

Measured Layers on mini album tags side 2

One thing that was not included in this tutorial is how to hide ribbon ends on the tags so they don’t show.  Wrap the ribbon around the layered feature piece before adhering it to the tag.  The two white strips on the ribbon, below, will hold two additional pieces of ribbon in place.

Attach ribbon before adhering the piece to the tag

Attach ribbon before adhering the piece to the tag

Using regular packaging tape, or Scotch Tape, secure the ribbon tails to the back of the black card stock.

Adhere ribbon tails to the back of the black card stock

Adhere ribbon tails to the back of the black card stock

Add any other ribbon or lace you wish to over the ribbon on the front.

Adhere additional ribbon or lace

Adhere additional ribbon or lace

Then secure these tails to the back of the card stock as well with packaging tape.

Secure the tails on the back of the card stock

Secure the tails on the back of the card stock

The ribbon on the front of this piece will act as a pocket for anything you may wish to have inserted.  A photo or a journal tag.  I’ve used a Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, one from patterned paper and one from black card stock to act as a shadow, and attached the bottom of the body and the left bottom wing to act as the tag holder for the insert.

Ribbon pocket for an insert

Ribbon pocket for an insert

I have created a tutorial video on making the front and back of one of the tags.  Your imagination and supplies are all that is needed to create your own Measured Layered tags.  I hope you enjoy this lesson in getting dramatic effects in your tag making.

Leslie

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Jack Flacco
    Sep 29, 2015 @ 19:55:45

    You make it look so easy, Leslie! I think the ribbon adds character. The butterfly also adds a nice touch. Your granddaughter will certainly love all your wonderful work!

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