Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tag You're It!

Good morning and welcome to the Paper Issues blog hop! You should be hopping over from Bethany's blog, but be sure to start at the Paper Issues blog and work your way through the list of DT members in the hop. They are sharing some fabulous projects and inspiration today.
There is also an amazing giveaway- an eBosser from Craftwell! You'll definately want to check out Craftwell on Facebook and then head over to the Paper Issues blog to find all the details on how to enter the giveaway. 

Our issues for this theme is tags! I had a lot of fun using The Sweetest Thing collection from My Mind's Eye to create my tag album. This album holds some of my favorite photos of my daughter Lisa. I love the way the album turned out and can't wait to put together more albums like this for my other children.
I also made a box to house the album using the 3D Notes Box by Lori Whitlock. For the album I started with Lori Whitlock's Pocket Tag to make the front and back covers of the album. I then created my own simple and interactive pages to fill the album. I kept the embellishments simple, added my photos, and my album was finished. Here is a look at the pages of the album.
This is the other side of the front cover and stores additional photos and tags.

Using the Papertrey Ink Shutterbug Special stamp set and die I created another pocket to hold mini photo strips I took using my iPad.

Using my Silhouette software I welded my daughters name to a rectangle shape, cut it with my Cameo, and cut the corners to match the other tags.

I handcut this tag and used my Basic Grey Notch and Die tool to create the closure. It opens to reveal more mini photo strips and tags for journaling.

I cut my photo into a tag shape and layered a vellum tag over the top. I also used my Cameo to cut a rectangle shape with the word beauty cut at the bottom and then trimmed the corners to make the tag shape.

I also cut this tag by hand and added a title die cut to the front. This tag opens and holds a photo and embellishments. It may be hard to see in the photo, but I used the Basic Grey Notch and Die tool to create another closure for the flap.

For this tag I used the Silhouette software to weld the word love to a larger rectangle and cut it out with my Cameo. I used my scoring board to create the flap that opens revealing another photo and embellishments.

The back cover and another pocket tag that holds additional photos and tags.

My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Tangerine 6x6 Pad
My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Bluebell 6x6 Pad
My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Tangerine Title Cards
My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Bluebell Title Cards
My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Tangerine Decorative Brads
My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Bluebell Decorative Brads
Studio Calico Wood Veneer Camera
Studio Calico Ephemera Pack- Blue Butterfly and Red Arrows
Silhouette Cameo
Lori Whitlock 3D Notes Box File
Lori Whitlock String Tie Pocket Tag File
Bazzill Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Shutterbug Special Stamp Set and Die
Studio G Ink
Metal Binder Ring
The Paper Company Clear Acetate Sheet
The Paper Studio Vellum
Basic Grey Notch and Die Tool
Martha Stewart Scoring Board
Xyron 5" Creative Station with Permnent Adhesive
Xyron Mega Runner with 1/4 inch Adhesive
You can find My Mind's Eye products and lots of other goodies in the Paper Issues shop. Don't forget to use the coupon code INSPIREME to get 20% off of your entire order!
I hope you enjoyed my projects! Don't forget to link up your own tag projects on the Paper Issues blog. I can't wait to see what you create! Have a great day!


~amy~ said...

Super fun!!!

Caryn S said...

This album is awesome! I love all of the different cuts you used and the box too!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Oh my Christina this is just so fresh and wonderful! The photos of your daughter are so sweet. LOVE this project!!

Lori W said...

great album, Christina!

Dos Lunas said...

Super cool project!!!

soapHOUSEmama said...

WOW! Lots of loveliness!!!

SmokieBlueRose said...

Pretty terrific.

Izzy Anderson said...

Gorgeous, awesome and fun, Christina!

MsMad said...

love your tags.
Barbara Bird/ Gecko Galz DT

Nina Yang said...

Totally awesome!

Jean said...


Queenie said...

Sitting here going wowowowow..beautiful!!!!
New follower here and looking forward to popping back.

Leah Crowe said...

You completely rocked this theme. loving how you are using your Silhouette!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

You have the most amazing ideas.

curlyqmosaics said...

How cool is this tag album? The coolest!!! I love how clean and crisp it is. I adore the hidden pockets and the way you created her name on the tag itself. I so need a Cameo! TFS!