Buildable Tags Blog Hop

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Make a bold statement with a tag banner on this ‘nearly bare’ scrapbook layout featuring Close To My Heart’s Buildable Tags Thin Cuts and the VIP Special, Hip Hip Hooray papers.

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If you arrived from Dannii’s Blog, Scrappy Chicks , you are in the right place.  If this is your first time on a blog hop, simply read on and enjoy my creations.  Click on the link at the end of this post and it will take you to the next blog and so on and so on. Easy and fun! Best part is you can see several different projects to create with Close To My Heart’s Buildable Tags Thin Cuts.   When you land back here, you are done and it’s time to hit the scrapbook room for some crafting fun.

Z4106 Buildable Tags

Let your photos shine on the page

Have you ever found yourself with a collection of stunning close up photos that just need to shine on your layout?  That’s how I felt looking at these macro photos my husband took on a recent walk in the Wireless Hill Reserve just out of Perth, Western Australia. 

The flowers came in many different colours and looked great on a stark white background.  I decided to keep the layout simple and leave the photos ‘bare’ on the base page – no mats, no decorations around them.

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Nearly Bare pages are perfect for time poor scrapbookers

Pages like this come together quickly.  Simply crop the photos to regular sizes and arrange on the base page.  A little pen work around them acts like a photo mat and journalling written straight on the base page does not fight for attention with the images.

This leaves you time to create one eye-catching decorative element on the layout.  In this case, a title banner made with the Buildable Tags and Slim Alphabet Thin Cuts.

The facing page has a black strip top and bottom to tie it in with the left hand page.

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Create your title banner

  1. Begin with an anchor.  The black strip provides a strong contrast to the bright colours of the Hip Hip Hooray papers, acts as a divider on the page and a place for the tags to sit.  Dovetail the ends.
  2. Simply grab a few co-ordinated prints and some co-ordinating plain cardstock to cut 5 large and 6-9 small tags.  The number will depend on the length of your title.
  3. Mix and match prints to add the hole reinforcements on each tag.  Then draw a line around the inside edges of each tag.  I used black pen for the coloured tags and white gel pen for the black tags.
  4. Layer as shown on the black strip and draw a white line around it, breaking the line each time you meet a tag.
  5. The Slimline alphabet thin cuts are perfectly sized to fit on the small tags.  If your title has a second word, write it on the black strip using white gel p2111 Hip Hip Hooray detail - Page 037 2111 Hip Hip Hooray detail - Page 038

 Add your story

Photos like this often miss out on a story.  People believe no words are needed but I disagree.  It’s always nice to tell a little about where they were taken and then what your emotional response to the actual photo subject is.

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Order your supplies

The Buildable Tags Thin Cuts are with us until August 2022 but the Hip Hip Hooray collection is only available to VIP Members, while stocks last, until the end of December, 2021.   

Check your consultant’s website for details.  If you’re an Aussie without a consultant, come shop with me by clicking here.  You can sign up to the VIP Rewards program while you are there.

Next up is Doreen’s blog, Scrapping and More. Doreen always has something beautiful to share.

Happy Scrappin

Shaunna

Products used in this project

Z4106 Buildable Tags Thin Cuts

VIP106 Hip Hip Hooray Workshop Kit

Z4334 Slim Alphabet Thin Cuts

Z3517 Black Pen

Z1513 White Gel Pens

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

8 comments

Doreen Watkins

What a great way to add the title to a layout! Love this, Shaunna

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Shaunna Richards Staff

Thanks Doreen, I love using the tags with scraps to squeeze a little more from a pack

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Lauren Moore

This is an amazing layout! Thank you for the inspiration. 

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Shaunna Richards Staff

I'm so happy you like it Lauren.

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Doris Taylor

Wow stunning photos and the title is pretty special as well. Lots of pops of colour. 

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Shaunna Richards Staff

I really try to honour Mike's photos in my layouts.  He certainly is a talented photographer


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Marsha McMullen

The tags are gorgeous!

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Such a fun page topper....

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