Saturday, 28 April 2018

Hot Choc | Maria La Chica | Tags

Hello Scrap Addicts!

It's almost the end of the month and here I am with one more layout using tags!

I'll be honest with you: I was rummaging through my stash for quite a while looking for tags and I almost gave up! I was going to make my own one... which I am sure would have been just fine, but I hit the jackpot when I found this pack of tags and embellishments! Yay! I've had them for quite a while, so it always feels great to use old products!

Here's my first photo:

As you will be able to see in the process video below, I had two photos to choose from and both of them had quite a neutral colour schemes - but I decided to go with this one as I felt it suited the tags better.

Here's a close up:

I thought about doing my journalling where I end up doing the title, but then I wasn't sure where I was going to be putting the title instead. I think the title looks quite good there, the only downside being that the journalling is now a tiny bit cramped where it is...

I also used a few embellishments from a pack from the same collection. I don't always do that, I love looking through my stash and finding things that match, however this time I thought it was better to stick to the same collection, since the tags had so many different colours.

And here is my video so you can see my process!

Thanks for watching ladies, and read you real soon!

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Explore | Tags | Jackie Ashton

Hi scrappers, Jackie here with my take on this months theme ‘tags’.

This is my layout ...

 and as you can see I went for the 'more is best approach' and die cut various sizes of tags from patterned papers and used them as a base for my photographs.

I used Crate Paper - Here and There collection, which I purchased from Hey Little Magpie.

I mainly used the 6x6 pad, and a few scraps that was left over from a previous layout, as well as added with printed vellum from the same collection to give my page some added texture and detail.

Before laying the tags across the page, I added some ink to the background using Tim Holtz - Distress Inks and the packaging technique, then added white thread to each of the tags.

I also added some hidden journalling behind the photographs, tag was cut from white cardstock and I added a piece of patterned paper on the front, with the journalling on the back.

I added my photographs to my layouts mounted then onto some 6x6 pattered paper.

I then finished my layout with some chipboard and puffy word stickers from the collection and some wood veneer from my stash.

We would love to see how you use tags on your layouts, please share with us on our Facebook page we would all love to see them.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Planning Life... | Lisa-Jane Johnson | Tags

Hi there, It's Lisa-Jane from Pretty My Page here today with my layout featuring a tag.  I quite often use tags on my layouts as both embellishments or a place to add some journalling, so I thought I'd try something a little bit different for this challenge.  

I promise you that the layout is actually straight in real life, it's me that's swaying at the moment (with a virus... not through drinking as I'm tee-total!)

I've been itching to use my Simple Stories Crafty Girl stash so pulled out a suitable photo (of my bag of many planner...) and got to it.  I grabbed the remains of a die cut to use behind my main paper to give me narrow white border as I wanted to use loads of colour on this layout.

Because the tag was going to be one of the main features of the layout and I didn't want a conventional tag shape, I started with this first.  I fussy cut this lovely grafty girl from the 8x6 pad because I wear specs, usually have a messy bun and often wear scarves so it was a very good fit!

I added a long-forgotten eyelet and some baker's twine to make it into an actual tag and when I posted this sneak on Instagram it seemed that quite a few of us had plenty of eyelets sitting unloved in our stash... who knew?! (insert side-eye emoji...)

I wrote my journalling straight onto the reverse of the cut out and in real life you can actually read it just fine but you could also journal onto white cardstock and then snip up little words or phrases to stick on.  I know what you're thinking - how can you read the journalling when it's in a page protector?  Bear with me...

I needed to keep a track of where the tag was going to go but without sticking it down because obviously you need to be able to read the other side, so I made a ring of washi tape to keep it in place.

Once I had an idea of where the tag and the photo were going, I was able to place some haphazard layers of arty themed papers.  Then I added some die cuts from the ephemera pack with some foam tape behind them for some dimension.

My alphas are another very old item from my stash and I can tell you that this was the most time consuming part - I went through several variations of titles because I thought I had letters that I didn't have, then I found one of the missing letters attached to my elbow, then I started my second word with a G but it didn't look G-like enough to be recognisable (unlike at the end of planning) so I changed it again.  Then when I put them away I realised I had been using a C instead of a G.  Sometimes when you are poorly you just shouldn't be allowed near scissors and glue...

 All that was left now was to attach the tag in such a way that you could read it without taking it out of the page protector.  In the photo at the top the tag isn't actually attached, it's just there to show you out of the page protector because you always get glare from the plastic otherwise.  Here you can see it inside the plastic and I've simply stapled the twine in place through the plastic and the layout using my Tiny Attacher.  

 So now my tag hangs free outside of the page protector so it moves around and you can easily flip it over to read the journalling about my planner addiction.

Don't forget to share any projects you've been inspired to make - we have our new Facebook group and of course you can tag (see what I did there...) us on Instagram.  We're hoping to feature lots more lovely layouts from our followers in the coming months.

Let's make pretty pages!

Saturday, 21 April 2018

I Believe in Unicorns | Niki Rowland | Tags

Hey there UK Scrap Addicts! Niki here with you today and I am sharing my layout made to this month's theme, which is to use tags on our layouts.

I was away on holiday when I made this layout so was a bit limited on what products I had with me. I pulled out my 'use it or lose it' pouch of embellishments and sorted through to see if I had any pre-made tags. I had four from an older Maggie Holmes collection but together they didn't really work with the look I was going for.

So instead of making those the focus of my layout I pulled out a cut-apart sheet from the Dear Lizzy Stay Colorful collection. There were tags, journaling cards and banner-style tags too. I cut them all out and arranged onto my layout. I also tucked in some of the Maggie Holmes tags I had initially pulled out too, in an effort to use up some of those older embellishments.

I added waxed thread through all the tags - I spiraled them through the holes a few times so I didn't have any loose ends, and then stuck everything down, raising up the top edges of my tags on foam pads for added dimension.

I added a title, my journaling, some splatters and some embellishment clusters as well as some fussy cut flowers.

I have a process video of my layout available for you to view below:

Thanks so much for joining me today. Today is my last post and Process Video for UK Scrap Addicts - I'm expecting a baby in August and need to reduce my Design Team commitments a bit so it seemed sensible to take my break now, just in time for the new Design Team to start - what a talented bunch of ladies are joining us in May, I can't wait to see what amazing inspiration they bring to UK Scrap Addicts.

Thank you so much for having me over the last year or so, I've really enjoyed being on the team - it's been a blast.

Happy scrapping xxx

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

I Heart You / Sheena Rowlands / Tags

Hi there Sheena here again x

This month we are all crafting incorporating tags into our projects.  Using tags on my scrapbooking pages is something I do regularly particularly when paper ranges include them in their ephemera packs and on their cut apart sheets.

I Heart You.

For this layout I used the Crate Paper - Main Squeeze range which had lots of tags already in it. I chose to use the tags as the base of my layout & laid them out & moved them around till I was happy. In fact I wanted a pale tag on the left so using a ready made one as a template I cut one from paper in the 6x6 pad the using punches added a circle around the hole, if I hadn't told you, you wouldn't know it wasn't ready made.

Once I was happy I added some pink ink to my background paper before I adhered all the tags down, some on foam pads, then added my photo over, layered on white tissue paper. I then started looking for embellishments both to co ordinate and add some height to the layout.

For variety I added chipboard, die cut foam, stickers & a bow. I then added a few black and white salts after covering my photo with scrap paper to protect it.

I hope you get the chance to create soon & we would love to see your work over on our Facebook group.
Till next time x

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Saturday, 7 April 2018

Great Things Never Came from Comfort Zones | ScrappyNerdUK | April 2018 (Tags)

Hello fellow Scrap Addicts

This months theme is....Tags!! I will show you how easy it is to put together a layout using tags as the main focus and in my Youtube video I show a live process to demonstrate how quick a layout comes together with the use of tags.

I used 2 pieces of cardstock and matted the white on top of the grey one to give it a border around the edges. Next I added a strip of grey patterned paper across the bottom third of the page and laid my tags on top.

I chose to keep the colours simple on this layout and went the main theme of grey and white but added in some black and pink accents with the embellishments I used.

I used a photograph of my wellies in the recent snow we had as the colours really matched this layout. I mainly start my layout and then choose my photo as this seems to work best for me. There is no right or wrong way - that is completely your preference. 

And here is the final layout. Very simple and clean and I personally love the finsished result. Don’t forget to head on over to Youtube to watch the Process video and if you haven’t already found us on Facebook then head over there and give our page a like. You can upload your tag layouts there too so we can see what you have been creating. 

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Some sad news.....but then some good news!

Hello ScrapAddicts!!!!

Normally at this stage of the month we are posting our free cut file. Unfortunately there is no cut file this month (booooooo!!).

We are having to brush up and revise the terms of use for the free cut files and we must stress that these are to be used for personal use only.

Then the good news..... We will be offering up a free cut file from next month, so don’t be too sad.

Thanks for your understanding and continued support of UKScrapAddicts.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

For the Love of Hummus | Terri Morris | Tags

How can it be April already?! Where is this year going! Although the weather here in the UK has been a little crazy this Spring. It was just Easter Monday that we woke up to a couple of inches of snow here in South Yorkshire. Hopefully Spring will soon be here and we can start enjoying the outdoors more. My fiancé is not a fan of the winter so we usually have our main holiday in January.

I've been scrapping my most recent trip, this time to Egypt and Jordan. It wasn't hot but it was a great change of scenery. One of the main things we noted was the amount of hummus we ate. I think we had it almost every day.

I'm using the beautiful Crate Paper Here + There collection for this layout. I pretty much bought the whole collection from Hey Little Magpie including 2 of the map paper because I love both sides.

The new theme on UK Scrap Addicts this month is to use Tags on our projects. I used all the tags from the ephemera pack to use as decoration on this layout.

I kept all the decoration over to the left hand side of the page in order not to cover up the map on the background.

I used some geotags from the sticker sheet to mark both Egypt and Jordan on the map paper.

Happy Crafting!