Using tags on cards creates a fun look and feel to handmade greeting cards. I like to make my own tags out of patterned paper (some people call it designer paper or printed paper, it’s just paper or cardstock that has a printed design on it) with tag dies like the ones below (affiliate link provided at no extra cost to you-I will receive a small portion of any purchase you make using the link):
Adding some embellishments on the card make it all the more attractive, which is what I did with the ribbon, stickers, and a marker to darken the greeting. Here is a look at the supplies I used.
These items are things I have had in my craft room for a while. I tend to use my supplies for what I need and then save it for later. That way, I always have something to use when the occasion arises. However, it also means that when I show it to you, some of the items may not be available. No worries! Use what you have. If you don’t have the exact pattern paper, use one with a similar theme and just create the same layout. Find coordinating embellishments, and viola, you’ll have your own creation.
The cardstock on this card is the Spellbinders Color Essentials cardstock in the colors: alabaster and pink sand. The panel behind the tag and the scalloped circle is pink vellum. The shiny, iridescent borders along the vellum’s edge is a peel-off border sticker from Love from Lizi in the UK. You’ll have to pay extra shipping and fees to get it, but it’s worth it in my opinion.
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Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/37DhjRI
Scrapbook Adhesives Tape Runner Permanent: https://amzn.to/3Knfx8r
Plus Corporation Vellum Tape Adhesive Runner:
1 pack: https://amzn.to/3KG6HCV or 4 pack: https://amzn.to/32BWfva
Dies / Die Cut Shapes / Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine: https://shrsl.com/3atf4
Nested Tag Dies from Scrapbook.com: https://shrsl.com/3cvzy (I used the scrapbook.com nested tag dies, but there are several to choose from at this link)
Spellbinders Color Essentials Cardstock in Pink Sand: https://shrsl.com/3cvz6
Spellbinders Color Essentials Cardstock in Alabaster: https://shrsl.com/3cvzb
Paper Junkie Colored Vellum Red: https://amzn.to/2LE8AX6
Ribbon: Alternative to the one I used: https://amzn.to/3tYZkQZ
Simple Stories “My Valentine” Collection: retired (This is the collection I used for the stickers and the printed/pattern paper. (The puffy heart stickers are from Walmart).
Paper Trimmer: Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2WzlUhq