I’ve been known to forget to add tags and journal tags in my kits sometimes, most of the time I notice before releasing the kit. Want to know why? Because I hardly every use them. I rarely use tags because I just don’t know how to use them so that they look good. With my newest release, Old World Travels, I noticed my CT used tags in creative ways. I decided I would do a tips section about using tags. Maybe I’ll get some inspiration to use them!
Take a look at this layout by Marcy Kay. She actually used the tag as a mat BEHIND the photo! I never would have thought to use a journal tag or other tag behind the photo. I’m going to have to try that!
In this next layout, Kristin, uses 2 of the tags I included in the kit. Take a look at her cluster in the bottom corner of the small photo. She uses the ticket tag in the cluster for the date and tucks in into the other elements and really makes it part of the cluster by putting the string on top. She uses another tag-the paper that says Passport and uses it as an element in the cluster.
Here’s a layout by Lori who uses a tag in a more traditional sense. She uses one of the journal tags included in the kit to journal on. But I love how she sets it off to the side of the photo but not too far and still in line with it horizontally and clusters around it. It really looks like part of the layout!
Those 3 kits use the same kit: Old World Travels. Take a look at the kit. It’s still 30% off until Wednesday!
Let’s look at a few more ways to use tags. Here’s a layout by Nicole. She used a tag on each photo to explain the photo. She uses Santa’s Little Helper.
In this layout Daphne uses the same kit, Santa’s Little Helper, and she uses the tag for the first word in the title.
One of the most common ways to use a tag is to put the date on it. I have used tags occasionally for that but I just can’t get them to look right. Take a look at this layout by Lauren using Autumn’s in the Air. She has several clusters and puts a tag tucked into one of them in the opposite corner from the photo.
Here’s another layout by Daphne that uses a tag to put the date on. She hangs it by a string from a button. What a cute idea! She uses my collab kit Friends Across the Miles.
I hope that helps you figure out how to use tags on your layouts! I’d love to see them! Leave a comment so I can check them out.