A Tag Book For My Friend

A Tag Book For My Friend

Today I created a tag book for a friend in need of a pick-me-up. What better way to brighten one’s spirits than to send a book filled with flowers, bling, and hearfelt sentiments?

Acrylic Covers – Embellished

I wanted to make sure that the book was durable, so I used thick white chipboard for each of the pages, then layered carefully embellished acrylic covers over the front and back panels to create a lovely layered effect.

Front And Back Covers Before Acrylic Covers Are Added

I chose the papers, embellishments, and sentiments used throughout the book with these challenges in mind:

Creative Crew – Let’s Get Cute And Girlie!
Gingersnap Creations – GC63 Random Redhead Challenge – Sunshine
Practical Scrappers – Use Summer-Themed Products
Sir Stampalot – Bring On The Bling
Tuesday Taggers – Sunshine
Wild Orchid Challenges #3 – One For The Girls

Front Cover – Chipboard Base Plus Acrylic Cover

I used CTMH Purple Pansy Dye Ink to distress and accentuate the edges of the covers, pages and stamped images throughout the book.

Pages 1 And 2

If you create a tag book of our own, pay special attention to page orientation during the design process. Because this book lifts open, I designed the pages so that the recipient can easily read the pages as they flip upwards. So, as you look at the pages, the odd-numbered pages represent the top half of the book when the recipient opens it, and the even-numbered pages represent the base.

Pages 3 And 4

I stamped the sentiment on Page 1 from CTMH’s D1153 Because Of You My Acrylix Stamp Set. I stamped the Page 6 image of the praying girl from Sweet N Sassy’s #1049 Child Of God Acrylic Stamp Set. I colored the images throughout the book using Tombow Markers.

Pages 5 And 6

The tags, papers, and unidentified stamp images are from Stamping With Loretta. If you don’t have a die cut machine, she is currently creating monthly kits centered around various templates in her Sizzix collection!

Back Cover

I hope you enjoyed peeking into my friend’s tag book, and use this as inspiration to create one of your own! It’s the perfect way to use up some scraps and to brighten the day of a loved one!

I’m sharing this with my friends at:

Feature Yourself Friday
Plant A Seed Punkin Party

23 Responses to “A Tag Book For My Friend”

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  1. Netty says:

    terrific tag book, am sure she will love it. Annette x

  2. Loretta Rodger says:

    Love what you did with the kit! Totally awessome, your friend will LOVE it, will link you into my blog!!

    Hugs,

  3. Dawn says:

    That is beautiful & thoughtful!

  4. Barbara says:

    Wow that book is just beautiful! Your special friend is going to love it.

    Hugs XX
    Barbara
    Moore Whimsies

  5. Apron Senorita says:

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    Thanks, Yoli 🙂
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  6. gladyschia2010 says:

    Love the bright and pretty tags! 🙂

  7. Sally H says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your sunshine with us at TT this week!

  8. Clare *Littlebear* says:

    This gorgeous tag book should certainly help to lift your friend's spirits.
    Thank you for entering it into the Sir Stampalot challenge this month.
    Clare x

  9. Lena Katrine says:

    Great project and beautiful details! Thanks for joining us at WOC this time – good luck!
    Hugs, Lena K

  10. WW says:

    Very cute book.

  11. Erin says:

    Great use of summer theme paper and gorgeous tag book. Thanks for joining us this week at Practical Scrappers!

  12. Claireliz says:

    lovely tag book :0)
    C
    xx

  13. pinky says:

    Gorgeous selection of tags. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot.
    Pinky

  14. Chrissie says:

    Fabulous project, I'm sure your friend will be delighted!
    Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew Challenge this time!
    Chrissie

  15. Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts says:

    Hi, I love your tag book. I new I had started following someone to see something they were makin & it was you!! I wanted to come back to see your tag book. I'm glad I found it, its fab x

  16. brenda says:

    Hi there

    What a wonderful eye for colour you have. Such lovely work.

    Thank you so much for sharing with at at Stampalot Challenge this month.

    B x

  17. Tracy says:

    A wonderful piece, Thanks for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  18. Clarky J says:

    This is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at TT this week x Janet

  19. Gingersnap Stampers says:

    Beautiful tag book! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Sunshine Challenge!

  20. Rita says:

    Cute! I especially like the "be the change…" quote.
    Great job! 🙂

  21. Jeannette says:

    That is so lovely! I am so glad you found my blog. In case you only have a moment, you might want to just check out my craft blog instead of all the others. It is TheCraftyHippo.com It's under construction right now, but you can check out my past projects. I'm following you now. Can't wait to see all your creations and yummy meals! Those ribs look delicious!

  22. Francesca says:

    Wonderful card with stunning details
    thanks for joining us at sir stampalot this month and good luck!
    Hugs
    Francesca

  23. Dezinaworld says:

    Ohhh what a book full of sunshine !! Beautiful tag book and i love your blog. also love your fab recipe for the cheesecake. thanks for sharing
    hugs June xxxxx

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