You may think this post is a bit overdue. I saw a number of blog hops for Christmas Tags just a month or two ago. But did you know you don’t have to put your tag dies away just because you have the Christmas season is behind us? Today’s cards and projects feature a number of different ways to feature tags in your everyday work!

Since I’m going to be an aunt for the first time in April (!!), I’m now keeping my eyes peeled for good New Baby card and project ideas. I really like Yainea’s card with the cute bunnies! The bow on the tag is a nice touch.

Hello Baby Twins by Yainea Nunez

Hello Baby Twins card by Yainea Nunez, courtesy My Paper Journey

Alina’s card welcomes a new baby girl with a gorgeous vellum tag. What a neat idea for a way to use a tag without overwhelming the card. The vellum really allows the little hearts to shine!

Hello Baby Girl by Alina Kelo

Hello Baby Girl card by Alina Kelo, courtesy -Creating With My Hands-

Dawn created this fun Cowboy Birthday card and used a tag as a background feature. Tags provide a great place to feature some ribbon, too! I have so much fun ribbon in my stash that I’d like to put to use. I think making some cards with tags is in my crafting future.

Cowboy Birthday by Dawn Griffith

Cowboy Birthday card by Dawn Griffith, courtesy Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts

The tag on this card by Heather is the centerpiece and focal point. The tag makes a great backdrop for her trees and sentiment.

Grateful For You by Heather Nichols

Grateful For You card by Heather Nichols, courtesy Pine Is Here

Janet’s bookmarks feature Stampin’ Up’s Tag Topper Scalloped Punch.  This punch can be used to make a tag shape at the top of any strip of paper. The lanterns that she put on the bookmarks are so cute!

Happiness Bookmark by Janet Holmes

Happiness bookmark by Janet Holmes, courtesy Jan Girl Stamps

Julie made an adorable banner with tags that could be used for a number of occasions. I love how shapes like tags make it so easy to make decorations to spruce up any occasion or party.

Celebrate Banner by Julie Davison

Celebrate Banner by Julie Davison, courtesy Julie’s Stamping Spot

Papertrey Ink recently released this great Wine Bottle Tag. I really like the coordinating birthday tag and card that Laura made. What a cool coordinating gift!

Happy Birthday Tag and Card by Laura Bassen

Birthday Card and Bottle Tag by Laura Bassen, courtesy Doublestick Heaven

Maile used the same tag die, but made doorhangers for her niece and nephew. The Tag Sale 5 die by Papertrey Ink fits perfectly with the Wine Bottle Tag. The negative butterfly die cut adds so much to the tag.

Doorknob Hangers by Maile Belles

Doorknob Hangers by Maile Belles, courtesy Simply Stamped

If you’re looking to expand your collection of dies, here are just a few of the many that are out there.

Tags A Lot by Mama Elephant

Tags a Lot die set by Mama Elephant (This set has SO many possibilities!)

Birthday Tags by Lawn Fawn

Birthday Tag Stamp Set by Lawn Fawn

Tag, You're It dies by Lawn fawn

Coordinating Tag You’re It dies by Lawn Fawn

Tag Bulider Blueprints by My Favorite Things

Even though these dies by My Favorite Things include Christmas features, the tags themselves can be used year round!

Hopefully this post has inspired you to make some more cards featuring tags.  Let us know about your favorite part of using tags for your craft projects!

8 replies on “Trend Watch – Tags”

  1. Wonderful cards using tags. I love using a tag on a card and even a craft. The great thing about a tag is that I find it really fits into any style. Whether it is a CAS, Chabby Chic, or Vintage/Altered art.

  2. Great selection of tag ideas. I really enjoy making different tags and like you, I don’t think they are solely for Christmas. Glad you brought this point up! TFS!

  3. What cute cards!! LOVE the Bunny one! The Tags A Lot dies will soon be headed my way!! Looks like a great set of dies that will be used a lot! TFS!

  4. Loved seeing so many wonderful examples of tags on cards. I usually see tags used on vintage cards. This is the first time I’ve seen so many tags used in a more modern style. Thanks for this post!

  5. These are so pretty. I sometimes forget how awesome vellum looks on cards and I think I am going to try it with a tag. Great article.

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