Friday, 27 February 2015


It is my turn to inspire readers over at Crafty Ribbons Inspiration blog today.  I'm sharing here in a little more detail...

I wanted to make a mini tag album for my cousin.  She has turned 13  (how did that happen so quickly?!?!) and I got all nostalgic for baby photos of her.  I gathered photos from the first 5 years of her life and put them in chronological order.  Then I picked out my base - tags - in a good selection of colours and sizes.  Then I pulled out other things I wanted to include.  Once I had all these things to hand there was no stopping me...

And this is what I made.  I always dress binding rings with ribbon.  This time I've used 3mm, sheer dots, flowers and hearts.

I'm not going to share every page individually but I will show my 'filler' tags.  These are the ones with no photo on. 

I like to add filler pages every third or fourth tag to keep the album pretty and light.

Another thing I like to do is have a common element running through the album on almost every page.  This time I have used holographic heart stickers in shades of blue, green and yellow.

This was part of a 12x12 cut apart sheet.  It was meant for pocket scrapping but works so well backed on to a tag as a positive affirmation page.

I like to keep my mini albums relatively simple.  My style is clean & simple in every other aspect of craft so why change for mini albums?

Another element I repeated a few times through out the album was faux stitching.  It is printed on this cut apart sheet and I carried it on with my trusty black fine liner.

My photo tags are, again, fairly simple.  Just one or two pieces of washi tape as a layer, or a strip of patterned paper.

I desperately wanted to add a wood veneer bird to one of the pages.  Rather than have just one lonely piece of wood I have added a few wood frames as well.  This becomes another repetitive element bringing the album together to work as a whole.

Of course I cannot make anything with out added ribbon!  This is some swiss dots threaded through a button

The final element I took and repeated throughout was paperclips.  When you have photos back to back on a tag and coloured shaped paper clip can be the perfect minimal embellishment.  It adds to the page but also doesn't block much of the photo - a definite bonus when working on this scale.  It adds dimension too.  I like a chunky album!!

And this is the final page.  The great thing about tag albums is you can go back and add more tags at a later date to expand your album.

Sharing at Inspire Me Mondays.

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. Now this is fabby. I love the colours and the various embellishments. Really like the Be You verse.

    Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

  2. What a beautiful gift Laura. I bet it will be really treasured.
    Annie x

  3. Your tag book is lovely Laura - thanks for sharing it with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!
    Can't wait to see what you create this week!

  4. What a sweet little mini! I love the assortment of tags you used.


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