One of my followers on YouTube requested a special project. This is part one of that project, Tropical Tag Booklet Tutorial. In this tutorial, I’m sharing how to take leftover bits and pieces and make a tag booklet that will be used in a junk journal flip book.
Tropical Tag Booklet Tutorial Video
Supplies Used for the Tropical Tag Booklet Tutorial
- Cardstock for tag base
- Scraps of paper from old projects and play sessions
- Bone Folder
- Fiskars rotary paper cutter
- Scrapbook paper
- Fiskars Scissors
- Brother Sewing Machine
- Distress Ink, Vintage Photo
- Blending Tool
- Best Glue Every by Scraperfect
- Perfect Crafting Pouch
- Mermaid Tale Digital Journal kit by Calico Collage
- Paper Studios Tag punch
- Summer Paradise digital journal kit by Calico Collage
- Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint
After digging around in my stash I found some leftover pieces from previous projects that I thought would work to make this Tropical Tag Booklet Tutorial.
The Cardstock had scuff marks on it, but I knew that these would be covered up and thought it was the perfect color for a Tropical Tag Booklet. I just love this shade of teal blue.
When I’m making projects I try to use as much of the pieces as possible, but sometimes there are bits that don’t get used in a project. I sort mine by color and/or theme. It was easy to pull items for this project because I made a couple of Mermaid Journals and put all the bits in one ziplock bag. It makes it so easy to use items when the items are stored together.
Play around with the bits to create new elements. Like the Mixed Media Gel Press paper, I turned into a pocket. Sometimes paper just needs to be folded and altered a little and it becomes a perfect element.
Sewing on paper gives a pretty detail that wouldn’t be there otherwise. I love the little strings that are left as it gives it a truly handmade look.
Stickers are another great item to use in projects like this one. Sometimes I forget to use the stickers, but I made sure to find spots for them in this project and I love how the surfboards look.
Have fun making items out of your stash. Hope you liked this Tropical Tag Booklet Tutorial as part of the #useitupjuly challenge that I’m doing. Share what you are making using the tag on your social media. I would love to see what you make.
Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Tropical Tag Booklet Tutorial.