Tue 7 Jul 2015
By: Mary Jo Johnston
Summer is here! Grab those vacation photos and let’s make something AMAZING!
I’ve been making a ton of tags lately (instead of my usual ‘go to’ – cards) and thought it would be so much fun to turn those tags into a mini vacation book from our recent Disney Cruise. Of course, Miss Mint has the perfect kit to coordinate. She’s a rock star like that!
This is such a simple project even for a beginner crafter to create and your kids will love flipping through it so let’s get started.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Vacation or favorite photos
- Cardstock or chipboard for the base of your tags
- Scissors or paper trimmer
- Glue and/or foam dots
- Your favorite stickers and/or embellishments
- (1) Loose leaf ring or jump ring
- Printed Peppermint Creative Papers and LIP Cards
Cut the number of tags you’d like to have in your book out of cardstock. This is a heavier weight paper (somewhere between cardboard and paper) that will give your tags some substance and durability. I used a basic tag shape and my tags are approximately 6” tall by 3.25” wide. Cover the base of your tags with your favorite Peppermint Creative patterned papers and cardstock. Punch a hole at the top of each tag. I like to punch the first one and use it as a guide by laying it on top of the next and punching through both or just use it and mark with a pencil to keep them all even.
Once you’ve got your tags cut and covered the fun begins! It’s time to add your photos and embellish.
You can embellish a few tags without a photo or keep one plain just for journaling.
Print and cut out some embellishments from your favourite digital kit or grab some store-bought stickers, letters and 3D embellishments.
I added a little anchor sticker right to the middle of this card and it’s my favorite of the whole album! Assemble all of your tags with a loose leaf ring or a jump ring (found at any office supply store). Add a colorful ribbon to the ring and you have a showcase of your memories!
This could also be a fun craft to let the kids create the themselves. Print and prep the tag bases and let them add the photos and embellish.
Be sure to upload your creations to the Peppermint Creative Gallery. You might just find your project featured on the blog! =)
xo Mary Jo