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Oma’s Tag Book

September 1, 2015

Hello, everyone. It’s Els here today with a project that is keeping me grinning – my very first tag book to celebrate our new granddaughter, Annika! Instead of precise step-by-step instructions I want to share what I did in a more general way so you can get inspired to make a tag book to celebrate and chronicle whatever is going on in your life. I named my tag book “Oma’s Tag Book” as oma is the Dutch word for grandmother.


Front of tag book


Back of tag book


The tag book opens at the back. Velcro was used to secure the cover.


  1. Gather some photos that have a central theme: New baby (!), vacation, back to school, a milestone birthday or anniversary, a sports team, your collection of shoes. (In other words, it can be a big event or something whimsical.)
  1. Choose coordinating solid color cardstock, Shimmer Sheetz, and printed papers.
  1. Pick your favorite Tags & More die set, or several sets. Pick your favorite Fitted Frames die set, or several sets. I chose Tags & More 9 – Sparkle and a combination of Fitted Frames.
  1. Create a tag for each page. All tag reinforcements are die cut from Shimmer Sheetz for durability. Use the photos showing my tags to help you create interesting layouts. Some tags have one photo, others have two. You can make the tags one-sided or decorate both sides. Embellish and layer a lot, or just a little bit! *See note about the front cover tag after step 6.
  1. Complete the book by connecting the pages with a metal ring. Decorate the ring with ribbons, twine, wire, or whatever combination you want.
  1. Tag books make wonderful and very special holiday gifts! Individual tags can be used as tag cards for friends or family, coaches, teachers, and others.

*Note: If you did not already notice this from looking at the second and third photo, be sure to make the front cover tag at least 3” longer than all of the others! Score it at the bottom, fold onto the back cover and add four Velcro dots to keep the book closed and tidy.

Pages of tag Book:


This was the first picture that our daughter Joset sent us when Annika was born. I printed out the text message as I thought it would be fun to add to my page.


Oma & Annika




Joset & Annika


Annika in her beautiful ballerina outfit.


“Happy family”


Uncle Mark and Annika.


Opa & Oma

Supply list:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies –

1077 Tags & More 9 – Sparkle

952 Tags & More 2 – Deco (for heart reinforcements)

1061 Fitted Frames 1 – Lace Rectangles

1062 Fitted Frames 2 – Lace Squares

1063 Fitted Frames 3 – Curvy Rectangles

1064 – Fitted Frames 4 – Curvy Squares

726 Balloons

SS 0214 Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

SS 0212 Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

502 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet

614 True Red Silk Microfine Glitter

7018 Red/Gold Glitter Dots


Other Supplies –


Pattern paper – Kaisercraft and BoBunny

Metal ring

Velcro dots


By the Beach

April 17, 2015


Hi! It’s Candy Spiegel. Today, I am showing you an interesting way to display some of your favorite beach memories. Although, by using a different paper collection, you could use it to frame any vacation, birthday or event photos. On this project, I stuck to just a few die sets but still created a fabulous project.

1. Cut 2 pieces of teal cardstock and 2 pieces of polka dot paper 4-1/4″ x 6-3/4″. Cut another piece of teal cardstock, this time 4-1/4″ x 8-5/8″ and a piece of striped paper the same size. Place the tag top die from Tags & More 8 – Lattice at the top of one of the pieces and run it through your die cutting machine to create the tag shape. Repeat this process for all other pieces.

2. Use the decorative overlay die from Tags & More 8 – Lattice to die cut the Lattice pattern at the top of the tags, only on the 3 patterned tags (the 2 polka dot tags and the striped tag). Adhere the patterned tags to the teal tags. Ink the edges.

3. Tie ribbon to the top of each tag.


4. Cut out designs from paper, ink edges and adhere as shown. Use Tags & More 8 – Lattice die to cut two strips from teal cardstock and adhere near the bottom of the tag as shown above. Tie twine around the bottom.


5. Cut out “Beach” design from paper. Ink and adhere sides and bottom only to create a pocket. Tuck postcards and photos inside. Use corner die from Tags & More 8 – Lattice to cut corners from pattern paper and adhere.


6. Staple fishnet to top of tag. Add punch-out circle and tag. Add twine to tag.

7. Cut out hinges from Bronze Shimmer Sheetz using the Metal Adaptor Plate. Score and adhere with brads to tags to connect them together.


8. Use brads to secure On the Boardwalk and tuck photos behind it. Add tag from punch-outs and tie twine onto it.

9. Cut corners in teal cardstock from Tags & More 8 – Lattice and adhere.




Elizabeth Craft Designs

 961 Tags & More 8 — Lattice

962 Hardware 1 — Hinges

SS0125 Bronze Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

803 Metal Adaptor Plate

Transparent Double-Sided Tape

Other Supplies

Teal cardstock (Stampin’ Up)

Pattern paper and punch outs (Graphic 45)

Ribbon (Stampin’ Up)



Brads (Tim Holtz)

Tiny Attacher Stapler (Tim Holtz)

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