Thursday, September 06, 2007

Tag Book & Iron Orchid Designs

My project this week was this great tag book made by Memo Designs. It is called a tag flag mini book. The book is a really nice size-about 7 x 7 inches or so. There are 12 tags in the book. It is put together kind of like an expandable folder and there is room to add pages if one desired. I thought it might make a really cute book for alphabet tags, an unusual baby book, a 12 days of Christmas book and other fun things.

Deciding what I would do with it took a little time. The papers I was given to work with are these awesome papers from Prima Marketing called Iron Orchid Designs. I used 4 out of about 12 in the line. They are really nice for so many things. I decided to do a little book for my grand-daughter with the book and these papers. The cover is made from both sides of one of the papers. The flower design is a black and white and the small dots are the flip side. I used a scoring blade on the cover since I wanted to put a binding on the spine of the book. It folds/opens better when using a binding this way. I used an Autumn Leaves Stamp for the crown and put Stickles & little sticky rhinestones on it. At the bottom of the cover is stamped PRINCESS with Crafty Secrets Stamps.

I used the polka dot side for the inside of the cover. I used scallop scissors on the one side of the paper for a different look to the binding and placed a piece of ribbon on the soft peach paper.

Then I started on the tags. I have them all facing the same way, but it would be very cute with the tags in different orientations. In the collection of papers are these journaling papers that come in a box like memo paper and are perfect for jotting things down & then posting in a layout or like I did here, behind a picture. On the crown stamp, I used some gold Stickles to color it in. I also put a piece of ribbon at the base of the tags on the book fold just for a more finished look to the page. The floral-ish paper and the neat green color on these tags are both sides of one paper.
On these tags I used some fabulous new lacy ribbons & black rhinestones from Prima, along with Autumn Leaves Stamps and Marvy Punches on the Iron Orchid Papers. The opposite side of this argyle paper is the soft peach I used on the cover.
This paper is just covered in crowns. The colors are a really pretty coral and a neat green color. I used the Iron Orchid RubOns behind the pictures and another journaling paper. I have also used the Crop-a-dile to put in eyelets on each tag and used some various ribbons at the top of each tag. They stick out just barely when the book is closed.
For these pages, the paper is torn and then one has a RubOn over it, the other has Autumn Leaves Swirl Stamps behind the pictures. Chipboard photo corners also adorn the pages.This lined paper is the opposite side of the cute crown paper. I stamped on it with various stamps and used a RubOn as well. I attached a little bit of ribbon with a brad to the page. There are little rhinestones here and there on the pages & little brads too. You can also see in this picture how the tags are attached to the accordion back of this book. It would be fun to do both sides or as I said, even insert a page on these folds.

More Ribbon and Stamps with pieces of paper are on these tags. This is another piece of the fabulous Prima Ribbon. The inside of the back cover is the polka dot paper you see behind the tags here.
I covered the back of the book with the same paper as the front of the book, but did not embellish it at all. Projects are hard to see in pictures, so make sure you take a look at it when you are in the store next time & pick up the supplies to make one of your own! Sherri


Dee Dee said...

Very cool. I will have to take a peek at the store. :)

Susie said...

I can't believe how cool this is. I have seen flag books before, but you took the concept to a whole new level.

Excellent! Can't wait to see it in person.


annetteprudhomme said...

You made me cry and I don't very often! This book is so meaningful and truly beautiful. The papers just feel like a little princess should be sitting on them. Precious.

Ruthe said...


I really loved this tag book when I saw it and immediately bought one so I could start my own project. Thanks for the inspiration, and thanks for always being so willing to help and encourage me with my projects!

Cindy said...

The pictures do not do it justice. You have to see the real deal to see the beautiful combinations of colors and layout. Sherri, you have such an eye. I love this in every way.