From small to large, plain tags and journaling tags have been around for quite a while. At this CHA however, I’m noticing an emerging trend of more pre-decorated tags and with so many fantastic options being released, I wanted to share my picks from the CHA show floor.
The most exciting tags for me, are the Pink Paislee printed shipping tags. The printed style that they do can be accomplished at home with a plain shipping tag and digital kits, but it is time-consuming and difficult to get perfect printing all the way to the edges. These are beautifully done, and I can not wait to get them in my hands and create with them.
Their Indigo Bleu, Prairie Hill, and Spring Jubilee lines all offer these tags (6 per package) that perfectly coordinate with their papers and other embellishments. Left alone, or with the addition of inks, glitter, mist, or dimensional accents these tags could be so much fun on a variety of projects.
In paper form, Echo Park has a fantastic shipping tag design in their “Note to Self” line that begs to be cut apart, misted on, or used as a background for anything from a travel to everyday moments page.
If you are looking for smaller tags, American Crafts has great options with two of their celebrity designer lines. Here is a photo of the tags from Amy Tan’s Sketchbook line. I really like the scalloped top and how these could be just decorative or used as journaling tags.
The Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line is filled with soft colors and pretty accents, making these tags the perfect accent to complement them.
If you’re looking for something hand stitched and very unique, check out these tags from Studio Calico. These are one of my favorites of their releases (which were all fantastic!) – I can see so many ways to make use of these from stamping sentiments on them to hand writing journaling or using them as a layer in an embellishment cluster.
Next I want to mention the tags from Pebbles. They are kraft shipping tags – be still my heart! I love the decorative accents on these, and the size is perfect for embellishing.
Martha Stewart Crafts also has some great tags all decked out with baker’s twine and a country stitched look that will be perfect for spring and summer crafting.
If you are more into decorating your own tags, there are plenty of options for you as well. Core’dinations has some excellent new blank tags, and Ranger and Jillibean Soup have been producing blank tags for some time now that are great quality as well.
Any way you look at it – 2012 looks to be a year where I will be putting a tag on even more projects!
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