Thursday, January 30, 2020

Work Of Art Tag Accordion Booklet

Hello everyone, I have a tag booklet to share with you today that I created for Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey.  Every month that has five Fridays means that the Creative Guides get to create tags with any theme that we'd like.  We love Tag Fridays and we'd love for you to link up any tags you created in the month of January over at AVJ too!

I had five gel plate printed #8 tags in my stash that I'd made months ago so they became my starting point.

The backs of the tag were unadorned so I inked them all with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and then stamped and stenciled them with Distress Oxide Inks and Distress Archival inks using a variety of Tim Holtz mini layering stencils and stamps from my stash (most were from AAll & Create, Stampers Anonymous and Finnabair).

The tags were joined together on the back with a length of bronze satin ribbon, leaving a bit of a gap between the tags so that they could be folded up in an accordion pattern.

Voila, a tag accordion booklet!

I then gathered up an assortment of Tim Holtz Idea-ology and arranged it on the tag fronts along with some Clippings Stickers and Small Talk stickers.

On the back of the tags, I cut down more #8 tags and stamped them with Tim Holtz's Lined stamp for some journaling spots and that was it.

Here are a few closeups of the finished tag booklet.

Hope you've enjoyed seeing how my Work Of Art tag accordion booklet came together and make sure to pop by A Vintage Journey to see what my fellow Creative Guides made to inspire you for our Tag Friday post.

Thanks as always for stopping by and happy creating,

Deb xo


  1. What bright and decorative colors and designs on your gel printed tags Deb - so fun combined to make an accordion book out of them - lovely ephemera and sentiments on each of the tags! xx

  2. Oh, what a delight, Deb - this concertina tag book has put a huge smile on my face. The colourful tag backgrounds bring a touch of sunshine to the day, and the ephemera and images on each tag take the eye and the imagination on a lovely journey. Fabulous Tag Friday fun!
    Alison x

  3. Wow, what an amazing tag! I love the design and so enjoyed seeing how the accordion booklet was created using the tags 😀. The adornments you choose look so beautiful against the gelli print backgrounds too! I hope you're having a lovely weekend! Hugs, Jo x

  4. What a super idea to use those gelli prints for your tag accordion, oh and thanks for the reminder on how to bind them by attaching to a ribbon, I had completely forgotten that and it's so clever. I also adore how you have decorated each one of them. A fantastic project!

  5. Genius tag booklet; how clever to use a ribbon to bind those gorgeous backgrounds into a journal! Love your collaged elements to top the tags and the stamped journal spots on their reverse sides. Great project! Hugs!


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