Thursday, March 19, 2020

Positive Affirmations Tag Booklet

Hello everyone and thank you for stopping by today.  I have a little positive affirmations tag booklet to share with you that I created from mixed media paper and #8 manila hang tags.

This little mixed media positive affirmations tag booklet contains 9 mantras for you to use in your daily meditative practice.  The daily practice of repeating positive affirmations has been shown to help improve our ability to think positively about ourselves and the world around us and goodness knows we could all use a little more positivity in our lives these days!  I have included a printable for you of the 9 mantras that I chose for my tag booklet but feel free to write up your own positive affirmations if these are not suitable for you.  Click here to download the positive affirmations .pdf printable.

Read on for the tutorial and hope you will enjoy it!

Cut a piece of mixed media or watercolour paper to 7 1/4" x 8 1/8".  I chose to banish all of my negative thoughts before I started to add paint so I scribbled them onto the paper with pens, crayons and pencils.  You can skip this step if you'd like but I find it to be rather therapeutic!

Choose two or three acrylic paint colours that make you smile and randomly apply them onto the mixed media paper, front and back.  Add some marks with lids, credit cards, combing tools ... whatever you happen to have on hand.

 Next gather some mixed media stamps from your stash and apply them randomly with permanent inks in colours to coordinate with your paints.

Time to create the pockets for your positive affirmation tags.  Position the mixed media paper on your scoreboard with the short edge along the top and score it at 2 1/4", this will be folded up to form the pocket for your tags.  Turn the paper so that the long side is along the top of your scoreboard and score it at 2 3/4" from each side.  Fold up the bottom pocket and then form the tag booklet with accordion folds along the other two score lines.  Apply a thin bead of glue along the outer edges of the tag pocket to hold the pocket closed.

Apply some washi tape along the top edge of the tag pocket to reinforce it.  Punch two holes just above the tag pocket on each side for a ribbon closure.  Embellish the tag pocket however you'd like, I stamped a floral image onto some plain Collage Paper and adhered it on top of the pocket with Distress Matte colllage medium.

Embellish the top of the tag pockets as you'd like.  I chose to use some hearts die cut from Metallic Kraft Stock and then added some messing stitching around the tag booklet on three sides with my sewing machine.  Don't sew along the bottom edge or you will make your tag pocket too short!  Scribble outlines around the die cuts with black and white permanent ink/paint pens.

Paint three #8 manila tags, front and back, in the same manner and with the same or similar paint colours as you used for the tag booklet.  Add some random stenciling and paint spatters.

Cut out three of the positive affirmations sentiments and apply them to the front of the tags.  You could also stamp some sentiments or if you have lovely handwriting (which I do not!) write the affirmations onto the tags.  Embellish the tags however you'd like using images that make you smile (I used some stamped and fussy cut images) and then outline and doodle again with the black and white pens.

Turn the tags over and add three more positive affirmations to the back, embellishing them with more stamps or die cut images and outlining and doodling as on the front.

Turn the tag booklet over and add the last three positive affirmations to the back of the tag booklet.  Add more stamped and/or die cut images and doodle away!

Ink a length of seam binding or ribbon with a colour to coordinate with your tag booklet.  You will need enough ribbon to tie the booklet closed and to add a pull to the top of each tag.

Add a ribbon pull to each tag, tie on two lengths to keep your tag booklet closed and insert the tags into the pockets and you are done.  Here are a few closeups of the finished positive affirmations tag booklet.

Hope that you've enjoyed seeing how it all came together and hope that I've maybe injected a little positivity into your life too!  Have a wonderful day and happy creating,

Deb xo

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is stunning! When I saw this on Instagram I had to pop over to have a look 😀. I loved seeing how it all came together and the bright happy colours and birds look so beautiful with the positive affirmations - perfect! Wishing you a happy weekend! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs, Jo x


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