Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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To celebrate our Anniversary I created a layout with a photo of just my husband and I from our family photos taken last month. It just happened that our photos were taken on our wedding anniversary so I decided to make a page celebrating our 11 years together.

I have the March Main Kit to play with this month, and I was so excited to see the kraft Maya Road die cut tags.  I've seen so many people using similar products to create a unique canvas for journaling.  For my layout, I decided to write down 11 things or reason why I love my husband.  I then typed them up and formatted them to fit on the die cut tags.  Here's a look into my process for printing on tags and die cuts:

Here's where I made my list, and figured out a placement for the tags in a way that I liked the look.

I then typed them all up and formatted them in my word processing software.  I had to run it through a couple times and change my font size and spacing.  I just used my computer monitor as a light box and held the paper and die cut together to make sure everything would fit.

Then I lightly applied some scotch tape across the top and bottom of the die cut tags.  Normally I would only place the tape along the top, but since there were so many tags and the paper was going around a roller in my printer I opted for extra protection against a jam.

And here they are ready for my page.  I did stamp some Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday phrase stamps in white ink on a few of the tags that I felt had some extra empty space to add some more interest to the journaling.

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  1. Great LO! Love the computer as light box tip - Genius!

  2. So beautiful, thanks for the inspiration !

  3. Great layout and wonderful quick tutorial on computer journalling. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Your layout is fantastic!! I stopped doing computer journaling years ago because I never get my layouts complete but you are making me rethink that idea. Love your tutorial on it.

  5. Beautiful layout!
    Congrats on 11yrs!!

  6. Great idea. Loved your tutorial. I will have to try this sometime.

  7. Love how you journaled on the tags. Your layout is fabulous! Just hopping along to say hi!

  8. Just thought I'd hop on over and tell you that I love your LO. I love out did your tags...what a GREAT idea, too. Thanks so much for sharing how to do the tags and for the inspiration. Now to hop some more. . . Oh, and Michele Kociesk sent me (I hope I spelled her last name correctly)


  9. What a pretty page and sweet pic. Love the journaling tags.

  10. Love how you printed on the journaling tags!!

  11. Great idea for journaling! Nice page!

  12. Great journal tags! Awesome picture!

  13. Fantastic layout - just wondering - which stamps did you use - Ali has quite a few.

    1. Deborah - I used: A Date with Ali on the date inside the polaroid; i "Heart" you is from Smooch, "celebrate this life" is from Favorite Memories; there is no doubt came from Loving Words; and "love" and "you" are both from Good Day. I hope that helps!

  14. Great layout and love the journal tags! So cute! :)

  15. Reallygood information on printing on the tags. Great layout!