Oma’s Tag Book

September 1, 2015

Hello, everyone. It’s Els here today with a project that is keeping me grinning – my very first tag book to celebrate our new granddaughter, Annika! Instead of precise step-by-step instructions I want to share what I did in a more general way so you can get inspired to make a tag book to celebrate and chronicle whatever is going on in your life. I named my tag book “Oma’s Tag Book” as oma is the Dutch word for grandmother.

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Front of tag book

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Back of tag book

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The tag book opens at the back. Velcro was used to secure the cover.

Instructions:

  1. Gather some photos that have a central theme: New baby (!), vacation, back to school, a milestone birthday or anniversary, a sports team, your collection of shoes. (In other words, it can be a big event or something whimsical.)
  1. Choose coordinating solid color cardstock, Shimmer Sheetz, and printed papers.
  1. Pick your favorite Tags & More die set, or several sets. Pick your favorite Fitted Frames die set, or several sets. I chose Tags & More 9 – Sparkle and a combination of Fitted Frames.
  1. Create a tag for each page. All tag reinforcements are die cut from Shimmer Sheetz for durability. Use the photos showing my tags to help you create interesting layouts. Some tags have one photo, others have two. You can make the tags one-sided or decorate both sides. Embellish and layer a lot, or just a little bit! *See note about the front cover tag after step 6.
  1. Complete the book by connecting the pages with a metal ring. Decorate the ring with ribbons, twine, wire, or whatever combination you want.
  1. Tag books make wonderful and very special holiday gifts! Individual tags can be used as tag cards for friends or family, coaches, teachers, and others.

*Note: If you did not already notice this from looking at the second and third photo, be sure to make the front cover tag at least 3” longer than all of the others! Score it at the bottom, fold onto the back cover and add four Velcro dots to keep the book closed and tidy.

Pages of tag Book:

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This was the first picture that our daughter Joset sent us when Annika was born. I printed out the text message as I thought it would be fun to add to my page.

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Oma & Annika

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Annika

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Joset & Annika

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Annika in her beautiful ballerina outfit.

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“Happy family”

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Uncle Mark and Annika.

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Opa & Oma

Supply list:

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies –

1077 Tags & More 9 – Sparkle

952 Tags & More 2 – Deco (for heart reinforcements)

1061 Fitted Frames 1 – Lace Rectangles

1062 Fitted Frames 2 – Lace Squares

1063 Fitted Frames 3 – Curvy Rectangles

1064 – Fitted Frames 4 – Curvy Squares

726 Balloons

SS 0214 Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

SS 0212 Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

502 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet

614 True Red Silk Microfine Glitter

7018 Red/Gold Glitter Dots

 

Other Supplies –

Photos

Pattern paper – Kaisercraft and BoBunny

Metal ring

Velcro dots

 

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9 Comments

  • Reply Mary Prasad September 5, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    A beautiful tag book for a beautiful family!

  • Reply Petroschi Bianca September 5, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    I love so much this album.Beautiful style.

  • Reply ScrappyKsue September 2, 2015 at 3:59 am

    Awww she is such a cutie pie! You are Oma and Opa. My mother was from Germany also. I had an Oma and Opa too. I have a grandson and was hoping he would call us Oma and Opa but my mother was Oma to my kids. She recently passed away though, so not sure what we will be called I guess. I love this tag book also. Such a cute idea. ~Karen Sue / ScrappyKsue

  • Reply Nancy E September 1, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I love this! My grandson’s other grandma is Dutch, and he calls her Oma.

  • Reply Brenda West September 1, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    I so enjoyed not only the tags but the wonderful grandbaby pictures. The more of your posts I see, the more I like.

  • Reply Joy H September 1, 2015 at 11:39 am

    That is such a beautiful keepsake Els! I love the photos of Annika and Mark! You will need to make lots more as she gets bigger……

  • Reply quietfire September 1, 2015 at 11:18 am

    What an amazing treasure! Of course I mean Annika! The book’s nice, too…. Kidding! What a wonderful *wonderful* book. Love the text message. You should make one each month! 😉

  • Reply Angela Styles September 1, 2015 at 9:19 am

    A lovely album-certainly one that will be treasured! As a proud Granny my self -I know just how much fun you had creating this!

  • Reply Terry Fleischman September 1, 2015 at 8:06 am

    What a gorgeous little one. Absolutely PRECIOUS!! Beautiful pictures.

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