Labels and envelopes are a good way to agreeably decorate your scrapbooking pages, your greetings cards or your mini album. They will be the agents for your small secrecies or your hidden treasures !


They will contain a dissimulated memory : a cinema ticket associated with a strong memory, a masked photograph to discover, a small object “reminder” that you're attached, a small piece of wedding veil or or lace…

So you've many opportunities to stage all these little treasures to make decorations in their own right and thus provide them with the necessary embellishments. They will also be used as support for matting the photographs, you will can use them to make a mini-album…


The labels (tags)

They are not only ideal for the journaling but also for the decoration of your page !

You will do them same by printing boards freebies, you will decorate them with all the possible embellishments, you will decorate them doodeling with coloured felt-tips… You will be able, of course, to also buy them all ready in your favorite stores…

Very often associated with the ribbons, the labels are an element impossible to circumvent of American scrap… which appear even sometimes in the more austere European scrap.

The shapes have become extremely diversified: from the "beast" luggage tags of the early days with its eyelet and fiber tie, we have moved on to more elaborate designs and colors. Some scrapbookers have specialized in making all kinds of labels!


How to make yourself your envelopes

To obtain an envelope template... it is enough for you “to dismount” by separating it carefully, a commercial envelope which is appropriate to you… then to defer the form thus created on the paper of your choice. Some points of adhesive "acid free" and you obtain your envelopes.


Vous pouvez aussi obtenir une enveloppe, dans le papier de votre chix, par simple pliage. En fin de fabrication, deux points de colle pour tenir le tout. Voici le pas à pas détaillé de cette fabrication très simple.


Making an envelope from scratch is really not difficult! Of course, with a template it's easier... but at the same time more limited: you don't master the dimensions. So learn how to make your own cutting patterns!

Here's a template for A4, A5 and A6 pages... just download and print them on strong paper and cut them out. They will serve as a template. Click HERE or on the picture to download them...

When your design is printed, glue it on a light cardboard and cut it out. All that's left to do is to use this template to build this envelope, full-size, on thick paper with light or bright colors or in Kraft, rather elegant.

Other models of envelopes.Just a glance at Google, Pinterest and scrapbooking sites, and you'll find templates of envelopes to build, possibly tutorials on Youtube and other video platforms.There are plenty of them on the web!


How to make your tags and labels

Most of the time, paper tags are used for :

to attach to gifts,
for scrapbooking projects
for school projects for kids,
for social groups of all ages to create
to attach to creative cards
to decorate a picture frame
to create a poster for a kid’s or teen’s bedroom
to categorize items in a cabinet or closet.

    The best way to learn how to use tags is to search for a "simple tutorial" on YouTube... This is not always easy because they are usually very complete and complicated in their realization. Mmmm... not the best way to get started.

    I found one for you, very simple, very complete, in English... but it's not a problem isn't it !!! You will learn how to make tags and double pockets quickly!


Some sites where to download tags


Launch a research on Google or Yahoo… with like words key: tags, labels, envelopes scrapbooking… then made sorting!

I liked: with a choice very important of tags to be printed!
You will also find there a choice imposing of envelopes to be printed and cut out:
more still of papers, the embellishments… The site is in perfectly comprehensible English but with the little of vocabulary I have!

Come to see on gauchoGirl, fribiz, scrapK and creations of Anne Cath the new labels in remote loading!

Also go on the SCRAP OF SYLVIE where many gauges of envelope or labels journaling await you.

Don't forget KARIART'S CREATIONS... a must !

And still….

And for those which miss times or which do not like to arrange paper (that would astonish me !), there are the done everything envelopes, to buy directly in the trade-shops…

Initially, a permanent mine of articles of scrapbookingt and at rather advantageous prices if you can select the advertisements: ebay envelopes and still ebay labels offer many possibilities to you.

Generally, I always seek on ebay before seeking on the trader sites! After there remains TOGA, GlobalGift, American Craft… and all the others…

Nevertheless all these marks propose to you a complete range for your favorite activity. But attention, with the pleasure of buying, the invoice can quickly appear very, VERY, VERY "salted" !!!

Good scrap!




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