A Little Grunge Tag Book by Liz Wheeler


Happy Monday That's Crafty! Creatives. Hope you're keeping nice and cool in this hot hot weather.

For today's project I've dipped into my Journal It Templates Set 2 to create this fun tag book. 

I started by creating my pockets for the tags using one of the Journal It Policy Envelope templates, but taking off the fold over closure. 

I glued the side and bottom flaps over, then cut the notches to make 6 envelopes for the tag book. As I was going to lay the envelopes on top of each other to create a concertina, I only wanted to decorate along the sides of each envelope. I chose the new Studio Light Grunge Letter Mask and Distress Oxides Cracked Pistachio and Carved Pumpkin to decorate the pockets.

I applied That's Crafty! Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive down the centre of the first envelope, starting approx. a third of the way down, then sticking the next envelope directly on top. 

Then carried on applying glue to the middle of the envelope on top and layering the next envelope on top. This created a concertina of envelopes ready for the tags. 

For the front and back covers I cut two pieces of black card approx. 4.75 x 3 inches, then two pieces of white card slightly smaller. To decorate I stamped the two distress colours onto my mat then spritzed with a little water. I then smeared the two white pieces of card across these colours then heat set with my heat tool. I did this a couple of times to get my desired background.

For the detail I used the Studio Light Grunge Inspire and Create stamp, and randomly stamped the images across the front and back covers of the tag book using the Cracked PistachioCarved Pumpkin and Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxides and the Versafine Clair Nocturne ink pad.

Once finished, I attached the front and back covers to the set of concertina envelopes, again just gluing down the middle, approx. two thirds from the top of the cover. 

I then added eyelets and string for the closure, then cut 6 pieces of white card approx 2.75 x 4.75 inches for the tags.

A nice quick project, and depending on the colours chosen you can make a whole variety of them.

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Hey Liz this is pretty neat, love the colours and stamps

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    2. Thank you. 😊 I'm so happy how the orange and blue turned out xx


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