Graphic 45 Couture Tag Go Round

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Peg Rounds

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Graphic 45 Coture Tag Go RoundTag Go Round with Graphic 45 Paper

Do you enjoy making tags?  Do you like participating in tag swaps?  Create this beautiful tag go round in any theme you’d like and share your favorite art work with those around you.  You will have so much fun making the first one, you will want to create even more of them later on.

Begin by cutting( Tonic Paper Trimmer used) a 12” x 12” piece of patterned paper (Couture Line by Graphic 45 used) in half. Make sure the pattern is right side up before cutting, especially if you are using a piece where the pattern is one direction.  Here the paper was cut in half from left to right.  Next, cut the first half into 3” sections to create 4- 3” x 6” tags.  Cut the second half of paper to create 2 additional tags.

Cut Tags

For the binding you can either use the 6” x 6” square left over from the patterned paper or use a piece of card stock for a different look that measures 6” x 6”.

Cut off ½” of the square.

Place the card stock onto your scoring board with the longest side (the 6” side) at the top of the board as shown in the picture and score at every ½”.

Score

Fold the score lines accordion fold style making sure the first and last folds face upwards as shown.

Accordian Fold

Lay this piece aside.

Now, create the tags using the 6- 3’ x 6” pieces of patterned paper.  Place the tag onto the scoring board so that the corner lines up with the 3” mark on the left side of the board.  The corner on the far right should be lined up with the 6 ¼” mark on the top of the scoring board.  Score down that line to score the first corner of the tag.

Score Tag

Flip the tag over and line it up the same way making sure the corner again lines up with the 6 ¼” mark and score down it.

Score Again

Cut along the score lines, completely cutting the corners off with a pair of scissors (Martha Stewart All Purpose Scissors used).

Round Tags

Repeat the steps above to create the 5 other tags that will be needed.

To put the tag go round together it is easier to work from the back to the front so begin by placing a piece of double sided tape on the very last flap of the binding piece that you created.  Place the tag over the tape making sure to line it up on the bottom and along the left edge so it doesn’t overlap the fold line.  Fold the next strip of the binding piece over the tag and apply another piece of double sided tape and then the tag.  Continue to repeat these steps until you have 5 of the 6 tags in place.  NOTE:  Only place the tape on the binding strip that is to your right.  Do not place any tape on the left side of the strip as you are looking down at the project.

Add Tape

For the front page, you will want to put a piece of double sided tape on the left and right strips because this is where your project will take the most stress while being opened and closed.  Once you have both pieces of tape on, place the last tag in between the strips and fold the last strip over to adhere it.

Turn Project Over

Turn the project over and fan the pages out so they fall towards the left as shown in the picture.

Add Folded Paper

Add tape to every other binding strip and then refold the piece closed making sure that the edges match all the way around.

Tape Binding Strip

Your project will now look like this from the top and from the front.

Tag Go Round Top Coture Tag Go Round

Decorate each of the tags using items of your choice.  Add ribbons, flowers, chipboard embellishments and more to the tags.

Die cuts are a great way to finish of some of them.  For this project the Parfumerie Framelits and Stamps Set by Sizzix and Graphic 45 was used.   These are a great addition with the Couture paper line.

Simply stamp the image in black ink.

Stamp

Then, use the matching die and cut it out with your die cut machine.

Layer Stamped Image

Cut a blank piece from card stock and layer it behind the stamped image to make it stand out.

Add Embellishments

Cut out some of your favorite images from the paper and use them to decorate some of the tags, too.

Are you hesitant about creating your own tags?  That’s okay.  Use tags that you have purchased from CreateForLess instead.  If they are a little shorter just adjust the height of the binding piece when you cut it.  Then, follow the rest of the directions to put together your tag go round.  Decorate them by covering them with patterned paper, too.  It’s that easy!

Graphic 45 Coture Tag Go Round

Create a tag go round to share some of your favorite things with your friends.  Hold a tag go round swap or take turns decorating a tag and sending it on to the next person to do the next tag.  One thing is for sure, no matter how you use it you will have fun!

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Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today!

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