How to Create a Cascading Tag Mini

Craft a layered, cascading style mini keepsake using tags and the beautiful Botanical Tea collection.

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How to Create a Cascading Tag Mini
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Let's get started with this layered lovely!!

Let's get started with this layered lovely!!

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Prepare cascading style tag album.

Prepare cascading style tag album.

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Starting with the large tag album, leave one tag as is, take the next tag and cut 1/2" from the bottom. Continue cutting all the tags increasing cuts by 1/2" increments. The last cut will be 2 1/2".

Starting with the large tag album, leave one tag as is, take the next tag and cut 1/2" from the bottom. Continue cutting all the tags increasing cuts by 1/2" increments. The last cut will be 2 1/2".

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Now cut the regular tag album: leave one tag as is, then cut in 1/2" increments as in the first step. (we will only use 5 of the regular tags).

Now cut the regular tag album: leave one tag as is, then cut in 1/2" increments as in the first step. (we will only use 5 of the regular tags).

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Round the corners of all tags. Stack together.

Round the corners of all tags. Stack together.

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Prepare papers: Cut the cut apart paper as shown.

Prepare papers: Cut the cut apart paper as shown.

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Cut cut apart paper as shown.

Cut cut apart paper as shown.

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Cut patterned paper as shown.

Cut patterned paper as shown.

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Cut patterned paper as shown.

Cut patterned paper as shown.

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Here are the actual measurements for cutting.

Here are the actual measurements for cutting.

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Embellish tags/pages: This is the cover tag. Add pink border strip.

Embellish tags/pages: This is the cover tag. Add pink border strip.

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Add a collage of banner embellishment pieces.

Add a collage of banner embellishment pieces.

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Tie Baker's twine around tag.

Tie Baker's twine around tag.

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Tie key thru twine and add title stickers.

Tie key thru twine and add title stickers.

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Backside: add photo mat and stamp element. Attach a scrap of ribbon or lace with ribbon clip or stapler.

Backside: add photo mat and stamp element. Attach a scrap of ribbon or lace with ribbon clip or stapler.

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Front and back of cover tag.

Front and back of cover tag.

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Next tag: wrap polka dot paper around tag.

Next tag: wrap polka dot paper around tag.

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Adhere, snip overhang to create a tab.

Adhere, snip overhang to create a tab.

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Add banner embellishments. Note: adhere green stripe pennants so they overhang off the edge of tag, creating a fun textured border.

Add banner embellishments. Note: adhere green stripe pennants so they overhang off the edge of tag, creating a fun textured border.

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On the backside add a photo mat.

On the backside add a photo mat.

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Next tag: adhere paper borders to each end (front & back). Adhere like banner elements back to back, creating a tab.

Next tag: adhere paper borders to each end (front & back). Adhere like banner elements back to back, creating a tab.

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Next tag: place cut out over tag. Trace the hole in the tag onto the cut out piece. Using a 3/4" hole punch, punch hole thru paper.

Next tag: place cut out over tag. Trace the hole in the tag onto the cut out piece. Using a 3/4" hole punch, punch hole thru paper.

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Adhere cut out to tag.

Adhere cut out to tag.

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Flip over and trim cut out to the same shape as tag.

Flip over and trim cut out to the same shape as tag.

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Distress the edges (if desired).

Distress the edges (if desired).

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Follow the same steps for the next tag using another cut out piece.

Follow the same steps for the next tag using another cut out piece.

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Adhere and trim a cut out for the back (of one of the 2 tags we just created).

Adhere and trim a cut out for the back (of one of the 2 tags we just created).

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(These are the backsides of the 2 tags we just created). Adhere like banner embellishments to create a tab (hummingbird page), add a journal cutout and banner embellishments to the other tag.

(These are the backsides of the 2 tags we just created). Adhere like banner embellishments to create a tab (hummingbird page), add a journal cutout and banner embellishments to the other tag.

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Next tag: adhere 4 circle (banner embellishments) about halfway off the end of tag.

Next tag: adhere 4 circle (banner embellishments) about halfway off the end of tag.

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Secure with a polka dot paper border strip.

Secure with a polka dot paper border strip.

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Fold 3x6 photo mat in half, creating an opening photo element. Fold 2 cut out stamp elements.

Fold 3x6 photo mat in half, creating an opening photo element. Fold 2 cut out stamp elements.

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Adhere to the edge of opening photo mat, creating a tab. Adhere like banners back to back on the top edge of tag creating a tab.

Adhere to the edge of opening photo mat, creating a tab. Adhere like banners back to back on the top edge of tag creating a tab.

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Backside: adhere pink border strip and journal cut out.

Backside: adhere pink border strip and journal cut out.

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Next tag: adhere photo mats and circles back to back along the top. For the backside add photo mat and journal cut out.

Next tag: adhere photo mats and circles back to back along the top. For the backside add photo mat and journal cut out.

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Next tag: create a banner across the top of tag. Adhere like banner elements back to back on the edge of card, creating tab. For the backside layer pink strip & stamp elements. Add green word border.

Next tag: create a banner across the top of tag. Adhere like banner elements back to back on the edge of card, creating tab. For the backside layer pink strip & stamp elements. Add green word border.

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Layer & stack 7 banner pieces together. Punch or pierce a hole thru the whole stack (pointed end).

Layer & stack 7 banner pieces together. Punch or pierce a hole thru the whole stack (pointed end).

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Place a brad thru hole.

Place a brad thru hole.

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Spread banners, creating a flower shape.

Spread banners, creating a flower shape.

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Adhere photo mat, journal cut out and tabs. On the backside add journal cut out and flower. Add a circle for the flower center.

Adhere photo mat, journal cut out and tabs. On the backside add journal cut out and flower. Add a circle for the flower center.

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Next tag: add folded photo mat w/ stamp tab. Adhere polka dot paper to end of tag. For the backside: add journal cut out and back to back tab along top edge.

Next tag: add folded photo mat w/ stamp tab. Adhere polka dot paper to end of tag. For the backside: add journal cut out and back to back tab along top edge.

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Last tag: adhere paper to the end of tag as shown.

Last tag: adhere paper to the end of tag as shown.

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Place door pull as shown.

Place door pull as shown.

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Wrap paper and adhere on the back (covering brads).

Wrap paper and adhere on the back (covering brads).

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Make sure to place pull so it overhangs off the edge just a bit.

Make sure to place pull so it overhangs off the edge just a bit.

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Trim off the excess paper.

Trim off the excess paper.

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Add folded photo mat, create a mini banner and add a pink border strip accent. Adhere tabs to photo mat.

Add folded photo mat, create a mini banner and add a pink border strip accent. Adhere tabs to photo mat.

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Tie ribbon thru each tag eyelet and ring tags/pages together.

Tie ribbon thru each tag eyelet and ring tags/pages together.

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Voila!

Voila!

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Here's a page-by-page flip thru....

Here's a page-by-page flip thru....

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Let me know if you have any questions or if you're interested in a kit!! 😊

Let me know if you have any questions or if you're interested in a kit!! 😊

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Complete supply list

Complete supply list

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