Thursday, August 25, 2011

Make Your Own Journaling Tabs

Thanks so much for all the nice comments regarding the seed packet die! :) Hope you got a few ideas from that post, and if you have it or are ordering it, I'd love to see what you make with it. :)

If you've been following Papertrey Ink's latest release, you might have seen the new journaling tabs die that was released! If you bought PTI's Half and Half dies or Fillable Frames dies, you can make your own! Here is what I found that worked, if you'd like to try it!

Cut a 2-1/4" x 2" strip of paper, score 1" into the 2" side, so you will end up with a folded piece of CS that is 2-1/4" x 1". Because it is such a small amount of CS, it might not want to stay down very well, so just add a bit of removable adhesive to the inside to keep it folded.

Position it on the die, with just a tiny bit of overlap, like this:


And this is what they look like! Ready to be stamped and added to a mini book.


The little swirls that come with the Half and Half stamp set look great with the tab too.

This would also work with some of the fillable frames, either the width if you want a shorter journaling tab or the length if you want a wider journaling tab.


Here's how some of those turned out!



And here's all of the journaling tabs.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Today is my birthday and it's a big one--30!! We celebrated last night and are celebrating with friends this weekend and hopefully Hurricane Irene will have moved on by then. Hope everyone in its path stays safe this weekend!

7 comments:

Cathy Weber said...

Aren't you the smartest person around? That was a great discovery, and on your birthday too! Thanks for the great idea, I have all of those and think I totally understand how to create my own thanks to you. Happy Birthday.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Super idea! Thanks for sharing this.

carol (krillsister) said...

Happy birthday. I didn't buy the journaling tabs for the same reason. I had noticed that the Half & Half dies resembled the tabs. However, I never thought about the fillable frames.

Marybeth said...

Great tips, your just too smart. Thanks you for sharing. Not sure if I thanked you for the seed packet tips, so thanks for those too. Got mine in the mail yesterday. Happy Birrhday!

Leigh said...

These are fabulous, Monika! When I first saw the Journaling Tab dies at PTI, I thought: "I could make those with my Half & Half dies." but then I still ordered the Tab dis anyway.... ;)

Kristen :-) said...

what a fabulous idea! I love a girl that knows how to stretch her supplies!! Off to make some tabs!! ~thanks for the nice comment on my blog as well!

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