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sativarose says:
How to make tags?
I recently bought a couple of cds of vintage images. I would like to make tags like this:

http://www.ewenmeprintables.com/shop/index.php?act=viewDoc&docId=8

Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanks!
Sativa Rose

Apr 8, 2011
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goodbye says:
one way, is find a simple pattern, which you probably can Google and find them free. Then decorate them with your images in any program you might have. Some programs, like Hallmark already have blank and pre-made tags that you can decorate with your images. Then print and cut out. I've made plenty of my own tags this way before, usually with Hallmark Card Studio. But you can do it with any program once you get a pattern to go by. I hope this helps some.
Apr 8, 2011
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sativarose says:
Hi, Thank you. I do have a card program but the tags are for the Avery. The look like address labels. I would like the fancy ones or learn how to do it. I do have Paint. Does the Hallmark card program have the shapes such as the one I exampled?

Sincerely, Sativa Rose
Apr 8, 2011
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neeltje says:
Google at tag chainette by cajolin
she made some gorgeous tags that go perfectly with vintage images
Apr 9, 2011
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neeltje says:
and nanabanana scraps made some as in your sample
the name of the kit is nanabananasolelements
Apr 9, 2011
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sativarose says:
Please forgive me as I am new at this.
I downloaded a tag by cajolin. I tried to place it on a greeting card maker program but the black spaces stayed black, probably because I copied and pasted it. When you download, where do you keep the image? I tried at access it but a pop up said unrecognized. I know I'm doing something wrong. but what?

I went to the nanabanana blog, but found no tag templates. Again, I must be missing something but don't know what.

The black spaces on a template are clear, right? So that when you place an image, the image shows through the clear windows to give it the shape.

I am completely lost on what file to put the downloads.

Thanks everyone!

Sativa Rose
Apr 9, 2011
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neeltje says:
you should save the tags in png format, normally you won`t see black space than
Apr 9, 2011
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7of7design aka ScrapyMatante says:
I do not think you can make scrapbooking with only "paint" program
What program are you using?
It could help people to answer
Apr 9, 2011
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MaggieM says:
What software are you using now, Sativa Rose?
Apr 9, 2011
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neeltje says:
http://www.polyvore.com/tag/collection?id=625391
Apr 10, 2011
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sativarose says:
Heello, I am using paint.net I used the magic lasso and cut. I saved it as a png. However my greeting card program won't upload the png images, although my Microsoft Office Word opens the document. I can overlay it on top of an image, but it still doesn't look right. What programs do I need.?
Thank you,
Sativa Rose
Apr 10, 2011
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sativarose says:
Hi neeltje, Thank you for the link. The tags are beautiful. I would like to make tags similar to that with vintage images, maybe 8 to a page? I can learn new stuff, so that's not a problem but I don't know what to learn.

Thank you,
Sativa Rose
Apr 10, 2011
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goodbye says:
I just checked my Hallmark program, and I don't see that particular tag. But like it was said here, if it is a png format it should not have a background. Hallmark does take png's. You might want to look it up in Google, there might be some tutorials on how to make these tags. I did this when I was learning how to make a real pop-up card.
Apr 10, 2011
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sativarose says:
Hi Kittylicious, I did a big search on Google on how to make tags but I found no tutorials on how to do the tags that I referenced in my first post. I looked at the paint.net tutorials and didn't see how to do it. I even emailed several people who have these tags on the technique but I got no answers. I wondering if this is a big secret or something!

Thank you,
Sativa Rose
Apr 11, 2011
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sativarose says:
Hi neeltje, I took one of the tags from the website, turned it into a jpg, copied multiples of it on a blank page on my greeting card program(Greeting Card Explosion) then added images that I re-sized and made into rounded rectangles and added them on top of the tags. Now, they looks nice but it's not exactly what I was going for as pages of tags.
They may do as is, but I'm also wondering about copyright for these tags.

Thank you,
Sativa Rose
Apr 11, 2011
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sativarose says:
Hi Kittylicious, There are so many Hallmark card programs. Any recommendations?

Thank you,
Sativa Rose
Apr 11, 2011
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goodbye says:
Not a big secret. I'll see if I can find something for you.
I have Hallmark Card Studio 2011 Deluxe. It's pretty simple to use. I also used to use A scrapbook program that had more tags. I'll have to see which one it was.
Apr 11, 2011
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goodbye says:
here is a place with some tag templates.
http://pixelmusicscraps.blogspot.com/2009/11/three-muses-something-completely.html

I tried it out in my PSE9 . I think it is easier in a photo shop program than a card one.Open the tag you like then decorate it any way you want, add color, your own elements, effects. Save it as a png. Then open a blank page like an 8.5x11 for printing purpose and add your png tag to it size it and duplicate as many fit. then print on card stock and cut it out. You should be able to do all this in Paint.net.
Apr 11, 2011
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sativarose says:
Hello Kittylicious, I love those templates! I will use your advice see what comes up.
Thank you,
Sativa Rose
Apr 11, 2011
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goodbye says:
your welcome, good luck
Apr 12, 2011
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sativarose says:
My reply has not shown up. I had my step by step on what I did.
If there are multiples, I am sorry for that!

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/HoneyXXXX/Tags/Eastebunnyduckvintagetag2.jpg
Apr 12, 2011
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sativarose says:
Step-by-step Part 1

Opened zip file
Downloaded all the tags to my desk top
Paint.net new
Open tag
Tag has transp backg with black tag
Bucket fill to fill in back with white
Used magic wand to highlit black and then cut
Now I have a white eback and transparent tag
Resized to 400 width
Saved as png to the tags folder on desk top
Closed out the tag
Apr 12, 2011
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sativarose says:
Step-By-Step Part 2
Closed out the tag
File—new -->opened my image
Resized to 400 width (make it smaller if you need to)
Layer—from file
Open my new tag
Move tag to where you want it.
Crop to selection
Save as jpg
Flatten yes
Apr 12, 2011
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sativarose says:
Additional info:

You will have to play around with your sizes and such. Since I don't know Paint.net that well, I used my Microsoft Office Word to make multiples on one page by copying and pasting. I also used the crop tool there to make the tags have less white space.
Hope this helps.
Sativa Rose

Thanks!
Sativa Rose
Apr 12, 2011
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sativarose says:
Here is another tag:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/HoneyXXXX/Tags/Easterangelvintagetag.jpg
Apr 12, 2011
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sativarose says:
Another tag:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/HoneyXXXX/Tags/EasterFlowergirltag.jpg
Apr 12, 2011
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goodbye says:
sounds like you got it. Hurray!! Is that your tag on this link? It looks great.
Apr 12, 2011
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sativarose says:
Yes! The three are mine! The Easter Bunny with Duck, The Vintage Angel and the Easter Girl. Glad you like them. I'm making more.

Sativa Rose
Apr 12, 2011
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sativarose says:
Here is a fourth tag. It's a hen with colored eggs in her apron:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/HoneyXXXX/Tags/Easterhenwitheggstag.jpg

Are there anymore blank tag pages to which I may be directed?

Thank you,
Sativa Rose
Apr 12, 2011
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sativarose says:
I got this tag template from the About.com website and made this 5th tag:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/HoneyXXXX/Tags/EaterFlowergirljoytag.jpg

Sativa Rose
Apr 13, 2011
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goodbye says:
I just Googled "tag template png" under images to find it, I didn't go through them all. So I'm sure there are plenty more :)Your doing a great job with the tags.
Apr 13, 2011
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sativarose says:
Great idea, Kittylicious! I know I'll find more tags templates there!

Here is a kitty for you:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/HoneyXXXX/Tags/Catwithblueflowerstag.jpg
Apr 13, 2011
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sativarose says:
Another kitty:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i312/HoneyXXXX/Tags/Catredrosestag.jpg
Apr 13, 2011
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goodbye says:
thanks, they are gorgeous
If you need any other help let me know, you can PM me in my home page.
Apr 14, 2011
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