(a blast from the past…)
Here’s an idea that helps you keep track of new techniques you come across and also allows you to try them quickly without needing to create a whole, finished project…
Early in my card making “career,” I couldn’t get enough of the many technique videos and instructional posts available online. I learned so much so quickly and couldn’t keep up with trying them all on complete card projects so I started doing technique samples on tags (with the video/instructional post location and instructions/notes on the backs). I used a shower curtain ring to keep them together which made it easy to add new tags as I learned new techniques. When I had time to work on a card project, I could flip through my tags to get ideas (and instructions) on techniques I had wanted to try. (I still love watching technique videos, but I pace myself now – lol!)
Saving videos as “favorites” on YouTube or pinning cards and/or instructional blog posts to pinterest boards are also great ways to “remember” things you see and want to try, but the technique tags are a way to actually try the technique quickly without worrying about the rest of a card layout.
This project was originally shared on stamptv (June 14, 2013). (Sadly, this site is no longer active, and the StampTV galleries no longer exist.)
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6 thoughts on “Technique Tags”
What a wonderful idea! To bad I didn’t run with this idea back in 2013! I have done most of those techniques in the long ago past. Love the walk down card making memory lane.
I like this idea. I probably saw your original post, but certainly do not remember it. Glad you brought it back to freshen it in our minds.
Wow! You were organized to do that system. I mainly at first only had magazines to look at and get ideas. No internet was used that much by me. So I saved the issues that appealed to me. Now one can Google any technique and see how they are done.
This is a super idea. Sometimes I find myself lost on Pinterest, when if I just looked through a ring of tags, I probably would get to actual crafting quicker!
You are ever the clever one. I am just not disciplined enough to accomplish this. Bookmarks are the best I can hope for. And of course there is always the fact that enough time passes, and I see something that I have forgotten about but really like, it is like Christmas all over again.
I remember when you posted these. I thought you were the most organized person I had ever met.