Username Post: Secret pull tabs on layouts        (Topic#1538481)
bravenole35
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On a number of layouts that I've seen in the gallery, people have used a "pull tab" that someone can pull and read a caption or a saying or something else like that. How do you make those? It's such a cute idea and I would love to try it on my next page!


 
anda11
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In response to bravenole35

Hi! I just posted a layout with the pull tab a few days ago. In my gallery i is the 20,000 Leagues right side. On that one, I just added a back page that was the same size as the front. I measured where the pull out fit & the size of it & made sure I put the adhesive around where it fit. I also left extra room in case I messed up. I put a cardstock tab that I made by folding rectangle. Some people use those metal tabs. Or you can use a ribbon loops.

pull up page


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anda11
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In response to anda11

I know how to put the layout in my post. I have done it lots of times. For some reason, I can't seem to do it correctly.


 
ChansGram
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In response to anda11

Is this the one you wanted posted??!!
Disney 20,000 Leagues under the sea Right about 166 brads By Anda11


 
ChansGram
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In response to ChansGram

That is a really cool LO - i love the circle photos!!


 
leslief
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In response to bravenole35

I've done a couple of elaborate ones, but for the one below, I was in a rush. I just wrote the info. on a piece of cardstock that was smaller than the photo it was hiding under. I put the glue underneath in a "U" so that the card would be "stopped" from sliding under the photo. Then i just wrote "Pull Tab" and added arrows.
Dear Old Golden Rule Days By Leslief

Hope this helps!


 
dwelch
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If you use page protectors, it helps if you cut a slit in the protector, extending the tab slightly so people can pull it out to read (unless it's a private note, of course). That way they don't have to pull the layout from the protector.


 
IzzyB
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  • IzzyB on 07-10-10 01:13 PM
In response to dwelch

If you are talking about small pull out tags, I very often include these on my layouts, most commonly underneath a photo.

The most important thing to remember is to create a pocket on the back of the photo before adhering the photo on the layout. Seal three sides and leave one side open for the tag. Make the pocket a little wider than the tag but less deep (not as tall as the tag). That way, the tag can't slide all the way in and get lost.

I usually add a ribbon to the tag so that it's clear to the viewer that he/she should pull out the tag to read the hidden journaling.

In your design, you should consider the space that the peeking-out part of the tag will take on your page and design that as part of the page. In other words, don't think of the page design as having a completely hidden tag, but rather a slightly poking out one.

Here's an example of a tag in a pocket under a photo.

Snowbody Melts My Heart By IzzyB

One more, though this tag isn't very hidden - at all! But it does slide into a pocket under the photo.

2 Months Old By IzzyB


 
CommaHolly
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you can also create hidden journaling and space for attached tags behind doors,,,,

if you score the photo mat to create a hinge and then adhere only the hinge, the door will open,,,,,you can tie closed with ribbons or use small magnets to close,,,,,

A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes/Secret door closed. By CommaHolly
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes/ 2nd photo shows the secret door open. By CommaHolly

Rose Princess By CommaHolly


 
married05
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I just used a tab punch and adhered it to a small piece of cardstock. When I adhered the picture I left space for the strip to go behind.

Wedding Vows Page Left Side By Married05

Wedding Vows Layout Left Side with Hidden Journaling By Married05
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