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!
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.
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
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.
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.