For the bg I used colored duck tape! I found a whole box of different colors for $1 each. I struck it rich!!!! This one is a trial one, and next I'm gonna try a 6x6. If you remember last summer I made several "Memory Books", using the 6x6 cardboard. I have a whole slew of that left, with only 1 piece of the tag shape. Once I finish the 6x6 I'll post and then you all can compare and let me know which you like best.