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Jennskains Posts: 2,203

I am putting up a website this summer.  What do you use as tags and how do you make them?  I have seen some of yor tags Jenn

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

jadetag.JPGI just posted my tags... well, they are my information cards... I will post one here as well... I write the info about he bear on the back (material bear made of, nose, eyes, fill, etc. and name of bear and date created)... I also do tiny little shrinky dink tags that say Kim-Bee Bears, the name of the bear and year

I should probably add... the picture tags are about the size of a business card and the shrinky dink tags  are about an inch by half an inch

shantell Apple Dumpling Designs
Willamette Valley Oregon
Posts: 3,128

Jenn...can you clarify what you mean by tags?  Do you mean tags for your website or hangtags like Kimmy mentioned?

Hugs

Jare Hares & Bears Jare Hares & Bears
Polo, IL
Posts: 983

Jenn
Are you talking HTML Tags?
I would recommend getting HTML for Dummies. You can read bits here and there to get an understanding of HTML. I would get some book that talks about HTML so that you understand what is going on when you build a site. If you have a problem with your site you can study the HTML and figure out the problem.
Otherwise there are tons of resources on the web. My favorite and most likely the best on the web.
http://www.w3schools.com/html/
This is information specifically on HTML they also have information on java script and other web languages.
http://www.w3schools.com
I believe if you want to earn a certificate in HTML you can do it on this site.
But depending on the offerings of you hosting service they might provide WYSIWYG web building software. (What You See Is What You Get)
I use http://www.Homestead.com and they provide a web editor.
Research different hosts and find out what they offer. Get the biggest bang for your buck.
You might need a teenager to help you.  bear_grin

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

Ok, now I am confused too... what do you mean by tags ?  LOL  :hug:

Jennskains Posts: 2,203

Sorry guys.  I meant hang tags to go on the bears.

Judi Luxembears
Luxemburg, Wisconsin
Posts: 7,379

Avatar_OPIEJPG-1.jpgJudiPaulBANNERAvatarsize.jpgJUDI-PAUL-TT-Avatar.jpgI use my several of my avatars as tags.  I buy business card paper from Office Max and most photo printing programs will have the codes for all different types of paper including business cards.

I also have America Greeting Cards program where I was able to print up tags.  I print on both sides.

Then I use a heat laminator to seal the tag and make it a nice little keepsake to go with the bear.  I use a small hole puncher to make a hole for gold or silver elastic to attach the tag to the bear.   I like the overall look.

Shelli created the three aboce avatars for me.  Penny did the current one in the jungle.  I did one myself in American Greetings but can't seem to get it to come up so I can share it.  It is not as nice as Shelli's and Pennys....one day.....

shantell Apple Dumpling Designs
Willamette Valley Oregon
Posts: 3,128

Hey Jenn,

Here's a link where we talked about hangtags...there are pictures and I think on the second page perhaps Kelly gave great instructions on how to create hang tags using MSWord (very detailed directions).

http://www.teddy-talk.com/viewtopic.php?id=883

Enjoy!!!

Jennskains Posts: 2,203
fribblesltd fribbles, ltd.
Kalispell, Montana
Posts: 679

hangtag.JPG

That's what my hangtags look like---and I have a big tag paper punch that I use to cut 'em out [which accounts for the white space at the top of the tag]:

outline.JPG

Then I make a hole at the top, loop some yarn/ribbon through it and tie a bow and hey PRESTO!  A nice tag. 

Oh, forgot to mention I sign and laminate it too.



Amelia

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

sdtags.JPGI do my tags (I don't do tush tags) for my bears out of shrinky dinks.  I use a tag punch like Amelia does.  For my hang tags, I do photos of the bears on the front and info on the back and then laminate.

The bigger tag in the pic is before "baking" and the two little ones are after "baking"

fribblesltd fribbles, ltd.
Kalispell, Montana
Posts: 679

Kim, have you considered getting a rubber stamp printed up and imprinted the shrinky-dink while it's hot? 

Here's a link to the technique I'm typing about:

http://www.luckysquirrel.com/projclintaglio.html

..and here're some photos of various shrink plastic jewelry---should show you the wide range of options, etc., that can be made with the shrink plastic:

http://www.luckysquirrel.com/projgallery.html

I think I'm gonna try your little marking tags on my little guys!!  It's a very neat idea!



Amelia

kbonsall Kim-Bee Bears
Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,645

WOW! I never knew you could do that to shrinky dinks! Thank you for the links...I think I am going to try some of that!   

I can't take credit for the Shrinky dink tags, that idea came from our Laura Lynn bear_original She does little hearts with LL on them... (if I am remembering correctly and she uses clear, I think)....

Mutz Mutz's Tootsz Bears & Buds
New Berlin, Wisconsin
Posts: 397

Hi All,
I designed my business cards so they coould be folded in 1/2 & ysed as my hang tags.  I use a 1/8th inch punch to punch the hole but first I do a blurb about it being and artist bear, not a toy, etc & paste it on the inside. Here is my card.
TTFN
Amy
Businesscard.jpg

Jennskains Posts: 2,203

Hi Amy, nice to "see" you at teddy talk!  How is the material working? Jenn :hug:

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