Before adding the tape to my page I lightly sanded it to rough it up a bit. It works best to sand the tape while still on the roll.
To further distress the tape, I crumpled it up and then flattened it back out before adding it to my page.
For dimension I used foam adhesive on some of my page elements. I also adhered the star paper strips so portions of the paper are raised, creating a funky wavy effect.
I really love the Like Father Like Son collection. It's such a great "guy" product line. I knew it would be just perfect for my son's backpack tag this school year. I used a clear badge holder (you can buy these at an office supply store) to protect the tag from wear and tear, lamination works great too. I combined two of the cards (from the Like Father Like Son Cards Paper) to create the front of the tag. I hand stitched the felt stars to the outside of the plastic badge holder.
For the back of the tag I added a cute photo of my son – you could also add personal info here. I also made a special greeting card that I secretly slipped into my son's pencil box, to wish him well on his first day of third grade. I added a pencil loop with some Fancy Pants ribbon so that I could attach a cool new mechanical pencil to the card – my son loves mechanical pencils – especially orange ones!
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