Tag Art for Xyron

Today I’m sharing some tag art for Xyron. It was my pleasure to be on their Design Team several years ago and I truly do love their products. I made these tags for display in their booth at a recent trade show.

Trade Show Samples

I love checking out all display pieces at trade shows and seeing how different designers use products in original ways. Xyron tags - tutorial (Marjie KemperMy first step was to add adhesive to some torn book paper using Xyron’s 3″ Sticker Maker.

Xyron tutorial (Marjie Kemper)

After adhering the torn piece to my tag, I tore some extra small pieces and ran them through the machine. I added those to the other tag. This machine handles delicate papers easily. The adhesive is re-positionable, which is a HUGE plus for me. I can change my mind and lift it up and start over with no trouble.

Xyron tags - tutorial (Marjie Kemper

This little square picks up any stray adhesive ‘goobers’ quite easily. I forget the technical term for it and I’m writing this while on the road with poor internet, so I’ll pop back later in the week to link to it properly.

Pair of Xyron tags - tutorial (Marjie Kemper

I cut the butterfly and flower from scraps colored with Dylusions Ink Sprays, and used Distress Ink to color my tags.

Accent Pieces

A Tim Holtz (Sizzix) die creates the butterfly and my flower comes from a Wendy Vecchi stamp. I used the Xyron machine to adhere the flower and glue dots for the butterfly.

Tag art for Xyron - Tutorial (Marjie Kemper)

Lots of stenciling adds interest over the tags and the book papers. I added corrugated cardboard to the base of the flower tag, and embossed the word ‘Dream’ on the butterfly tag.  To pull them together, I added some silver metal bits on each.

Xyron tag tutorial (Marjie Kemper


If you’d like to learn more about the techniques I use working with Distress Inks, Dylusions Ink Sprays, and more…. check out my online class with Craftsy.  It comes with lifetime access and a money-back guarantee!   It’s called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects.

Newsletter subscribers receive an automatic discount code for the class, so sign up here for the newsletter if interested. Here’s a 2-minute preview video:



Thanks so much for the visit!  If we’re not already connected, please sign up for my newsletter or find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Periscope.






Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Linda Cameron says:

    I always forget I have a Xyron! I used to use it all the time – thanks for reminding me! Beautiful tags as well!

  2. Loved the tags, thanks!

  3. These tags are beautiful, Marjie. I love that ocean blue-green colour and the idea of being able to have sticky-backed book pages really appeals (especially repositionable!). Fantastic samples.
    Alison x

  4. Great tutorial, great tips, and great tag!!

  5. You always were a whiz with your xyron ideas. Nice! xox

  6. Great tags Marjie, I love that Wendy Vecchi stamp set! I get great use from my Xyron machines too. xx

  7. I just love that you make the stickers with the ripped paper. I loved your class and will go back to watch it again.