Use Your Stash | Metal Rim Tags

I was looking through my stash the other day and I came across a bag of metal rim tags. I haven’t used them in ages! I was instantly reminded of their versatility and the creative wheels started turning. I love when that happens, especially with an older product that I really want to use up.

Check out these 5 ways to use metal rimmed tags:

1. Use as an embellishment – I love the new Pyrus collection from Basic Grey. There are several patterns that are identical but have different color ways.

I punched some circles from the second pattern, mounted them behind the metal rims and placed the tags to align on top of the first pattern and set them with dimensional adhesive.

Supplies: Paper – Basic Grey Pyrus Pyrinae and Plymouth 12×12 paper, DCWV cardstock from the Linen Closet stack. Embellishment – Making Memories tag maker rim refills. Adhesive – Zots. Tools – Fiskars large circle punch,  Silhouette machine.

2. Ribbon wrap – This is an idea I saw years ago in an issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Wrapping tags with ribbon. I haven’t actually used them on a page yet, but now these are ready to use on my next Halloween page.

If you don’t have any of the Making Memories tag maker rim refills, you can create your own from metal rim tags. Take a craft knife and cut an X into the middle of a tag.  The cut pieces should pull out from the rim easily, leaving you with just the ring.

3. Highlight something – I love how Jen used a metal rim tag to highlight the number seven on this super cute page from this post. So cute!

4. Insert a photo – I was looking through the 2 Peas gallery and found this gem from Nichol Magouirk. Doesn’t it make you want to run and grab your butterfly punches? Love how she added a photo behind the metal rim.

5. Use them all – If these ideas weren’t enough, check out this page from Jennifer McGuire. You could use up your entire stash in one afternoon!

If you’ve got some metal rim tags, get them out and give these ideas a try on your next page!


  1. I like the ideas of the ribbon wrap I have several of these rings!! Thanks!

    • Thanks Deb! It’s an idea that’s been around awhile but I’ve never actually done it. I love how they look. If you try it, be sure to show me.



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