Disney Scrapbooking rule # 1..

YOU MUST HAVE MICKEY HEADS!!!
It is true.  You can use any paper you have but if you add a Mickey Head to the page it magically becomes a Disney page.  So today I am going to walk through making a Mickey Head tag in Photoshop Elements.  Most other programs have the same functionality so keep an eye out for highlighted words you can use to search on in your specific programs.

1. Create a 2.5″ circle in a solid color. Photoshop Elements users can use the Ellipse Tool and then under options you can choose the dimensions.

Making a Digital Mickey Head Tag in Photoshop Elements - Step 1

Step 1 – 2.5″ Circle

2. Create2 1.5″ circles in the same solid color in the same manner as #1.

Making a Digital Mickey Head Tag in Photoshop Elements - Step 2

Step 2 – Create 2 1.5″ Circles

3. Place the 2 smaller circles in the Mickey Ear position.  Make sure the are aligned to each other.  Nothing looks worse than a lopsides Mickey.

Making a Digital Mickey Head Tag in Photoshop Elements - Step 3

Step 3 – Place the Circles Together

4. Merge the circles into one shape. Photoshop Elements users can select the three circles, right click on them in the layers panel, and select merge. 

Making a Digital Mickey Head Tag in Photoshop Elements - Step 4

Step 4 – Merge the Circles Together

5. Use a shape cutter to create a .1″ hole in the top of Mickey’s head (sounds so cruel but we need a place for the string).  You could also make the hole in the ear if you want a tilted tag.  Photoshop Elements users can use the Elliptical Marque Tool to crate the hole.  Make sure to select Fixed Size under Mode and set to .1″.  One you have the ellipse in place simply hit Delete to make the hole. 
Making a Digital Mickey Head Tag in Photoshop Elements - Step 5

Step 5 – Create a Hole for the Tag String

6. Now fill, overlay, or mask(depends on the program) with paper of your choice.
Making a Digital Mickey Head Tag in Photoshop Elements - Step 6

Step 6 – Fill with Paper of Your Choice

7.  Add an eyelet and string and you have created a tag.  CLICK HERE  to download the eyelet and string.
Making a Digital Mickey Head Tag in Photoshop Elements - Step 7

Step 7 – Add Eyelet and String

Digital Scrapbook Page Layout - Disney Vacation Club Christmas Party 2007

Disney Vacation Club Christmas Party 2007

Voila!  You now have created flair that will make any page a Disney page.   And if you save the file for this you can change the paper and use it over and over and over again.
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