I have my own way of aging the edges of my tags. Some people use coffee or tea to stain their tags, but because I am initially a scrapbooker, I have an acid free, lignin free and archival safe way to do so. Quite simply, I only use af, lf and archival safe products to create the hand aged look. This makes them safe for scrapbooking, journaling and memory keeping. I personally journal alot in my albums, making a variety of tags a necessity. In doing so, I also needed them to be safe for my albums. I love the vintage and shabby look, so I created a technique to do so. You can be sure that any of my items will be safe for your scrapbooks, journals and memory albums for years to come as they are in my own.