I got this on sale for $16 and change. It comes with tags which was nice. It had a little learning curve when it comes to making the tags perfectly. I only sacraficed two. I followed the xeroxed (why it did not have more formal looking set of) directions exactly. However, cutting the paper to tag must be very precise and it may take multiple squeezes (which really isn't a big deal) to seal the tag tight. I used cheap copy paper and it came out pretty good while experimenting, so I am looking forward to using thicker scrapbook paper. They really look great adding an awesome embellishment to any page. I think it was worth the money. Suggestion: if you have the extra money and want to make it easier on yourself (I am way too cheap) they make a punch so that you do not have to trace and cut the paper out to make the tags, it is also made by Making Memories.
I purchased the tag maker because I love tags. iI thought I would use more rimmed tags with it. Loving the look of the rim yet I wanted my tags to coordinate or be like I needed. This tool gives you templates to use to cut your papers/cardstock. It is easy to place the paper in the rim and then insect it in the Tag maker and with little pressure you have a professional looking tag. I've noticed I can use patterened papers and it strengthens them like cardstock. I could not be more please with a tool. I entered with doubts and came out a believer. I wouldn't trade it! The templates even take the mystery out of makeing your own and you end up with a professional product, so easy and you did it!
This is just the best toy in the world - everyone should have one! You can use a variety of shapes of tags on one layout or choose just one for impact. Here you have five different shapes to play with, and the tagmaker does a great job of crimping the edges. I have used mine with buttons, with fabric, with pps, and even journalling. Absolutely dozens of tags come with the kit - go ahead and try it!