nice idea by the way
unfortunately i dont have many tips or anying like that,
but i do like your idea of putting tags on our work
can you give me some more info on how to do this please
The website pretty much explains it all: http://tag.microsoft.com/home.aspx
Oh, and worry about not having ideas or tips. You can still contribute by just stating what you'd like to see in more paper toys or giving suggestions. I'm sure it'll be helpful.
Here's a few resources for making patterns.
Pattern cooler is great place for free, customizable pattern templates. I've used some of them and they worked nicely. I'm sure the creat0or went through a lot to create the awesome site. http://www.patterncooler.com/
Repper is a tool for creating your own patterns. It lets you easily make patterns which would normally be a pain to do in illustrator (well, for me anyway).
It costs $43 but the demo is free so you can check it out if its for you. http://repperpatterns.com/
I like the idea of QR codes alot, and now that you mention it I'm probably going to look into it for my templates. I know very well how people hate to be bugged with typing in a website, since we're all just that lazy. XP
Argh. I hate window's live id thing, I literally cannot sign up. -.-
There are many other options if you still want to use QR codes. Try googling for QR code generators.