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February 09, 2017

Great Ideas with Graphic 45 Staples!


 Our designers are coming up with the most awesome ideas with our Staples! We are in awe. Joanne Bain makes an incredible album with Policy Envelopes! Then, Katelyn Grosart creates stunning winter tags using our Tag Staples! What fun ideas. Let's take a look: 


‘To create the base of my mini album I used the Graphic 45 Black Policy envelopes. These were the perfect size to create the cover and the inside pages. To build the pages I simply slipped the top flap of the envelopes into the inside of the next envelope. Building the inside pages this way you can add as many as you like. The cover of the mini album was also created with the policy envelopes. Because the tops of the envelopes were still open throughout the album they allowed me to slip some more mini pages throughout the album.’ ~Joanne






Supply List

4501299 Regular Black Policy Envelopes
4501253 Communique Deluxe Collectors Edition
4501215 Mon Amour Chipboard 2
4501214 Mon Amour Tags & Pockets

Katelyn has such delicious layers on these gorgeous winter tags!

Winter Tags, Place In Time DCE _ Children's Hour, Tutorial By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 7

"With Christmas finished, it’s now time to start to create some winter themed projects. Winter is one of my favourite seasons and I seem to be able to find inspiration everywhere.

For today's project, I’ve created a set of two winter tags featuring the Place in Time Deluxe Collectors Edition, Children’s Hour and Regular Tags Album. I love to create tags as they are a smaller canvas to create on and they use up scraps of patterned paper leftover from other projects. You’ll want to read the tutorial below and learn how quick and easy it is to recreate these winter tags at home." ~Katelyn


Check out How to Create a Set of Winter Tags by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.

Katelyn's Snapguide Tutorial

KatWinter Tags, Place In Time DCE _ Children's Hour, Tutorial By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 7

Winter Tags, Place In Time DCE _ Children's Hour, Tutorial By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 7

Tip: Layer different cut aparts from the calendar paper to create dimension and interest on your tag.

Winter Tags, Place In Time DCE _ Children's Hour, Tutorial By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 7

Winter Tags, Place In Time DCE _ Children's Hour, Tutorial By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 7

Winter Tags, Place In Time DCE _ Children's Hour, Tutorial By Katelyn Grosart, Product By Graphic 45, Photo 7

Supply List

Place in Time Deluxe Collectors Edition: January Cut Aparts
Children’s Hour 12x12 Calendar Pad: January & February
Children’s Hour 8x8 Pad: January Collective
Children’s Hour 6x6 Patterns & Solids
Staples: Regular Tag Album – Ivory
Hug a Bug Seam Binding Ribbon: Cream
½” Circle Punch
Corner Rounder
Walnut Stain Distress Ink & Blending Tool
Edge Distressor
Paper Trimmer
Sookwang Tape


This week we are giving away a fabulous World’s Fair prize pack full of so many gorgeous goodies including a 6x6 Time to Flourish Patterns & Solids paper pad and some great Staples! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! This is a super fun prize pack, so make sure to enter today!

(2) Bight Fun World's Fair, Time to Flourish, Staples $35 Graphic 45

What clever creations have YOU made with our Staples? We'd love to see them over on our Facebook page!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here


I stockpile staples when I find them on sale or have a coupon. They turn my inspiration into realities.



those winter tags are really great!

Tags are just cool & fun!

Spectacular creations!! LOVE them both! TFS!

I finally worked with the policy envelopes in a G45 class I took last weekend...and love them!! I'm going to get some and try to make Joanne's project.

Great projects as usual - love the tags and the use of all theses lovely papers. Thank you.

I have the commmunique collection, love the rich colours.This will give me more ideas.Fun way to use the policy envelopes for both projects.Thanks for sharing.

Want me some policy envelopes. .....love this idea. And love the ideas for the tags.

WOW wonderful projects using beautiful products!!

Both projects are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

FANTASTIC!! Great projects, love both ♥

Wonderful projects today as always. Such a fantastic prize this week. I love The World's Fai rcollection, and i love all the G45 staples :)

Lovely creations
on the blog today.
Carla from Utah

Fabulous projects!!!!

Fabulous album and love the winter tags! Thanks for sharing and for the tutuorial!

Love Joanne's mini album. There are so many possibilities in making them. And tags are all the rage right now. So pretty!

I love these winters projects. Thanks g45.

These are two of my favorite collections! Beautiful projects!

What fun and inspiring projects today using the policy envelopes and tags! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for a chance to win! Judy D.

Lovely projects! the photo tutorial is so easy to follow. Talk about layers!

I love the Communique collection. The album is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Oo la la, such wonderful projects by your designers, GR45. Since winter is in full bloom, these ideas will come in handy to influence any of us to make tags, cards, etc. How thrilling it would be to win some
WORLDS FAIR, Staples, Time to Flourish, etc!!!!!! Wow!!

Awesome projects!

Another great album and cute tags.

fun book and sweet tags!

I've never used the policy envelopes, but I'm inspired to get some and make an album. The winter tags are beautiful and a great way to use up scraps!

I love tags! I like to give them as gifts for bdays! To use as bookmarks.

Lovely projects!!!

Loving this week's projects featuring very creative uses of policy envelopes. Beautiful winter tags.

Such amazing creativity. Love to see what is new each day with these designers.

Love the mini album and the Winter Tags. Nicely done!
Thanks for sharing with us!

I haven't worked with the Graphic 45 staples, but these projects are so creative and beautiful. I love that album!

I just love your tags - perfect for so many projects!

These projects look like a lot of fun to work with. Added to my list of things to do.

Great pair of projects by Joanne and Katelyn! thank you for the step by step instructions! Very inspiring!

Love the World's Fair papers! Please enter my name in the weekly drawing. Thanks oodles! Ann

Love those tags.

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