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March 23, 2017

Beautiful Ideas for Tag Staples

  Box and Tags Nature Sketchbook by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 9

There are so many beautiful projects on today's blog! Marina BlauKitchen and Kathy Clement really show off with our Tag Staples! They make the most incredible projects - you will love it! Let's jump into the fun: 

Box and Tags Nature Sketchbook by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 3

"Love Tags because they are perfect to make a gift, a special complement for packaging and they can even substitute a card.  I also love to hang them as a wall deco.  This time I wanted to make a special box for them. I used DIY Craft paper to cover a box and beautiful Nature Sketchbook Collection to make the tags." ~Marina BlauKitchen

Box and Tags Nature Sketchbook by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 photo 1

Tip: Use decoupage glue to fix DIY craft paper on the box and also on the surface of the paper for a more durable finished.

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Supply List

4501292 DIY Craft paper Architecture and Alphabet
#4501486 Nature Sketchbook Patterns&Solids
#4501492 Nature Sketchbook Journaling&Ephimera Cards
#4501488 Nature Sketchbook Flowers
#4501484 Nature Sketchbook 8”x8” pad
#4501282 Square Ivory Tag Album
#1272192 Petaloo Chantilly red velv hydrangeas

Now, Kathy shares a Mixed Media Steampunk masterpiece! What a gorgeous project: 

Mixed Media Steampunk Tag Album Tutorial  Steampunk Debutante  by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45  Photo 35

"Three of my favorite words in the English language are Imagine, Inspire and Create.  When Graphic 45 released their awesome Staples Square Tags with those very words laser cut into them, I was hooked. I decided to treat these tags to a day at the mixed media craft spa.  My imagination and creativity took over and before I knew it, the tag project turned into a mini album filled with Steampunk images, colors and whimsy.  

Paint, stencils, crackle paste, chipboard and embossing powders added all kinds of texture and steampunk vibe to this project.  The tags function as the pages, and although there are only 3 tags, I added loads of fold outs, pockets and surprises to make for a really chunky, interactive album.

The Steampunk Debutante Deluxe Collector’s Edition filled me with inspiration, and I hope you’ll enjoy viewing this mixed media album as much as I enjoyed the process of creating it." ~Kathy

View Kathy's Snapguide Tutorial

Check out How to Use Mixed Media Techniques to Alter Chipboard by Kathy Clement on Snapguide.

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Kathy's Video Tour

Tip: DIY papers are fabulous for mini album covers because you don’t have to piece papers together.  To strengthen the area around the spine, I used iron on interfacing on the inside of the album cover where stress tears might occur in the wake of frequent use.  The interfacing layer is covered by designer paper, so no one knows it is there except you.  But the spine is protected, and that ‘s a good thing!

Tip: To create the dimensional wings on the album cover, I fussy cut around the wing area, leaving the background intact.  Then I lifted the wings, shaped them with my fingers and glued just the wingtips to the album cover.  

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Tip: I covered everything on the cover with matte decoupage medium to strengthen and protect.  While the wings were damp, I sprinkled them with a little glitter.  The medium dries clear and holds the glitter in place.

Tip: Working with Mixed Media means you have to be patient.  Paints, texture pastes and other mediums take considerable dry time.  Build your cover, fussy cut paper images, create pockets and mini tags in between doing your “wet work.”  

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Tip: I used altered chipboard pieces to serve fun, funky pockets.  Simply glue down the bottom edge, then tuck ATC tags between the chipboard and paper.  It’s unexpected, and adds to the whimsy of the finished product.

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Tip: Use flowers to add texture, color and dimension.  I kept all my flowers in the same general color family to unite the design.

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Mixed Media Steampunk Tag Album Tutorial  Steampunk Debutante  by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45  Photo 29

Supply List

Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Staples DIY Curiosity Collage & Butterflies papers
Staples Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys
ATC Black Policy Envelope
Staples Kraft ATC Tags
Staples Inspire, Create, Imagine Kraft Tags
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Chipboard
Steampunk Lady
Steampunk Butterfly
Steampunk Shapes
Gears Texture Sheet
Americana Decoupage Matte
Prima Copper Crackle Texture Paste
Distress Paint: Antiqued Bronze, Peacock Feathers, Gathered Twigs
Stampendous Embossing Powders
Encrusted Jewel Blue Kit
Spoonful of Rust
Encrusted Jewel Teal Kit
WOW Metallic Copper Ultra High Embossing Enamel
Mix’d Media Inx Truffle Embossing Powder
Petaloo Flowers
Botanica Blooms, Teal
Vintage Velvet Dogwoods, Teal
Botanica Mini Blossoms, Teal
Tim Holtz Gears Stencil
Tim Holtz Gearhead Thinlits Dies
Tammy Tutterow Waterfall 2 Die
Tim Holtz Industrious Stickers, Frames and trims
Clear Acetate Sheet
Foam tape
Copper Silky Crush Ribbon, Noble Peacock Seam Binding
Assorted metal gears and embellies from my stash

 

This week we are giving away a prize pack full of bright paper and some Shabby Chic Metal Keyholes and Tag Staples!  This just puts a smile on our face. This prize pack is worth $40! Who wants to win? Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to take part! Make sure to enter today!

Win this bright prize pack from Graphic 45!

Aren't these projects amazing? Many thanks to Marina BlauKitchen and Kathy for sharing their creativity with us today!

Happy Papercrafing,

The G45 Family

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

Comments

Love your daily tutorials. They are so informative and inspiring. The World's Fair collection is so beautiful. Would love to win.

For a long time I've been intimidated by such stunning works, but your blog has given the courage to try. Thank you to ALL the contributors for detailed instructions on creating these gorgeous pieces!

Wow! Amazing projects! Thank you for sharing! Would love to add "World's Fair" to my stash :)

What great projects and thank you for all the instructions, It is so nice to be able to follow it step by step.

the artwork is amazing; i especially love nature's sketchbook!!!!!

Gorgeous projects using tags.


Oh Lord more great ideas love them as usual and the paper is beautiful....love the projects ladies

I really have run out of words to describe how beautiful and amazing these projects are!! Wow!

Love anything Steampunk! Both projects are great!

WOW these tag projects are all so amazing!!!

Love both of these collections, Nature Sketchbook and Steampunk Debutant. Thank you ladies for the fabulous tags with the box and the gorgeous mini album! Can't wait to get to my craft room!

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Agreed- the projects are amazing! And thank you very much for the tips!

Great idea to make a box for the tags, Marina. Both projects are inspiring me to get to work on some of my own.

Absolutely stunning works of art today. Love all the fun and unique pieces used in all the tags.

STUNNING projects!

Two of my favorites today - Nature Sketchbook and Steampunk! Love Marina's fun box of bright and beautiful tags, and Kathy's mini album rocks! Judy D.

Awww!!! Stunning creations!!!

Love how Marina's box opens and
remains open for viewing the contents.
Kathy's steampunk angel is
fantastic.
thanks for sharing.

JUst amazing

Love the box tags, mini album

Oh my! I am such a tag fan and you have "fanned" my need to make more!

Two very different and very beautiful projects! I can't believe how much work went into Kathy's album, and the amount of materials - not sure I have the patience for that!

Wow.....such fabulous projects!! Love the layers and layers of wonderful papers and embellishments!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Thank you for these awesome projects! I was looking for a way to make a booklet from tags, now I know how!!

The tags and album
have fabulous work
done to them!
Carla from Utah

Mixed media projects require lots of advance planning! Thanks for making so many beautiful base parts for us to use! And thanks for your weekly prize packages!!

Such fabulous projects. Wonderful inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

Such pretty projects Nature Sketch Collection has such vivid colors and details. Marina show cased them so well.
Steam Punk Debutante is so deliciously funky !! Kathy certainly knows how to rock her creativity !

Oh WOW! Takes me away gorgeous!!!

Gorgeous projects!

Beautiful, love them both!

OMG! Stunning!

Thank you Graphic 45 for another week of magical creations and inspiration!

tout est sublime , j'adore !!

Awesome projects! All always, Graphic 45 artists have winning projects!

Fabulous projects as usual! Love Steampunk. Could please you let us know how to make the flip top box?

SO, SO LOVELY !!!

What an awesome crew of Designers. I'm just in awe every day to see their creations. The Tag Box is amazing and the Mini Album is over-the-moon incredibly beautiful. So very nicely done. Thanks for sharing with us and for all the tutorials and tips.

Love these! Some of the most gorgeous, creative tags I've seen posted!
Thanks for the great ideas!!!

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