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August 09, 2013

From Tags To Banners & Beyond!


Hello G45ers,

The sun is shinning on another beautiful day of inspiration here at Graphic 45! Today we're bringing you some breathtaking ideas for gorgeous tags and banners! Tags are so much fun to make! The Graphic 45 Tag Album Staples make the perfect base for any tag or banner creation! Today you'll see three amazing tag and banner crafts that are sure to have you smiling with delight! There's a gorgeous Bohemian Bazaar tag that Annette Green created with the Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Staples. Then Alberto Juarez is going to share his whimsical Steampunk Spells tag banner. Then we've got an adorable Mother Goose tag by Denise Johnson that's just perfect for a child's room or nursery! Today's blog is sure to get you in the mood for some fun weekend crafting!

Lets begin with this week's Bohemian Bazaar blog prize winner! We chose today's winner randomly from this week's blog comments. And the winner is...

-Peg Adams: "Beautiful projects. Great ideas. Now if I can only get myself to cut into my G45 stash...thanks for the chance to win this collection."

This is the wonderful Bohemian Bazaar prize that Peg won today! We have a new giveaway every week here on the Graphic 45 blog so there's always a chance to win something wonderful! Stay tuned to the Graphic 45 blog for more chances to win!


We also have three winners to announce from the Creating Keepsakes Magazine contest! The following winners will recieve a Mother Goose Win-It-Before-You-Buy-It prize! And the winners are...

-Teresa Owen

-Petrina Case

-Debra Knapp

Congratulations all of today's winners! Please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prizes.

We begin today's tag and banner celebration with this gorgeous tag by Annette Green. She used the Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Staples and Bohemian Bazaar collection to create this bright and cheerful craft! We love how Annette used a variety of beautiful Graphic 45 Metal Staples in this sweet tag to add to the vintage-inspired look. The vibrant colors of Bohemian Bazaar look incredible with floral embellishments and flowing ribbon. You can also string together a bunch of pretty tags to create a gorgeous banner! There are so many possibilities for fun and creativity! 







8 x 8 Bohemian Bazaar collection

Metal Label Holder

Metal Key

Metal Keyhole

Petaloo flowers and leaves

Bohemian Bazaar cardstock piece



And now it's time to explore some fun ideas for beautiful banners! First up is this whimsical Steampunk Spells banner tag by Alberto! You can see how effortlessly a pretty tag can be transformed into a banner by adding some ribbon to allow it to hang on a wall! Alberto had a lot of fun layering pretty fussy cut elements with Steampunk Spells Chipboards and cardstock Banners. Look at his clever use of the Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Door Plate! It adds style and it's perfect for stringing the ribbon! We just love this colorful and enchanting creation!












Steampunk Spells 12x12 Paper Pad

Steampunk Spells Chipboards 1 & 2

Steampunk Spells Banners

Graphic 45 Orante Metal Door Plate & Knob Staples

Grpahic 45 Ornate Metal Keys

Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes

Grpahic 45 Stamped Metal Brads


Next we have another superb banner creation! Behold this adorable Mother Goose banner that denise created! This is just perfect for a child's room or even as a fabulous handmade gift! By layering fussy cut elements over the paper designs, Denise added beautiful dimension to this sweet tag. That's such a brilliantly simple technique! Gorgeous ribbons help to add colorful accents to this darling creation. Here is what Denise had to say about this fabulous work of art!


"A little fussy cutting and layering is all it takes to add interest and texture to this sweet and simple Mother Goose story book banner. Decorate the nursery or design a baby shower theme around this collection. So many possibilities for amazing decor, party and gift-giving needs!" -Denise














Graphic 45- Mother Goose 12 x 12 Papercrafting Papers

May Arts Black Twine and Misc. Ribbon Scraps

3-D Adhesive Tape

Distressing Ink and Tool


We hope you all had fun exploring today's marvelous tags and banners! We hope you'll give yourself some time to get crafty this weekend with your favorite Graphic 45 papers and Staples! We want to thank Annette, Alberto and Denise for their superb work today! There's another amazing week of fun and inspiration ahead here on the Graphic 45 blog! We hope you'll come back and see us very soon! Have a fantastic day and a great weekend, G45ers!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Oh my such wonderful inspiring projects.

Just amazing!!!!

The Steampunk spells banner if just full of ideas I want to use ! Lovely!!

Congrats to the winners-have fun with your new goodies. Thanks G45 for being so generous. Loving the tags and banners today.

Congrats to winners & hate to repeat myself but..... I Love Steampunk !! Enjoy your weekends . :))

Beautiful tags. If you are going to give them to someone they will be thrilled.

OH MY!! I love all of todays creations :) I have seen so many wonderful creations with the Steampunk Spells and I have every bit of this collection but the stamps (which I will get) and am saving it until I know exactly what I want to do with it! I was not fond of the Bohemian Bazaar when it came out but now I have to get some :) and the 3 new collections .. some how I have to get them all lol

Congratulations to the winners of the Mother Goose prize I am jealous but happy for you :)

Yes, I have. Thank you for Lovely tips how to use tags. Love that tagbanner. A very good one to give away:)

cute Mother Goose banner

TGIF! Tag, you're it! Happy crafting this weekend!

I just love looking at all these pretty projects, it's so much fun and gives me inspiration too. Thanks ladies for sharing your beautiful projects.

The Steampunk Spells banner piece is just amazing goodness! The Mother Goose banner would be so cute for a baby shower decoration, thank you for sharing these wonderful projects.

Stunning projects.

Wow! The projects are all fabulous!! I love the Steampunk Spells one!! The Mother Goose one is so cute! Congrats to all the winners!

Stunning projects and congratulations to the lucky lucky winners! xx

How wonderful are these projects. When you have such great items to work with you can do some beautiful things. Thanks Graphic 45

Congrats to the winners!! Some day it will be me!! :)
Love the cool banners!!
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Congratulations to all the winners! Love Denise's Mother Goose banner!

Wonderful projects!!!! Thanks for sharing all the projects on the blog that inspire us so much.

I love banners! I use them all the time on my paper projects and even made one to use as a valance in my guestroom.

Congrat's to all the winners. Love the tags and wow, the 3D affects on the banner makes it pop for sure.

congratulations to the winners, and the projects are incredibles!

More great projects!

Super great projects!

So enjoy looking at all of the cards, and boxes, and crafts people make.

*sigh* these are gorgeous!!!!

Beautiful projects

This giveaway is awesome and the banner is just incredible with all the detail and dimension. LOvE it!!

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Awesome fun with G45 products! If you can think it, you can create it. Love these projects!

Congratulations to all today's lucky Winners, I am sooooooo jealous ha ha !! Today's projects are all stunning !!

Thank you thank you thank you. I have emailed. I cried when I found out xxxx

Love this project. I just hate to cut into my beautiful Graphic 45 paper.

What great projects! Kudos to the designers.

Love them all! Thank you for the up close photos - I love seeing the details! I believe I can do it as well!!

The Mother Goose illustrations on the tag banner remind me of a nursery rhyme book I had as a child. I had to take a second look!! And I want all of these banners... they are gorgeous and so warm and fun!! Thanks, again, G45!!

that is so sweet for a baby's room...love the Mother Goose papers

I can not wait to start!

Thank you, I have sent my address finally. I was just worried because I'm in the UK.

I cannot tell you how thrilled I am this is the first time I have ever won anything

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