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August 01, 2013

Three Cheers For Tags!


Hello G45ers,

Do you love tags? We sure do! Tags are so much fun to make! They make amazing gifts and they have so many uses! Not only are tags beautiful but you can use them as decorations, book marks, you can also string a bunch of tags together on some pretty ribbon to create a banner! Tags are fabulous and today we are celebrating them on with our special Graphic 45 Tag-stravaganza blog! We've got three incredible tags from our design team to share with you! There's a bright and cheerful Secret Garden tag by Maiko Miwa. We've also got a sunny Bohemian Bazaarl tag by Susan Lui. Then Anne Rostad is going to share an incredible Steampunk Spells tag that she created! Yes, you're sure to find just the right tag to inspire you on this wonderful day! 

We wanted to give you all a quick reminder about this week's blog contest! We're giving away this gorgeous prize pack of Place in Time and French County goodies this week! You could win a French Country 8x8 paper pad, Banners, Cling Stamp Set, Place in Time 8x8 paper pad, Stickers, Alphabet Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and Stamped Metal Brad Staples! That's a $40 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win! A random winner will be announced on tomorrow's blog so stay tuned!

Graphic 45 French Country Place in time prize contest

We begin today's tag-stravaganza with this joyful Secret Garden tag by Maiko. This is the perfect tag for any occasion! The lavish spring-inspired colors of Secret Garden radiate with charm and sophistication. Maiko blended fussy cut elements with flower embellishments and pretty ribbons to give this tag wonderful depth and dimension. This sweet tag is guaranteed to brighten your day!

Secret Garden Tag Maiko Miwa Graphic 45 gift




Secret Garden 12x12 paper pad

Secret Garden Cling Stamp 2


Petaloo Flowers

If you love this amazing tag as much as we do then head on over to Maiko's blog and leave a comment! She is giving away these gorgeous prize packs that include her stunning tag creations! Here are the images of the prizes she is giving away today! Hop on over to her blog and leave a comment for your chance to win!

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Here is another vibrant tag creation that you're sure to love! This is Susan Lui's amazing upside-down Bohemian Bazaar tag! Just look at those incredible colors and designs! Susan used the Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Staples to create this one-of-a-kind tag! The Tag Album Staples are just perfect for creating tags, banners, mini albums and more! Susan added fussy cut elements, pretty paper layers, Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard Die-Cuts and flowing ribbons to create this sweet treasure. It's the perfect tag for summer! Here is what Susan had to say about it!

"Here’s the Bohemian Bazaar Tag I created for CHA. It has fussy cut elements and lots of ribbons and pearls in complementary colours as well as chipboard and Staples keys hanging from the tag." -Susan


Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Staples













Bohemian Bazaar Dazzling Delights, Vivid Splendour, Lap of Luxury, Opulent Sunset, Bohemian Bazaar

Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard

Staples ornate metal keys

May Arts Ribbons

Petaloo flowers

String of pearls


Here is a breathtaking tag creation by Anne! This is the amazing rocket tag that she created with Steampunk Spells. This is such a unique creation and it definitely highlights Anne's incredible imagination when it comes to crafting! This inventive creation is perfect for Halloween but you can also create your own all-occasion tag with this versatile new collection! Here Anne takes you on a guided tour through how she created this amazing work of art! She even includes helpful tips to create one of your own! Take it away, Anne!


Hi everyone! Having so much fun working with the gorgeous an versatile Steampunk Spells collection so I had to make a rocket tag from my scraps and left over fussy cut. This tag can be used as a card and there is also a hidden frame on the back side. Used Lindystampgang Gossamer gold to color the flowers and hot air balloon on the back side to make it a bit more vintage looking.




I made 2 rocket tags and scored on the top of the back tag and glued together so it can stand up.





Inside there is a rocket with a booklet where there is place to write a personal message.



Spider web is a die from Quick cuts.




I cut out 2 hot air balloons and used my 2 inch circle punch to cut out a frame.Used pop dots on the basket and propeller. It is fastened with a magnet and behind there is place for a photo.




I also place for a photo or message behind the hot air balloon. I used a sticker from Steampunk Spells here.



There is a place for a lot of tags on the front, attached to to the hot air balloons. This can also be used as photo mats.





Measurement for the arrow. Cut it out in decor paper and glue it on black paper and cut about 1/8 around.





Hope this is a bit inspiring to use up your scraps. Have fun creating.




Steampunk Spells 12 x 12 and 8 x 8, Stickers from Grapgic 45

            Bazzil black cardstock,Claudine Hellmuth multi matte,black zig pen,magnets,Lindystampgang                                 Gossamer Gold,pop dots and vintage photo distress ink from Tim Holtz


We hope you all had a lot of fun exploring today's amazing tags! Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win this week's wonderful prize pack! We will announce our randomly chosen winner on tomorrow's blog! Big thanks to Maiko, Susan and Anne for their beautiful work today! We hope to see all of you G45ers again on tomorrow's blog for more inspiration and fun! Have a fantastic day and thank you so much for stopping by!


Happy Papercrafting!


Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Wonderful projects! I am always astonished by this beauties!

As allways beautiful work.

Wow! Love them all but that Steampunk Spells one is out of this world!

I L.O.V.E. TAGS and these are over the top! Would love to win and be able to make these tags...!! WOW!!

The tags are over the top. Love 'em!

I love today's theme of tags. Would love to win a prize from G45 or Maiko's Blog.

*sigh* just gorgeous!!!

Too wonderful!!!

Love all the tags and projects. The Secret Garden is my fav. Love that paper!

Sue and Maiko are two of my favorite designers. Their eye for detail always amazes me. The Steampunk Spells tag is such an innovative design. Lovely work, ladies!

Love the tags, the book is just awesome!

Love the Halloween tag. Very crafty!

Fun tags!

These tags are wonderful!

All the projects are amazing. The rocket is fantastic. Such detail.

Graphic 45 has completely distractd my life in an awesome way! would love to win the prize package!

Great tags today! I love the dimension that layers add to projects.

Love the tags, especially the Steampunk Spells!

These tags are so breathtaking! Love each of them!

I can't decide which one is my favorite, so they all are! Just fabulous!

These tags are so fun! Love them!

Fantastic projects as always from the super talented DT x


What gorgeous, wonderful and inspiring creations! I love them all! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

I love to enlarge the photos and look at all of the details on the projects. Just amazing workmanship!

oh Maiko, Susan and Anne your projects are absolutely beautiful! Love what you do with Graphic 45 collections!

Love the tag ideas, especially the Steampunk Spells Halloween tag. How clever and inventive! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize package!

Love it all !!!! I love how I can look at it and know certain DT members works :) awesome work ladies

fabulous!!! love em all!

oh, my! These tags are a gorgeous work of creative art!

Tagapaloosa!!! How cool are these?! Thanks for the chance to win....

Totally amazing projects, loving all of them!

wonderful projects - especially the halloween tags using scraps!

OK I need to know what a rocket tag is. Is this something everyone but me knows!?!?!?


Those are not tags those are little pieces of art!

Beautiful tags! The Rocket tag by Anne blew me away! Amazing!!!


Beautiful tags. Truly amazing projects.

Beautiful tags. I love it!!

Absolutely love tags! And can't get enough of French Country!!!

Super inspiration from you guys!

Happy 1st day of August♥ The tags are a wonderful way to start the month!!

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