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September 16, 2013

Deck The Halls With Holiday Tags


Hello G45ers,

Welcome to our fancy holiday tag party here on the Graphic 45 blog! Today we're getting festive with some gorgeous tag ideas featuring our new collection 12 Days of Christmas. Sure, the holidays are a few months away, but it's never too early to start planning ahead! We love the holidays here at Graphic 45! They offer so much inspiration for creativity! Today we're going to deck the halls with some fabulous tag inspiration from Romy Veul, Maria Cole and Clare Charvill! You'll see three stunning tags, each one very different but also very beautiful! Get inspired by the wide variety of ways to create exquisite tags for your holiday season!

In honor of today's holiday crafts we're having a special 12 Days of Christmas blog contest this week! You could win a 12 Days of Christmas 12x12 paper pad, Stickers, Alphabet Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts 1 & 2, cardstock Banners, Tags & Pockets, Flowers and 6x6 Patterns & Solids paper pad! That's a $60 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win. One random winner will be chosen from this week's comments and announced on this Friday's blog!

Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Prize contest

We just can't say enough about tags. They're so much fun to make and they have so many uses. Holiday tags are a great way to mark the occasion. You can give them as cards or use them as gift toppers. You can string lots of tags together on some ribbon to create a festive banner. You can also gather the family around the table for some fun tag-making for the holidays! Our new 12 Days of Christmas collection offers endless possibilities for stunning tags! The vivid colors and elegant designs are sure to capture your imagination. Today's tags also feature our Regular and Large Tag Album Staples which are just perfect for tag-making!


Here we have a gorgeous 12 Days of Christmas tag by Romy. This splendid creation features elegant paper layers, fussy cut elements and a great use of the Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holder. This sweet creation is just perfect for adding festive cheer to your holiday celebration! Here is what Romy had to say about it.

"When I make cards or tags, I usually take one element as my starting point. For this tag that was the beautiful Ornate Metal Label Holder. It was the perfect way to highlight the text ‘Christmas’ which is printed on the’My True Love’ paper. I then started layering and fussy cutting and arranged all the papers and fussy cut elements around the label holder." -Romy

12 days of Christmas tag, Romy Veul, Graphic 45, holiday, gift,

12 Days of Christmas tag - detail


Patterned papers: 12 Days of Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Christmas Rose, Golden Rings, My True Love, Holly and Ivy

Regular Tag Album

Ornate Metal Label Holder 

May Arts ribbon

Here is another gorgeous tag creation. This one was made by Maria and it highlights all the gorgeous natural elements in 12 Days of Christmas. Beautiful fussy cutting, pretty ribbons and flowing embellishments give this tag such a radiant look. This is such a wonderful way to get in the holiday spirit! Here is what Maria had to say about this darling craft.

"First of all, can I just say how gorgeous The Twelve Days of Christmas is? I am a total lover of all things shabby and vintage, and this paper line from Graphic 45 combines both to make the prettiest holiday paper I’ve ever seen! One of my favorite things about this new Christmas line is the use of the color pink! I wanted to bring out those pretty light rose hues along with a more traditional Christmas color, olive green. One of my favorite images from this line is the one of the lady dancing, so I made her the focal point of my tag. To change things up, instead of using a single tag from my Graphic 45 regular tag album, I used two and adhered them together. This way, my tag had that lovely scallop shape on both ends—which is perfect for adding some pretty ribbon and trinkets!" -Maria






Graphic 45 Paper:

The Twelve Days of Christmas Joyeux Noel

The Twelve Days of Christmas My True Love

The Twelve Days of Christmas Ladies Dancing

The Twelve Days of Christmas Swans a Swimming

The Twelve Days of Christmas Calling Birds

The Twelve Days of Christmas The Twelve Days of Christmas 

Graphic 45 Embellishments:

Ornate Metal Keys

Regular Tag Album

Additional Products:

May Arts pink, olive, and pink/silver ribbon

Petaloo Darjeeling petites – Teastaine

Petaloo Dahlias – Teastaine

Idea-ology Baubles


Here we have a stunning tag that Clare created with 12 Days of Christmas and the Graphic 45 Large Tag Album Staples. This amazing tag has such a classic look. Pretty paper layers, inked borders and a few fussy cut elements combine to make a joyful holiday statement. Here Clare gives some fun and helpful tips on how she created this colorful tag. You can get inspired to create your own tag treasure with our new 12 Days of Christmas collection! Take it away, Clare!

The papers in this collection are truly gorgeous and wonderful to work with and  the images are just crying out to be cut out and layered J I decided to make my tag for CHA around the second day of Christmas as I just adore the two turtle doves.

Clare Charvill CHA 2 12 Days of Christmas large tag Pic 1

I started off my tag by inking all the edges with Walnut Stain ink and covering it with Swans a Swimming checked paper.  Then I took two of the cut a parts from Holly and Ivy, cut the border and 1” from the bottom of one, raised them up on foam tape and layered them onto the tag, angling the top one slightly to the left.

Clare Charvill CHA 2 12 Days of Christmas large tag Pic 2

Clare Charvill CHA 2 12 Days of Christmas large tag Pic 3

Then came the fun bit.  From the Turtle Doves paper I cut out 2 square elements from the corners and words from the border. I used a 1” punch to cut out the 2nd element.  All of these were added to the journaling spot on the tag. 

Then I cut out the pears, layered them up and stuck them to the top of the tag.  Lastly I cut out the doves, shaped their wings, added a little white Art glitter and stuck them in place with some foam tape.

Clare Charvill CHA 2 12 Days of Christmas large tag Pic 4

Clare Charvill CHA 2 12 Days of Christmas large tag Pic 5

To hang the tag I used an ornate metal label holder and some red May Arts twine.


Large Tag

12 x 12 Swans a Swimming

12 x 12 Holly and Ivy

12 x 12 Turtle Doves

Ornate Metal label holder

Other Supplies

May Arts red Twine

Foam Tape

Glossy Accents

                                                                        Walnut Stain Distress Ink

We hope you all had a lot of fun exploring today's fabulous tag creations. You can see what a wide variety of crafts you can create with 12 Days of Christmas. There are so many possibilities for festive holiday crafts! Huge thanks to Romy, Maria and Clare for their beautiful work today. We hope you will all come back and see us very soon. We've got more fun and inspiration planned for all of you G45ers! We hope you'll find some time this weekend to get creative with your favorite Graphic 45 collection! Have a fantastic day and a happy weekend!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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What a great idea to hang on the tag with the ornate label holder. Can´t wait to the it on my christmas tree.


I am new to scrapbooking (only a year) but have fallen in love with Graphic 45! Thanks for the chance to be a winner!

I want this sooo bad. It is the only collection that I don't have. Please pick me, Pick me!!!!!!

Wow! These are amazing!!

Gorgeous Tags! Love this collection!

One the first day of Christmas my true love G45 paper gave to me a pack of fun Christmas paper and some embellies!

What a fun way to start the week!! Amazingly creative tags!! Love this collection sooo much!! Happy Monday everyone!!

I really love these. Twelve Days of Christmas is such a beautiful lines for so many things. These tags are amazing!

Love, love, love this Christmas collection!

Beautiful projects! Love this Christmas collection! Thank you so much for the chance to win this beautiful collection.

Love the Collection! Thank for the chance to win it!

Wowwwwwwwww! These are just gorgeous!!! I love them!!!!

Would LOVE to win some 12 Days of Christmas paper! These tags are beautiful!!

Love this gorgeous Christmas collection!

These are the prettiest Tags i have ever seen, Love the 12 of Christmas collection, thanks for the opportunity to win, I have bought the last 2 years of your Christmas paper, but this is the prettiest to me....thanks

Lovely--getting me in the mood to make Christmas cards and tags. Still making Halloween crafts but soon will more on to Christmas crafts. These tags are giving me some good ideas.

Beautiful tags and cards! The colors are so rich but soft and lovely. I hope new Christmas papers are in my future!!!


Every year your Christmas line gets better and better!

Gorgeous tags today! I love the 12 days of Christmas and would be thrilled to bits if I won some! Thanks for the chance:)

Just love the 12 Days of Christmas and all the creative ideas!

Fabulous tags. I hope I win this week!!!

Now the Christmas spirit has struck me... and I love it:-)

Gorgeous tags today! Love them all. And this paper collection is just beautiful!

Gorgeous tags and I love the 12 days of Christmas. Thank you so much for the change to win this beautiful collection.

Oh my gosh, these tags are just gorgeous! Love the two tags together and label holder as the tag hanger. Nice work! Thanks G45 for the chance to win some yummy papers.

I'm in love with the 12 days of Christmas and all the pretty things to make with it

Gorgeous! Please enter me in the contest. I just received my order for Typeography and Mother Goose papers! I am in LOVE, housework is just going to have to wait until Arts & Crafts time is over!

Love making Christmas tags for gifts. I would love to win this collection!

Beautiful tags. I love the 12days of Christmas idea. Thanks for a chance to win.

Good afternoon from "across the pond". I just love these tags, they are gorgeous! I should sooo love to be the lucky winner and will be keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Happy Monday :) I LOVE these tags and this collection. These tags would make beautiful keepsake ornaments!
My birthday is on the 28th and I received an early present from my sister last week Typography :) Now I need Mother Goose and 12 Days of Christmas lol

Winning this wonderful collection would truly be a terrific early Christmas present.

Oooohhh! Love these tags! Perfect for our Victorian Christmas theme this year! I hope I win, I hope I win, please..let me win! Love Graphic 45 paper and all the accoutrements that go with them. Love, Love, Love!

This Christmas collection is amazing! I have plans to use it in a December Daily project and hope to do it justice.

I love Christmas collections. These tags are stunning. Heavens just send me these tags and I would be happy!

these are beautiful. love this collection

Fantastic tags, love them all

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Love all of these tags. This collection is gorgeous!!!

Beautiful Christmas Collection. I just must have this paper line and all the tags.

These tags and cards are sooo lovely, and of course "Twelve Days of Christmas" is incredibly beautiful. I would so love to win this - thanks for the chance.

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