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September 16, 2013

Deck The Halls With Holiday Tags

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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!

Regular-Tag-Album

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

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12 Days of Christmas tag - detail

Supplies:

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

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Supplies:

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.

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

Supplies

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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Gorgeous this paper pack would get me started on the 50 or so Christmas cards are you have to make!

Wow! Stunning tags!!!

I love the new Christmas collection!

Thanks for the chance to win

What gorgeous tag books. They are incredible. This is a gorgeous line. Already snapped up the other two lol. Fantastic giveaway.

Can't wait to get my hands on 12 Days!

This look like SO much fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

Beautiful...........absolutely stunning!
Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!
Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~
Sharron♥

The tags are fantabulous. Love them!

Love,love,love these beautiful papers!! Thank you for the opportunity to win this gorgeous set.

I just love it!

So stunning tags!
It would be nice to be winner of this prize - the paperline is so amazing!

What a beautiful creations, I love the christmas collection
hugs Linda

Such awesome tags~~ This paper is absolutely gorgeous!!! I can't wait to get my hands on it!!

Really beautiful~thank you for sharing. Love the "Twelve Days of Christmas" collection. Thank you for the chance to win!

I would love to win christmas paper. I have so many christmas pictures to do.

Love the colors and the softness of the tags <3

What exquisite tags and this line is just scrumptious!!! Love G45!!

Beautiful projects!!

Beautiful collection and it very inspiring....

Gorgeous projects, I'm looking so forward to this Holiday crafting season & this paperline is perfect for it!

Every year these collections just get better and better...beautiful collection, fantastic inspiration as always and thanks for the chance to win!

Beautiful collection as always! I would love the opportunity to make a keepsake with this kit.. fingers crossed

Absolutely, gorgeous!

Oohhh I love this! I want to win!

I really, really, really want to win this! Hope I win!

Nothing more beautiful than a Victorian Christmas.

Ooh, I visualize my mini tree decorated just with 12 days of Christmas tags! Beautiful inspiration here!

Just lovely!

The "Twelve Days Of Christma" is absolutely the most beautiful I have seen in a very long time for Christmas Paper. I love the tags and cards that I have seen made from it and I want to do a chunky album for my daughter. I know she would love it.

I believe these Christmas papers top last years, if that's possible. Thanks for the chance to win!

Beautiful projects and supplies

Really love this G45 line can't wait to do 12 tags for the tree this year. Such a versatile collection and can I say pick me pick me!!

im dying to make a december daily this year (i havent before) and this would be PERFECT!

Beautiful! Would love this collection to decorate my house with as there's no way I good give anything I made with this away :)

What gorgeous projects. I just got the 8x 8 paper pad at the weekend and can't wait to get started!

Love these tags they are so awesome , then again any projects made with Graphic 45 is awesome !! I love Christmas and would love to own this !!

truly a wonderful line, I've been bugging my LSS to bring it in, such possibilities with all this wonderful paper.

Great giveaway! The possibilities are endless!!!!

The tags are beautiful, the paper is gorgeous. I love all Graphic 45...

It's amazing how rich & dimensional Graphic 45 paper is! These tags are exquisite, especially the dancing lady double tag. I hope I am chosen so I can start my holiday tags! Thank you, Graphic 45!!!

So crafty!! Love the nostalgic look of these projects.

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