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September 09, 2013

Take Tags To The Next Level!


Hello G45ers,

Get ready to think outside the box because today's crafts are out of this world! Everyone knows that the Graphic 45 Tag Album Staples are perfect for creating tags. But did you know that you can also use them to create amazing mini albums and even gift bags?! It's true! Today we're going to explore some very clever ideas for using our Tag Album Staples to create one-of-a-kind works of art. You'll see an exquisite Place in Time gift bag by Maria Cole. Then we will share Annette Green's gorgeous Steampunk Spells tag mini album! We're going to have so much fun today.  

Lets begin with this week's wonderful blog contest! We're giving away this gorgeous Place in Time prize pack to one lucky winner! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win a Place in Time 8x8 paper pad, Stickers, Alphabet Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts and Ornate Metal Key Holes. That's a $35 value! We will choose one random winner and announce them on Friday's blog. Leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win!

Graphic 45 prize contest Place in Time

We begin with Maria's amazing Place in Time gift bag! She created this cheerful craft using the Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Staples. This is definitely an example of thinking outside the box! This fabulous project is so much fun to make and it's the perfect way to add heartfelt beauty to any gift. Download Maria's fabulous tutorial and create this sweet treasure for someone you love! Here is what Maria had to say about this darling craft!

"I love Graphic 45’s tag albums! They are so versatile you can even use them for 3D crafts! Take this gift bag for example. I made it with two tags from the regular tag album. Since you get 6 tags per album, you can easily make 3 gift bags following my simple instructions below! Just change the paper for your liking. For this particular gift bag, I used the August designs from Place In Time along with some bits and pieces from French Country. The rich colors from Place In Time along with the Sunflower paper from French Country give a warm, Indian Summer type of vibe – just perfect for a special August baby I know!" -Maria

Download Maria's tutorial by clicking the link below!

Download PlaceInTimeAugustTagBag






Graphic 45 Paper

8” x 8” Place In Time August Cutouts

12” x 12” Place In Time August Cutouts

12” x 12” French Country Sunflower

12” x 12” French Country Bon Appetit

Graphic 45 Embellishments

Regular Tag Album

Ornate Metal Key Holes

Chipboard Buttons Staples

French Country Chipboard 2

Additional Products

Core’dinations Tuscan Sunset

Lifestyle Crafts Whimsy embossing folder

(2) 12” long green & yellow May Arts ribbon

Glimmer Mist – Diamond

Stickles – Copper


Next we have another incredible creation featuring the Graphic 45 Tag Album Staples! Here is Annette's gorgeous Steampunk Spells mini album that's just perfect for housing fun photos from Halloween! Every page of this mini is filled with fabulous color and festive designs. You can have so much fun mixing and matching all the fabulous papers from Steampunk Spells to create a memorable mini all your own! Enjoy Annette's marvelous video tour of this sweet mini. It is loaded with great tips and inspiration! Here is what Annette had to say about this delightful creation. 

"I’ve always been a huge fan of Halloween so I was head over heels when I saw the new Steampunk Spells collection! Every since I was little, Halloween has provided me a delightful opportunity to create, dress up, act like someone or something completely different, and delve into the mysterious, creepy side of my imagination. Creating this fun interactive mini album brought back all the things I love about Halloween, especially while I played “The Nightmare Before Christmas” in the background while I designed this." -Annette






Steampunk-Spells-Tag-Album-Graphic45-Annette-Green-mini, gift, halloween, holiday















































Graphic 45 Large Tag Album

Graphic 45 keys

Steampunk Spells Chipboard 1 and 2

Steampunk Spells Cardstock Flowers

Steampunk Spells Cardstock Tags & Pockets

Steampunk Spells Cardstock Stickers

Steampunk Spells 12 x 12 Paper Collection

Steampunk Spells 6 x 6 Patterns & Solids  


Waxed Twine

Metal embellishments

Heat embossing gun


We hope you all had a lot of fun today as we explored these great ideas for Graphic 45 Tag Album Staples! We sure enjoyed sharing today's crafts with all of you. Big thanks to Maria and Annette for their splendid work today. G45ers, don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win that lovely Place in Time prize pack! We have more fun and inspiration planned for you all week long. We hope you'll stop by and see us very soon. Have a gorgeous day and thank you so much for joining us!


With Love and Pretty Paper,


Your Friends at Graphic 45









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Wow again some beautiful creations.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE tags and Steampunk Spells!! WOW!!

What a fun Monday with G45!! Love these projects. I've viewed Annette's mini tag video twice!! I love it and want to make one for a dear friend. Very inspiring as always on G45 blog!! Happy Monday!!

O Holy Steampunk spells Annette I love your tag album wow! loved watching your video you are so funny!
Maria your tag bag is super cute awesome inspiration today ladies....thank you so much!
G45 thank you so much for a chance to win hugs Amy

LOVE the tags & the Steampunk Spells mini album! Very inspiring!

What lovely projects! Such a generous giveaway! I love the quality of all things G45!

Wow!! All so amazing!!!

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I just love everything!!!

Love the tags, and the tag mini album.
When looking at the close ups of the pages, can't help but notice how vibrant the colors are, and the paper designs
couldn't be any other paper but Graphic 45. Love, Love, Love this paper.

I just love the Steampunk Spells tag album. Might just have to try that and the prize this week is fantastic. Would love to win but good luck to everyone.


Wonderful Steampunk Spells mini, must get the paper and make that one!

Love working with tags. Thanks for the inspiration.

Amazing ideas! Sure hope to win the Place In Time prize this week, not only is it fabulous, I could really use it :)

Great projects, thanks for the examples.

Amazing tag projects today! They are just beautiful! Love the Steampunk Spells paper line.

These are really great ideas! I just love these papers! Tags are wonderful.

alll project is very beautiful

How fun! Love both projects! Wish I was that creatively talented :)

I love tags and the more project ideas the better!

Such a beautiful Project!

Love it!

Yet again, another beautiful set of projects using your papers. Thanks for some really wonderful ideas!

Love, tags...love minis...so I am doubly in love with today's awesome projects. Thanks, Annette!

Maria's gift bag is so sweet and Annette's tag album is wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Awesome projects ! Beautifully done. TFS

Clever ideas. Been looking for Halloween ideas.


Gorgeous projects today! I'm partial to tags. They are so versatile and can be used in lots of creative ways.

tags are very beautiful.dianna

Always looking for ideas for tags. Both projects are great.

Fantastic! How can you not love them!

Such a cute tag bag! Thanks for a chance to win!

Love the tag album!! The Steampunk Spells Collection is my favorite!! Love Graphic 45!!!

Great projects! I like that the post shows the binding technique. I am always interested in learning new methods.

Love to visit here, always see something to inspire me. Thank you for the chance to win!

Awesome projects - a Tag-Bag and a very creative Tag Mini. LoVe them both.
~ Terry ~

There have been so many tag albums lately that I might have to give one a try. I bought Steampunk Spells paper the other day and I can't wait to create something with it!

What a great idea for making a gift box! An absolute must try!

Fantastic projects. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I have to run out and buy more tag albums.

I'm on a tag sugar high! Love these projects, thinking outside of the box, er bag, and attaching the tags differently for the mini album. Thanks for the creativity boost and the chance to win!

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