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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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Bags N Tags, bags n tags, got to make me some bags and tags. FABULOUS! Now I have to figure out that binding. Thanks for the chance to win the great collection.

Absolutely love the Place in Time collection! The Steampunk Spells Tag Album is stunning! Thanks for the chance to win a Place in Time prize pack.

What fantastic projects!

Love, love , love these and Love Graphic 45!

great tags

great papercrafters

great product

The mini tag album is wonderful! My friend, Idaho Amy, also made an album using the tags. They're marvelous for this type of project. Thank you for a wonderful product, as usual, and a great giveaway.

Pick me...pick me....I'd love to win that great giveaway!!!!

Wow and more Wow! I'm lost for words for these fabulous projects just splendid must try the gift box thanks for sharing


Incredible tag projects!! Love the idea of making a gift bag from the tags. The Steampunk mini-album from tags is just terrific!!
<3 J

it's realy beautiful

i {heart} Graphic 45 tags and tagbook! Mahalo for sharing fabulous ideas for me to try.

These projects are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing!

Wow Love that Steampunk Spells and that little mini, soooo inspiring.
Thanks for chance, this si my favourite paper collection.

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I am in love with this Steampunk Mini Album! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

I love these projects - not sure I am at that skill level yet :) thanks for the motivation

Awesome projects!

very cool!

Wow! I love that album!

Love love these tags. Such a great design without going over the top -- just right!

Beautiful tag designs! :)

Thanks so much for the great tutorials.

Love it!! I just took a class and we did a steam punk album as well, I love the paper and love your album!!! I need to go buy some tags now! Also thank you gor the template tip i buggered some of mine up trying to cut the hole by hand. What size punch did you use for the tag hole please?

LOVE this album and the Steam Punk paper set!! Have mine on order and can't wait to receive it!! Would LOVE to win this prize!!

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