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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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Wonderful Crafts and thank you for the inspirations. I'm waiting for my "Steampunk Spells" paper to come home to me. Don't mind if this weeks Place in Time find it's way home to me:)

Always expects something wonderful is about to happen:)

These are great ideas!! Love to make beautiful things "just because"!!!!

Who knew tags could be so versatile!?!? Love both of these projects! Thanks for this opportunity to win a product package.

I love the album and tags. Getting the supplies is another thing. Our small local scrapbook store, (the only one in this county) tried ordering Steampunk Spells and practically everyone was back ordered except for two of the papers and some stickers. :( It's so hard to get Graphic 45 here.

I LOVE all things Graphic 45

What lovely projects!

Inspiration overload!!

I am in love with this paperline. Steampunk Spells has wormed it's way into my craft room and now I have some great new inspiration to create!!! Thanks for sharing this!

Wow! Awesome ideas! Love G45!

Beautiful projects. I love the mini album.

Beautiful and inspiring projects! And the Steampunk Spells collection - love it!

Love this tag album. Steampunk Spells is my favorite theme!!

WOW! I am in awe.

so loving the mini tag album, and the tag bag is a brill idea, will have to give that a go

Love,Love,Love these projects. I can't wait to get started making a fabulous tag album like Annette's.

I'm totally obsessed w the Steampunk Spells collection! Favorite papers EVER. Thank you, Graphic 45!

Tags, cards, layouts, altered items, mini albums. I am soooo excited every time I see Graphic 45 creativity. What to do first? Get more Graphic 45 products!

amazing steampunk spells mini!

You have some of the most fantastic projects. I take away so many idea. Thanks.

I love this mini album! Double trouble!

Love the Place in Time collection, and the Gift bag from the tag album tags with these papers is super! Also love the Annette's step version of the tag album!

I love these projects! "Steampunk" and tags just go together...

I was so excited to find Steampunk Spells at my local scrapbook store, and now here is a fabulous tutorial just in time to fuel my Halloween obsession!

The album is great. Thanks for sharing.

I hate to sound silly, but until I actually saw these pictures I didnt know what a tag album was used for. Thanks for the pics. :)

Gorgeous projects! I love how detailed they are, thanks for the inspiration.

These albums are fantastic....so glad that they can be pinned to Pinterest! Keep them coming!

WOW WOW WOW!Love the tags too!

Graphic 45 and your designers never cease to amaze me!

What great inspiration... love the Place In Time tags and box. Steampunk Spells such a fun collection.

Love Love Love all the projects for today. Such talent here. Thank you for a chance to win.

Love the cute little gift bag

Your samples are always so lovely. I will have to go to the stamp store this week to get some of these papers.

Love, love, love Steampunk Spells! Thanks for the chance to win Place in Time which I also LOVE

Lovely albums. I wish I was able to make such a pretty things...
Thanks you for the inspiration and for the chance to win.

Wow, what great use of the tags, lots of lovely details, and another great prize package as well. Monday is a great day on the blog.

Love the nre projects.

I love both these projects they are just awesome. Can't wait to try them both. Thanks for the chance to win.

Love the project and would love to win!

I absolutely love tags and Graphic 45!

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