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November 07, 2013

Tags For Holidays, Gifts & Beyond!

Bohemian Bazaar tag - detail

Hello G45ers,

We can't get enough of beautiful handmade tags! You can do so many things with tags and they are so fun to create! You can give tags in place of cards, string them together to create a pretty banner, use them as festive decorations and much more! Today we've got three incredible ideas for one-of-a-kind tags. You'll see an amazing Steampunk Spells tag by Olga Struk and a bright and beautiful Bohemian Bazaar tag by Romy Veul. Then Rhea Freitag will share a fantastic Typography tag collection with a gorgeous altered box! We're going to have a lot of fun today! It's time for some breathtaking inspiration!

First we wanted to remind you all about this week's amazing blog contest! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for a chance to win a Mother Goose 12x12 paper pad, Chipboard Die Cut, cardstock Banners, Tags & Pockets, Regular Tag Album Staples and Metal Clothespin Staples! That's a $45 value! We will announce a randomly chosen winner on tomorrow's blog so stay tuned!

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And now it's time for our tag party! Here we have an incredible Steampunk Spells tag that Olga created. This tag is absolutely perfect for Steampunk Spells, complete with working gears! Plus there's a surprise, this tag has wings! This is such a brilliant example of "thinking outside the box" when it comes to tag-making! Check out this amazing video tour of Olga's whimsical tag! Get inspired to create your own fun-filled tag with Steampunk Spells!

Video Tour:



Steampunk Spells Tag Olga Struk Graphic 45





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Here is another inspiring tag creation! This is Romy's bright and beautiful tag featuring Bohemian Bazaar. This is such a fun collection! The bright colors are perfect for birthdays and other special occasions. You can see how Romy created some amazing dimension in this tag by layering fussy cut elements. Pretty ribbon and Graphic 45 Metal Keys make the perfect embellishment to this sweet tag. Here is what Romy had to say about it.

"Bohemian Bazaar is such a gorgeous collection. Working with these fun and festive papers is a real pleasure. To make this tag, I fussy cut some of the lovely patterns from the papers and layered them on top of a chipboard frame. The sentiment is from the coordinating sticker sheet." -Romy

Bohemian Bazaar tag Romy Veul Graphic 45

Bohemian Bazaar tag - detail


Bohemian Bazaar 8x8 Pads

Lap of Luxury

Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard 1

Bohemian Bazaar Stickers

Ornate Metal Keys
May Arts ribbon

Next up is this amazing idea by Rhea for tag storage! She altered an old box and turned it into a breathtaking tag inspiration box with our Typography collection! This is a brilliant way to store your tags! Altered boxes like this one also make amazing gifts! Make every day an inspiration with this clever idea by Rhea! Here is what she had to say about it!

"I simply love scouring resale shops, flea markets and estate sales for things to alter.  The starting point for this Typography Inspiration Box came from one such find at a Goodwill thrift store.  My little box was fifty cents and it was quickly transformed into vessel for a few inspirational tags.  I creatively used the Ornate Metal Key Holes in groups to emulate feet along with lots of other Graphic 45 metal staples.  The rich warm tones of the Typography line are just absolutely luscious!" -Rhea

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Typography 8x8 paper

Typography 12x12 Paper

Typography Chipboard

Typography Stickers

Regular Tag Album

Antique Metal Door Pull

Ornate Metal Key Holes

Ornate Metal Keys

May Arts Ribbon

Petaloo Flowers

Copper Gilders Paste

Tissue Tape



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We hope you all got inspired to create a beautiful tag for yourself or someone you love! There are so many options for breathtaking tags when you use Graphic 45 papers and Staples. Let your favorite collection inspire you! Big thanks to Olga, Romy and Rhea for their stunning creations today. We hope you will all stop by and see us tomorrow for more amazing craft inspiration and fun. Don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win that fantastic Mother Goose prize pack! We will announce our randomly chosen winner tomorrow. Have a terrific day, G45ers, and thank you so much for joining us!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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I love tags. You can never go wrong with a good tag. Love them.

Amazing, love the projects, especially the box of tags...so fun...TFS

love the steampunk spells tag, especially the wings!

So beautiful!!!

Okay, now you're just showing off.....and I love it!!!!!

You guys are the gift that keeps on giving! Thank you for all the inspiration!

Oh My, absolutely stunning, amazing!! Love the SP tag & adore the box, what a great way to use both pprs (need me some more Typography) & metal staples!! :))

Wonderful projects today! Olga is not only a creative paper artist she is also a talented video maker!

These tags are fantastic! Can't wait till break to make one (or three!).

Amazing things this DT can do with a tag!

Wonderful as always!

That steampunk tag with moving parts is incredible! I love the tag storage box too.

All 3 projects are stunning. Love Olga's moving parts tag...

Those tags are just amazing. Fabulous creativity.

Great creativity! LOVE G45!! WOW!! Just beautiful....

I never cease to be amazed at the creativity of the designers...the inspiration keeps me going! Gorgeous!!

Stunning work

Love the techno wizardry of the Seampunk Tag and the background Steampunk music .... http://www.abneypark.com/

Fantastic tag ideas! Olga, you wowed with your Steampunk tag and then knocked my socks off with your video!

I love tags. It's something you can finish in one night. Your designers are so creative!

Love all these fabulous tags. So creative!!

So awesome! These ladies have such unique styles! Loved all the projects today!

I love to make tags and use them as Christmas cards to send to friends and family. Thanks for the inspiration!

Great tags. Love Olga's tag. I like the metal look.

i love all of these tags, i also love putting them in sctapbooks they are soooo much fun!!

Amazing project!

Loved Olga's tag when I saw it at Scrapfest, and still love it! I'm another "thrift store find" crafter! Just love finding something inexpensive and bringing it back to a useful and pretty life!

The tags featured today are amazing! And the box...totally awesome! Feeling very inspired right now to go create!

I'm almost speechless over these amazing tags today. Wow!

Never made tags - but now I know I should!

You've taken tags to a new level.

loving the tags! would love to win, too!

great tags

I LUVA LUVA LUVA THE TAGS! Thanks G45 for the wonderful inspiration and bright spot in my dreary snowy morning!

Love all the tags but I love Rhea's repurposed box. What a great idea.

Your blog never fails to amaze me!

Love the interactive steampunk tag! Can't wait to try!

The steampunk tag is out standing! I like them all!!

The tags are wonderful; the mechanics of the Steampunk one is incredible. I would love to win the Mother Goose collection!

Beautiful work. Although I have never made a tag, finding cards more practical and user-friendly, I must say Olga Struk's tag makes me rethink my position. The mechanics remind me of childhood hanging pull-string paper figures with moveable arms and legs. As Olga shows, it's a really adaptable concept. Thank you G45 for waking up my brain this grey, rainy morning!

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