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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!

Mother Goose prize Graphic 45

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



Black Gesso

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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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Love, Love, Love the tags.

What amazing creations today - wow! Love those tags, and the altered box is perfect - love the keyhole feet!

I love the tag with the steampunk collection!!!

Wonderful projects again today. Rhea's tag storage box is super.

I love these tags. I am truly inspired to start creating some tags now!

love these!!

LOVE the Typography box and matching tags!!!
I am not really in to the Steampunk trend but this tag is INCREDIBLE and just may make me reconsider this!!
The Bohemian Bazaar tag is so bright and cheerful! TFS!

Love the wings! I have not done tags yet, but these are really an inspiration to me. Thank you.

I love making tags and nothing beats grahic 45 for the paper.

Fabulous. The beauty of the projects is so inspiring.

This site continues to be one that totally amazes me and lifts my paper crafting spirits! Thank you!

Wow, all of these tags are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration.

I love, love the steampunk tag!

Your paper line is truly limitless when it comes to creating! Hoping I win! :)

Wow! Fabulous tags .. love them all but of course the Steampunk is my favorite :)

what a wonderful idea to use the keyhole plates for the feet on the box

So wonderful. Stunning works!

Thank you for sharing so much great talent. And really appreciated the intro to these beautiful paper collections-can't wait to play!

OMG, what cool projects and wonderful papers!

Clever Olga, love the way the gears actually work and it's lovely. The other tags are wonderful as well. They all have a head start with the great Graphic 45 papers.

Olga you are amazing not only in your designs but the awesome videos you make displaying your gorgeous art work. I am in awe of all the G45 designers truly they are all unique!

Incredible tags! Love the interactive one. Thanks for a chance to win the Mother Goose goodies.

I love each and every Typography tag!

Your design team is just amazing. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Amazing projects as usual. I love Olga's interactive tag.

These are all so gorgeous! I am loving the wings!!!!


I am so inspired every day from the wonderful creations on your blog! It is amazing to see such talent day after day - one is in awe each time! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Amazing work ladies! Love the creative inspiration!!

I'm gonna go make me some tags!

I love Olga's tag. What a fun idea.

Amazing Steampunk tag, so interactive and beautiful. I loved the box holding those great tags. Love seeing things like the keyhole essentials being used like this. Wonderful work.

Great projects!

These tags are awesome. I love the box, and the way key holes are used as feet. This idea is great. I learn so much on this blog. Keep it coming. Thanks for sharing.

Oh my!! I haven't actually 'seen' this line yet and am dying to hold it in my hands...thanks for the chance to win!!

Every day there
are wonderful
creations! The
book in the
box is great.
Carla from Utah

These are all so amazing. Can't pick a favorite, but I really love the wings on the Steampunk tag.

My goodness me such amazing tags, such wonderful inspirations. Thank you...

What a brilliant idea for a fun interactive tag! If I win this great prize I intend to make an interactive album/book for my new little great-grandaughter who is due in February. I'll need to win though...HINT!

Love, love, love, these projects, stunning papers and gorgeous designs xx

These are brilliant! So many tags, such little time! LOL! I need to get creating!

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