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March 06, 2014

A Terrific Tag Tutorial & More Bright Ideas

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Happy Thursday,

What a fun first week of National Craft Month we've been having! Today is no exception. Maria Cole provides an incredible By the Sea tag tutorial that will fill your day with sunshine! Then, Arlene Cuevas shares a brilliant Bohemian Bazaar tag. Have you tried any of these great tutorials we've been sharing?

Don't forget this week's giant giveaway! So many great products from some really excellent companies. This prize pack includes Graphic 45 product including Typography and French Country AND product from ClearsnapCore'dinationsPetalooSpellbinders, and Tombow! Just comment here on our blog or on our Facebook page to WIN! Deadline is tonight, so comment now!

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We got a great question on Facebook, and wanted to share a fun tip to help with this inquiry! Does your G45 paper ever crack when you fold it? Our papers are quite saturated with ink, so we have this great tip below!

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Let's get to this fun tutorial - Maria brilliantly uses our new By the Sea collection and our Regular Tag Album Staples. What a dynamic duo!

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 "As a former coastie, I can’t help but love By The Sea! And I just adore the new ivory-colored tag albums by Graphic 45. For this project, I wanted to try something different with tags: a home décor piece! I was really inspired by the 'Beach Rules' from the Set Sail paper, so I instantly thought of another coastal wall hanging project. There isn’t much driftwood in Portland, so I opted for a thin tree branch to 'frame' my project. To mount your tag décor piece, you can either place it in a larger frame or attach ribbon on the back to hang." ~Maria

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Tag Tutorial

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Step 1. Take Set Sail paper and fussy cut the “Beach Rules” image. Trace the shape of your tag on the other side of your paper, then cut it out.

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Step 2. Take Gathering Shells paper and fussy cut an orange starfish. Take My Anchor paper and fussy cut a blue starfish. Take Sand and Surf paper and fussy cut some shells from the “Gathering Seashells” image. Cut (2) stamps from Splash paper.

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Step 3. Take Beachcomber paper and cut off a 6.5” x 8” piece. Flip over to reveal red side and set aside. Take remaining Beachcomber paper and fussy cut some shells. Locate (2) blue flowers such as these Petaloo Dahlias in Aqua. Locate the following By The Sea chipboard piece.

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Step 4. Adhere Beach Rules tag shape onto your tag. Adhere to burlap.

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Step 5. Arrange fussy cut pieces and flowers per photo then adhere.

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Step 6. Adhere 6.5” x 8” Beachcomber paper behind burlap, then tan cardstock. Take your branch and trim off pieces to fit each side of your tan paper. Adhere. Apply Stickles to shells.  Insert your wall hanging into a larger frame or attach ribbon to the back for hanging.  

 By The Sea Tag Supplies

  12” x 12” Graphic 45 By The Sea Set Sail
12” x 12” Graphic 45 By The Sea My Anchor
12” x 12” Graphic 45 By The Sea Gathering Shells
12” x 12” Graphic 45 By The Sea Splash
12” x 12” Graphic 45 By The Sea Beachcomber
12” x 12” Graphic 45 By The Sea Sand and Surf
Graphic 45 By The Sea Chipboard
Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album – Ivory
Petaloo Dahlias – Aqua
8” x 9.5” Tan cardstock
5.75” x 7.5” burlap
Stickles – Diamond, Copper

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Arlene made this Bohemian Bazaar tag, and it's so bright and beautiful, we cannot wait to share it with you!

“The Staples Large Tags are very vesatile. For this project, I turned one of the large tags upside down and created a fun 'tail' accented with chipboard pieces from the Bohemian Bazaar chipboards set. The Bohemian Bazaar papers are very festive and colorful. I’ve always stayed on the 'safe' side and created with neutral, earthtone colors. But after playing with these gorgeous Bohemian Bazaar papers, I’ve traveled outside my norm and I’m in love!” ~Arlene Cuevas

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 Product List:

Bohemian Bazaar papers
Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard
Staples: Large Tag Album (1 tag), Ornate Metal Key Hole, Ornate Metal Keys, Stamped Metal Brads
White Doily
May Arts Ribbon
Petaloo flowers
Tim Holtz Wire Pins
Making Memories Garment Pins
WeR Memory Keepers eyelets
Ranger Distress Ink - Broken China
Stickles - Dazzling Diamond
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Glossy Accents
E6000
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Don't forget to check out our Graphic 45 Tag Staples Pinterest board for more great tag ideas!

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Graphic 45 Tag Album Staples Pinterest Board

Another great day this March. Tomorrow, more tutorials are on their way! Many thanks to Maria for providing her talent and tutorial with us and for Arlene brightening our day with her beautiful tag.

Happy Tag-Making,

Your Friends at Graphic 45

 

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Comments

Great tip! Great tutorials!

Awesome products! Love, love, love them all!

WOW the inspiration on the blog is lovely! Great projects!

The info about sanding and inking-Great! That's what I do!

Thanks for sharing!

So love these tags. Love the inspiring Graphic 45 blog and all the creativity it brings every day!

LOVE THE BRIGHT COLORS ON THE TAG. GORGEOUS.

AND WHAT A GREAT BAG OF GOODIES IN THE GIVEAWAY.

This prize is so beautiful just like the projects! How talented everyone is and I can't wait to pin your projects to my board;) -con

awesome projects and a fantastic giveaway!

Omg, the possibilities! Thank you for all the eye candy!

Always inspiring coming here for a visit. Love them all & LOVE the giveaway....thanks for a chance to win!

great tag. great giveaway!

Love love love your tags...I always do! Thanks for the cahnce to win:)

Beautiful...live graphic 45

These are amazing tags! Can't wait until get started on mine with a twist!

So much inspirationvmyvhrad is burstunging with idears.

Working on a Botanical Tea mini now. Thanks for paper cracking tip! G45 paper is the BEST!

I would love to win this gorgeous paper and goodies. The Core'dination paper blends beautifully with all Graphic 45 paper.
Sincerely, Elaine Rico

I just love By the Sea!!! All the creations are so awesome.

Graphic 45 is my favorite paper line. I am waiting for the good old sports paper to come to our local store. Have a couple of projects in mind. Thanks for a chance to win graphic 45 prize pack.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful tutorials

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